Friday June 15, 2012
How can exile be a gift? My quote today sheds some light on that…
I’m linking up today with Susanne over at Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five. It’s been a quiet week here, but sometimes, that’s just what you need.
Here are my favorites this week:
1. Friends who take you to lunch. Just did that yesterday. A dear friend and I had lunch together and the food and the fellowship was great. Good for me to get out a bit, too.
2. A caring doctor. I’m so thankful for the orthopedic doctor who’s following Andrew for us. His wife and I have been friends for years and I taught his children while he cared for our boys’ football injuries. He just takes time and care with us, and we so appreciate it.
3. Another Rutherfurd book in the wings. I’m waiting to pick this one up at the library—hopefully this weekend. It’s The Forest, which follows England from the Norman Conquest to 1900. Can’t wait!
4. Time together at home. My husband sometimes works in the evenings and has to miss dinner. Last week he had quite a bit of evening work and I missed him! This week he’s been home almost every evening, and it’s been great.
5. This quote:
"And the longer I live, the more I feel like an exile. This is a gift. The exiled make His extravagant love their home." (Ann Voskamp)
A gift indeed, if it drives me to His extravagant love!
Wishing that love for you this week,
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