Friday, May 25, 2012

Fab Five Friday

This is our third Fab Five Friday. We encourage you to ponder your Fab Five. Feel free to share the outcome of your positive reflection with us! We truly are blessed by your feedback and participation.

(1) This week, I am grateful for:
Falen: For the systems God has in place, specifically forgiveness.  If we are to pray “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those that trespass against us,” the mercy that flows to us must flow through us for the system to function properly.  Operating out of the system robs us of operating at max capacity and chokes off the blessings awaiting us.
Laura: That as imperfect as I am, I am still able to be used by God and be a light for others. I am grateful that every day is a new chance to be obedient to God and do things differently than the day before.
(2) This week, I enjoyed:

Falen:  One of the Big 12 Championship Games at Bricktown Ballpark with my family.  We were gifted four tickets to the Second Session and made the Texas v. Missouri game.  My daughter gobbled up a sundae in one of the souvenir hats, and my son scarfed down an entire funnel cake.  We had a good ole time!

Laura: Time spent with family over the weekend, good conversation with friends, seeing friends grow closer in their relationship with God, and witnessing God's perfect timing over and over in my life and others' lives.

(3) This week, I learned:
Falen: Of the infinite options in business card designs.  I was sent on a special task of obtaining estimates and design options for work business cards.  Lemme tell ya, I had no idea of the different variations of card stock, paper weight, linen, all the different colors of white and ivory, and even further the different ink/toner/foiling options, emboss & deboss, and rounded corner v. straight corner card options.  I gained this knowledge by way of work, with the side benefit of gaining possibilities of future Upward Not Inward cards.
Laura: That even when every ounce of ME screams to do its own thing I can be obedient to God.  He is my strength.  Thanks to Holly Furtick, I learned that "What seems to be like a pointless or even painful waiting room may be God's most productive workroom."  And I need to resist the urge to complain and instead fill my situation with praise.
(4) This week, I accomplished:

Falen: The mighty feat of forgiveness regardless of feelings and heartache.  I usually cool down and ponder my options before trusting again.  I can officially say I have let go, forgiven, and placed my trust in God to carry me through whatever may happen next and not the person that may hurt me again.  The world sees that as crazy. So, this is purely a spiritual feat, one that I will continue to attempt triumph.

Laura: Overcoming the desires of my flesh, taking it one day at a time.  Not focusing on the what ifs, but focusing on the now.

(5) I am looking forward to:

Falen: A kidless night with my husband.  This has not happened in a very loooong time.  However, both children will be gone on Saturday night!  I just may wear a dress for this occasion!  

Laura: Watching my dear niece graduate from high school on Sunday and seeing many old friends at our Alumni dance Saturday night.  I also get to visit with a friend who is in town from California that I haven't seen in over a year.  Can't wait to see her at her baby shower and see her beautiful baby bump!

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  1. i have been continuing in God's grace of letting go of things that are not to be at this time--looking forward to two family birthday this weekend--hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Hope your weekend was fabulous, Lynn! Letting go isn't always easy. Praying for your continued journey.

  2. Lovely post. Reminds me of a book I'm reading by Debbie Macomber, "One Perfect Word". It's amazing how God uses them in our lives.

    1. It really is! I will have to check out that book. :) Thanks for the recommendation. Hope your weekend was wonderful!


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