Friday, March 29, 2013
Friday's Fave Five #236
Welcome everyone to this Easter weekend edition of Friday's Fave Five. Thank you for joining me in looking for blessings in our week.
This week has been really busy for me, but there is still blessings mixed in with all the busyness. I just have to slow down, take a breath and notice them.
1. Back at the gym. I went back for the first time since injuring my ligament. The favorite is not necessarily being back at the gym per se, but just being able to get back to movement after a couple of months of literally being a couch potato. I'm taking it nice and slow, and still did not do any weight stuff that involved my legs but it's a start. And for that I am grateful.
2. Saturday Morning Pancake Breakfast. Not made by me. Hubby has been getting back into the pancake mode. We used to have people over regularly for a Saturday morning feed of delicious pancakes, bacon and sausage breakfasts. But since his last couple of jobs had him working every single Saturday for years, we fell out of the habit. Slowly over the last couple of months he's been practicing and getting the groove back for cooking large batches of pancakes and we had our first company over. It was a fun time and very yummy!
3. Getting the spring decorations out. Slowly but surely, one step at a time, the spring colors and little decorating accents have been coming out this week as I've had time. It just lifts my spirits to get those fresh spring colors and scents out.
4. Beautiful weather. Every day this week. Hello sunshine. Hello warmth. I'm feeling the spring warmth of the sun. We've been outside without coats this week. The spring birds are singing their hearts out. I'm loving every minute because here in Southern Alberta it can still change up.
5. Focusing on Jesus this week. In preparation for Easter, I chose the book "Jesus - The Greatest Life of All" from Chuck Swindoll's Great Lives from God's Word series (linked in my sidebar). I like to choose a book for the couple of weeks before Easter that really helps me to focus on the Lord and His life on earth and what His death and resurrection means for us today. I've really been drawn in to this in-depth look at historical and biblical insights concerning Jesus. It always boggles my mind that the Lord of Glory would leave His throne in heaven and come to earth and suffer what He did. For me. And for you. And I'm not just talking about the physical suffering, though that was merciless and horrendous and makes me sick to think of it, but to suffer having the presence of God Himself turn from Him for the first time ever. E.v.e.r. (we're talking eternity here), while He took my sins just leaves me speechless except to utter words of Thanks. To wrap my mind around the fact that He came to die and bear that because He didn't want to live without me, and without you, is almost undoable. To fathom that He saved me from an eternal separation from God is huge. So I must do it in faith. With tears of gratefulness. And hands raised in praise.
And on that note, I wish you all a very blessed Easter weekend. May you find yourself reflecting on what this weekend is really all about and know that God loves you!