August 9, 2017

A Few of My Favorite Things

Today I thought I'd do a light, fun post, sharing a few of my favorite things that I've been enjoying lately.

Favorite Music

I love Casting Crowns. They have been my favorite band for years. Their songs touch my heart and have such deep biblical meaning. My favorite song right now is one I've shared before on my blog.

It's called Hallelujah.

Here is the link to it... 

Favorite Movies

I don't usually like movies about war, but these two were the exception. Both are clean movies, but do contain some war violence but very few curse words, which was appreciated. I hadn't heard of either of these true war stories before, and thoroughly enjoyed learning about them.

The first was 'Hacksaw Ridge'. This one was about a young man, a seven-day-adventist, who wanted to be a medic during WW2, but refused to bear arms on religious grounds. The story-line was beautiful and amazing. I felt so many emotions. I highly recommend it.

                                              "When the order came to retreat. One man stayed."

The second movie was 'Dunkirk' which takes place in France during WW2. This movie was beautiful to watch. The cinematography, music and even the lack of dialog made it extremely moving. I was emotionally exhausted when I walked out of the theater. Highly recommend as well.

                                      "When 400,000 men couldn't get home, home came to them."

Favorite Vlog

I recently discovered Youtube and have found some great book vlogs, but my favorite vlog right now is a young couple from California. They do all sorts of videos from home decor to recipes to faith related content. They are a beautiful and fun couple who love the Lord. It's so encouraging to see the next generation serving Him and sharing online. They attend Greg Laurie's church, Harvest Christian Fellowship.

Here is a video of them talking about vlogging together...

Here is the link to their vlog channel...  Loveli Channel

Favorite Verses
I know we shouldn't really have a favorite verse, but these two have always had a special place in my heart...

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;

In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

Favorite Flower

I love flower gardening and my favorites are peonies. They smell so good and look beautiful in my garden, as well as in a vase on my table. I just wish they lasted longer than a few weeks! : )

Here are some from my garden...

Favorite TV

Fixer Upper is one of my favorite shows to watch. I love Chip and Joanna Gaines and their family. I love the respect and love they show each other and the fun they have. They also do some beautiful renos!

Favorite Books  

If I had to pick an all time favorite book, other than the Bible, it would probably be 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen. No one comes close to her wit and style. But this year I read 'Anne of Green Gables' by Lucy M. Montgomery and loved it so much! It's a close second. : )

My favorite non-fiction books would probably be 'Mere Christianity' by C.S. Lewis and 'Knowing God' by J.I. Packer. Both were so insightful and gave me much to think about and ponder on how great and awesome our God is.

I'd love to hear what some of your favorites are. Feel free to leave them in the comments!


  1. Cathy, what a beautiful blog! I LOVE ALL your favorite things...most of them are on my list of favorite things, too! Some of my favorite authors are also Bible study teachers, Beth Moore, Lysa TerKerust, Kay Arthur, Jennifer Rothschild, and Priscilla Shirer. Many blessings to you!

  2. Looks like we share a few favourites there in the book and TV department. I always enjoy these types of round up posts. It does the soul good to think about what we love and enjoy. I've shared a few of my favourite finds for June and July next to you at #Porch Stories Link Up. Off to have a look around your lovely blog.

  3. Oh I just love peonies and I have been anxious to see Dunkirk. My boys and I read a book or two about the battle of Dunkirk when we were studying World War II and I just loved the story!

  4. Hi, wow that last war movie sounds interesting. I want to know how Home found them. ^_^
    My husband enjoys Peonies too. My favorite song is by Michael Card, the Sunrise of Your Smile.
    Cute couple, makes me want to check their channel out. "You're so cuuute" from the wife. ^_^

  5. So many favorites that I hold or will now add to my list of want to see, hear, read! Peonies are so dear to my heart. They were my Mama's favorite flower and have become mine. God created so much inside that round ball before the burst into fullness. It is good to visit you today. I am moved in but still unpacking boxes.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

  6. A fun post! It would be hard to pin down favorite music, but lately I have been listening every night to a CD from a choir called Soundforth called Beyond All Praising. I also like one of instrumental spiritual songs by the Galkin Evangelistic team. When I am particularly frazzled, it's quite soothing.

    My husband has been wanting to see Hacksaw Ridge. I got a DVD of Middlemarch recently to watch while recovering from surgery but haven't cracked it open yet. We don't get HGTV, but I've caught a few episodes of Fixer Upper on Netflix or Hulu or somewhere and really enjoy it. I read the Gaines's book earlier this year and loved it. It's hard to pick out a favorite verse, too, as there are a multitude of good ones, but a couple of mine are Isaiah 41:10: "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" and Psalm 16:11: "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

    Books - another hard one to pin down, but my favorite novels are Jane Eyre, A Tale of Two Cities, and Les Miserables. I've only read Mere Christianity and Knowing God in the lats few years and need to reread them.

  7. I hopped over from Apron Strings and I really enjoyed reading your post. I, too, love reading and have a list of favorite things on my blog, as well. A few years ago, these are a few of my favorite things was the actual name of my blog! :) I love Jane Austen so much, too! :) Thanks for letting me stop by, Cathy.

  8. We have many of the same favorites! Isn't it nice to occasionally slow down and inventory things in our life -- and share them with others? So glad you did today!

  9. Lovely post. Knowing God is in my top ten favorite books. Looking forward to seeing Dunkirk even more now!

  10. As soon as I read your title I found myself humming "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music. :-) As for me, I've been listening to "The Mandate" with Robin Mark. My husband and I saw Hacksaw Ridge and Dunkirk and loved them both. And who doesn't love Chip and Joanna! The book that has most impacted me in the last few years, besides the Bible, is "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy" by Eric Metaxas. Thanks for sharing some of your favorites, Cathy. Have a great week!

  11. I love your favorite things! Hacksaw Ridge is one of my favorite movies as well! I love how Hacksaw Ridge was such a strong message of hope! Thanks for sharing, we're neighbors today at Soul Survival Linkup.

  12. Ooh, we share so many favorites! I would love to check out that vlog, and maybe the movies too...I'm the same way about not going for wartime movies, but you make them sound pretty amazing. Glad I found your blog today from the RaRaLinkup! :)


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