Hospitality, Friendship, Encouragement

Monday, January 28, 2019

My Weekend

Friday is one of my busiest days of the week, but I always consider it the start of the weekend!  Do you?

This was my house on Friday morning watching the sunrise through my kitchen window.  I don't know what you see, but I see a pink riding horse on wheels, my jacket and purse on the table, a sippy cup, a nerf gun, a rice sock on the coffee table, LIFE!

I was invited to a luncheon at a new friends home on Friday.  It was really nice and a wonderful way to get to know other ladies.  This gentle giant lives at this home.  He's a Bernese Mountain Dog.  He was the sweetest dog, and he liked me. (grin)

Photo I took last night while chatting with both of my out of state girls.  Its a Valentine's SnapChat filter.

I took a few minutes this weekend to freshen up my decor a bit.  One of the things I did was change out the tea cups from the ones I had displayed for Christmas, and brought out my three red transferware and a pretty Johnson Brothers 'Rose Bouquet,' that I got in Vermont last year.

We had a new friend of Sarah's over for lunch yesterday, and Wes, and our friend Daniel.  Tim picked up chicken, Sarah made coleslaw, and Daniel brought some treats.  Delicious easy lunch.  

We went back to church for an evening event called SHAPE.  It has nothing to do with fitness, but stands for Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experience.  We had done a personality test and spiritual gifts test before coming.

I am a Sanguine (monkey) with a strong side of Choleric (lion).  My spiritual gifts are Shepherding, Prophet, and Exhortation. I'm also discerning.  How this plays out in my life is that I am a good friend, eager to make everyone welcome and comfortable.  Can be the life of the party.  But I also have strong leadership skills.  I see this in my ministry in our homeschool co-op to the Mom's. 

In ministry to the church, it could be something like planning Women's events/retreats.  I love to encourage women, and walk along side of them.

It was a fun weekend, interesting, full of new people, which makes this extroverted, sanguine happy!

How was your weekend?

ps- Tim's temperment and personality and spiritual gifts are the exact opposite of mine! We laugh about it, though sometimes this extreme leads to conflict.  We mostly let it work together for a complete way to serve the body of Christ, our friends, and family.


  1. You shouldn't be surprised that I am a sanguine/choleric, too! One good thing about that combination is that it tends to be well balanced (although don't ask my daughter). ;)

  2. Love the photo of you and your new friend!

  3. Sweet pictures, love the heart Snapchat filter:) Enjoy this new day and new week! HUGS!

  4. What a sweet pup...I think I'd need a bigger house. My cottage is more fitting for a dachshund than a doberman! ;)


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