Focus Upward

Risk

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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As I was having my time in the Word the other morning, I realized I was not enjoying my Bible reading as I have in the past. Where are You, Lord? Why am I get bogged down in Ezekiel and also can't find anything to hold onto in II Timothy?

It was then that I realized that I had not been asking Jesus to give me wisdom or insight as I . . .

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February 25, 2020

What I've Been Reading

Silvrback blog imageI promised to post the 2nd half of my 2019 reading list and I'm finally taking the time to do so! I don't know about you, but I love to see or hear about what others are reading. I'm also going to make more of an effort this year to read some books from new authors I have not explored before. Of course, I still plan to read my fair share of . . .

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February 02, 2020

Direction

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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A large portion of my job involves giving directions to people so they can find the clinic they need to be in. I've noticed that some people walk straight past the desk, with no eye contact and keep going on their way. I assume they have been here before and know where they are going. Others make eye contact, but go on over to the . . .

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January 12, 2020

New Year Ponderings

Plus My One Word for 2020

 

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It's hard to believe that 2019 is over and we are almost a whole week into 2020 already. I enjoy seeing and reading the end of year reviews. There have also been the end of the decade reflections and discussions if it truly is the end of the decade. (I'm fine either way.) 

Near the end of December, I tend to get . . .

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January 05, 2020

Birth

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Recently, I was reading Isaiah 54:10,

"Though the mountains move and the hills shake, my love will not be removed from you and my covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says your compassionate Lord." (CSB)

I love the promise in this verse. Even when things feel shaky, God's faithful, . . .

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December 24, 2019

Cost

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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This summer, my youngest daughter, Rachel, was hired for her first "real" (full-time) job. Along with that job, she now has "real" (and more) bills to pay than she had in college. I have been budgeting for our family for many years now and she asked if I would help her figure out how to budget.

So, we spent several hours during the . . .

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November 24, 2019

Unknown

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Recently I had the opportunity to fly to another state to lead a weekend event. As I was sitting, drinking my coffee and waiting to board the plane; I found myself people-watching. My mind began to wander and wonder. I began crafting back-stories in my mind. Was this person flying home? Was that person related to the one with which he . . .

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November 19, 2019

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