Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. It's time to take a look at our week and find the blessings that entered our lives and pause and be grateful. It's been a busy week here at the Living to Tell household so it's especially good for me to stop and take note because that busyness can be a real distraction so that blessings can slip right on by without me even pausing to take note of them. Let's just jump right in.
~words of encouragement~ during this week, right at the most needed moments, words of encouragement came. Whether they were through friends, family, someone in church, prayer with the ladies group or books there were words that lifted up, pointed in a direction or confirmed, gave hope. I am so grateful that God knew just what I needed and those around me were so willing to give those words freely.
~getting back in the groove of healthier habits~ boy did I slip off the healthy wagon during Christmas. Partly due to all the delicious celebrating with food and partly because the gym was closed or had shortened hours during the week after Christmas which made it really inconvenient. While I enjoyed all the yumminess of the Christmas season and the break from hitting the gym, it is really great to start getting the routine back to normal. It feels good to get moving again and eating more healthier without all the sweets and richness that Christmas foods bring.
~great start to ladies study~ we had our first evening of study after the holiday break and it was really nice to see everyone and get caught up. We started our new study which is the book "Unshakeable Hope" by Max Lucado. It's a challenge doing a book study as compared to just watching a weekly video and answering questions but it is good to be challenged in our walk and our study of God's word. I'm looking forward to put a bit more effort in and searching out scripture as we answer the questions.
~relaxing Sunday at home~ Sunday was a wonderfully relaxing day. After a great service we had Mom over for lunch and then the rest of the day was just spent relaxing. Sundays can tend to run almost as busy as any other day if I don't intentionally put the brakes on. So nice to not have to run and do anymore shopping or cleaning.
~meeting new people~ this week there were several new people that I got to meet through different ways. While sometimes meeting new folks and finding common ground to chat about things is sometimes difficult it is good to get challenged in this area. And I find the more I do it the easier it becomes. Now if I could just find a way to remember names better it would be awesome!
What were your favorite blessings this week?