Friday April 8, 2011
Can you name five blessings from your week? Susanne from Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday’s Fave Five each week. Click on over and see her if you’d like to join in!
Here are my favorites from this week:
1. A busy week. Well, I might as well be thankful for it; it’s one of those weeks that can’t be avoided. When I consider the alternative—a boring week—this week looks pretty good. Our production of Peter Pan is running Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, so this week has been crunch time. I’m thankful that I’m just Assistant Director and don’t carry the main load. Long rehearsals this week, though. Not much time spent at home except to sleep!
2. The Ultimate Blog Party sponsored by Five Minutes for Mom. This is the first time I’ve joined up, and it’s been fun to meet new blog friends!
3. A nice bowl of soup. I know, it’s not winter—especially here in Florida. But it sure feels like it sometimes inside with all the AC blowing! (I live with a sweater or blazer, just in case.) I’m a big fan of breaking for lunch. I don’t do lunch meetings (as much as possible), I don’t let kids make up stuff at lunch. I think all of us need a short break in the middle of the day. I’m protective of my little lunch. And I love something hot. It makes me feel full and warm and comforted, somehow a bit relaxed. If you're soup fan and have a good, easy soup recipe, be sure to leave me a comment. I’d love a few new soup recipes!
4. Brotherlove. I wrote about Motherlove last week and how thankful I am for it. I’ve been reminded this week that I’m so thankful for brotherlove—the love my boys have for each other. They’re all so different, and no, they don’t agree on everything! But when push comes to shove, they love each other. When things are tough, they call on each other. I love that. It warms my heart to hear one of them say they’ve already called and talked this over with a brother or two. I love it that they’re there for each other.
5. This verse:
“He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).
Doesn’t that make you feel loved, treasured? He rejoices over us with gladness! He quiets us (even in the midst of a busy week), consoling and calming us with His love. He rejoices over us with singing.
Rejoice is such a great word, filled with joy. He has joy over us. We are loved, treasured, quieted, consoled in Him. What a blessing!