Hello everyone and welcome to Friday’s blessing list.
1. We had a bit of blustery weather on the Island last
Windsday Wednesday 🙂
“The wind was lashing gustily and the trees were thrashing thrustily” ~ don’t you just love Pooh!
The wind was so wild power lines were knocked out, the ferry service to the Island was cancelled, a warning was given on the Bridge and one of our spruces toppled over in a particularly heavy gust. Thankfully, it didn’t land on anyone or anything.
2. And speaking of kindling, did you know that dried pinecones make great fire starters? Plus, they’re free for the picking. Things that are free are a real blessing. We place the cones in this heavy old frying pan that belonged to Roger’s grandfather and set it in front of the stove.
3. Another wonderful blessing? Free audio books. I discovered Librivox a few years ago. Classics such as Little Women, the Anne books, Wives and Daughters, Swiss Family Robinson and The Secret Garden keep me company while I work in the kitchen preparing meals, baking or making jams and pickles. I love storytimes.
Kara Shallenberg is one of my favourite readers at Librivox. So I was deliciously (the only way to describe it!) delighted to discover she had her own website with more recorded stories. Right now I’m listening to her recording of The Melendy family series.
4. Another source of blessing? My weekly Bible study groups. I’m in two this fall. One is Reason For God by Timothy Keller and the other is Stuck by Jennie Allen. We’ve had such rich discussions that have been both challenging and encouraging.5. My final blessing this week is waiting for me down at our mailbox. I’m so excited to pick up my copy of Ann Voskamp’s new book, The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas.
Hope everyone has a weekend overflowing with blessings. A special Happy Thanksgiving wish to all my American friends. Thanks to all of you for your sweet comments – I enjoy reading them so much!
with love and thanks,
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