Friday, March 11, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up and FFF

Happy Friday to you all!

Friday is the time I like to stop in the middle of the busy and reflect. This journey I'm on sometimes feels like it's really a super-sonic train ride with everything rushing by in a blur. It's helpful and calming to stop and take my bearings, so to speak.

This week was a little different because our schedule was a little different. One night we took off to visit a revival where a friend of ours was speaking.

What an adventure that turned out to be! You can read about it in my post, "Laughter: The Best Medicine."

Thinking about the adventure brings to mind my thankful list - or as we FFF bloggers like to say - our five faves:

  • We didn't have car trouble or run off the road that night. (It was a very real possibility and we had no working cell phones on us!)
  • An answer to prayer personally: If you've been a reader of my blog from the beginning, you know we seem to have more accidents than you can shake a stick at! (I know that was bad grammar, but I did it for emphasis.) Once again, there was an accident, a small fender-bender, if you will. Once again, God came through for us. It. All. Worked. For our good. Why do we keep getting surprised?
  • Memories - I love remembering all the wonderful things God has blessed me with and brought me through.
  • I'm so thankful for all the resources available to me to study God's word. How do people make it that don't know the word of God? I'd be a basket case of nerves if I didn't have God's word to stand on.
  • I was given a small bouquet of daffodils. Love the yellow color and even more the promise of Spring they bring.

Don't forget this Sunday is the start of Daylight Savings Time. Yes, we might lose an hour of sleep, but it's worth it to have more hours of sunshine. I love the light! (I'll just go to bed an hour early.)

I'm excited because tomorrow I'm attending a War Room Conference on Prayer. The movie made a big impact on me. I'm hoping to learn some practical ways to make prayer even more a part of my days. (No, I don't have a closet I can turn into a War Room ... because I totally would if I could.)

I'm also excited because I'm looking forward on my Pastor's new sermon series that starts this Sunday, "Seven Steps of Destruction." We do have an enemy, in case you weren't aware, and there are things he tries on every Christian. My aim is to be prepared and alert!

I plan to share some of what I'm learning in future posts.

And so ends another week on the Journey. How did your week go? I'd love to know! Share in the comments, or consider linking up your own post at Susanne's space, Living to Tell the Story.


Anonymous said...

Glad things worked out with the fender bender. Ugh. I did enjoy reading about your trip to the revival. Hope you have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Even when car accidents aren't major, they can be a pain just to deal with insurance and repairs. Glad God worked out your situation for good! And that the other trip went well. I sure don't know how people survive without the Word of God or leaning on Him in life.

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Linda Stoll said...

Sounds like your weekend's gonna be a great one, filled to overflowing with the best of what God has to offer! And daffodils ... oh, those daffodils.

Yes and amen to springtime's soon arriveal.

Blessings to you!

betty said...

The sermon series seems interesting; indeed we do have an enemy; he's defeated, but he sure likes to try to cause havoc in our lives. Glad everything is going to work out for the "little" accident. We don't change clocks in Arizona, but my work schedule got changed as a result of the time change so I have to remember to start an hour earlier on Monday :)

Enjoy your weekend!


Wendy said...

Glad it all worked out with the car and you had a good week. Hope the weekend went as well.

Ceil said...

Hi Jerralea! Wow, you've had some adventures lately! How was your weekend? Did you have a good meeting?
It's always wonderful to get together with other faithful people and exchange ideas and learn. I love that. And how lovely to spend a Friday thinking about all the things you're thankful for! I think if we all did that, we'd be more joyful.
Have a great afternoon!

Willow said...

I haven't seen War Room--I should, I know. Maybe this summer. That War Room Prayer Conference sounds like a great weekend!
Fender bender? I'm so glad it worked for good for you. Please, no more adventures! (Do you know the Chinese curse? "May you live in interesting times.")

Susanne said...

Yikes. So glad it wasn't worse than a fender bender and that it all worked out and no one was hurt. I don't know if I agree with the tradeoff for daylight savings. It's a killer on me and the dayhome kids who are grumpy for days! Daffodils are such a happy little flower.

Christine Malkemes said...

Awesome ! What a week. Guess no one can say, Booooooring! Your life is full and abundant. Awe! How awesome this that? Thanks for sharing a part of yourself when you write.