Friday’s Fave Five

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Welcome to Friday’s Fave Five, hosted by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story, in which we can share five of our favorite things from the last week,  wonderful exercise in looking for and appreciating the good things God blesses us with. Click on the button to learn more, then go to Susanne’s to read others’ faves and link up your own.

It’s been…a somewhat stressful week, actually. As regular readers hear have already heard, my husband had a detached retina earlier this week and had to have surgery on it. My head was spinning with the coming and going to different doctors’ offices for three days in a row. Things have been a bit more peaceful the latter part of the week. We won’t know for about three weeks how much vision has been restored, but we’re hoping for the best. The highest highlight of the week was God’s peace and help during Jim’s surgery, as well as many expressions of people caring and praying. Here are a few others:

1. A church ladies’ fellowship at a restaurant in town. We only have them about once a quarter, and I had missed the Christmas one. It’s easy to skip these, especially when life is busy and hectic, but I do always enjoy them when I get there. The testimonies were a special blessing.

2. Chocolate pie. I had planned to get dessert to take home at the restaurant after the fellowship, but they had closed and were just waiting on us to get done. 🙂 I had really been set for a piece of chocolate pie, so I stopped at a store on the way home and bought one to share with the family.

3. At-home visits. Our church started an at-home ministry a few months ago to encourage and coordinate visiting some of the church members who can’t make it out very often, and my mother-in-law is on the list of those to visit. They took the Sunday night church service to divide the whole congregation into groups to go visit the various at-home members. They had done this at Christmas and decided it would be a good idea to do it through the year. We had about ten people go to see Jim’s mom, and not only was she blessed by the singing, but another lady in the room sang along as well, and many staff and residents stopped by to listen.

4. Finishing the cabinet for my sewing/craft room.

5. Talking with an old friend of my mother-in-law’s on the phone last night. She’s a dear lady: she and my m-i-l have been friends since childhood. It was good to catch up with her.

Hope you have a great weekend!

9 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

  1. Blessings seem even sweeter in the midst of a stressful week, I think. Love your cabinet! Hope your husband recuperates well. Have a great week ahead.

  2. Hello Barbara,

    I hope you and your hubby are relaxing this weekend after what has been a busy and stressful week. Praying for a happy resolution.

    What a wonderful ministry your church has to shut-ins. I think this is something our small group could do once a quarter.

    Regarding transferring vhs to dvd, Costco also has that service. I don’t have a membership which is why I didn’t use their service.

  3. Oh dear–those detached retinas are tricky. I’m thankful surgery went so well. And even in the midst of all that, you were able to find time for that women’s evening out.

    • Thankfully the women’s evening out was before the eye problems and surgery. I don’t think I would have gone to something like that in the midst of Jim’s surgery and recovery.

  4. So pleased you were blessed by your time with the ladies’ fellowship. I love hearing testimonies. Praying that Jim’s recovery goes smoothly and that his vision is fully restored.

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