Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday's Fave Five #127

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It’s been a few months since I’ve taken the time to participate in Friday’s Fave Five.  I missed it!  If you’d like to participate by sharing your favorite things (blessings) about this past week, just click on the  button above.

(one) We have had warmer weather here this week and it’s  been WONDERFUL!  I know it won’t last – that would be too good to be true – but it’s a nice reminder that spring REALLY IS COMING. 

(two) We’ve been having a lot of problems with our van (I shared on FB and may blog about it later).  I’m not thrilled about the choices we are left with – either buy something new or sock a ton of money into an old(er) van.  But, thankfully my parents live right up the street from us and have 3 vehicles.  So, on those days when we need to get out and go somewhere, we have access to an extra car.  In other words, I’m thankful that we don’t have to make a rush decision and jump into something that might not  be the best for us right now.

(three) Ian was sick with the flu this week, but it could have been SO MUCH worse.  He really didn’t have a severe case of it; and, so far, none of the rest of us got it.  (Knock on wood!) 

(four) Ashley and I have  both been having headaches this week.  I’m not sure if they are sinus-related or due to the fact that we’re overdue for eye exams.  In any case, I’m  thankful that we homeschool and are able to work around times when one or more of us aren’t feeling well.  We’ve been able to get plenty of schoolwork done this week, just not always during “regular” school hours.

(five) I got a most encouraging, though humbling, e-mail this week, thanking me for being myself on my blog and sharing how my blog has touched this person’s life.  Wow!  Sometimes I think we (bloggers) forget that there are people reading our blogs – people that we don’t even know  - but we are making an impact.  It rather reminds me of the Prayer of Jabez --- through blogging, we are expanding our territories.  But, are we doing so in a way that is pleasing and honoring to God?  Something to think about.

5 comments:

Carrie said...

I esp. loved number 5 and think it's a good thing to remember. Every so often someone will leave a comment or drop an e-mail and those honestly keep me on my toes! I'm much more aware of a blogging RESPONSIBILITY than I was when I first started. Because people are reading and are watching and every blog has influence of some sort. Anyway, good point to make!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Lisa notes... said...

I’m so thankful for warmer weather this week too. Spring is definitely on its way. Glad Ian didn’t get a bad case of the flu; praying no one else gets it.

My daughter finally got glasses and they helped her headaches some. Definitely worth a try.

“Through blogging, we are expanding our territories.” Wow—thanks for that. I tend to think my blog doesn’t really make an impact either, but God can use anything!

Willow said...

Yay for warmer weather! Spring is coming! #5 is so sweet. What a great affirmation for you.

Susanne said...

I know lots of people, including myself, who have been having headaches this last week. I think in my area the chinook winds have a lot to do with it. Praying you and Ashley find relief from the headaches you are experiencing.

We had a taste of warmer weather last week too but already we are right back to frigid cold and snow. Hopefully soon warmness will stick around.

#5 is a good reminder about our impressions as bloggers. It was nice that that person wrote you and let you know that your blog has been a blessing to them.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

It definitely was nice to have a little taste of spring, and I'm like your emailer. I love seeing this side of you through your blog.

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