Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. I'm not going to do a big intro paragraph this week as my 1st fave pretty much sums it up. I'll just extend an invitation and invite one and all to join on in. Guidelines are in the sidebar if you have never participated before.
1. This post from Lysa TerKuerst on facebook.
"Are we rushing past God’s goodness?
One summer when my son Mark was working at a camp and feeling homesick, I mailed him a special care package to cheer him up.
I was a little disappointed when several days passed, and I hadn’t heard a word from him about the package. When we called to ask if he’d received it, Mark simply said, “Oh yeah, I did. But I haven’t opened it yet.”
Who gets a gift of love packaged up and sent to them and doesn’t even take time to open it?
In that moment, the Holy Spirit pricked my soul, “Lysa, in all of your rushing, you do this very same thing to me.” God places gifts of love all throughout our days, things He knows we need. But it’s up to us to slow down enough to even notice."
This is exactly why I started Friday's Fave Five. It's why I have continued it for 427 posts. It's why even when Thursday night rolls around and I haven't done my post and I'm tired and unmotivated that I stop in my tracks and pause and intentionally do my post whether I feel like it or not. I am trying to train myself to daily and moment by moment notice the gifts God places in my day. I don't always get it, the tyranny of the busyness still gets me at times even after all this time, but at least FFF helps me to intentionally look.
Check out Lysa's FB page (linked above) or the Proverbs 31 Ministries homepage for more daily encouragement.
2. Gift from my youngest. Mother/Daughter watches. Cause Mom is not quite ready for a tatoo (though the girls are trying hard to convince me). But it was a sweet idea. And she actually was able to get a watch that has a picture of something that means something significant to each of us. A bird for me, an owl for her sis and a butterfly for herself. What a special gift from the heart.
Note to self: Don't let my hand be on top 'cause it will look twice the size! :D
3. Easter celebration with the family. It was a special weekend indeed. A couple of nice dinners with the all the family. Easter Sunday service with all of us together. And a show together with the girls. Lots of visiting time and lots of fun.
My sister even had her Easter egg hunt which is hilarious because my 80 something mother gets right in there with the young people.