Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #11

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. Fun at the park/playground.  The boys had a blast.  I posted the pictures here.

2. Library's book sale.  We got a bagful of nice books and videos for $1.

3. We enjoy living in the country.  We get to see deer up close and varieties of birds.  We see hawks almost everyday and the day before yesterday, we saw California quails.  My sons are becoming ornithologists :).

4. I discovered another wonderful hymn and fell in love with it: "Jesus, Priceless Treasure" (written by Johann Franck, translated by Catherine Winkworth, music by Johann Cruger).  After we read it in the book, Mr. Pipes And Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation, I looked up the song on YouTube.  I listened to  several videos (different choirs/singers); this hymn made me cry and cry (I just love Jesus so much!).  "Hence, all fear and sadness!  For the Lord of gladness, Jesus enters in.  Those who love the Father, though the storms may gather, still have peace within.  Yea, whate'er I here must bear, Thou art still my purest pleasure, Jesus, priceless treasure." (the last stanza in the hymn)

5. "The Signs of Persecution" free webinar featuring Kirk Cameron, Ray Comfort, and Carl Moeller.  It was excellent.  I will post the video here or the link to the video here when it becomes available.  Please join me in praying for persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.  If you would like to learn more about the persecuted church, please check out The Voice of the Martyrs and Open Doors.


Kari said...

I love bargains and fun with the children. that's always good.
What a lovely hymn.
Happy Weekend!

Jientje said...

There is so much to be grateful for, isn't it? The kids look like they're having so much fun. I hope you're going to have a fabulous weekend as well!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Great books from a library sale and fun at the park.....Sounds like a perfect week! :) Enjoyed the pics of the boys at the park.
The webinar sounds good, I will have to check into that.

Carrie said...

Library booksales and time outdoors? What's not to love?

I appreciate hearing your heart as you share your faith.

Blessings to you and yours on this weekend!

Melli said...

Time out with the kids - and cheap books too! GREAT fun!

Jesus, Priceless Treasure IS a gorgeous song!

Have a great weekend!

Susanne said...

Book bargains from the library are definitely a favorite of mine!

Spending time at a nice park with the kids is soooo fun!

I like Kirk Cameron. I'll have to check that out.

Jerralea said...

I've never heard that song, but the words are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

I love books - a dollar for a bag of them would be great!

Lisa notes... said...

The park, library, animals. Wow--you have had a good week. I've never heard that hymn either, but sounds inspiring.

Karyn said...

I have birds on my list this week, too.

Books are always a reason to count your blessings! As are fun times with your children.

Love the lyrics you posted....Jesus IS our priceless treasure!

Brenda said...

I go to the library book sale in my community as well. Its nice to pick up a few books for travel or the beach (but usually I just read books from the library)

Angela said...

sounds like a great week! my older son loves being outside and loves books too...would have been a good week for us too!

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