Friday May 18, 2012
I’m a little late to the party this week, but things have been busy. There’s always time to count blessings, though, isn’t there?
Today I’m sharing another nugget of truth from Confessions by Augustine. Love that book!
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.
Here are my favorites for this week:
1. Mother’s Day. A nice day for me. We got to go to church—with our son Andrew! We decided church and lunch out would be too taxing all in one day, so we did our Mother’s Day dinner out on Saturday afternoon. Red Lobster never looked so good to me. It was great! And the cards and calls from my other three boys just made the day…along with those peach roses my hubby had waiting for me on Sunday.
2. Faithful friends…who are still saying, “Do you need ANYthing?” How sweet!
3. The end of a class, beginning of another. I just finished a class (the exam was this past week), and am ordering my books for another. This one is Machiavelli and Aquinas. Right up my alley. I’m excited!
4. Brother bonding. I love that my boys love each other. I remember those days when they couldn’t look at each other without complaining about the other. Now, they look forward to getting together, washing cars together, talking, phone calls. So glad they have each other.
5. This quote. We read Confessions by St. Augustine in the class I just finished, and I mined enough quotes to last for quite a while. I’m trying to intersperse them with others, though, so as not to overload you!
“…there is no greater simplicity than in you…Idleness appears as desire for a quiet life; yet can rest be assured apart from the Lord? …. There is no reliable security except with you.”
In these complicated, crowded days, He is our greatest simplicity; He is our only reliable security. He is our rest.
Wishing you rest this week,