Friday, April 14, 2006

T.G.I.F.

Yes, Thank God it's Friday. It's been a difficult week in many ways, but it's been a week full of blessings too. I don't know if I'll get around to it every Friday, but I'd like to get into the habit of closing out the official work week with a reminder of the many ways that God has moved in my life during the week. It's usually easy to remember the big things, but God is also in the little things. Nothing is to big, or too small, for God.

Thank you this week God for:
  1. Sunshine and warm weather
  2. Cherry blossoms blooming outside the front door
  3. A beautiful memorial service for Clint and the opportunity to meet more of his wonderful family, especially Karen and Deb.
  4. Giving me the energy to complete 4 prayer shawls that were in various stages at the beginning of the week
  5. Sunday lunch with Nim and her family, especially being able to meet many of them for the first time.
  6. The opportunity to introduce several new people to this ministry
  7. Pledges of our first pink scarves (other than mine) for the Think Pink Challenge
  8. An appointment with a sleep specialist one week earlier than originally scheduled
  9. The courage to be "radically obedient" (see previous posts)
  10. Enough money to pay my tax bills (ouch!)
  11. My daughter coming home from school for the weekend
  12. The love of my best friends
  13. A roof over my head and a refrigerator full of food to eat
  14. The courage to write and mail a difficult letter I've been dreading for months
  15. Receiving a gift certificate from my spa (yeah!)
  16. Having enough left over yarn from my last 4 prayer shawls to knit another one without having to buy more
  17. 4 healthy pets: Gracie, Jasmine, Michael and Molly
  18. A new study Bible and a great Concordance
  19. Phone insurance to inexpensively replace my cell phone that broke
  20. Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior
With all those blessings, how can I complain? How did God bless you this week?



2 comments:

Shelley said...

We have so many blessings that God has given us, yet we often tend to overlook them...or we generally focus on the "bigger" ones and not notice the "smaller" ones. I too have many things to be thankful for.

Mary said...

Hey Sydney, (I almost called you by your former name -- this will take some adjustment!) Anyway - how is your daughter doing at the new school?

As you know, I knit, but I would love to learn how to crochet, since it is so much faster. I like the idea of being able to produce shawls faster, instead of the creeping pace at which I knit. Perhaps you can give me a lesson sometime?

Anyway, I haven't forgotten about your "Think Pink" idea, and I still want to be involved with that. I have to go out of town again this week starting on Sunday, but after that I should be home for a few weeks, so will have time to devote to things like that. Let me know how I can help.