Friday’s Fave Five #8

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Susanne hosts the Friday’s Fave Five at Living to Tell the Story.  I have been challenged each week to focus on just five blessings each week and share them here with you.  I hope this encourages you to find blessings in the small things each week!

1. Geese returning – Today I heard the ‘honk, honk, honk’ of a gaggle of geese flying overhead as they return home.  Spring is almost here!

2. Warmer weather – It has been a crazy winter in many places in the Northern Hemisphere this year.  Though we may not have seen the end of winter quite yet, I am grateful for this past week of warmer weather.  The snow and ice are disappearing quickly which means I will soon be able to get out and about on my own.  Yay!

3. Ministry to ladies – One of my burdens is to be able to encourage other ladies.  In spite of my current health limitations God had allowed me to visit with ladies here in my home and to communicate via all of today’s wonderful technology.  I am very grateful for that.

4. House guests – I am grateful for the help of friends and family so that we can still extend hospitality to others.  A colleague of my husband’s has been in town teaching a block class at the college and is staying with us.  I enjoy hearing the sometimes animated discussions between these men as they hash out thorny theological issues. I am blessed that my husband prepares breakfast for our guest at a time of day when I am barely functional.  My daughter and my young helpers cleaned the house before our guest’s arrival. So thankful for the help they each give.

5. Kindness of others – My current flare of fibromyalgia has inspired many of my friends to offer information and suggestions for treatments and supplements that they hope will help.  Though I cannot possibly afford every option offered, I am grateful for the love and kindness behind the offers.  Plus, knowledge is power.  As I research various options for fibromyalgia treatment, I can make educated choices about what to try.  I’m looking forward to the day when researchers can tell us what causes the symptoms instead of just giving us a list of symptoms that define the condition.

7 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five #8

  1. We’ve had a few springlike days before another cold spell, too – so refreshing.

    I’m glad have been able to have guests and you’ve had some help.

    I’m with you on hoping for more knowledge of fibromyalgia. I don’t have it but know a few who do.

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  2. Sounds like you have some wonderful helpers — a definite blessing. Glad to hear you’ve had some warmer weather, too. FFF is a blessing to me — helps me find the good in trying times.

    Hope you have an even better week ahead.

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  3. I was “diagnosed” with fibromyalgia a little over 10 years ago, when I was 41 but it ended up actually being Lyme Disease!! I hope your new treatments begin to bring you some relief….i have a friend who battled it for years and now that she is past menopause, the symptoms have gone away!! We prayed alot for her!! I will pray for you too!! Yay for good helpers..that is a true blessing!! Here’s to warmer and sunnier days and the start of spring!!!

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  4. I hope you are feeling better now from the flare. Having good helpers is a true blessing. And I’m glad you were able to have such an interesting guest in the house.

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  5. Those who come along side to help are a true blessing. I’m glad you are still able to keep in touch with ladies you obviously have a heart for. Hope there is lots of really nice days coming for you. Our snow in Southern Alberta is pretty much gone but boy oh boy, it’s been windy!

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  6. I enjoy hearing the “honk” of geese. Part of it is their distinct sound.

    Technology is also a way I use to keep in touch and minister to women. How awesome that you are able to share your experiences, wisdom and love with others, Deb.

    Hoping you feel better from your flare up. (((HUGS)))

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  7. So glad that you have been able to have help from friends and family! Hope this flare up clears up quickly. It would be fun to be a fly on the wall and hear your husband’s discussions with his friend. I do love listening to a theological good debate! :o)

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