Friday April 13, 2012
One would think that we wouldn’t notice the difference here in Florida…the slow slide from March to April. But notice we do. I miss the daffodils pushing up through the hard ground, but I sense spring here anyway.
Perhaps I see it most in my students, that straining toward spring and just beyond, to the golden days of summer. Which leads to my list of favorites today…
(Joining in with the FFF ladies for Friday's Fave Five, hosted by Susanne here. Be sure to click on over if you'd like to join us!)
1. Counting them down. The weeks, that is – until summer begins for us. I turn the page in my attendance book on Monday, so that means we’re halfway through the last quarter. Dividing my time between home and school has been hard since January, so I’m certainly anticipating late May.
2. Jan Karon books. Oh, my. I do love them. I read her latest last week, In the Company of Others. It’s #2 in the Father Tim series. I love a book full of “characters,” and this one didn’t disappoint. It takes place in Ireland (which makes it a personal favorite of mine) and I found myself thinking with an Irish lilt as I read! Now I need something good to read…it’s hard to follow a good Jan Karon novel.
3. Reveling in Easter. We got to worship together – all three of us – for the first time since January. Easter is a holiday full of hope. Hope fulfilled, in fact. It was great for all of us to be in church on Sunday, for so many reasons.
4. Remembering my mom’s words: “Don’t borrow trouble.” There’s so much unknown and uncertainty in life that we can make ourselves crazy. I often remind myself of what my mom says about trouble. We truly do have enough trouble for today, and we can’t do anything about tomorrow’s unknowns…except trust.
5. A quote:
“So strong, so beautiful is hope, that it is scarcely possibly to overpraise it. It is the divine alchemy that transmutes the base metal of adversity into gold.” (A.W. Tozer)
I just love that – “the divine alchemy that transmutes the base metal of adversity into gold.” There’s no improving on that.
Anticipating the gold in the coming week,