Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekly Wrap-Up and a F.F.F.

It's good to be back with the crew at Friday's Fave Five who spend each Friday looking back over their week and counting at least 5 highlights, or blessings, they've been given.We meet at Susanne's space, Living to Tell the Story, and share. You're invited to join us, too.

Getting back into the groove has been hard for me in the last 6 weeks but I feel this week has seen a lot of progress. I hate when things are hanging over my head, so I'm thankful the to-do list has gotten whittled down.

Answered prayer is always a plus. I don't know if I had shared with you, but for a long time I've been praying for God to send my church someone to take over leading worship. I love being on the worship team, but leading? Not so much. In the last few weeks, He has done just that. Our new worship leader sings in a gospel group and is a music teacher, so he is well qualified to lead. He's already taught us some new songs. I'm enjoying being on the team immensely. Praise God!

Gorgeous weather has been surrounding us in the midwest lately. I'm so thankful. Thankful also for a cheap electric bill this month!

We had a wonderful time visiting family in East Tennessee and North Carolina last month. I saw some beautiful scenery such as this view of the mountains:

I always like to end an F.F.F. with a great quote. I saw this at Emily's site a few days ago and it really spoke to me:

“The question is not Can we heal? The question, the only question, is Will we let the healing power of the risen Jesus flow through us to reach and touch others, so that they may dream and fight and bear and run where the brave dare not go?” – Brennan Manning, The Furious Longing of God

Touching others for Christ - the goal of the journey ...

And so ends another week on the Journey. I'm thankful each day for a fresh start. Next week, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Let us all be thinking of all our blessings and sharing the great things He has done for us.

How did your week go? 

I'd love to know! Leave a comment and share or consider linking up your own Friday's Fave Five post at Susanne's space, Living to Tell the Story and tell us all about your journey.


Anonymous said...

Yippee for answered prayer and getting back in the groove. Nice that you could have family time and good weather, too. have a great weekend.

betty said...

Being a worship leader I think is a hard job. Glad your prayers were answered for a new one to lead worship at your church :)


Willow said...

I admire any worship leader--it's a hard position. Hurray that you have found a good fit on your team.
Love the mountains photo! And my daughter has been thankful for the great midwest weather too.

Anonymous said...

I don't like things hanging over my head, either - glad you could get some things whittled down. Hurray for answered prayer! We've had such beautiful weather here, too. I live in eastern TN! Glad you could visit the lovely state, especially this time of year.

Wendy said...

I'm glad things are working out for you and that you had a good trip.

Faith said...

we have had great weather here in the northeastmtoo! so thankful for it.
praise God for answered prayer and awesome worship leaders. It's a difficult job!

so glad you had time with family and got to see some gorgeous mountainsđŸ˜€

havea wonderful Thanksgiving