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Fly

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Fly, GO!

Several years ago I kept reading and listening to folks speak about eagles. I was fascinated by the majestic creature. Of course, Isaiah 40:28-31 is one of my favorite Scripture passages.  

Here are a few things I've learned. Eagles are “able to soar without actually flapping their wings.” . . .

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June 13, 2018

Return

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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"Return" - to go or come back, as to a former place, position, or state. 

This past Sunday, we "returned" to some good memories of the last 8 years with our pastor, as this was his last day with our congregation. It's amazing to remember what our church was like 8 years ago and to see where the Lord has brought us today. . . .

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June 07, 2018

Pause

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog imageToday I am finally pausing to finish the blog with the Five Minute Friday word from May 25th. "PAUSE".

The other night, I was watching tv and got a phone call and went to hit pause on the remote, but it just kept playing. I had to be more intentional to make sure I hit that little button in the right spot on the remote before the tv . . .

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May 31, 2018

Turn

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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The last few weeks I have been on a journey with the Lord. He has reminded me of the title of my blog, "Focus Upward" and why I named it that. It was so I would always look to Him for direction.

However, I have recently found myself being tempted to turn or pay attention to other things and other people. It's so easy to . . .

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April 22, 2018

Release

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Release "to be free from pain or anything that restrains, to give up or relinquish". As I was at work this past week, I realized that my arm was free - RELEASED - of pain!

You see, back in September, I started having intermittent pain in my left forearm. Somedays it was so bad I couldn't even pick up a half gallon of milk! I . . .

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April 08, 2018

Tired?

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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I am almost too late for last week's Five Minute Friday, but I couldn't let this go...so here I GO!

//Somedays, being tired is more a state of mind, than a physical condition. Busyness (mostly of my own doing) and getting up early 4 days a week for work, are also culprits. However, I found out this past weekend, that . . .

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March 15, 2018

Beauty

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

 Silvrback blog image//There are so many different ways to look at BEAUTY.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty is fleeting...

One of my favorite Scriptures is from Isaiah 61:3, where God promises to make BEAUTY from ashes. 

"To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous . . .

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February 25, 2018

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