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Five Minute Friday Challenge & Day 15 of Write 31 Days 2021

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When I was a kid the only good thing about going to the dentist was the treasure box. I got to dig into it to find a treasure of some little toy to take home. I'm sure it lost its allure after a few days (or maybe only a few hours) once it got home. Those toys are long gone and have been replaced by bigger and more expensive toys and . . .

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October 17, 2021


Five Minute Friday Challenge & Day 8 of Write 31 Days 2021

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It all started innocently enough, I sat down one evening with my crochet and it started pulling too tightly. Drats, I had a knot in my yarn. I worked it out and kept going..another tug...time to stop.

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I decided to figure out why it kept getting knotted and about 15 minutes later it was a complete and utter mess.Silvrback blog image

This had . . .

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October 13, 2021


Day 6 of Write 31 Days 2021

Silvrback blog imageJesus longs to make us, make me whole. He wants to heal us, just like the blind man who received sight. Jesus wants me to see and perceive things with His heavenly eyes and gain His perspective. Just as He healed the lame man, Jesus wants me to walk. Walk, not just in a daze going through the motions, but in a close relationship with Him on . . .

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October 10, 2021


Day 3 of Write 31 Days 2021

Silvrback blog image"Peace I give you, not as the world gives," but My peace; beyond your finite understanding. Abide in Me, rest. You will find and experience My peace. It's like a calming blanket that settles your mind, heart, and body in the raging storm of life's circumstances. My peace enables you to stand and watch Me work. It's not a cop-out, but a place . . .

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October 09, 2021


Five Minute Friday Challenge & Day 1 of Write 31 Days 2021


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Welcome to October! Kate Motaung from Five Minute Friday is hosting the 31 Day Writing Challenge -  2021. I have participated in the past (see bonus links below) and didn't think I'd do it this year. However, as I prayed about it, she shared that you don't even have to post every day, but the challenge is to write for at . . .

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October 03, 2021

September - Share Four Somethings

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Wow, 9 months finished, just 3 more to go in 2021! Yes, it's time once again for Share Four Somethings! 

Last month I was looking ahead to new eyeglasses! My prescription didn't change too much, but I was ready for new frames. Here is a side-by-side with my old glasses/new glasses; and happy to report I can . . .

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September 29, 2021

Celebrating 5 Years!

(and a Five Minute Friday Exercise)

Silvrback blog imageYes, you read that correctly! 5 years ago on this very day, I wrote my first blog! 

I started this blog because of the gentle nudging from the Lord. A friend at a conference also shared a "word from the Lord" that there was "writing in my fingertips". Over the years, I have trusted Him with what He has given me. I feel that my . . .

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September 22, 2021