Friday’s Fave Five (August 14, 2015)
This week has not been one of outlandish joys but the quiet joys of relationships. I present to you 5 blessings from this past week, And should you care to recount your own, do so in the comments or go to Susanne’s Living to Tell the Story where you can link up with others as they also share their Five Favorite blessings. (aka Friday’s Fave Five).
ONE. Time with a friend and Tomorrowland – the movie not the place. Sunday afternoon a friend, Pam, texted and asked if I wanted to join her at the movies. She was going to see Tomorrowland. I didn’t know anything about this movie which starred George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. But I knew that time with this friend was a guaranteed hit.
Not only was it great to visit with Pam, I enjoyed the movie. It was inspiring, funny, and a feel-good movie. It had many quotes that were thought-provoking. Below are four especially thought-provoking quotes.
- “You’ve got simultaneous epidemics of obesity and starvation, explain that one.”
- “Find the ones who haven’t given up. They’re the future.”
- “Even the teeniest of actions could change the future.”
- “It’s hard to have ideas and easy to give up.”
TWO. Facetime. I love my cell phone especially when I get to Facetime those I love. This week I was able to have a chatty conversation with my son (which is almost never chatty) and at a different time one with my grand-daughter and daughter-in-love.
I also spoke with my daughter although not on Facetime. The reception in Yosemite wasn’t strong enough.
Catching up on the details of our lives and expressing affection are always a blessing.
THREE. Narrowing down a Christmas meal. I have friends that match various interests in my life. One of them (Gillian) is a great go-to person for figuring out menus. Before we know it, Christmas celebrations will be here. I asked Gillian to help me with the menu for a Christmas dinner that I will oversee. We cooked some recipes and decided which one will be THE entree. Next time we will try out some dessert recipes.
It was so fun to be in her company and to get this planning done early.
FOUR. Women and Stuck – the study not the position. I am leading some women through this book. Not only do I appreciate the material and the opportunity to talk about God and my (imperfect) life with FREEDOM, I appreciate the insights, support, fun-nature, and love of God these women have.
I am a BETTER person not only because of regular time with God and His Word, but also because of regular time with these women!
FIVE. Another reading challenge. I am getting addicted to finding and participating in reading challenges. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I am part of the Austen in August Reading Challenge. It is going well. Next week I will start Emma.
My latest add is going through Knowing God with Tim Challies. If you haven’t read this book or it has been a while since you have, think about joining in the discussion.
Knowing God is an old favourite and is as dear to me as any person. Do you feel that way about some books? I KNOW I will rediscover many, many fine ideas and repeatable quotes that will enhance my spiritual life. It would be awesome if the same happened for you as well.
Share some blessing from your life, won’t you?