Friday’s Fave Five #63

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It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.

1.Family night I always enjoy having my family here. These days when four of my five children live nearby, we try and have family night at least twice a month. Several of our children have lived abroad and are back here for now, and one still lives in China with his family. I cherish these face-to-face times we have to laugh, eat, debate, and share God’s grace in our lives.

2.Rest I have had a low-key restful week, which I pretty much always need after we travel. When we are traveling it’s hard to know for sure that I am eating gluten-free and avoiding the foods that make me sick. I did fairly well – only sick twice – but am grateful to be home again and to rest.

3.Crazy, amazing weather One of the things we missed when we moved to Alberta from the States many years ago was thunderstorms. While we would enjoy an occasional storm in Calgary, it was nothing like the humidity-infused, light and noise shows that defined South Carolina storms. This summer we have had many breathtaking thunderstorms in the Edmonton area. But not only did we have severe thunderstorm warnings here, we had a tornado warning while we were in Saskatchewan. In a moment of craziness, Bud and I drove around and took pictures of the menacing sky and the beautiful sunset colours as the storm weakened.

"What tornado warning?"

“What tornado warning?”

tornado warning

tornado warning

beginning to clear

beginning to clear

sun behind clouds

sun behind clouds

sunset coming

sunset coming

after the warning

after the warning

 

4.Joy in truth I have been deeply impressed as I have been studying the Scriptures that God is for us. He is for His children. This does not mean that we do not have trials or difficulties, but as we go through troubling times, God is there, encouraging us as we learn needed lessons, comforting us as we encounter our own failings, healing us as we acknowledge our sin-soaked brokenness and turn to Him for help. I find this deeply encouraging and the source of exceptional peace in dark moments.

5.Truffles The Lindt Lindor white chocolate truffles are gluten free…..and oh, so yummy!

Have you counted your blessings this week?

Here are more pictures from our Saskatchewan trip.

hawk

hawk

taking off

taking off

circling

circling

hawk and hay

hawk and hay

thistle

thistle

moon in the mist

moon in the mist

over the rise

over the rise

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twins

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total abandon

fix building (4)

beyond the fence

fix building (3)

still standing

4 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five #63

  1. Two of our three live nearby (one still with us but wanting to move out soon), and I am so grateful we’re able to get together with them. Glad you were able to rest this week.

    My husband enjoys thunderstorms. I do not. 🙂

    I love the Lindt Lindor truffles, except I like the milk chocolate ones.

    Wonderful truth that God is for His children.

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  2. Oh, Deb, you would have to mention those truffles!! They are deadly, but I’m like the first reader, I like the milk chocolate ones!! I bet the white ones are good though! Haven’t met one that I didn’t like!

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  3. Since you have had your children live far away, you do appreciate the times they are nearby. None of my four live in the same state–three of them more than 2500 miles away. Any time we are together we cherish!
    Love those photos of Saskatchewan!

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  4. I so miss our 2 who have moved away, one to Regina and one to Edmonton. It’s always the best when we are all together. So glad you have that right now with your family. The storms have been crazy in Alberta this summer! Even Lethbridge had an actual tornado warning and tonight we sit under a tornado watch. Almost every night has had severe thunderstorm warnings it seems.

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