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A Year of Blogging!

Happy 1st Anniversary

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Wow, I can't believe I've been writing for 1 year today. The picture above is a small collage from some of my personal favorites from the past year.

Thank you to all who have read and encouraged me along the way. I know I have more stories and more insights to share. The Lord isn't finished with me yet. The last month or so has been a . . .

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September 22, 2017

We All Need Support

A Five Minute Challenge

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The prompt this week is: Support - Go!
 
Support means "to bear or hold up, to give assistance, to be actively interested in and concerned for the success of a person or cause". 
 
I love the idea of being supported and also being supportive of others. Over the years, my parents, husband, and daughters have been a . . .

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September 17, 2017

Work

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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The prompt this week is: Work, GO! 

Work is a "4 letter word". Ha ha, that popped into my head this morning, as I was pondering where this post would go. Sometimes work as in a job, or a workout for exercise is not so fun...something we have to do. It has a negative connotation.  

There have been days that I just waded . . .

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September 09, 2017

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

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