Friday, January 4, 2013

Favorites Friday!

January 4, 2013

Favorite Friday!

In an effort to organize my writing, I have decided to make Friday's my day to write about some of my favorite things. 

Favorite Book

Since starting this blog in November when we bought our boat to begin our crazy adventure, I have been reading Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.  This book has proven to be a great devotional.  Each day's readings are short and to the point.  It is as if I am having a conversation with Jesus each morning.  Because it is so easy to read, I have been able to get into the habit of a daily devotional.  I have never been good about reading a daily devotion consistently but this book has helped me to develop the habit.  One of the scriptures in the book for today is Psalm 139:7-10) New International Version (NIV)
                                Where can I go from your Spirit?
                         Where can I flee from your presence?
                                If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
                         if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
                                If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
                         if I settle on the far side of the sea,
                                10 even there your hand will guide me,
                         your right hand will hold me fast.
These verses give me such a sense of peace as I start the new year.  

Favorite Boating Necessity
We just got new binoculars for the boat.  That may sound like a boring item, and until I began living part time on a boat, I never would have an interest in binoculars.  Let me tell you, a good pair of binoculars is a must.  Steiner 7x50 binoculars are the ones we purchased.  They are so much better than the pair we had been using.  These magnify 7 times and are waterproof. Glad for the waterproof since I am always fearful of falling overboard while we are moving.  Funny how I am concerned with waterproof binoculars but not my safety for falling overboard.  

Favorite Snack
I couldn't have a favorites day without mentioning food at least once, since I enjoy cooking and yes eating so much.  Steve and I discovered Savory Saltine Seasoning while we were in Beaufort, NC last September.  The store was out of the mix both I September and in December, so I decided to find it on the internet and buy online.  You can order the mix here ( .  It is simple to make these delicious crackers and they are so good it's hard to eat just one.  I plan to take these to tennis matches! The website also has links to other uses for the seasoning in hamburgers and fajitas but I haven't tried these out yet.  Their website mentions they will be at the Atlanta Mart January 11-17--to all my friends who have retail businesses--check them out--you will like it. 

Favorite Game
I am really enjoying the game Words with Friends. I play Words with Friends on my Iphone, but it can be played on an Ipad or other tablets or phones.  For those of you who don't know, it is a scrabble like game played between two people.  It is a perfect way for me to get into my competitive side without going anywhere.  I introduced the game to my brother  and sister and law--they love it.  I loved beating my brother the first few times he was learning to play.  Sadly, he has beaten me quite a few times now.  My mother who just recently bought an Iphone is hooked on the game as well. I have to say I am proud of my mom for buying an Iphone so she can text messages and pictures to her granddaughters
I am becoming aware that Favorite Fridays could go on for a few pages--it's fun to write about things I enjoy.  However, this session must come to an end--there is laundry to fold, beds to make and floors to vacuum.   

Have a fabulous favorite Friday!


  1. Joy,
    I am in awe of everything that you are doing right now. It sounds so facinating

    1. Sorry....I wasn't finished. Thanks for sharing all of your fun adventures. Take care. Patti

  2. Thank you Patti! I love getting comments especially when we are away. Keep checking back, we are heading out again soon to move the boat from Charleston to Jacksonville. I also have to post a video Lainey made of the dolphins following along side us part of the way.

    Happy New Year!!!

  3. Tried to send this yesterday, but it apparently didn't go through - Glad to hear your report on "Jesus Calling." Looked at it in the book store late summer, but thought it too short. Will reconsider. We use Open Windows since it is provided by our church.

    Looking forward to Chas. to Jax. reports!