Friday’s Fave Five – October 11, 2019

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Friday’s Fave Five is a weekly meme that some of us respond to. Each week we look for the blessings in life. Sometimes they are huge and life-changing. More often, however, they are small, readily available, and commonplace. We look for and share these blessings because to do so forms us into people of gratitude. Below are five of my blessings from this past week.

ONE. Bible Study/Potluck. Every once in a while, our senior’s Bible Study invites me to attend the last study of that series and for a potluck. I had the privilege of attending such a class this past week; although it wasn’t the last study. They are studying the book of Mark. I enjoyed answering and listening to their answers as we grappled with tough topics such as divorce, having faith like a child, and living for God first (and not for our stuff, relationships, passions, etc). I am grateful there is a place for seniors to continue growing in Biblical wisdom and that they/we can share in a safe place. I am grateful that growing in wisdom is something they/we value.

TWO. Graduation Party. Awhile back I mentioned that my daughter finished her online, self-taught braille transcribing course that took 19 months to complete. We had the graduation party for her this past week. I am grateful my daughter has the tenacity to finish what she sets her mind to. Since I can’t drive or do much (because of still dealing with healing a shoulder), I needed the help of others. I am grateful for the family and friends who helped make this grad party a reality.

THREE. Book Club. At our October church women’s book club, we talked about Kisses from Katie. It was a universal favorite. … We were amazed at Katie’s trust in God, energy, huge love, wisdom, and willingness to take the first step to each big endeavor. … We talked about what/where our Uganda is. … In case you don’t know, by the age of 22, Katie had adopted 13 girls from Uganda which is where she made her new home (Brentwood, TN is her birthplace). … Have you read this book? If yes, what is your reaction?

FOUR. Hot tub/pool. My apartment is right by the hot tub. And while it isn’t really very HOT, it does help my arm when I soak in it. I have gone there 4 times this past week. And then I walked in the pool, twice. It is so COLD. But I think the cold water is therapy for my arm. At least that’s what I tell myself, that COLD water is helping reduce the inflammation. I am grateful for these free and easy ways to support the healing of my arm.

FIVE. Decluttering.  I have been wanting to get back into decluttering and frustrated because I cannot work very long. Then I finally decided to just do 10 minutes at a time. I am decluttering one place at home and one place at work (I changed offices and need to finish getting rid of items from my old office). While it is slow work, I am seeing progress. I am grateful that I’ve given myself permission to go slowly. And I am grateful that going slowly is still progress.

Also, a friend, Theresa, has taken on the project of cleaning out and reorganizing some areas at church. Theresa put about 10 hours into these projects. I am grateful for how spacious it all looks and how easy it is to find what we need. And I am grateful for my friend who likes to organize and that she had this time available.

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  • 1. faitheturner  |  . at .

    Kisses from Katie. Yes I’ve read it when it first came out. It bugged me because how EASY it is for a pin upper middle class white girl to do what she has done. Her parents are very wealthy and helped set her up yet she writes like it was so difficult. This bugged many of us here who read it. For example, if my own daughter felt God leading her to. A similar situation, there’s NO WAY we could afford to help her. I think it’s great that K has had huge success and its hopefully all for the glory of God but……wonder how she would have done without mama and daddy’s support?? Just the thots some friends and mine have had about this.

    Yay for friends and church members helping you out. I love to organize and i love when others help me!

    So glad you have the free access to the water therapy. I’m praying for that shoulder of yours!!

    Happy long weekend!

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  • 2. Susanne  |  . at .

    Glad you have the opportunity to have a pool and hot tub if it’s helping your arm. Congrats to your daughter on her braille accomplishment. That is amazing and lots of hard work. If you liked Kisses for Katie then you might also enjoy this book: Miracle on Voodoo Mountain
    https://susannesspace.blogspot.com/2015/02/miracle-on-voodoo-moutain-by-megan.html

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  • 3. Barbara Harper  |  . at .

    I think I might have that book on my Kindle somewhere, but I’d have to check. Thank you for reminding me of it! I don’t know without reading it, but I don’t think I would have the objections Faith mentioned. The parents were investing their money into eternal things, something we’re all called to do.

    I love that the seniors have a Bible study and still like to grow in wisdom. That’s one area we should never stop growing in.

    That’s wonderful to have a hot tub and pool so close and free. I do pray your arm heals well and soon–I know you’ve been dealing with this for a long time.

    Congratulations to your daughter! That is quite an accomplishment. I’m so glad you got to go to the party.

    I like to declutter in small steps, too–a shelf, a drawer at a time. It’s hard to find time or energy for a whole kitchen or closet project at one time.

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  • 4. Karen Clark  |  . at .

    Congratulations to your daughter. It sounds like an interesting study. My friend told me about Kisses From Kate, and she just raved about it. I will have to put it on my TBR list. Slow and steady is a good method for decluttering. I’m very impatient when it comes to that front, and I need to hear that ten minutes at a time will eventually accomplish a lot. I hope your shoulder continues on the fast road to recovery.

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  • 5. wendyj59  |  . at .

    Not read the book but Katie sounds like a remarkable woman. Lots of good things going on in your week. I’m glad the water therapy is helping your shoulder. I can imagine how frustrating it must be to have to do things slowly but as you said some progress is being made and that’s better than no progress. I’m sure your daughter appreciated her celebration.

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