Friday’s Fave Five

Here’s a few of my favorites from this past week:

1. Our church picnic. I know that you know this, but I love my church family. Despite the sweltering temps, we had a great time just hanging out, eating ice cream and other good food, and enjoying the fellowship the Lord has so graciously granted to us.

2. Independence Day. My grandmother was a true patriot and it seemed I would rarely see her without her small flag pin which she wore proudly from the time her husband shipped out to serve his country in WWII. Her pin is her legacy to me; my mother gifted it to me a few years ago and I wore it to church Sunday with pride and remembrance. Someone asked me not too long ago how I reconcile the seeming dichotomy between my theology and the American Revolution. I didn’t tell her, but I actually have never considered it. It is what it is, perhaps that’s the simple-minded woman’s response, but no matter: I love my country and I am thankful for my freedom and for those like my grandfather and grandmother who served and sacrificed.

3. Our family pastor and his wife welcomed the arrival of their first baby, a girl, last night. How exciting! I am now nostalgic as I consider our birth stories, four times over, and the life altering, heart filling, overwhelming love and gratitude that accompanied each.

4. I’m not one to blog on makeup and the like, but I have to tell you how much I really like the Cover Girl NatureLuxe lip gloss. I have Clove (I think) and I wear it with almost everything, when I’m wearing makeup that is. 🙂

5. Did you know my husband and I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage next week? Yes, indeed. He is a good man and so good to me, working hard to provide for me and the boys as well as spoiling me rotten. Nearly 20 years with him is a favorite to be sure, no matter the week, as is his care and love for me and his pleasure in giving me good things, gifts undeserved for certain!

See other favorites of the week at Susanne’s!

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Author: Lisa Spence

Wife, mother, Bible teacher, bibliophile, occasional blogger

11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five”

  1. Congrats on 20 years! Ahh the memories of the firstborn child…so amazing.We are Patriots around here, too, and now that we have a Marine in the family we can be a little over the top. I'm glad you are enjoying your church family!!

  2. I love the story about your pin. I have a flag pin that I wore the year my brother was in Iraq and it means a lot to me. Congrats on 20 years!

  3. Typically my church has a fourth f July party too. We have food, carnival games for the kiddos, water volleyball and then fireworks in the parking lot. However this year b/c of a series of events, no 4th of July party. Instead we will party Laborious day weekend. I will check out the lip balm too. Most lipsticks feel too heavy. Maybe this one will give me some colour and not bother me so much that I wipe it off almost immediately.Congrats on 20 years. That is quite a milestone.

  4. I love makeup reccomendations, its so hard to choose at the makeup counter so its fun to hear what works for other people.And church picnics are the best!

  5. It's always great when you find makeup that works. Have you discovered Super Stay 24 Color by Maybelline? It really does last all day long, even after eating. I read about it in a magazine awhile back and tried it and now I'm hooked on it. Have a great week.

  6. Happy Anniversary early to you guys! Celebrate big!I love that lip gloss too, though I can't remember what color I have either. LOL.I love church picnics and getting to know people in a casual setting.

  7. Happy Anniversary, that's beautiful! I'm really proud of our military, and happy to be American, too. There is an element of sacrifice, and the possibility of laying one's life down that might help with any mental conflict – although I don't know what your theology is.Congratulations to your pastor and his wife. New babies are such a joy!I'm glad you had a nice picnic. 🙂

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