Friday March 16, 2012
I love recounting my blessings each Friday. Sometimes it's hard to isolate just five of them! But it's a great exercise in thankfulness...an opportunity to mine blessings.
Susanne from Living to Tell the Story hosts Friday’s Fave Five each week. Click on over to get the details and join us. Here are my favorites for this week.
1. Being home! This was my Spring Break, and it was great to be here and not be splitting my time and my self.
2. Having two boys at home. Our youngest son is home this week and Andrew (who’s with us as he recovers from the accident) really enjoyed having a brother around. It was great having both of them here.
3. Cooking for my family. I haven’t been able to do that in so long! We’re so thankful for those who have helped feed us, but it was nice to be able to cook a few favorites for the boys before I head back into the last nine weeks of school.
4. The last nine weeks of school. I sat down and planned it out this week. My classes lost some time while I was gone, so we won’t get as far as I usually do. But I keep telling myself, “That’s okay. It’s better than a sub.” Just can’t do it all right now. But only nine weeks until summer is pretty great.
5. This quote. One caveat – I may have used this quote sometime this fall…but it’s amazing how things take on even more meaning when you’re in the midst of a storm. I’d listen to songs I listen to every day and think, “Wow. That songwriter really gets it.” I would read verses I had read before, but their meaning would seem ten times richer. It’s the same with this quote. It has so much more meaning for me in light of early January 2012.
“In this crazy world, there’s an enormous distinction between good times and bad, between sorrow and joy. But in the eyes of God, they’re never separated. Where there is pain, there is healing. Where there is mourning, there is dancing. Where there is poverty, there is the kingdom.” (Henri Nouwen)
“In the eyes of God.” I feel like I’m getting just a glimpse through His eyes. We’re seeing healing where there’s pain, dancing where there’s mourning, and a kingdom in the midst of poverty.
Wishing you healing, dancing, and a glimpse of the kingdom this week.