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Friday, April 1, 2016

5 Things on a Friday: April 1, 2016

I've been crazy busy today. Blah, Blah, Blah. That's so boring to hear. Anyway, I finally found time to sit down and write 5 Things on a Friday this week. I'm telling you that if you're crazy busy and can only read number one on the list, I can PROMISE that your day, your weekend, and perhaps your entire month of April will be better. Go.

1. When You Finally Get on 1st Base

Besides the whole "Jesus is Alive" reminder that happened last week, the 300 times that I watched this little kid were the very best times of my week. If this does not fill you with joy, I just don't know what else there is to do. I wish I could make the screen bigger, but if you google it on your own, I'm sure you'll find this little man everywhere. It's worth it. I think this kid is positively heaven-sent to bring us some joy. I cannot stop smiling.

2. Fig and Olive Crackers and Feta Spread

I'm trying to eat only veggies and protein this week. 

(Well, and diet coke and coffee because it's not as if I have some sort of superpowers.)

Anyway, I was just sitting here thinking about crackers, and bread and chips and whatnot. And these crackers from Trader Joe's came to mind. And then that made me think of the Feta Cheese Spread at Trader Joe's that tastes really perfect with the crackers. And that made me think that I am sad, so I went back up to the top and watched the t-ball kid. (JOY.)

3. Worrier Pose

I might have mentioned a time or two this week that I've got a lot on my mind as most people do as spring sports and summer plans and the end of the school year stares us in the face. I've been quite frantic lately and a little yoga and meditation might do me good. Laughing also does me good, so when I spotted this online, I felt pretty good. And it also made me want chips for dinner. Which made me sad. So I scrolled back up to the t-ball kid. (JOY)

4. Love Never Fails by Brandon Heath

Probably one of the most popular verses in all the Bible is 1 Corinthians 13 about love. It is read so often at weddings that I think most of us associate it with romantic love. But when Brandon Heath sang THIS SONG at the concert we attended a couple of weeks ago, I really listened to it as a testament to love in any relationship. Between siblings, between parents and children, and between friends. I listened to it knowing that many of those relationships can become broken and strained and difficult to sustain. I listened to it knowing that in the midst of trying to repair or alter relationships we wonder about what is justified or what is deserved. We count up grievances and we think about setting up boundaries. And often times those things are absolutely warranted. But I think if we can try really hard to remember that all of the people with whom He has brought us into relationship are children of God, wholly and completely loved, just exactly as we are, sometimes the anger and resentment and frustration fade a bit. Because decisions made in love never fail. And this is what He called us to, yes? To love. Even when it's hard. Even when it's sad. Even when the relationship doesn't look like it used to look or what we want it to look like. And when these relationships become hard and sad, we have to remember that God is love. And He will not fail us as we walk through the change. Love never fails. Ever.

5. Spring Wedges

I thought about ordering these Tom's Crochet Mesh Platform Wedges at the beginning of the week, but it was cold and windy. So I didn't. And today it's 75 degrees and sunny and I'm not wearing these. This makes me sad. I will now scroll up to watch the t-ball kid. (JOY)

Have a great weekend, kids!

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