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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

Risk

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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As I was having my time in the Word the other morning, I realized I was not enjoying my Bible reading as I have in the past. Where are You, Lord? Why am I get bogged down in Ezekiel and also can't find anything to hold onto in II Timothy?

It was then that I realized that I had not been asking Jesus to give me wisdom or insight as I . . .

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February 25, 2020

What I've Been Reading

Silvrback blog imageI promised to post the 2nd half of my 2019 reading list and I'm finally taking the time to do so! I don't know about you, but I love to see or hear about what others are reading. I'm also going to make more of an effort this year to read some books from new authors I have not explored before. Of course, I still plan to read my fair share of . . .

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February 02, 2020

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