For those of you who are new to reading Jesus and Dark Chocolate, most Fridays I write a Friday Fave Five post. This is a time to reflect upon my favorite big or little things of the past week. And as I sit in my comfy chair listening to Christmas music, with my softly lit Christmas tree glowing nearby. I am thinking it will be good for me to continue writing a Friday Fave Five.
Yes my current circumstances are not real fun and are probably not a favorite for anyone…..BUT there are still plenty of good, special and endearing things that come my way each week and I am choosing to focus on them. Imagine if I wrote a post called “Five Depressing Downers” for the week. Focusing on those downers for the week really won’t carry me too far in this ordeal.
So with out further adieu…..my Faves of the week!
My dear 13 year old daughter had her 8th annual cookie baking party last Sat. Imagine the chaos of nine 8th graders baking cookies, eating cookies & cookie dough, throwing flour at each other, and decorating and making 8 different YUMMY types of cookies! It was a great day,and a great distraction for me and FUN for all. Oh and did I mention our family enjoyed cookies for dinner that night and for breakfast the next morning!
This simple message scrawled on my husbands classroom chalkboard brought joy to my heart during our storm of life right now. Such a sweet message from public high school students!!
I got a facebook message from dear friends who are missionaries in Thailand……here are her words. God used them to encourage me all week long!!
Our staff gathered on a mountain with streams of running water beside… It’s still warm here, so don’t picture us freezing :-)… Our ministry team is made up of Chinese/Singaporeans, Canadian, British, Thais and American ( a glimpse of the Body!). We were gathered for a morning of prayer, to just sit as His feet as a ministry team. We stopped and prayed specifically for you Curt and your whole family. I wished you could have heard the various languages, accents, heart cries going before the Lord, prayer being lifted for you in different languages, it was beautiful. I hope that is an encouragement to you to know your brothers and sisters from all over the world, are lifting you up in prayer, and we know our Father heard…
Yes it is a beautiful picture of the body of Christ! Thanks Lori!
Our chiropractor just got the greatest massage chairs in their office, wow during my appointment this week I practically fell asleep in that glorious chair. The worst thing I heard all week was when someone told me my time was up in that chair!! 🙂
Curt has really been embraced by dear friends since he stopped working. He has gotten so many emails, phone calls and offers to get together. It has really helped make a tough adjustment to not working somewhat easier. But please do continue to pray for him, after teaching for 25 years, it has been hard for him to not be working. It has been met with an array of emotions!
Thanks again dear friends for your prayers and notes of encouragement…..it really helps ME to PRESS On!
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