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Time

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

 

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They say that "time heals all wounds," but I don't fully believe that. With the passage of time, the pain of losing someone or something seems to lessen, but it's never fully . . .

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January 10, 2021

My One Word Update 2020/2021

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Happy New Year! It's time to turn the page of the calendar and welcome the year before us.

As I think ahead, it also makes me look behind. Where has the time gone? What have I accomplished? Did I miss God in the midst of the craziness of 2020?

My word for 2020 was "strong". Wow...who would have known I needed that word when I . . .

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January 03, 2021

Conclude

Five Minute Friday Challenge

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I don't know about you, but I am ready to conclude 2020.  I am looking forward to seeing it end. There has been so much loss, uncertainty, and upheaval in our daily lives.

However, I am thankful for the slower pace, a new position at work, and God's faithfulness through it all! I love the promise that  "Jesus, the . . .

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December 22, 2020

Grateful

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

 

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This week's prompt is "grateful". When I first saw the word, I thought, great, this is easy. There is so much to be grateful for - my family, my health, being able to take walks outside in the sunshine, a job that has continued this year, friends, church family, etc. Then, as I was thinking more, I thought wow, that sounds . . .

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December 02, 2020

Grief

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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I don't know about you, but at times, I have wanted to escape seasons of grief. It's hard and it's messy. But one thing I have realized, at some point in our lives we all will experience it. Some times it's through a prolonged illness or death of a loved one, loss of a friendship, or disappointments of varying degrees.

I've heard . . .

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November 24, 2020

Ahead

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Recently at work, I received the notice to change my password. It is sent ahead of time, so that I will not be locked out of my email and everything else at work. Each year my password is some form of "my one word" for the year. So, this little reminder had me thinking ahead to what 2021 may bring.

Earlier in my life, I had looked . . .

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November 08, 2020

Breathe

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Here's my offering for this week's prompt, "Breathe". 

It's been so nice to sit out on our newly cleaned deck and enjoy Your creation and just breathe in the beauty. The green trees rustling, gray squirrels scampering and the lovely birds singing their songs to You and each other. 

Your breath brought new life . . .

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October 05, 2020

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