Friday May 11, 2012
This has been a real week—full of good stuff and hard stuff, too. But that’s what makes it real. It’s not the rose-strewn pathway or an insurmountable mountain, it’s just seven days of real life after Eden. The best part about it? Having a hand to hold, arms to rest in, a Saviour to lean on.
I’m linking up with Susanne to talk about our five favorites of the week for Friday’s Fave Five. Click on over to Living to Tell the Story if you’d like to join us.
My favorites for this week:
1. The countdown! Yes, one more week of classes and then exams. Pretty excited about that.
2. The generosity of friends. Our faculty hosted a spring luncheon and took donations…to help with Andrew’s medical expenses. So sweet, and we’re so thankful.
3. Time to bake. Now that my research papers are graded, I’m finding I have more time in the evenings. I’ve even gotten to bake some cookies. I love to bake! (And my husband loves it, too.)
4. Prayers and encouragement. My son Andrew had a little discouraging news this week, and the sweet words and prayers of friends have been so uplifting.
5. This quote. It’s a poem, really, and it fits real life perfectly.
“Ah, my dear angry Lord,
Since thou dost love, yet strike,
Cast down, yet help afford,
Sure I will do the like.
I will complain, yet praise;
I will bewail, approve;
And all my sour-sweet days,
I will lament, and love." (George Herbert)
This poem, Bittersweet, was written by a Welsh-born poet and Anglican priest who lived in the 1600s. I love the language and the sentiment, too.
I love that His grace extends to the smooth and the rocky path, to the smiles and the tears. He’s always there, no matter what we’re feeling or facing. What more could we ask?
Grace to you this week,