Susanne at Living to Tell the Story hosts a “Friday Fave Five” in which we share our five favorite things from the past week. Click on the button to read more of the details, and you can visit Susanne to see the list of others’ favorites or to join in.
Often I have my FFF post prepared the night before, but I didn’t have anything written up yet, and this morning I almost decided not to do it today, thinking “I ain’t got nothing.” It hasn’t been a bad week — there just wasn’t anything “favorite” standing out to me, and the situation in Haiti kind of overcasts everything. I was so thankful this morning for warmth at the push of a button and all the conveniences I enjoy while feeling a bit guilty about them when so many are without. But as Shannon said, God wants us to enjoy what He has provided while at the same time realizing they are fleeting, not the most important things in life, and remembering that we should be generous with what we have.
Then I started trying to come up with a “fave five” for the week, and as so often happens, came up with more than five once I got started. That’s why I like this meme — it reminds me to look for the unexpected blessings, large and small, along the way.
So here are my favorites for the week:
1. Lindt truffles. My mother-in-law received an assortment of several different types of chocolates and shared some with us. Love those things. Such perfect little balls of chocolateness.
2. Home-made pizza that Jeremy made for lunch yesterday. It’s so nice when kids cook! (I say kid — he’s 25, so he’s not exactly a kid, but your kids are always your kids. 🙂 )
3. Our ladies’ meeting Monday night. We had a real sweet college girl majoring in Missions who interned this summer with some missionaries we support in Ecuador. It was neat to get a glimpse of our missionaries and their ministry, and it was astounding to hear of and see the wide-open door for evangelism and the receptivity of the people there. They were able to pass out thousands of Spanish gospel CDs to people eager to receive them.
4. 40+ degree temperatures, so nice after several days of 20s and 30s. Today it is supposed to get into the 60s!
5. The Jan. 15th reading from Our Daily Walk by F. B. Meyer on “Things to Be Left Behind.” One quote: “The best way to leave behind is to press forward.”
I updated yesterday’s post, but wanted to say here as well that Dr. Frank Garlock and his colleagues who were missing in Haiti have been found and are well. Of course, there are many others still missing. The country will need our prayers for a long time to come.
Dr. Hantz Bernard of Bibles International is a native of Haiti and is going back with as many “comfort and witness” tracts in the Creole language as he can to help with the spiritual needs as well as any other way he can. He would have opportunities and be able to help as only a native of that land could, knowing the language and culture. You can find out more here about what he is doing and how to contribute if you feel so led. HT to Diane.