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.
Here are some favorites from the last week:
1. Jeremy’s coming home today! For a whole week!
2. Jesse’s job. Jesse hadn’t found work this summer except for a man from church who called him on an as-needed basis. But this man recently had an opening come up for more regular work and offered it to Jesse, and the hours are flexible so it will fit around his college classes .
3. Sleep. I usually wake up once or twice in the night and usually have no trouble going back to sleep. But for the past few weeks whenever I’d wake up, I’d be awake for an hour or so. That provides a nice time to pray or think, but then it makes me sleep later or else drag through the next day. This week has been more back to normal and has felt so good.
4. Kind comments on my sixth blog anniversary post. Almost made me cry!
5. God’s help — every day! But specifically in a situation last week. The ladies’ newsletter for church needed to be printed out by Friday, and I didn’t find out til Tuesday that the lady who writes up the testimonies and information for our “Getting to Know You” section for new ladies wasn’t going to be able to do that this time. It’s a highlight of the newsletter so I hated to leave it out, but wasn’t sure I could find someone who would be willing to share their testimony and such in such a short time frame. We usually “introduce” two ladies per newsletter and I was hoping to at least have one — but God provided two! And for a number of reasons I didn’t get to actually working on the newsletter until Thursday, though I had been thinking and planning what to do before that. Yet, by God’s grace, it was done by Friday afternoon. (I debated whether to go into all that or just say “God really helped me in a pinch this week,” but then I decided it may be an encouragement to you in your ministries.)
Bonus: Our pastor’s message last Sunday from Romans 16, where Paul lists a number of people who ministered in various ways other than what we think of as the “main” ones of teaching and preaching. He discussed some of those people as well as some of those folks in our church and ended with “interviewing” a lady from our church who teaches English in a closed country and has various ministry opportunities. That was a blessing to me.
Have a great weekend!