Friday July 19, 2013
Who wants a broken heart?
Stay tuned for my fave number five, and the quote that sheds a little light on that.
I’m linking up today with Susanne of Living to Tell the Story for Friday’s Fave Five, where we list blessings from the week.
Won’t you join us?
Here are my favorites from this week:
1. Lunch with friends. This fave is really from last week, but I had too much to say last week so I saved it! I had lunch with two friends last week, and we had such a great time. Thankful, as always, for friends.
2. Helpful ones. This week I discovered two incredibly helpful individuals. One, a nurse, is simply a godsend as I try to help my elderly mom from long distance. The other is a technical whiz! Not only that, she’s great at explaining and teaching, so you really “get” what she’s showing you.
**A late-breaking fave I just have to add as a bonus: I awoke to a sweet message on my author Facebook page today, thanking me for my book. Another boy mom, Chelsea of Moments a Day, posted 10 Ways to Embrace Being a Boy Mom today and she included a link and a shout out to I'm Outnumbered. I love hearing from readers! Thanks, Chelsea.
3. A book. I finished Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth last weekend, and immediately went in search of the next title in the series. I couldn’t find it at any of the local libraries, so to Amazon I went. Can’t wait for it to come in the mail. I love the way she has crafted characters who are not one-dimensional, who are like us, flawed but striving.
4. Good news for the adoption fund. My eldest son and sweet daughter-in-law are adopting a child from India, and it is costly. Their church baked and baked and baked and helped them host an Adoption Bake Sale last weekend. They sold all the goodies and did SO well. Most of all, the support from their church family, many of whom came and helped them sell, was so encouraging. You can read about it here, and there's even a picture!
5. A quote:
“Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.” (Robert Pierce, Founder of World Vision)
We live in a fallen world, full of heartbreak. Unfortunately, that's not always our reaction. When I ask what my reaction to something or someone should be, this quote echoes in my mind. If my heart breaks as does His, my reaction will be one full of love.
Wishing you a week in which you share some love,