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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 didn't . . .

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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 day. Comfort . . .

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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 older and . . .

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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 be long and . . .

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July 02, 2017

Steady

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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This week's Five Minute Friday Challenge prompt was "steady". Go!

Steady...2 verses came to mind as I prayed about what to write this week. 

Psalm 18:36 (NLT) "You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.

I also like the CEB (Common English Bible) version: "You’ve let me walk fast and safe, without even . . .

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June 23, 2017

Worth

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

This week's Five Minute Friday Challenge prompt was "worth". Go!

Worth means to place a monetary value on something as in a "dollar's worth of gas" or to ascribe worth as measured by its qualities, a moral or personal value. 

 Several idioms came to mind as I was preparing to write, "A bird in hand is worth two in the bush”, . . .

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June 19, 2017

Expect

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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This week's Five Minute Friday Challenge prompt was "expect". Go!

As I thought about this word, 2 things came to mind. One was the positive side of "expect". As in anticipation of something new, exciting or life changing as in expecting a baby or a new job. Those thoughts brought peace and joy to my mind. 

However, it was quickly . . .

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June 11, 2017

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