friday favorites: november 23, 2012

hello, all! i hope you guys had a fantabulous Thanksgiving; i know i did! thanks for bearing with me when i cancelled last week’s Friday favorites. here’s the list of all the things that made my heart smile this week.

favorite blog post: Sisters, Speak, the incredible Rachel Held Evans’ reply when asked by a reporter what one thing she would say to the women of the Church.
“Sisters, speak. Speak with valor. Speak with love. Speak with gentleness. Speak with wisdom. Speak the Gospel. Speak grace.”

favorite tweet: by @lovedoes
“We fix people because it helps; Jesus loved people because it works.”

favorite photo: my beautiful Mercy, who wanted to show me the craft that she made! (can’t wait to give that girl the biggest hug ever once i get back to Liberia!)

favorite song: i’ve discovered that my life is pretty much a soundtrack to every song by The Lumineers. this week, i’ve adored listening to Stubborn Love.
“It’s better to feel pain than nothing at all; the opposite of love’s indifference.”

favorite food: Thanksgiving = pecan pie. i ate more than my fair share of it this week. AND i even found this awesome recipe for no-bake, chocolate-covered pecan pie balls! this could be dangerous–dangerously delicious!

favorite scripture: Zechariah 9:9. i love the contrast in the imagery: mighty King Jesus, humbly riding in on a lowly donkey. He is both awesome and tender. love, love, love.

favorite gift: this girl’s got a birthday coming up (eek!), and i received two early presents from a dear friend! i’ve been *dying* to get my hands on these books; can’t wait to dig in!

favorite purchase: this is pretty much my favoritest thing ever. it’s a BREAD STAMPER, you guys. that makes FRENCH TOAST (get it?!) i bought it on clearance for $1.50 at TJ Maxx, and it just makes me so happy!

now it’s your turn! tell me about your favorite things from this week, why don’t you? xo

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