Friday, May 9, 2014

F.F.F. - 05.09.14

Hello, Lovelies!  

I trust you had a wonderful joy-filled week.  I hope you sensed the presence of God with you in every thing you did.

1. Last Saturday, Liss and I headed out for our first yard sale of the year. We had a pretty good day.  The weather was perfect.  I found a cute pink fluffy tutu for my Baylee, and some adorable Cardinal onesies for Brody. Can't wait to see them on the babies. 

While we were out we saw this beautiful pink tree framing a church just up the road from mine.  I knew you'd want to see it:

2.  After all the yard sales, errands and work at my second church, the day was far spent.  Yet, it was such a perfect day, we just had to run up to our favorite, Arrowhead Lake, and see how it had fared during our long hard winter.

Just as beautiful as ever!

3.  I was privileged to lead the bible study Wednesday night on the book of Ruth.  We had a wonderful time of study with several sharing some input into the lesson.  Love when that happens.  I love the book of Ruth.  It's really the story of Ruth and Naomi and how when you are down to only one thing left (Naomi's daughter-in-law, Ruth),  God can bring blessing through that very thing.  Through Ruth, Naomi's offspring ended up including King David and ultimately Jesus Christ!

4.  On Tuesday, my friend, Marti, brought me some irises from her garden to enjoy.  Here it is Friday and I'm still loving them.

5.  I love to share quotes and material that I run across that uplifts and inspires.  This week, I'm sharing with you from an awesome devotional I receive in my inbox each day:  Turning Point Devotional:

James 1:2-8 is a classic text in Scripture on how to respond to trials in our life. Part of the instruction has to do with our response -- patiently let the trial (test) produce its result of maturity. But the other part of the instruction is to ask God for help (wisdom). We are told three things: First, God will respond liberally, or generously; He will not withhold help in order to "pay us back." Second, He will respond "without reproach"; we will not be made to feel bad or guilty for asking. And third, He will give the wisdom we need.
… David Jeremiah, Turning Point Devotional 05.07.14

And so ends another week on the Journey.  How did your week go?  Please leave a comment, and you can also link up at Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story.


Joyful Reader said...

I need to remember to list visiting my friend Jerralea is one of my fave's of the week! You are such a wonderfully uplifting individual! Thanks for all you do! I enjoy you very much! God bless and hope you have a terrific Mother's Day weekend!

ellen b. said...

Sounds like you had much to be joyful about this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Faith said...

YOur faves are so happy!! You do have the joy of the Lord here...I love it. That lake is GORGEOUS!!! and the irises are so lovely...mine haven't bloomed yet....we are having quite a late spring here in NY but my tulips are open now! YEAH!! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

betty said...

That lake is so pretty! What pretty irises too! How fun to get out to some garage sales too. Pretty much here they do them year round, but I remember when we lived in Montana the first ones would come out first part of April and would be packed with people, eagerly glad that the season had begun again.


barbarah said...

What pretty flowers and scenery! I'd like to plant some irises. The Ruth Bible study sound good.

Angie said...

The Irises are beautiful. We hit up some yard sales this month too and got some great deals. I'm really enjoying the warmer weather and all it brings.

Susanne said...

I love the book of Ruth. So many rich truths in it. I love when people contribute and respond at study. Wonderful pictures!

Willow said...

Oh the irises are beautiful! I just had to look up where Arrowhead Lake is and it looks like a beautiful spot. The photos agree :) Love that blooming tree, too.