Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday's Fave Five - 05.08.15


Today is one of those days where the to-do list is jam-packed. I considered skipping the Friday's Fave this week, but decided to share - quickly - with you the highlights of the week that includes an answer to prayer.

1. Last Saturday, we took a quick spin into the countryside and visited an azalea farm.  We heard of this at the end of the season and went to check it out.  All I can say is that next year we will be sure to go in the first part of April to see all the wondrous beauty.

2. Answered prayer:  our expensive zero-turn mower quit and the hubs was quite distressed. He was sure it was going to cost $600 - $900 to get it going. (He always looks at things as worst case scenario.) Also, we didn't really know who to get to work on it. We prayed about it and mulled it over a couple days when a person's name popped into Jim's mind. He called him and long story short, the mower was picked up, fixed and brought back. Cost? $60! Thank you, Jesus!

3. New PC at work - finally gave up XP and got Windows 8.

4.  Grilled hot dogs - first of the season Thursday night.  (I know, we're slow.) Yum.

5. Quote of the week:

"Don’t be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom." (Luke 12:32 WEB)
"As Jesus says ... we are His little flock. Little lambs can't protect themselves, they can't provide for themselves, they can't manage the cares of daily life. All they can do is live a life close to their shepherd. It is so comforting to know that Jesus is our Great Shepherd and we have no need under His watchful eye." ... Barry Adams

I enjoyed this devotional so much. You can read the whole thing here.

Bonus:  Today is our son-in-law's birthday. We so wish he was back home to celebrate.  We are proud of him and his service to our country.

And so ends another week on the Journey. How did your week go?  Please share in the comments, or consider linking your own post to Susanne's blog, Living to Tell the Story.


Joyful said...

Amen to answered prayers! God is good in all things! :)
Hope you get your list knocked out and get to enjoy a wonderful Mother's Day!
Happy Birthday to one of America's finest!

Sandi said...

Wonderful pictures!

YAY for answered prayers!

betty said...

Happy birthday to your son in law! Glad it worked out with the mower, thank you Lord for answered prayers indeed!


Anonymous said...

I missed somewhere that your son-in-law is in the service. Thank you to him for his service. What a wonderful photo of him with the twins. Yay for answered prayer and a easy fix on the lawn mower. Grilled hot dogs sound so good and so much like summer! Have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Susanne said...

Happy bday to your son in law! Too bad he's not here to celebrate. Hope he has a wonderful day anyway. Wow, what an answer to prayer that was. Enjoy your Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

Azaleas are so pretty in bloom.

Wow, what a neat answered prayer!

Happy birthday to your son-in-law!

Love that quote about lambs and God's love and care for us.

Faith said...

Oh i'm heading over to check out that post you linked us to! And yay for pretty flowers, birthdays, new computer systems and grilled food! (we don't eat hot dogs or beef but we enjoyed bison burgers on the grill last evening....yummy!!!!!) and grilled salmon is amazing.....right now, here in NY, it's a bit pricey but as soon as we are on the cape, I'm gonna buy some and grill it!! Enjoy your Mother's day and do something special for just YOU!

Ceil said...

Hi Jerralea! Must be that time of year. Our mower died, and the repairman told my husband it wasn't worth fixing. Sigh... We did find out that it's over 15 years old, so that made me feel better. But they are not cheap!!

Happy Mother's Day to you, and birthday wishes to your son-in-law. Wonderful ways to celebrate life!

Willow said...

Yah, I know those busy weeks. I hope you enjoy Windows 8 :)
Happy Birthday to your son-in-law! Please thank him for his service to our country! (and I know how it is--have had a total of 3 deployments between son and son-in-law)

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a nice happy answer to prayer! That photo of your dear son in law is so sweet. How much the little ones have grown since the photo.

That's one of my favorite verses. There's such affection in those words.