Friday’s Fave Five #3

FFF birds on a wire

Welcome to Friday’s Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, in which we can share five of our favorite things from the last week, a wonderful exercise in looking for and appreciating the good things God blesses us with. Click on the button to learn more, then go to Susanne’s to read others’ faves and link up your own.

I confess I wanted to skip the Fave Fives this week because it has been a week of struggling for me physically, which inevitably affects my ability to think and my mindset.  Then came the thought, “There is something very wrong with a Christian who cannot come up with five blessings from the previous week!”  So true!  So here we go…

1. My family chipped in together to buy me a Ninja Ultima blender (think Vitamix, but half the price) for Christmas.  It is a powerful machine and has inspired me to experiment with my morning veggie-fruit-yogurt smoothies.  I’m working on shifting my pH away from acidic to more alkaline and have discovered I like the kale-spinach-zucchini-carrot combo…when I add an apple and some raspberries to the mix.

2. My husband and I were married in a double wedding with his sister and her husband almost 35 years ago.  Although ministry for each couple has separated us physically, we try to get together every 5 years to celebrate our mutual anniversary.  This year we are looking at heading to the Grand Canyon and it’s been fun to start researching what is available.  That set me to thinking about previous trips and brought back some lovely memories.

3. When I was waffling about posting this week God reminded me of the passage in 1 Samuel 30 when David encouraged himself in the Lord his God after the devastating raid on Ziglag.  I turned to the scriptures with that in mind and was blessed by meditating on the Word.

4.Last night my daughter-in-law sent us their flight itineraries for this summer.  Our son and his wife live and teach in China and are the busy parents of our two grandchildren.  Each summer the Chinese contingency hits North American soil and splits their time between Canada and the US, where her parents live.  Woo-hoo!!  Just a few short months!!

5.The missionary book organization project is almost finished. When I told my daughter Sarah that I was getting my office cleaned up, she laughed.  Hard.  I guess I will be forever known for my piling system of organization.  But, hey!  I know where all my stuff is…..at least most of the time!

Have a joyful week!

6 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five #3

  1. Sometimes it’s this kind of week when the FFF has been most valuable to me. Glad you joined in and found some blessings!

    I’m glad your son and his family will get to be home for part of the summer! That’s neat, too, about getting together with Jan and Alan to celebrate anniversaries every five years. I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, but I imagine that will be fun!

    I have fewer piles than I used to, but that still tends to be my default mode. It’s always funny how I can know where a thing is when it is out of place but then can’t remember where I put it when I put it away.

    I often think of that passage about David encouraging himself in the Lord. As valuable as community is, we’ve got to know how to go to the Lord and encourage ourselves in Him in any situation.

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  2. Thanks to your example I have joined FFF and am blessed by being part of it.

    Your week has been rather…well…unusual also. I’m so glad you are back home and doing ok. It’s wonderful to have family who will help out when needed.

    Thank you, Barbara, for your encouraging writing!

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  3. I am so glad you joined in even though it wasn’t the best week for you physically. I hope you have a much better week next week. There is something about the discipline of looking for blessings in the hardest of times that doing something like FFF has honed in my life that in and of itself has been a blessing. So happy you have joined in on that.

    That blender sounds awesome. My husband and I brought our PH levels to a much better alkaline state with an ionizer water machine. While definitely an investement, we love the water and notice a difference when we stopped using it for a time.

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