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Challenge

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Challenge: a call or summons to engage in any contest as of skill, strength, etc; to take exception, to call into question.

I chuckled as I put this week's Five Minute Friday word into my header and looked at my subtitle. Every week I write, I feel the challenge to engage in this skill of writing on a new word. Some . . .

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September 22, 2019

Start

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog imageHere are my "journal thoughts" as I was taking notes during Sunday's sermon on Luke 15.

//God didn't have to "start" seeking me, because He has done that from the moment He created. I was created with eternity in mind. 

As I think about the parable of the Lost Sheep (v. 3-7) I'm reminded of Jesus, my Great Shepherd. I am . . .

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September 18, 2019

Testimony

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog imageAt the church where I grew up, Sunday evening services were times of worship and words of testimony. The pastor would wait a few minutes until someone would stand up and share what God had done that week in their life. Even as a teenager, I loved to hear the stories of God working and even had a few myself. So...here's my real-life testimony . . .

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September 08, 2019

Looking Back

Five Minute Friday Challenge & Delight-filled update

Silvrback blog image How fun that this week's Five Minute Friday coincides with Emily P. Freeman's quarterly post on  "What I learned..." So, here is my 2nd installment of my own "quarterly update" which includes things I've learned or have "delighted in" since June. (Click here for my 1st quarterly update)

I have found another . . .

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September 02, 2019

Pace

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Somedays the pace of this world is way too fast. I get sucked into the rat race of living or making a living. I forget how to truly live.

What can I do to slow down the pace? In the morning, I take time to study the Word and pray before I go off to work. Over the weekend I like to change the pace from my work week. I like to read, . . .

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August 28, 2019

Again

A Five Minute Friday Prompt

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"You can't go home again is an idiom and a title of a book by Thomas Wolfe. Some folks believe that is true. I know that if you go back to the place you call home; it's just not quite the same.

People and places change. I know I'm not the same person I was 30 years ago when I left home and got married. However, I did . . .

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August 19, 2019

Willing

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog image As I was singing in the choir on Sunday, the Lord met me. I love it when He steps in when we
least expect it. The song was Peace Be Still.

"And no matter where you are, or where you've been. I am sure, He wants you to know...He won't let go.  He won't let go, Jesus won't let go, He won't let go. I am sure, He wants you to know, . . .

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July 16, 2019

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