Friday Favorites

This has been a week full of little blessings.  God is always at work, but sadly I miss it too often.  Here are some of my favorite refreshments!

  1. My favorite photo:
    The sunset coming home from Prayer meeting was fabulous!
    “What will the sky look like when Christ returns?” my husband asked.
    “Like that!” I replied!”
    I’m looking for Him!  Are you?

summer sunset

2. My favorite new trick:
This rose napkin fold!  Put a FORK (yes, a fork!) in the middle of a napkin that is spread out on the table.  Put the fold between the tines of the fork and then start to turn the fork slowly.  Voila!  A rose will appear!! I popped the center of the rose up a bit to mimic a real flower. I put it on the plate, but it would be pretty in a cup, too!

rose napkin

3. My favorite podcast from the week:
From Family Talk with James Dobson, this podcast from July 31,The Delicate Mother-in-Law Relationship 1 was spot-on!  I deal with many women – both the mother-in-law and the daughter-in-law who deal with difficult relationships.  If the principles shared here would be followed, there would be NO ISSUES!!  The speaker’s response to this relationship is biblical and God-honoring.  Part 2 can be found here. Do yourself a favor and listen to them both! I believe these tips could change relationships from spiteful to special!! 

4. My favorite verse from the week:

Psalm 27:13-14 ~ I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Are you in a battle?  Are you looking for the Lord to lead you in a decision?  Are you unsure of your next step?  Look for the goodness of the Lord. Expect it. Wait and be of good courage.  Just wait.

5. My favorite quote from the week:

Difficulty opens our eyes to pleasures we had taken for granted.~ Elizabeth Elliot, Keep a Quiet Heart

Elizabeth mentioned in this chapter an illness her husband was experiencing, and in the midst of many hospital stays, he got to come home.  She made his favorite supper and they enjoyed it at the table together with candlelight.  To have this pleasure again after he’d been so sick was a special joy.

In the midst of change, trouble, or heartache, revel in the simple pleasures that you normally take for granted – the sun pouring into the window, your cat curled in your lap, a leisure bath, a date with your spouse, the singing of hymns at church, a stroll up the street.  These little grace blessings from the Lord are especially appreciated during times of turmoil.  Enjoy them and thank the Lord for each one. They have a way of feeling like a huge gift…simply because they really are just that.

I pray my blessings will be a blessing to you today!

denise a


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