Welcome to Friday's Fave Five. It's Thursday evening and I'm trying to do my post but this pesky headache is making thinking and putting thoughts together hard. So I'm going to listen to what my body is trying to tell me and head off to bed. I'll just leave Mr. Linky up for you oh, so faithful bunch, and I'll join in after a good night's rest in the morning as soon as I can on to make my post.
Whew, amazing what a good sleep does. It's been super windy here for days on end. The price we pay for the nicer weather. Chinook winds is what gets it unseasonably warm and while the warm is nice I tend to get headaches when the wind stays for days and the air pressure is different than the norm. So onward and upward as they say. Time to get grateful for the blessings of the week.
~ Operation Christmas Child ~ Sunday was Collection Sunday at our church, and in spite of the massive headache I had it was a wonderful service. I'm always so excited to pray over those boxes as a congregation and then load them up in my car and take them over to the main collection center for the city. I always hang around and help to check them in and then load them into the cases that will see them onto the semi which takes them to the Warehouse in Calgary. It really is a most wonderful thing to be a part of.
~ unexpected day off ~ Monday I got an unexpected day off which was really nice. I got some chores done, did some Christmas shopping, took the dog for a nice walk and dropped off the OCC shoebox gifts. It was a nice relaxed day which I realized was much needed.
~ extra reading time ~ this week there was an appointment to take hubby to that took awhile, so while he was at his appointment I went to a little local bakery/coffee shop that was in the small town we were in. I enjoyed a spicy sausage roll and coffee for breakfast and then treated myself to a banana cream tart. Why not? How often do I find myself in a little local bakery for breakfast? I sat and enjoyed the decadent treat and some good quiet time reading.
~ Christmas shopping almost done ~ this year, as with a LOT of Canadians because of the insane inflation Canada is experiencing, we are more budgeted than usual for Christmas. I am so glad I started my Christmas shopping early and have been doing a bit each month since summer. I mostly finished up this week with just my Mom and Hubby left to get something for.
~ Bible Study ~ at Monday night's bible study there was a section of scripture that was really delved into and it was exactly the answer that I needed for something that was happening where I didn't quite know how to handle. I woke up the next morning thinking of the portion of scripture and knew exactly what I needed to do. I am so grateful for this study of Romans we are doing and for the great discussions we have. So thankful for the word of God and how relevant it is to our everyday lives.
What have been your favorite blessings that God has brought you this week?