Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites

I'm joining Susanne today and listing five things that blessed my week.

1.  I'll start out with a trip to the dentist.  Yes, it was a blessing for me.  I don't particularly like going to the dentist, but growing up my parents made sure we had regular checkups, so I'm faithful about going every six months for cleaning.  When our insurance changed over this year, there were a few months that we carried our own policy, so we really pared down our benefits to bare minimum.  We're back on a full plan now and the first thing I did was make an appointment.  

2.  After the dentist, I went for a pedicure.  It's all about the foot massage.  Ahhhh.

3.  Free online classes offered through our public library.  I may have mentioned this in another FFF, but I'm taking a new class on journaling and enjoying it so much. The instructors are always well-qualified and you meet the nicest people in the online classrooms.

4. Religious freedom. I know, it's a big subject for such a little blog post.  But, as I walked to church one day (another blessing, that we're so close), I couldn't imagine living in some parts of the world where I would be fearful to do so.

5.  Dan and I attended my nephew's piano recital last night.  The teacher is the same one who taught my kids.  It brought back a lot of memories of past recitals.  I am always in awe of people who are musically inclined, because I am so NOT.  Music and the gift of those who share it, is a huge blessing!

Do you have any favorites this week?


Susanne said...

Well guess what? I am not musically inclined either. Are you surprised? ;)

I am with you on the religious freedom, something we tend to forget. I should see if our libray offers any kind of online classes.

Melinda said...

Sounds like a great week!

Enjoying the last of my summer
break before school starts again.

M : )

Jerralea said...

It is a great blessing to have dental care, and an even greater one to have religious freedom. I give thanks all the time for the great freedoms we have.

I love music, too, although I am certainly not gifted to play any instruments.

An online journalism class sounds so interesting!

Barbara H. said...

I don't like going to the dentist, either, but I am glad we have them and have sanitized conditions at their offices. I saw a presentation about a medical mission trip once where they did some dental work in a village and people came from miles around because they hadn't had anyone to do dental work. Made me appreciate my dentists a lot more.

I haven't taken any online classes but would love to find one for writing. It's neat your library offers classes.

I am thankful for religious freedom as well and hope we may have it for generations to come.

I can't play any instruments, either, but so appreciate those who can.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...
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Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Thanks, Karen, for reminding me I have a dental appointment next week...! :0)

I know what you mean about religious liberty--all too often, we take it for granted.

Hope you have a great week ahead!

Mari said...

I'm not such a fan of going to the dentist, but it's a necessary evil, right? But a pedicure - that sounds great!

Paula said...

What a blessing that you have dental insurance! I'm ashamed to admit that, because we don't have a dental policy, sometimes it's been years between my cleanings. I wanted to make sure the kids went instead. Pedicures are definitely one of my favorite things. Gotta love those massage chairs! I, too, am so thankful to still have the freedom to worship God and attend church in America. I pray we never lose the privilege.

Mereknits said...

Lovely favorites in your wonderful week. I LOVE my dentist, she is fantastic. We giggle so much I should book a double appointment.

Willow said...

Religious liberty is something we should never take for granted. I've been reading the Book of Acts and am reminded of our early history of the LACK of religious liberty. And yes, I'm so thankful our sister is free.

Love your header--pansies are so pretty.

nikkipolani said...

When there is so much oppression around the world, it's no wonder we are thankful for religious freedoms we have here. As well as many other gifts like access to dental care and library services :-)

Melanie Lopata said...

Getting a pedicure after the dentist is a good treat!!

I'm thankful for religious freedom as well. I think about that when I'm in church, especially lately when more and more Christians are being persecuted.

Free online classes at the library is great!!!

I teach piano and now that I have 4 students I want to start holding recitals. I took 5 years of lessons and remember my teacher quite fondly :)