Instead of tweeting my list, I will be using my blog to share. I just don't think I can say it in 140 characters! If you would like to participate, just hashtag your tweets or instagram posts with #friday5. Thanks to Michelle and Mendy for sharing your #Friday5 every week. I always look forward to reading what has caught your attention and what has caused you to be thankful. You, and your words, are a gift!
So, without further ado, here's my attempt at making my words today a gift to those who
#1: My favorite app on my iPhone has to be Flipboard. I love the way it integrates all the things I like to read about and follow. My google reader feed, favorite websites, and favorite news providers are seamlessly read all in one place. I'm thankful for this because it saves me time and it makes me happy. Thanks, Flipboard!
#2: On Wednesday of this week I hosted a back-to-school party for the children at our church. The two kindergarteners in attendance spent the evening prepping school supplies and filling backpacks and bags for children and women going back to school this year. I am so proud of their giving hearts and thankful for the way they so willingly love on others. I can't wait to deliver the goodies!
#3: I am thankful for two little boys who bring me so much joy on a daily basis. I have the awesome privilege of watching Parker and Grayson a few days a week while their dad gets some much needed time to do other things. I cherish the time I spend with them. They teach me so much and I love watching them grow, learn, and love together. Our weekly field trips have been the highlight of my summer!
#4: Screen shots of weather seem to be a common theme in social media these days. I must admit I joined in on the trend this morning when I woke up to 59 degree weather outside! I have so enjoyed sitting out on my deck in the mornings, drinking coffee made by my handsome husband, and diving into God's word. The cooler weather we've been experiencing here has greatly contributed to my enjoyment of this routine. Thanking God big time for relief from the heat!
#5: My husband Jonathan is someone who will, very likely, show up on my Friday Five on a regular basis. He is a constant source of joy and encouragement for me. I'm so thankful for the way he sat down with me this week to talk to me about my stress regarding school, work, and all the other things I have going on this semester. God has used him to bring me clarity and peace, and that has given me more than enough reasons to be thankful. I sure punted out of my coverage by marrying that man!
What are you thankful for on this Friday morning?
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