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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

Agree

A Five Minute Challenge

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To agree or not

That is the dilemma now

Just love like Jesus.

//I think people have long forgotten the old adage "Agree to disagree". So many people seem so angry all the time. However, I think that's the wrong phrase. A new phrase that keeps rolling around in my mind that I heard Graham Cooke say the other . . .

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February 07, 2018

Surrender

A Five Minute Challenge

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Surrender means to give up, to abandon, to yield or resign. I have always considered "Surrender" in a negative context. I have to give up something or stop doing something. Such as in the imagery of putting one's hands up (as in CSI or Blue Bloods) when someone is being arrested in the presence of the police. The person is guilty and . . .

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January 28, 2018

Simply Motivate to Courage

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//Happy New Year everyone. Even though we are already 2 weeks into 2018, I feel like I'm still finding my way. I've had it in my mind and heart to write 3 blog posts already and have just not found the motivation (or headspace or time) to sit down and write. So, I'm finding the courage to write again and in . . .

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January 17, 2018

Words of Comfort

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Just the other day, we had "the longest night". On Facebook, I saw several church services advertised on December 21st to minister to those who are grieving. I've read several blogs and articles that amidst the holidays, many people find themselves in difficult situations. I've seen that a little more "first hand" through my job at an . . .

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December 23, 2017

What I Learned This Fall

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I have been reading Emily P. Freeman's blog for a few years. I have also followed along with her "what I learned" series. She had done it monthly and now puts a link up for quarterly. You can read her post and others' here. 

So, I decided to give it a try for fun, and decided that since it's turning to . . .

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December 20, 2017

Excuse

A Five Minute Challenge

Silvrback blog imageThe prompt this week is: Excuse

//"Excuse", noun (ik-skyoos), a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or for release from an obligation, or a promise OR "Excuse", verb (ik-skyooz), to release a . . .

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November 18, 2017

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