Gratitude is key.
"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."1 Thessalonians 5:18
In this season of giving, it's important to give thanks to God. I know we just had a month of Thanksgiving but really thankfulness is a lifestyle.
FFF helps me do just that! Friday's Fave Five is a meme where bloggers share five highlights from their past week. It can be anything that lifts the soul.
Here's my five:
Thankful for soup - I love love love making soup. There is something so satisfying and fulfilling about chopping up vegetables and making a flavorful broth! It gives me quite the Suzy-Homemaker-ish type feeling. If I'm able to get it ready and put in the crockpot before I leave for work, I am even more excited. Coming in the door and smelling a wonderful meal already made is definitely a win-win for me.
Thankful for new recipes that add variety to my menu. Let's face it, when you have been cooking for 40 years you can get bored out of your mind. I love finding new recipes on Pinterest or Facebook and changing it up. Here's my latest newbie, Ham and Cheese Rolls. Delish!
Thankful for cozy winter evenings with a grandkid on my lap. Normally, the twins are busy every minute with doing some type of activity. But when they see MiMi on the couch with a fleecy warm blanket, somehow they are much more tempted to climb up on her lap and let her read them stories.
Thankful for the opportunity to study and then share God's word. This week was my turn to do the Wednesday night bible study. I wrapped up my teaching on James with sharing about chapter 5. I especially love James 5:13-16 that encourages to pray for one another and sing when we are cheerful!
Thankful for these two: They crack me up! (Okay, I know I already mentioned the twins, but they are special enough for two mentions.)
How did YOUR week go? I'd love to know! Leave a comment, or consider linking up a post of your own at the lovely and gracious Susanne's space, Living to Tell the Story. You will enjoy being part of a great community.
I'm also linking up with another great community at Word of God Speak. Join Janis Cox and her friends there for sharing some awesome thoughts.