Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Favorites

These are just a few things I'm enjoying this rainy Friday afternoon...

1. Starbucks - What is it about Starbucks that we love so much? For me, it's a warm caramel apple spice with a piece of very berry coffee cake. And the music! Oh the music...This is the only place that I can listen to music and it not disturb me while I study. I can just think with a clear mind. How does Starbucks do it?

2. The hymn, What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Lately, I've been struggling with loneliness. Law school is hard. And one of the things that makes it hard is that it basically is a big old gossip mill. In my opinion, the amount of gossip it is worse than the doctors from Grey's Anatomy and high school combined. I don't really have anyone that I can just call and be like, "Hey, I need to just vent" and that person get where I am coming from and the conversation just staying there. Don't get me wrong, I have been part of my fair share of the gossip mill. Who hasn't if they're being honest? But my point is that I miss good solid friends just being down the road. I'm really trying to be better about this.

All of my best pals are across the country and sometimes it just really sucks. Anyways, I figure I'm not the only person who struggles with this and so I wanted to pass along the lyrics to What a Friend We Have in Jesus. It's very old school, but I love it because it was written by a son for his mom who lived in Ireland, while he lived in Canada. And after some prayer and time with Jesus, I'm feeling much better. 

What a friend we have in Jesus, 
all our sins and griefs to bear! 
What a privilege to carry 
everything to God in prayer! 
O what peace we often forfeit, 
O what needless pain we bear, 
all because we do not carry 
everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? 
Is there trouble anywhere? 
We should never be discouraged; 
take it to the Lord in prayer. 
Can we find a friend so faithful 
who will all our sorrows share? 
Jesus knows our every weakness; 
take it to the Lord in prayer. 

Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care? 
Precious Savior, still our refuge; 
take it to the Lord in prayer. 
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? 
Take it to the Lord in prayer! 
In his arms he'll take and shield thee; 
thou wilt find a solace there.

3. Being a part of the planning committee for my high school reunion - I know lots of people aren't crazy about these things, but I guess I'm the oddball. Don't get me wrong, I loved college far more than I ever loved high school. I just think going home and seeing the place with the people you last saw it with before we "became adults" is something very unique and not to be missed.

4. Vintage Tees from Old Navy - I am obsessed with the vintage tees from Old Navy right now. Every time I go, I pick up a new color. They're so soft and the colors are so vibrant!

5. Having the iPad on the Kitchen Counter - We recently took the Coffee Maker off our kitchen counter because it basically sits there and collects dust unless our parents are in town. So we cleaned it up, put it away, and it freed up a ton of space! I put the iPad there and it has been wonderful. We can cook and keep up a recipe right there.

What are your favorites this Friday?

Happy Friday y'all!


Classy Fab Sarah said...

Reading this post about using your ipad for recipes makes me realize I reeeally need an ipad. For real.

Angela Gardiner said...

I love the vintage tees at old soft and comfortable!

LWLH said...

I need to hit up Old Navy, it's been too long.

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Okay, go to this website and listen to this version of "What a Friend." I think you will love it. Just press the play button under the title to listen to the demo for free


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