Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #127

Hello, everyone!  It's Friday again, and it's a time when I join the Friday's Favorite Five group over at Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story.  This amazing group of bloggers share about 5 highlights of their week, choosing to focus on the positive, oftentimes in the midst of trying times.

We are still going through a difficult journey in our household, yet there have been splashes of joy:

1. Monday was Valentine's Day. My sweetie got me a yellow rose bouquet and we went to a church valentine celebration.  It was fun conversing with the other couples, and of course, it's always good when I don't have to cook.  We had couples there that had been married 62 years all the way down to a couple being married 8 years.

2. One thoughtful, cute idea that I had never seen done before:  I was "heart attacked" by my boss! (Actually, the idea was conceived by his wife.) 

When I got back from lunch, I discovered all these hearts taped on the wall behind my desk.   It's always good to be shown appreciation!

3.  I'm still focusing on scripture that I quoted here, and also here.  I've added another couple that bring me comfort:

"God promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! My life is God's prayer."  Psalm 42:8 The Message

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

At some point, there is going to be something good come out of my mess!

4.  Liss and I have been playing Scrabble every night on her I-Pad.  She's been kicking my butt, but it's good to have something to take your mind off things.

5.  Thought-provoking quote:

"The aspect of Christianity that sets it apart from all other world religions is the fact of God's love. Instead of requiring us to sacrifice ourselves to gain God's approval, He sacrificed Himself for us in order to satisfy His own nature and fulfill His own attributes. " David Jeremiah, Turning Point Devotional 2/5/11

What a wonderful Savior!

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Lisa notes... said...

Yes, always good when I don’t have to cook too! I love the “heart attack.” What a cute idea.

Sorry you’re going through a rough season but it encourages me to turn to scriptures when I see others do it too.

The quote on sacrifice makes me tear up. We are so blessed to be loved by a God like ours!

ellen b. said...

Oh! I love that heart attacked idea. How great is that. I always love it when I can eat without cooking! I think it's time for a game of scrabble for's been years.
Have a wonderful weekend...

Melissa said...

The "heart attack" idea is very cute! How fun!

Those are wonderfully encouraging verses! I've been praying for you and your family this week. In fact, you came to mind when I came across the verse that I quoted in my FFF:

"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Ps. 34:18, NIV 1984)

cindy said...

Such a good idea to be heart attacked, just how original is that.
Thanks for stopping by

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Saddly, no the living room won't be pink, Honey does have a little say in the matter.
A night without cooking is always a treat! The heart attack idea is wonderful. That would be so fun to do with the kids!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Willow said...

Oh I love that 'heart attack' idea!

#5--what a great quote.

Karyn said...

That's the kind of heart attack I'd wish on anyone! :) What a fun way to express appreciation.

The quote is really wonderful, thanks for sharing it.

hip-chick said...

scrabble sounds like fun!

Susanne said...

I love that quote. Sometimes I forget that but it really is the basis of our faith! Our God is amazing!

Love the heart attack idea! I'm writing that down for next year!

Saying a prayer for you and your family again this week, Jerralea. May God lead and direct you and bring your strength and comfort.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

That was very sweet of your boss, and I loved your scripture and your quote. I'm also a big scrabble fan. Thanks for sharing your week.

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Kathryn said...

I just love the heart attacked idea! How clever is that!