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November Share Four Somethings

and Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Nourish means to sustain with food; to supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth; to cherish, to strengthen, build up or promote.

Something Loved: Time with family over Thanksgiving not only nourished my body, but it truly nourished my soul, as well! This type of nourishment is definitely necessary for . . .

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November 30, 2021


Five Minute Friday Challenge

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When I was little, I would climb on my bed, get under my covers and proclaim to my parents I was hiding and to come and find me. They would search and call for me, pretending they didn't know where I was. All along they could see the big lump in my bed, so they knew where I was, but I didn't know that, because I couldn't see them. Then . . .

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November 22, 2021


Five Minute Friday Challenge


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From my journal: Jesus, some days it seems that I take prayer too casually, do I need to be more formal with my prayers? Then I remember that we need to come to You as children. They don't worry about how they come across or if the question or request is worded properly. They just ask. May I have more child-like faith and . . .

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November 09, 2021


Five Minute Friday Challenge & Day 29 of Write 31 Days 2021

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I love morning...not the getting up and going to work part, but the quiet and the stillness. I enjoy my cup of coffee, read God's Word and bask in the stillness before my day begins. It feels like a clean slate before me. I can more easily hear God's voice because my mind is less cluttered. 

Mark records that "Before daybreak . . .

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October 31, 2021

October Share Four Somethings

Silvrback blog imageAnd then there were ten.  Ten months completed. Well, almost, there are a few days left after I post this. Hope you enjoy my Share Four Somethings this month and you can check out the other writers here!

Something Loved: My husband and I recently made a fun new purchase to help with the upcoming holiday baking! It works like a dream . . .

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October 28, 2021


Day 20 of Write 31 Days 2021

Silvrback blog image"Taste and see that the Lord is good..." Psalm 34:8 (NIV)

I love food, but sometimes I'm in a hurry, especially on my 30-minute lunch break. I'm not sure I always truly taste my food and experience it. Jesus invites us to taste and see. What is it about taste that opens our eyes? The more senses that are involved may be part of it.

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October 24, 2021


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


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