Friday, February 07, 2014
Friday's Fave Five: February 7, 2014
I'm joining Susanne at Living To Tell The Story for Friday's Fave Five, where we take a few minutes to remember five blessings of the week, big or small, and share them with you!
This has been a quick week! I've done a lot of writing and thinking, and I've had lots of emails to answer, for some reason. I enjoy all of that, so it's all good! I'm late this week, but here are some of the blessings of the week:
1. A warm home. It's been super cold here this week. That may not seem unusual to you, if you know I live in Canada. Contrary to popular belief, though, the entire country is not a frozen wasteland in the winter! Where we live, in south-central British Columbia, winter is not harsh at all. Our average highs are in the 30s and lows are in the high 20s, at the lowest. That's because we are in a valley and have cloud cover most of the winter. But this year, we've had lots of sunny days - very few clouds, which allows the temps to dip lower. All that to say I'm glad we have a warm place to live!
2. A new-to-me computer. My laptop is getting "old" (almost 3 years old!), so my husband began looking around for another computer for me. He was at the Apple store one day, and they had an older refurbished Mac desktop for a good price. So he bought me a Mac. I've never used a Mac. I've always felt Macs were a bit snooty, actually. Well. I like it, so far. I don't think I've gotten snooty yet, either.
3. Morning coffee in my 25-cent thrift-store cup. I just love everything about it. Its shape. Its colors. Its contents! ;)
5. The promise of heaven. On a more serious note, we have a friend who has just days left to live. She is diabetic, her kidneys have failed, she's had to have both legs amputated, and has just been in horrible health in the past few years. She is only in her mid-30s, a little younger than my mother was when she died from the same illness. As we've prayed for our friend and her family, I've thought of how precious heaven is to us, and how thankful I am that we have the promise that we will meet our loved ones again, and that God will wipe all tears from our eyes.
I hope you've had some blessings this week too!