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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

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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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

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