Friday’s Fave Five

Friday's Fave Five at Living to Tell the Story

1. No tingly feet
I hate certain scary bridges. But almost daily for a month now, I’ve been facing my nemesis. This week I just happened to notice that I no longer get tingly feet when I drive over it! A small but sweet victory.

2.15 on the interstate
…until I was the passenger while my 15-yr-old drove over this bridge. It made me a little nervous again. It was also her first time driving on an interstate. She wanted to talk Algebra. I wanted her full concentration. She did great.

3. Really old books
It’s unusual for me, but I’m reading (slowly) three really old books right now. Written by Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, and Richard Sibbes, they are rich in content and new vocabulary and a totally different style of writing—much more formal and elongated sentence structure than in modern books. I wouldn’t want all my reading to be this way, but for now it’s a nice change of pace.

4. Outdoor weddings
Aren’t they great? We went to a beautiful one last Saturday. Birds were singing, breeze was blowing, trains were whistling. 

5. Final words
I regretted that I never read my dad’s commentary on Romans before he died. But now that I have started it, it’s pretty neat to “hear” fresh words from him that I wouldn’t be hearing otherwise. I’ll savor them slowly, too.

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13 comments:

Carrie said...

My dad was a voice major in college and I was just sent his senior recital (which I still haven't been able to make myself listen to.) But I hear you on the "fresh words" to savor. Thankfully we have lots of recordings of my dad. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad and I can imagine those fresh words are very meaningful to you.

On a different note - Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, and Richard Sibbes? Well, there's some mental stimulation for you!

Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Hazel said...

Benjamin Franklin wow! There's just something charming about old reads. I'm happy for your small but sweet victory. The outdoor wedding was a lovely thing to imagine. Happy Friday!

Barbara H. said...

It is hard to get through some of the old language and lengthy sentences (Edwards had some very lengthy sermon titles, even!) but usually well worth it.

My arms used to get tingly on bridges and overpasses. It doesn't happen much now unless I'm stuck there in traffic with several 18-wheelers...

I'm not actually a fan of outdoor weddings -- pollen, bugs, heat or cold. But the pictures from them are lovely and usually sharper than inside ones.

How neat to have something of your dad's to read that you haven't read before, to experience "fresh words" even now.

Islandsparrow said...

I love old reads. Right now I'm re-reading Andrew Murray - my favourite "old" author. How specialy to have your father's work to read. You will treasure it.

I can remember the angst that went with teaching our five to drive. Thankfully they all took Driver's Ed- and during that time everyone of them took it upon themselves to correct my driving :)

Hope you have some more great weather a very happy weekend!

Islandsparrow said...

that's "AND a very happy weekend" :)

Booklassie said...

I can remember the first time I let my son take the wheel on a cross-country trip. Now I gladly let him drive. Funny how things change. My daughter-in-law just had me order some of the older authors on Kindle for her and one of the neat by-products of that is that she can read them on her iTouch but they are also on my Kindle account so I get to read them, too. So looks like I'll get to reacquaint myself with Jonathan Edwards, too.

Jerralea said...

I was just yesterday watching our "baby" get in the car, adjust the seat and mirrors, and then take off down the road in our car. It's so hard to fathom that she is old enough to drive when it was just yesterday she used to hang around my neck with her chubby little baby sized arms ... how quick time passess...

I would never have the courage to plan an outdoor wedding - weather is too unpredicatable!

Glad you have those words of your dad to keep and cherish

Karyn said...

Bridges can be nervewrackng. Glad you've conquered your fear!

Diving with a teen who is just learning is even more nerve wracking. I pray for God's protection on both of you during this time. :)

I'm sure it is wonderful to be able to read your dad's thoughts. That is a gift.

I thought of you the other day when I read an article aout how visits and phone calls from loved ones help patients with alzheimer's....even f they do not remember the visit or the call, the feelings of love and happiness continue to affct them for the rest of the day. I wanted to encorage you with this information.

Blessings!

Laura said...

Driving with teens -- now, there's a challenge!

Sounds like you're in the company of some faithful witnesses this week -- in bookland, at least. Really neat.

How great that you have your dad's words in his works. Wonderful. Happy weekend!

Brenda said...

I love outdoor weddings. I love going to them, but putting them on is stressful because you never know what the weather will be like.

Teaching teens to drive and surviving the experience is something to be thankful for!

Marg said...

You've over come some battles this week. Way to go. Read that commentary. My husbands mother also wrote commentaries but they were written in the German language. We have so much to learn.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Susanne said...

I remember being in the wedding party of an outdoor wedding. It was lovely until the bees discovered the flowers we were holding and the ones in our hair. LOL.

Wow, that's some heavy duty reading. Go girl!

Willow said...

How well I remember those 'learning to drive' years! Fortunately we all survived them! It's wonderful knowing that all the kids are good drivers now.

I wish I had written or taped memories from my parents. That is something to cherish.

Have a great weekend!

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