Happy Friday y’all! Thrilled that it’s Friday and time to look back over our blessings of the week. Thanks to Susanne for hosting each and every week. :)
1. I was one of the many, many people the world over that was overjoyed and glued to my radio/internet/TV during the rescue of the 33 miners from Chile. So amazing and beautiful to see them as they emerged into the fresh air. I was touched to see how many dropped to their knees in prayer and especially the words of the second miner, Mario Sepulveda. “I have been with God and with the devil. I fought between the two. I seized the hand of God, it was the best hand. I always knew God would get us out of there." AMEN!
OK, so maybe it’s not exactly a blessing, but I am currently falling head over heels in love with Diet Dr. Pepper! I swear that most of the time I question whether they’ve given me the diet version when I order it at a drive-thru – it’s that good.
3. Our Mentorship class at church is still amazing! I’m still so surprised at the path that God has laid before us, but I’m going forward by faith. We are learning so much and so blessed by both the things we’re learning and the people in our class. Excited – and maybe a little scared – to see where this leads us!
4. Walking with the dog – I’ve talked before about how I love taking walks and especially love the fact that it’s cooler outside. One of the sweetest side benefits of that is seeing so many other people out walking as well. The friendly smiles and greetings are a sweet balm to the spirit.
5. Texas Rangers in the playoffs! Now I do see the silliness of having something like this in the same list as the miners being rescued in Chile. But honestly there is something about the home team doing good that just elicits smiles everywhere you go. It’s great water cooler conversation, people talk about it at stores and restaurants, really there’s no end to it. And in these tough times if a baseball team can help build a sense of community I don’t see where that’s a bad thing.
In fact, I’ll be sitting on the sofa tonight next to my Beloved while we watch the game together. Togetherness is a good thing. :)