Fun Friday in November

It’s the first day of November and it just seems like a Fun Friday kind of day! So here are a few fun things I found this week that I’d like to share with you.

1. Something to make you smile

Seriously? Can it get any cuter?

2. Something to make you laugh out loud

Click to read this post at Chairs from the Curb
(Note: For extra laughs, don’t miss the story about her friend Carisa and the clown suit.)

I’m just getting to know Karmen but her writing tickles my funny bone!

3. Something to spark inspiration to light the way through your holiday season

Christmas Candle Movie

Click here to watch the trailer for The Christmas Candle, a new Max Lucado movie coming this month!

Have a fun weekend! Oh, and don’t forget to subscribe to enter my giveaway which ends on Nov. 19th.

Fun Stuff for The Fourth of July

So in honor of next week’s 4th of July celebration here in the U.S.A., this installment of “Fun Fridays” will have a bit of a patriotic theme. 

*Before we get started, Seth Godin had this great little post today about how Google Reader is going away on Monday and it’s time to go ahead and subscribe to your favorite blogs. I read this because I’m on his subscriber list and it came to my inbox. Which leads me to ask the question: Would you like to get posts from Finding The Inspiring delivered to your inbox? (No pressure, but I’d be honored.) You can simply add your email to the box on my homepage to subscribe now! 

Okay, on with this post…

First of all, I thought this fruity ice cream float idea looked so festive and refreshing. P.S. It might just be the easiest dessert ever!

And, did someone say PIE ? … In Mason Jars ???

Positively adorable!

And, I couldn’t let this holiday go by without offering up a prayer for our nation. I came across this song and realized it was a good reminder that, when things are looking grim, we can go to God. We can lay down our burdens in prayer and find hope.

Click here to find a link for a free download and to read the story behind the song.

IF my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Things to Praise God for on The First Day of Summer


Those who know me will tell you, Summer is not my favorite time of year. To me, the season of sweating is quite unbearable and I have been known to whine accordingly.

However, I am reminded of the many things I have to be thankful for this summer. Here are just a few on what I am calling my Praise God for Summer List:

1. My awesome summer-born husband!

2. Vitamin D – One of the health benefits of the Sun

3. Watermelon – Ripe, juicy and super sweet

4. Honeysuckle – Smells divine

5. The soothing lullabye of a soft, summer rain

6. Frozen treats

7. Vacation

What are you praising God for today?


Random fun things:

I grew up going to the beach and to the mountains and loved both. But I have to say, even today, the mountains woo my heart. I feel most at home there, cocooned in green, breathing pine, being swept away by its rivers and waterfalls.

Swept away, too, by the power and majesty of my Creator who reveals Himself so clearly in His creation.

Some of my favorite memories were born in the mountains so I thought it would be fun to link up with Cindy at I Owe It All to Him who asks “What is your favorite place?”

This tearoom I recently discovered near my home is called Her Secret Garden. Call me girly, but I love a quaint little tearoom with its delicate linens and dainty sandwiches and decadent desserts.

The only thing that would make it more perfect for me is if it were surrounded by mountains and sitting in the middle of a forest with a stream running next to it.


And, would you believe?

I write like
Dan Brown

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

OK – Not too sure how they come up with this but you put in some of your writing for analysis and in less than one second you are told “who you write like”. Might not be scientific but it’s fun anyway.

Another fun thing for me is hearing from you! Are there some random FUN things you’d like to share? Just think of something off the top of your head and drop it in the comment box.

Have a Happy Fun Friday!