The Wilds of New England)
The Fridays sure do come around quickly! I'm thankful to be able to take this opportunity to praise God for five things He's blessed us with in the past week. Thankful too for the Best of My Days cards by Ashley at Under the Sycamore.
As I mentioned in a previous post, each December Ashley has offered a new set of these to
download and print for free. Each card has a month's worth
of numbered spaces, one for each day of the month, on which one writes
the best thing that happened on that day. As I noted before, getting serious about this simple journaling technique in August has really increased my gratitude and helped me to notice more of my blessings each day. Some days it is awfully difficult to pick just one thing! Anyhow ... on with this week's Friday five:
1. Visitors at church both on Sunday and Wednesday evening. Sunday's visitors had just moved here from a western state. Interestingly, in conversation we found that they now live on our street! Wednesday night's visitors live in another region of our state, but have family near our church and have previously visited on a couple different Sundays. It was a blessing to have them there unexpectedly on a Wednesday evening. When your church is as small as ours, visitors are a huge encouragement!
2. Getting my dining room and entry area decorated for fall. I ordinarily wait until the first day of fall, but this year I needed to get it done early. The pic I'll share will be from a previous year, since I haven't found time to take photos of what I did on Monday. And now I see that I left out many fall items that I usually use. No matter, what I have done is pretty and I can add more later if I choose. For now, the fall decor is making me smile every time I look at it.
4. My hubby had a day off due to rain on Tuesday. We got lots of errands and other tasks accomplished, went out for coffee after voting and actually went out for an early supper around 4 or so. It was a treat to be able to spend extra time together!
5. Strength that God gave for a very busy day yesterday and one that is equally busy today. I've felt rather tired and not up to all that I need to do, but God has given strength beyond my own.
The Wilds of New England. To my delight, the speaker this weekend is Denise Cunningham, who happens to write the blog RefreshHer. I am so looking forward to meeting Denise in person and hearing all that she will share from God's Word. No doubt when I write my Friday five next week, this retreat will be one of the blessings I'll be counting!
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