Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday's Fave Five: Blessings this Thanksgiving Week.

While we are poised on the brink of the swirling activities of the Christmas season, it is good to stop and examine the blessings in the here and now.

Here's my five from this week:

1. God has sent my friend Elizabeth into my life to teach me a few things. Last month, she was homeless and sleeping in her truck. This month, He has made an apartment available for her AND her dog. (Did you know how impossible it is to find a landlord willing to rent to a pet owner?) When did He make this apartment available? The day before the weather turned cold!

I could go on and on about all the things He has done in her life, but then that would be her Fave Five list, not mine. I'm just so thankful He is allowing me to see how He is working in her life.

Plus it's always a blessing to make a new friend!

2. I expected Wednesday to be crazy busy but actually it turned out to be a day that ran smoothly and I easily got all the must-be-dones finished, and a couple of the not-quite-as-important tasks done as well.

3. The girls each brought a dish to our Thanksgiving feast making my cooking much easier. It was all delicious! Sharing our thankfuls around a full table makes my heart full indeed.

4. I used swag-bucks to buy one of the Christmas gifts off my list. Pretty nice to find just the right gift at just the right price and not have to break open my wallet. Oh, and I didn't have to leave my house to order it. Win-Win!

5. 4 Day Weekends are pretty awesome. I remember when I worked at the bank feeling sad I had to go back on Friday after Thanksgiving. To all those that do have to work today, I appreciate your service.

And so ends another week on the Journey. How did YOUR week go?  I hope you were surrounded with love, friends and family. Leave a comment and tell us all about it, or consider linking up with a great group of bloggers, the Friday's Fave Five community at our lovely hostess, Susanne's space, Living to Tell the Story.


collettakay said...

I love looking back at my week and thinking of all the things that made me smile :) We ordered a lot of our gifts online this year. We did brave the stores for a bit this morning though!

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Anonymous said...

Amazing to hear how God is working in your friend's life! I've been enjoying sharing meal preparation with my d-i-l the last few years - definitely makes dinners easier. I've been doing some online shopping myself this morning - even nicer when you have points to get things for free! Glad your work day before the holidays went smoothly!

Wendy said...

Sounds like you had a good Thanksgiving and I'm glad things are working our for your friend. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Faith said...

Happy Thanksgiving and what a HUGE God we serve...that anecdote about your new friend just brought tears to my eyes. Glory to God that you can witness these things unfolding in her life.

Glad you had a smooth day and things got done including people to help with meal prep!

enjoy this long weekend.

Susanne said...

What a wonderful story of what God did for your friend! I hope her and her doggy enjoy that new place! Yay for getting just the right gift with your swag bucks. I'm all for saving when I can! So nice when everyone chips in for big holiday meals. Definitely takes a lot of pressure off. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

betty said...

How neat to be reminded that God always comes through in his perfect timing! So glad your friend was able to find a place to be off the streets! Thanksgiving seemed so wonderful for your family :)


Anonymous said...

Wouldn't mind at all if you listed your new friend's faves :-) Love hearing how God works things together. Blessings on both of you and may your friendship increase!