Friday’s Fave Five
What happened this week that makes you grateful? Below are five “grateful” things I am sharing with the gals who participate in Friday’s Fave Five (FFF).
ONE: Completed Visa. Some of the India Team Members met on Wednesday night. First we dined on hot dogs and chips. Then we tried to sort out the complicated mass of instructions for the visa. I will mail it today and pray I/we did it properly. Please join me in this prayer. NOTE: Our yard sale fundraiser was a success.
TWO: Thinking God’s Thoughts. The below verses are my verses for this birthday year. I can remember where it is because I am fifty-five this birthday year and the verses are found in Isaiah fifty-five: 8-9. Sometimes I need a reminder that God’s thoughts and plans are way different from mine. And that’s good.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.
“And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so my ways are higher than your ways
and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.
THREE: Decluttered Kitchen. My daughter, Elizabeth, was here giving an “Art and Martial Arts” Camp for 3 families. She had some extra time for me. One thing I am especially grateful for is that she decluttered my kitchen. I actually have empty spaces. I am not in the kitchen like when my children were growing up. So I don’t need a service for 12 or tons of pots, utensils, etc.
FOUR: Art for the Hallway: As part of Elizabeth’s camp, she and the kiddos created an art tape mural. It was layered onto 1.5 walls of the children’s ministry (cm) wing. It is a spectacular and fun sight to greet all who enter into the cm wing.
FIVE: Community Prayer Meeting. As part of the July 4th festivities, our community had an outdoor worship service. This 2 hour service interspersed singing with praying. Various community clergy led us in prayer about our community: schools, first responders, homeless, etc. This was an encouraging event because of the prayer and praise but also because it brought a majority of the churches together.
NOTE: I didn’t celebrate the 4th of July this year (no fireworks, parade, waffle/ice cream breakfast) because of the flu. However, I AM very grateful to live in America despite her flaws: 5 Reasons I Love My Country.
Your Turn . . . Share your five faves in the comments or write a post and link to Susanne’s FFF.