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Moving Through the Desperate In-Between

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In Chapter 14 of "Uninvited", Lysa TerKuerst uses Psalm 91 as a prayer to work through the in-between times from rejection to healing. Reading and meditating on Scripture is healing and strength-giving.

I have to admit, sometimes the in-between seems like a desert...a no man's land of sorts. You want to move forward, but . . .

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August 09, 2017

Try

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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This week's prompt is "Try". GO 

Try means to strive. As a type A personality and a person who has tendencies towards perfectionism, I don't think I could be accused of not trying. I have always wanted to do my best in everything. School work came easily and I also like to please others. 

Have you ever . . .

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August 04, 2017

Inspire

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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This week's prompt is: Inspire - GO! 

So, last week's prompt was "collect" and I couldn't think of anything, that word was not "inspiring" me to write, so I took a week off. This week at work I spoke with one of our volunteers and she shared that she was going to a Vintage Christmas Collectors Convention. I never . . .

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July 29, 2017

Miracles in the Mess

I love the title of chapter 13 "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst. Often God hides miracles in the midst of the mess and chaos of the circumstances in our lives. 

She shares several stories from the Gospels of how before and after the each miracle, the disciples and others often  "laughed" at Jesus, didn't believe Him, or . . .

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July 19, 2017

Comfort

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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The prompt for this week is "comfort".  As I sat throughout the day thinking and pondering, many thoughts came to my mind. Comfort food - soup, chocolate, anything bready or starchy.  What is your favorite comfort food? Being comfortable - in our own skin, in our homes, putting on comfy clothes after a long . . .

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July 15, 2017

Play

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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This week's post is "play". It reminds me when I played library with my friend, many, many years ago. I also remember taking my daughters to play dates when they were little. It gave them time with their friends and some adult time for me. 

However precious those memories are...I find myself not playing as much as I've gotten . . .

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July 08, 2017

Blessing

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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"Blessing", when I first saw this word, the old hymn, "Count Your Blessings" by John Oatman, immediately came to my mind.

Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God has done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your many blessings, see what God has done.

My list would . . .

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July 02, 2017

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