I'm so glad I link up each Friday with a group of wonderful bloggers who pause to reflect on the highlights of their week. Sometimes great blessings are shared, sometimes just small everyday gifts, but all worthy of thanks.
1. Last Saturday, the girls - and the twins - went yard saling with me. The babies were good, the weather relatively cool, and the cloudy skies did not actually dump water on us. (Good thing, because Friday evening the flood waters fell. Thankfully my house did not get flooded, but several businesses in the town where I work had to close due to water over the roads.)
2. Sunday, of course, was Father's Day. The family all met at Jim's favorite restaurant, Delmonico's, and enjoyed a nice meal. We missed having Daniel with us; hopefully, next year, we will be able to celebrate with two fathers at our family get-together.
3. Bananas in Red Stuff - Have you ever been to a buffet and noticed bananas in red stuff on the salad bar? My kids always loved it but I wasn't sure exactly how to make it. Was it frozen strawberries pureed and poured over bananas or what? The answer to my question was found in the book "Come Home to Supper" by Christy Jordan. She reveals the secret: strawberry glaze that is used for strawberry pies is the "red stuff." I happened to see some in the produce section this week and made it for dinner. Let me just say that the twins are wild for it! Baylee, especially, was heartbroken when the bowl was "gone-gone." I'm pretty happy to find an easy-peasy dessert to add to the rotation!
4. I'm excited the string of mid-ninety degree days has been broken. Lower 80s today and the next week has been forecast. I'm not a fan of high heat so I count this as a gift from the good Lord.
5. Quote of the week:
What do you think amazed Jesus? While there are many instances in the four Gospels of people being amazed at Jesus’ words and works, there are only two times when we read of Jesus being amazed at something (or “marveling” at something). Both times, He was amazed at faith—once when He found it where He least expected it (Luke 7:9) and once where He didn’t find it when He most expected it (Mark 6:6). Faith, or its absence, is apparently a subject of amazement to Jesus. He works in its presence (Luke 7) and doesn’t work in its absence (Mark 6).… David Jeremiah, Turning Point Devotional, June 24, 2015 “Amazing!”
I don't know about you but I'd rather amaze Jesus with my faith than disappoint Him with a lack of faith.
And so ends another week on the Journey. How did your week go? Leave a comment and share, or link up at Susanne's space, Living to Tell the Story, and tell your story.