It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week
with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and other friends.
What a week! In these times where there are so many causes for concern, it’s more important than ever to consciously note the blessings God has graciously sprinkled through our days.Earlier, I wrote a specific list about what I am thankful for during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some other blessings:
1. Pi Day. We celebrate Pi Day because the date, 3.14, is the value of pi. And any excuse to eat pie is a good one. 🙂 But then my husband noticed that the value of pi written backwards also spells pie!
We had Hamburger Pie for dinner (no crust, but a meatloaf-type texture on the bottom topped by mashed potatoes and cheese), and Mittu brought a great salad. Then we had Chocolate Pretzel Pie for dessert.
3. Pink heart bird feeder. I found this in a bargain bin a while back, but stashed it in my closet. Now that the weather is nicer, I need to figure out where to put it. I probably won’t use it as a feeder–I’d have to refill it several times a day.
4. Supplies. Thankfully we were pretty well set for most supplies when the mania hit. I try to buy one or two ahead of most toiletries and some nonperishables anyway. Two stores were out of TP, but my husband found some at a local discount store and my son found some for his family at Walgreens. I found most of the grocery items I needed this week. Hopefully by the time we start running out, the stores will be replenished. I’ve seen notices that most stores will limit the purchase of certain items to combat hoarding.
5. Providential reading. I’ve had Breaking Anxiety’s Grip by Dr. Michelle Bengston on my shelf since September. I picked it up several weeks ago, then set it aside for some Easter reading. When my regular Bible reading ran shorter than usual this week, I picked this book up again. It was just what I needed this week! The truth that dealing with anxiety, worry, and fear is not a one-time event, but a process, and several paragraphs on relinquishing control to God especially hit home. Also, she quoted Psalm 131:2. I was used to the KJV version, which says, “I have behaved and quieted myself,” but other versions say “I have calmed and quieted my soul.” Reading it that way reminded me that “calmed” and “quieted” are actions verbs, and that we can and should remind ourselves of the truth and comfort of God’s Word.
That’s my week. How was yours?