I love Christmas season. And I love Lent season. Lent arrived very early this year--in the end of February. I have had to jump in, ready or not. I have felt like that about my whole week, too. I really needed to stop this week and consider the blessings. Here are my Friday Fave Fives. The link is to Susanne's blog where you can join if you want to do your own FFF.
1. I am thankful for The Professor who was a prof in computer science. He knew what went wrong with the scroll pad on my laptop and diagnosed it as a hardware problem. And he convinced me to get a mouse. He even showed me how to fix that 'little rodent' so it works with my left hand (backwards)! Now, I'm learning to use it.
2. I survived Sunday. It was a loooong day. All morning at church, of course. Then a luncheon meet and greet with a missionary our church supports. THEN a baby shower for a friend's granddaughter. THEN...an evening with friends. Yup. It was amazing that I didn't fall asleep. (And we had company on Saturday--two young men we call our 'grandsons' who drove up from LA to have The Professor show them step by step how to do their taxes. And then we enjoyed s meal with them at our favorite burrito place.)
3. Here is the little outfit I knitted with the new baby. It's a girl!
I am also making a kimono and matching hat and a blankie which I will show here - when it's finished.
4. I love it when the birds randomly show up. I glanced out my front window and discovered this egret posing on my neighbor's driveway! I am thankful for God's beauty all around me!
5. It is Lent season. My artist friends and I are reading a book and meeting each Friday morning (early!) to discuss it. We chose Adorning the Dark by Andrew Peterson. We met today and I think I'm going to like this book. At first, I wasn't sure, but as we talked about it together, I began to see so much more in what Peterson wrote.
Bonus: A quote (one of many!) from the book: "Since we were made to glorify God, worship happens when someone is doing exactly what he or she was made to do." If I am made to create things out of yarn, that is worship. If I am compelled to grow a bountiful garden, that is worship. If the Professor is made to solve all those technical problems, that is worship. And "The spark of the idea (for creating) was HOPE; the work that led to (the creation) was FAITH; the completion of it leads to WORSHIP."