Friday’s Fave Five – October 25, 2019

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Another week of events has passed; many mundane, some heart-touching, and one was potentially traumatic. But there is something to be grateful for in each one. There is always something in which to praise God.

Read on as I share five of my favorite blessings. To share your blessings list, link up at Susanne’s Friday’s Fave Five meme at Living to Tell the Story.

ONE. Wednesday was the first day I went without my shoulder brace and didn’t have nerve pain at the end of the day.

TWO. Also that night I was able to take an evening walk without my arm hurting and feeling fretful because I couldn’t find a comfortable position.

My daughter says it looks like my car has a cataract.

I am still being restrictive with my movements, but I am seeing great improvements these past few days.

THREE. On Sunday my car was in a fire. I need to replace a headlight, bumper, and grille.

My car is on the far left. No one got hurt (except a squirrel) and no structures burned. The fire was inches away from a row of garages. Only the tree and the fence were aflame.

The fire department is not investigating further: the cause is unknown.

My church is having a packing party on November 7th. It will be a fun & fulfilling time of loading up the shoeboxes with items from the various categories: hygiene, toys, school supplies, etc. We will also have a time of prayer for the recipients.

I am grateful for the community that pulled together finding fire extinguishers and using them to make sure the garages and other vehicles were not damaged. I am also grateful my daughter did not get hurt when moving my car away from the fire.

FOUR. A work colleague likes to cook and bake and then bring these items into the office for us. This week it was squash soup. YUMMM. I had forgotten my lunch that day and so getting this warm, filling, tasty treat was especially appreciated.

FIVE. Do you see the label on this cardboard shoebox? It is more than a reminder to fill up a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. It is a STICKER label! I love stickers and I love this easy way to attach a label to the boxes I fill.

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  • 1. wendyj59  |  . at .

    Goodness the fire sounds scary. Glad it was dealt with quickly and nobody hurt. I hope you can get your car fixed quickly too. That lunch must have been very appreciated when you’d forgotten yours. Have a good weekend.

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  • 2. Gattina  |  . at .

    You were lucky that the fire didn’t do too much damages, and that nobody got hurt ! Except poor squirrel. Nice that your shoulder gets better there is light at the end of the dark tunnel !

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  • 3. faitheturner  |  . at .

    Wow!!! Praise God no one was hurt in the fire!!! And double praise God for your shoulder feeling better and that you could get a nice walk in without pain! We serve a good God!

    I love OCC …our church will have the boxes for us to fill in 2 weeks.

    I love squash soup and look how the Lord provided for you!! On a day you forgot your lunch!! Super special.

    Enjoy the weekend,

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  • 4. smile7850  |  . at .

    Goodness, that fire was something… I know your ethankful tht there want any more damage!! Thank you Lord for keeping the fire at a minimum! Sounds like a good week all around!

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  • 5. A spirit of simplicity  |  . at .

    Wow! I’m glad that your car didn’t suffer more damage. Lucky that you daughter was there to move it and that she wasn’t in danger.

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  • 6. Barbara Harper  |  . at .

    Wow, so glad the fire wasn’t worse. Scary! I’m happy, too, that you’re getting more movement and less pain and discomfort. I have never had squash soup. Glad you had some, esocially when you didn’t have your lunch. Nice of your coworker to do that! I am looking forward to OCC, too!

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  • 7. Willow  |  . at .

    Oh wow! I’m thankful with you that there was no more damage to your car. And I’m thankful you are safe.
    I’m glad you are healing, albeit slowly.
    Our church is doing Operation Christmas Child boxes, too. It’s an amazing ministry.
    I hope you are having a good (and safe) week.

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  • 8. Susanne  |  . at .

    Oh my goodness, how scary to have that happen. Glad that no one was hurt and that the car can be fixed. Good news that you are noticing improvements in your pain levels. Love squash soup. What a nice surprise. Yay for packing for Operation Christmas Child. In Canada I don’t think we have the stickers yet. We taped the labels on.

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