Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday's Fave Five, 9/19/14

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It is a rainy, cool Friday morning - the first time that the weather has really felt like autumn at all.  I'm ready for it.

1. We went to a beautiful wedding last Sunday night.  The bride is the daughter of good friends, and the officiating minister is our assistant pastor, who is not only a great preacher during normal sermons, but also ties a fine knot at a wedding.  I've been married 29 years but still got some great food for thought at this wedding.

2. Just got a text from a missionary friend in Beijing whose stateside van was stolen about six weeks ago - it's been found and had been used all this time by a ring of thieves who used it as a getaway car for burglaries.  The friend's daughter had to have transportation due to being a nursing student, and now she has her van back - and it still works fine.  Glad to have this taken care of for them.

3. We are going to a great conference in North Carolina tonight, with the organization that our son is teaching in China with.  Looking forward to the conference and to the time away.

4. Daughter still enjoying her job and doing well at it.  She's finding out all the "funnies" that elementary students can come up with.

5. Good week.  I had a lot of papers to grade, but was able to stay on top of them, and should go home today without much to do!!  That's so much better than the weekends where I feel covered up, yet want to get away from schoolwork at the same time.


Gattina said...

In my case weddings become very seldom, we mostly have funerals, that's the trouble when getting old, lol !

Barbara H. said...

We only had a day or two of really nice temperatures, and then it turned warm again. But hopefully they'll come back soon.

That's great that your friends' van was recovered and had not been incapacitated.

Hope the conference goes well! Glad you got most of the schoolwork done so you don't have to think about it this weekend!

Purple Grandma said...

So thankful for the van recovery. Our son and family minister in Shanghai. It can be tricky having belongings.

You look very familiar. Were you by any chance a student at BJU in the 70's or 80's?

Purple Grandma said...

That was supposed to say belongings on two continents!

Faith said...

Weddings are so much fun! It's been quite awhile since we've been to one! At this age (54) most of our friends are dealing with high school kids and included...and with our oldest graduating from college next spring, I'm wondering how far down the road a marriage might be :)
We are experiencing cooler weather now too.....autumn is almost here! I hope you are enjoying the conference. Have a great weekend!

Karen said...

I liked your comment about how the pastor "ties a good knot." Made me smile.

I was reading back a couple of posts and saw the Cherry Ames series on your book list. I loved those books. I'm surprised more people aren't familiar with them.

Enjoy your weekend.

Susanne said...

Wow, that is something about the van. Thank God it is now back. It's fun to get away from the usual sometimes and attend a good conference. Enjoy yours!

Willow said...

I'm thankful with you all that the van is back, not totaled and no longer being used for illegal activities!
I hope you had a great and refreshing weekend.