It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.
Farm fresh eggs. The young ladies who help clean my house brought me some lovely brown eggs. Why do they seem to taste better when the shells are brown?
Getting (almost) caught up Since the wedding at the end of February I have felt behind in getting necessary things accomplished. Some of it involves preparing for Bible studies and speaking engagements, but most of it is mundane stuff like ironing, cleaning out closets, preparing for taxes in two countries….you know, boring but necessary stuff. This week I was able to take care of a few of those things, which brings a feeling of satisfaction. After the ladies retreat next weekend I will have a retirement planning project to work on and some final tax information to send off. Maybe by the end of May I will feel completely caught up!
Date day My husband and I had a date day on Monday, his day off this semester. It was fun to go out for coffee and later out for lunch while getting a few errands done and spending time talking together.
Lending books from my library Some of the younger women from our church have been asking to borrow some of my books. During our years in Calgary we were blessed with a used bookstore that sold only Christian books. I was able to build a substantial missionary biography library due to their extensive stock and extremely reasonable prices. These books are full of gems to challenge, encourage and bless us in our Christian walk and I am delighted to be able to share them with others. Side note: If you have borrowed any of my books, even if you have had them for years, would you please send them home? Their Mommy wants them back!
Lead on card sales I have a ministry of making and giving away hand crafted greeting cards with Bible verses on them. I love blessing people with my cards, but I have been looking for a way to at least pay for my expenses. This week I was given a couple of leads for possibly selling my cards. I hope these pan out!
I have no new nature photographs from this week, but I will share some favorites from our trip to Scotland several years ago. I hope to take some pictures on the way to and from the ladies’ retreat next weekend, so check with me in two weeks for those.