New%20bio%20pic%20pam_large

Focus Upward

Blessing

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

 Silvrback blog image

"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 . . .

Read More

July 02, 2017

Steady

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog image

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 . . .

Read More

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 . . .

Read More

June 19, 2017

Expect

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog image

 

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. 

. . .

Read More

June 11, 2017

Future

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog imageThis week's Five Minute Friday Challenge prompt was "future". Go! 

When I was younger, I always thought about my future...I wanted to graduate high school and college, I wanted to get married and have children. You know, the basic stuff. However, I was always looking ahead. Some days, I was more anxious than others about what . . .

Read More

June 03, 2017

Mom

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

                                                      Silvrback blog image 

Today as I reflect on the word "mom" several things come to mind. 

1. I am a daughter...I love my Mom dearly because she has been . . .

Read More

May 14, 2017

Do You Need More...?

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Hello, friends! This post is part of Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on her blog and on Facebook. This week's prompt was "more". 

As I sat and pondered the word "more", I reflected on how our society always wants "more". Anything that is bigger, must certainly be better. I also thought now that . . .

Read More

April 29, 2017

Archive