Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday's Fave Five #34

It's time for another Friday's Fave Five (hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story).
First, I wasn't going to do Friday's Fave Five today because my heart is so saddened.  I had been crying off and on yesterday since I heard the tragic news of my close friends' son's death.  But then I thought if I focus on the Lord's goodness and blessings, it might do me some good.  Please pray for this dear family.  Thanks!

My Fave Five this week:-
1. My birthday gift from my beloved husband.  He gave me a new digital camera (Nikon COOLPIX S3000).  I love it!  My old camera was falling apart so I'm very thankful for this new one.

2. Last Sunday (my birthday), we went to watch "The Best Christmas Present Ever!" (children's play) at church.  The kids did a great job.  I just loved listening to those sweet voices of children praising and worshiping the Lord.  I especially liked the songs, "Nothing Is Impossible" and "Happy Birthday, Jesus."

3. Congratulations to my 17 yo daughter, Alyssa, for winning $50 cash as the first runner-up in the local VFW's Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest!

4. Our new 300 thread count, Egyptian cotton, burgundy sheet set from  So soft and elegant :)!

5. I had fun shopping on Amazon for gifts by using the Amazon gift certificates that I traded my Swagbucks for.  I didn't have to pay a dime.  I earn Swagbucks just by searching the web which I do often anyway as a homeschool mom :).  If you would like to learn more about Swagbucks (it's free to sign up), check it out here.


cindy said...

Swagbucks I like that.

So sorry to hear about this week. Prayers to his family.

Happy Birthday, great gift a camera.

Kathie said...

So very, very sorry to hear about the death of your close friends' son. I am praying right now for them and you. May the Lord give comfort and strength to family and friends.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about the death of your friend's son. I prayed for them.
I agree,I've found the way to get through tragedy is by focusing on God's goodness.

I love going to Christmas programs because they help me focus on what Christmas is about. I have never seen the pageant you attended, but I have read the book. It must have been very sweet to see if performed by little ones.

Congrats to your daughter. You must be very proud. And belated birthday greetings. :)

Have a blessed Christmas.

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friends' loss.

Congratulations to your daughter! Enjoy your new camera and new sheets! I'm a fan of Swagbucks, too!

Willow said...

I am so sorry! I do know you are right though to recount blessings in times of sadness and difficulty. If we only thank God in easy times, how do people know our faith authentic?

Mmmm, those sheets sound wonderful. There's nothing like a comfortalbe bed!

Susanne said...

I am so sorry to hear of your friend's loss. Praying the Lord upholds you all through this time and brings you comfort and peace.

I love a great sheet set.

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