Focus Upward

What I Learned This Fall

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I have been reading Emily P. Freeman's blog for a few years. I have also followed along with her "what I learned" series. She had done it monthly and now puts a link up for quarterly. You can read her post and others' here. 

So, I decided to give it a try for fun, and decided that since it's turning to . . .

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December 20, 2017


A Five Minute Challenge

Silvrback blog imageThe prompt this week is: Excuse

//"Excuse", noun (ik-skyoos), a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or for release from an obligation, or a promise OR "Excuse", verb (ik-skyooz), to release a . . .

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November 18, 2017


A Five Minute Challenge

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Last month, as many of you know, I wrote a blog post a day for 31 days. I NEEDED a break. So, I've had a few days of just reading and "being" and now, I'm ready to write on most Fridays again.

There are so many needs in this world.

Some need peace, others need rest. 

Some need a job, others need to . . .

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November 05, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 31

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 31:25

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Read: Proverbs 31

Verse: 25  (NLT)

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

Wow, today is day 31! Thank you for walking with me on this "Proverbial Journey" this past month. It has been a blessing to have you along for the stroll through these Scriptures. I have . . .

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October 31, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 30

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 30:5

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Read: Proverbs 30

Verse: 5  (NLT)

"Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection."

If you read Scripture too quickly, you may miss little nuggets like this gem of a promise. "EVERY WORD of God proves true" (emphasis mine).

He is TRUTH! He is our shield if we . . .

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October 30, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 29

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 29:5

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Read: Proverbs 29

Verse:  5 (NLT)

 "To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet."

I think this verse is calling us to be real with our friends. Don’t sugar coat the truth but be willing, to be honest. At times it just feels easier to stay on the surface and not get involved with . . .

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October 29, 2017

A Proverbial Journey - Day 28

Write 31 Days - Proverbs 28:26

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Read: Proverbs 28

Verse: 26  (NLT)

"Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe."

I am thankful to the Lord that I don't have to lean on my understanding (Proverbs 3:5) but that He gives me His! When I walk in His wisdom, I am safe, rescued. Such sweet . . .

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October 29, 2017