Friday’s Fave Five

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

This turned out to be a busier week than expected! But here are some favorite parts of it:

1. Valentine’s Day – though we’re celebrating it as a family today since my husband was traveling yesterday. Therefore I wasn’t expecting anything Valentiney yesterday, but when my husband got home last night, he brought these and a sweet card:

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This is my favorite candy, but I only have it on special occasions – because otherwise I’d be eating it all the time and weigh a ton. He got extra because he had forgotten it at Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to make myself ration it out so I don’t overdo – but the advantage there is that will just make it last longer. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Meal delivery services. A lot of restaurants these days outsource their deliveries, like Uber for food. It makes sense – some of them probably don’t have enough delivery orders to hire someone for that purpose full time. But I still felt wary of a stranger having my food between the restaurant and my home – until I reminded myself that everyone at the restaurant is a stranger, and even a delivery driver hired directly by the restaurant is as well. So we tried delivery from a favorite Mexican food place one night this week. The ordering process was painless and efficient, and the food came in a timely manner. We remarked how it was so much better than the fast-food Mexican alternative we had considered. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Photo Booth was a forgotten app on my iPad mini until Timothy discovered it recently. You can see yourself with negative, thermal, kaleidoscope, and funhouse-mirror type effects and take a picture. It was so fun to watch him giggle as he tried the different effects, especially one that swirled various features around.

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4. Timothy texting. He has sent voice texts with his parents’ help, but recently discovered how to put GIFs and images in a text. Since they have pictures of each of us in their contacts, he can easily choose who to send them to. Right now he sends a dozen at a time. ๐Ÿ™‚ But it’s fun to hear from him throughout the day.

5. Godโ€™s Grace. When brought low by my faults and failures – sin – Iโ€™m blessed to remember that my relationship with God isnโ€™t based on what I deserve. He took care of the punishment I deserved 2000 years ago. I can cast myself totally on His grace.

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:8-9, ESV

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9 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Love how even technology can be a blessing, as it helps us stay in touch with loved ones. It’s amazing what kids can do with those apps, especially the ones I tend to forget I even have. I haven’t tried the meal delivery for restaurants. That’s a great idea. The only thing we have delivered is Chinese food, occasionally. It would be nice to have some new alternatives. Happy belated Valentines, Barbara:)

  2. I’m so glad that you’ve had a good week with so many blessings, Barbara. Your husband is surely a keeper when he gives you double since he forgot at Christmas. Now I know what you like. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is safely tucked away in my memory bank…well, maybe I should write it down. ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved the pictures of Timothy and I’m so glad that you have the enjoyment of a grandchild. It is like it was with your own kids…you love every stage they go through. Thank you for sharing about God’s grace in your life, Barbara. That was the most precious of all. I know I am thankful for His love, forgiveness and grace.

  3. Don’t you just love modern technology for keeping in touch with family? I know I do. Love the photos from Timothy. Oh I’m envious of your chocolates – they’re my favourites too and yes when I have them I try to ration them but I’m not very good at it lol.

  4. Oh how fun that Timothy texts you! Technology has its benefits!

    That is our fave brand of chocolate too although ever since Dave’s heart attack, we do the dark choc.

    God’s grace. The very BEST blessing.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Barbara.

  5. Now that we are way out in the country we don’t have too many delivery options…just pizza. I’m sure our future with older grandchildren will involve texting and other things. So many new things to get used to. Timothy is getting so big. Grandchildren just grow so fast! Hope you have a good week ahead.

  6. You gave me an excellent idea, with the Restaurant/Uber deliveries ! That would certainly interest some restaurants ! Isn’t it funny how the little once handle a tablet ? Toby too does know nearly everything, but he is not alloed to use it too much ! Same with the TV. So when he comes here I don’t know nothing and I let him (grandparents are allowed to spoil the kids !)

  7. It is so much fun receiving those silly messages from grandchildren, isn’t it? Only one of my grandkids has a phone at this time, but the silly things he says…
    We’ve used uber several times and have had good experiences although I’ve not done it by myself.
    I John 18-:9 is a good reminder!

  8. Oh my kids are so smart and pick up so quickly on technology. How fun to receive those pictures and texts. I’ve never tried a delivery service for food but most restaurants here are connected with a service called Skip the Dishes. My daughter has had good luck with them. I love those chocolates too. I am rationing too but it is so hard. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for the reminder about God’s wonderful grace!

  9. Love hearing about Timothy’s discoveries – and such cute pictures. My boss’s grandkids are about Timothy’s age and they have this open line via Alexa, so the grandkids can call my boss any time — didn’t take them any time at all to figure it out!

    That #5 is perfect every day. Grace indeed.

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