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A Neighborly Haiku

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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The prompt this week is "Neighbor", GO!

I saw the prompt and it was fairly obvious what the "slant" of my post should be. Be a good neighbor, especially in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. It left a path of destruction from TX, through TN (where I live) and even out to the east coast. I've watched much of it on the news and . . .

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September 02, 2017

Guide

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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The prompt this week is: GUIDE, GO! 

My husband, Jonathan, and I took dancing lessons as a present to ourselves for our 20th wedding anniversary (8 years ago) and as a favor to a friend. Little did we know that we would love dancing so much! It is a great way to get some exercise and meet new friends. However, the underlying bonus was . . .

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August 26, 2017

Speak

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

 
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The prompt this week prompt was: SPEAK, Go.
 
I am more prone to listen than to speak, almost to a fault. I am an only child and growing up was around adults a lot. I was good at listening. 
 
However, the Lord is doing a new thing in me the last few weeks and I know I need to speak more. Many years ago He . . .

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August 19, 2017

Where is your "place"?

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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The prompt on Five Minute Friday is PLACE - GO! 

“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!” 
― Dr. SeussOh, The Places You'll Go!

I love this storybook by Dr. Suess. It's filled with hope. I haven't moved much in my life, my parents still live in the house . . .

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August 13, 2017

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 can't or . . .

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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 seen or played . . .

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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 knew there . . .

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July 29, 2017

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