A Week to Remember: Friday's Fave Five

September 3, 2010
It’s time to share five of this week’s blessings with you. Friday’s Fave Five’s gracious host is Susanne at Living to Tell the Story. Visit there to learn more about how to join in.

Here are the highlights of my week:

1. Amazon.com. Oh, my. This could so very easily become an obsession. Almost every book I’ve ever looked for is there. Many are gently used and so reasonably priced. And with just a few clicks…! Actually, this is a blessing and a bane. I really have to restrain myself sometimes.

2. My first live radio interview for the book. I did it Monday and lived to tell! People asked how it went and I said, “I think it went well.” It’s hard to tell when you’re in it. It was with a radio station in Detroit, and the host was great – very easy to talk to. So many blessings associated with this – from my principal graciously letting me use his office and landline for it to one of my sons recording it for me! If you’d like to hear it, Kindred Heart Writers has posted it here.

3. Giveaways and other support. At least three blogger friends have scheduled giveaways, and one is going on right now! Be sure to visit Jennifer at Blogging ‘Bout Boys to enter! There’s a Q&A over there, too. And this week, so many great friends, near and far, have practically shouted encouragement and excitement over the book. I’m so thankful for all of you!

4. Sweet memories. Oh, the memories in the little things around this house. I’m so thankful for them. You can read about one here, but have a tissue handy. (Or you can just scroll down -- it's below.)

5. A quote from Eugene O’Neill.

“Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.”

Yeah, we’re broken. And that’s okay, because if we reach out and take it, the glue is right at hand. I’m ever so thankful for the glue.

Hope you have a wonderful week!


JonathanG said...

I hear you on Amazon, Mom. What really gets me is that it always ends up being just a little bit cheaper to buy $25+ of books for the free shipping...or maybe it just seems cheaper. I can't help myself!

Nancy said...

Congratulations on the interview... that is awesome. I would be shaking in my boots! We have had a monumental week. My baby started kindergarten and next week, I go back to work part time after 9 years of being home. A little overwhelming.... but exciting! Have a beautiful weekend.

Diane said...

Lovely quote to share and congrats on the interview! :O)

Hazel said...

Congratulations on your radio interview. I love the quote. Aren't we lucky for the glue. Happy weekend.

Corinne Cunningham said...

I feel the same way about Amazon!! :)
Happy long weekend!

Anonymous said...

The interview was great!

I agree about Amazon. What I usually do when I see something I like there is put it on a wishlist there. Then when I get ready to make a purchase, I can choose among items on the wishlist to add up to $25 to get the free shipping.

That is a great quote.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your book. It sounds like a good resource. I will be suggesting and lending out this book just as soon as I finish with my Amazon.com one click order!

Thanks for the giveaway and support info. ;)

Your quote reminds me of something I heard in a Boundaries class: "We are hurt in relationships and we heal in relationships."

Jerralea said...

What an exciting time for you!

I've purposely stayed away from Amazon ... lol.

I love the quote, and I love the grace of God. Sweet, sweet grace.

Kari said...

Congrats on the radio interview and the blessing that came with it.
I love going through amazon too.
Happy weekend.

Karen said...

Loved the garage sale post. I have a couple of treasures from my kids, too, and they are just precious. Garage sale and Santa shop presents are just the best.

Congrats on your radio interview! I did one years ago and was a nervous wreck. It didn't help that it was first thing in the morning. I know I sounded like I just fell out of bed. (cringe)

Susanne said...

Oh the amazon. It can blow my budget! LOL.

Congrats on the interview. I'll have to pop by and give a listen so I can put a voice to your written words and picture. :v)


Gotta love getting books are a reasonable price.

I'm so thankful for His glue too!

have a wonderful weekend.

TXDidi said...

I love that quote. And congratulations on the interview. Amazon is a dangerous place to discover, especially the used book vendors. So many have books for a penny for sale. I also love the Amazon Prime program. I've bought so many things (including heavy, non-book items) that are shipped free of charge and always arrive within 2 days through that program. I love it.

Brenda said...

Congrats on the radio interview. Fortunately the library is close to my house so I tend to use it more than Amazon, otherwise I'd be in trouble!

Love the quote again today!

momma24 said...

I totally agree about Amazon! I could so get into trouble on that site! lol

On another note, would you be interested in sending me a copy of your book so I could do a review on my blog? I would love to spread the word for you!

Jientje said...

Congratulations on your book and thge radio interview, I'm glad it went so well. I enjoyed the post about the little things, so endearing!

Karen said...

Laura, I love that O'Neil quote! Amen1

Cindy said...

Isn't Amazon great? When I can't find it I go to Amazon.

Oh wow! I almost know a radio star, I'm so glad to hear it went well.

I love your quote, take care and have a great weekend.

Faith said...

A wonderful list of blessings from our Lord!! I really like that quote as well...."God is the Glue!" AMEN....I need to stick to Him every single day! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the radio interview, sounds exciting. Glad your principal let you use the landline! So it was in the middle of your school day? Wow you are good! :)

I start school next Wed....we go back late! :)

Karyn said...

Congratulations on the successful interview! Such exciting things happening in your life!

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