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Your

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog image //Kate said "your" on her post and I said "what?" How am I supposed to write on that word? My mind went to the movie (2005) with Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo, Yours, Mine & Ours. It's a comedy about blending 2 families with 18 children in total.  It was also a remake of the 1968 version with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. . . .

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September 27, 2020

Loud

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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The world is loud these days. Life is busy, even in the midst of a pandemic. Many people; many situations vie for our attention. It's rather wearying. 

I like to come home to the stillness of my cozy, peace-filled home and just sit for a bit after work. I want to turn down the noise of the day and just be. 

It's . . .

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September 01, 2020

Progress

A Five Minute Friday Challenge


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Photo by Hayley Catherine on Unsplash 

 

PROGRESS: movement toward a goal; growth or development; continuous improvement.

Recently we hired a friend to do some outside work on our house. He has rebuilt and painted our porch railing and has installed new light fixtures. Each day he has worked, I have been excited . . .

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August 09, 2020

Endure

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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//Thursday night I had the opportunity to attend the Aldersgate 2020 Virtual Conference and the speaker was Bishop James Swanson (bio on bottom of this link). 

He shared about ways we can endure suffering from I Peter 5:6-10, (CEB):

"Therefore, humble yourselves under God’s power so that he may raise you up in the . . .

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July 12, 2020

How long, Lord?

A Five Minute Friday Challenge


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How long, Lord? How long will this pandemic go on? How long can we live like this? How can I be strong during this unprecedented time of sickness and racial unrest? How can I learn more and trust more? How can I use my voice to make a difference? How long will You tarry until You come back and bring Your kingdom to this troubled . . .

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June 14, 2020

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

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