Focus Upward

Forward

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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//I received the new prompt at the end of the Thursday-night, Twitter party. FOWARD. I went to bed. FORWARD was still on my mind as I awoke the next morning. I was definitely looking forward to a 3 day weekend.

I was also remembering my Grandmother, Virginia; looking backward on and off throughout the day. Friday would have been . . .

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May 25, 2020

Normal

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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What joy I am finding in my weekends. The rhythm of work with the respite of some time off; being at home. It brings a bit normalcy to my soul during this abnormal time. But, what is "normal'? Webster defines it as "conforming to a standard or regular pattern."

What is normal for one person, maybe quite abnormal for another. We do . . .

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May 17, 2020

Distraction

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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As I was pondering this week's prompt, "distraction", I was only thinking of the negative side. As in when I think of something I need to do during my prayer time. I get distracted from focusing on Jesus.

Then I had an "aha" moment. There is a positive side to distraction. The definition is simply this, "an object that directs one's . . .

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May 03, 2020

My Trust is In His Hand

Silvrback blog imageI have been reading my way through I Chronicles for the last several weeks; following along with the First 5 app, by Proverbs 31 Ministries. Some of the genealogy lists are long and seem tedious. However, I have come to realize, that each person is mentioned for a reason. I don't always grasp the significance, but these were real people who . . .

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April 19, 2020

Tomorrow

Five Minute Friday Challenge

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The prompt for this week is TOMORROW. In a world that has been turned upside-down, I find hope in tomorrow. I also find an uneasiness, because we don't know what tomorrow will bring. Every day brings change, more bad news. However, I know the answer, I know who holds tomorrow! JESUS!!

That is who I am focusing on. Jesus is Life, . . .

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March 23, 2020

Mystery

Special Edition 10-Day Challenge

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Welcome to a journal entry from a recent Special Edition 10-day challenge that Kate Motaung ran from March 2-12, 2020. The goal was not to post on our blog or social media, but just to simply write for 10 days. Kate then encouraged us to share our favorite one.

I somehow managed to finish all 10 days of writing for 5 minutes . . .

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March 15, 2020

Come to the Table

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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As I look around my home, I see many tables. End tables that hold books and lamps; our large coffee table which supports our tv. The dining room table where meals are shared, books are read, laundry is folded and games are played. I'm also reminded of an important table where I gather with others monthly. A place where grace is shared . . .

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March 09, 2020

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