Friday, July 26, 2013

30 Days of Giveaways ~ Day 26

It's the last day for this week's prize!! Hurry, enter, enter! Spread the news! Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I'll be doing the drawing for this beautiful set!

And the winner of yesterday's Ring of Secrets is:

Mary Preston!

And tomorrow I'm unveiling the final bonus prize. I hope you guys love it as much as I do. =)

Last night I had a fun time with book clubs--two of them! My local book club met and discussed The Sky Beneath My Feet by Lisa Samson (which I reviewed here), and I had the joy of handing out copies of my Whispers from the Shadows, which we'll be discussing in August.

PLUS, I was asked to do a Skype call with a book club in New England, who was discussing A Stray Drop of Blood. I knew it would be fun--but I was totally blown away by the stories these ladies told. When we write books, we hope they'll touch a life or two, entertain some folks, earn us some readers. My deepest prayer has always been that the Lord will use them for His purpose. And last night as these ladies came forward and shared how He had used Abigail's story in their own lives, I was just blown away. Awed. Humbled. Only He could achieve something like that--and oh, what an honor to be one of His tools! I'm probably still glowing. ;-)

Now it's Friday, which means the end of the week, the approach of the day of rest, and a happy sigh for many, many people looking forward to those days off work. ;-) My family belongs to a Baptist church that has chosen to keep the original Sabbath, so Friday evening is for preparation and family time. We listen to an awesome radio show called "Jukebox Friday Night" that plays Big Band music from 6-9. We eat something fun for dinner, we dance in our living room, we laugh a lot, and we make beds on the floor in the living room for the kids--something they look forward to all week. Most of the year we also have a Bible study Friday evenings with a couple families we know through our homeschooling group who have kids about the same ages as ours. Gotta say, even though most of my days are like the others as a stay-at-homer, I still love Fridays. =)

So my question to you today:

Do you have (or have you had) a fun weekly(ish) activity
that you always looked forward to?

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  1. For the past four years or so we've met at a friend's house for Monday Night Prayer, which occasionally involves supper but ALWAYS involves brownies, fellowship, and meeting with the Spirit. It's good.

  2. Family game night EVERY Friday night!!

  3. Mondays lady prayer meeting Really neat time
    God bless you
    Chris Granville

    1. I can imagine that would be great. Prayer meetings are always such a blessing to me.

  4. When I was younger, I always looked forward to Saturday Morning Cartoons. :)
    Now, I look forward to seeing my daughter and granddaughter each week!

  5. Nothing planned on a regular basis.

  6. My husband started taking Wednesday's off a couple of years ago and I have to say, I love having him home in the middle of the week! We don't usually do anything special but just being together is enough for me.

  7. Okay - now I'm jealous. I really can't think of ANYTHING like this - and we NEED something! I'm on it :) ;)

  8. I wish I could answer in the positive that there is a weekly activity I look forward to. Unfortunately, I am very ill and bedridden. Can't have visitors except my pastor (4 yrs. bedridden). But I can say I have a couple DAILY activities I enjoy: prayer with my husband in the morning and evening, reading (lots!), and staying in touch with friends on facebook :)

    TamaraBlickhan (at) g m a i l . com

  9. My brother and I used to make sure that we watched a movie together every Friday. Now it is more like every month, but I still enjoy it.

  10. My schedule changes from week to week, but I do babysit a group of kids on Wednesday.

  11. Ooh! Sounds like you had a fun day, Roseanna!

    My family's weekly thing is Friday movie night. Yes, tonight it is continuing. :) We grab some dinner and eat while we watch a movie, taking turns choosing one, of course. This is something I totally plan on carrying on once I get married and have kids. It's such an enjoyable tradition that helps you bond and have fun at the same time.


  12. Besides church every Sunday the one weekly activity our family has is that every Monday my best friend and her mom (and sometimes her sister) come over and we just hang out. It's the highlight of my week! We also watch my three year old niece every Thursday morning which is a blast!