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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