Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #3

It's time for another Friday's Fave Five (hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story).

My fave five this week include:
1. Hugs from my kids.  I can never get enough of them :).  I love being surprised by the behind-the-back-from-nowhere hugs from my 16 year old daughter.  I enjoy getting the giant squeezed front hugs from my 8 year old son.  I treasure the once-in-a-blue-moon neck hugs from my 11 year old son (who has autism).

2. Hymns.  We just finished reading Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers.  We'll soon start Mr. Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation.  We learned not only about the lives of famous hymn writers, but also the deep gratitude, utmost reverence, and high adoration that they had towards God, our Maker.  I truly appreciate the Biblical worship, earnest prayers, and faith-building words expressed in hymns.

3. Winning prizes.  I won the grand prize from the Celebrating Life Contest at Focus on the Family.  I also won a book (Big Thoughts for Little People) from Tyndale.  I am very thankful!

4. Swagbucks.  You can search the web (which most of us do all the time anyway) and earn prizes at swagbucks.  Very easy and fun.  It's free to sign up.  Right now, they are celebrating their 2nd birthday and giving out many codes for free extra swagbucks.

5. Naps/Sleep.  I'm blessed to be able to fall asleep easily.  I just need more quantity :).


Dani Joy said...

OH these are great Faves!!

I love it too when I get surprise hugs!! It´s so special especially when I have three boys who never stop. So when they stop to give me a hug I treasure it!

Congratulations on your grand prize!! that´s awesome!!

What a blessing sleep is too! =)

Dani Joy

Lisa notes... said...

I’ve been trying to remember to hug more this week. Great stuff. I need to get the Mr. Pipes books; sounds inspiring.

Ah, sleep. Going to sleep quickly is a gift that I once had; not so more. Praying for you to get more quantity this weekend!

Islandsparrow said...

Lovely fives!! Especially hugs - my grown up sons who all have homes of their own, never fail to hug and kiss me whenever they see me. I love it! And of course my girl at home is a little hug machine :) That would be very sweet to get a hug from your boy with autism. I'm saying a prayer for him now.

Napping and great sleeps - that's a gift!

Congratulations on your prizes!

Happy weekend!

Beth said...

Hugs are the best! And sleep too! I hope you get lots of both this weekend!

Sandy@JesusandDark Choc said...

Naps and hugs! Can't go wrong with both of them. :)
The books on hymns sound great. You are right learning about their hearts of gratitude would be so encouraging and insightful.

Barbara H. said...

i love naps. I can fall back asleep pretty easily but I do wake up once or twice a night. I usually doze off at least once a day and sometimes crawl back into bed for a full-fledged nap.

Hugs are good, too!

Congratulations on winning a prize!

Amen to #3.

Melli said...

Oh I am sO with you on those kid hugs! Mine are all grown, but I still love their hugs! As a matter of fact, I love feeling how big and strong my "men" have become! And my daughter's hugs are equally welcome! ALWAYS!

Psalms and Hymns are always inspirational to me too.

Congrats on your winnings! :)

Melissa said...

Loved your list, and congratulations on your wins! I completely agree about hugs!

Brenda said...

Hugs from our kids are so special!

Thanks for mentioning that book on Hymns, that subjects fascinates me so I will look the book up.

Susanne said...

You are the second person this week I've run across who is mentioning this Swagbucks. I'll have to go check them out.

Love the "hugs" one. How special all those are!

Laura said...

Hugs from a teen are a rare and precious commodity!

And I love hymns, too.

Happy weekend!

Robin said...

hugs are the best

Have a great weekend.

Willow said...

I love hugs from my kids too! And sleep! I can't even blame children on my short sleep hours lately--it's the Olympics!

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