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Both...and

Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Both...and... Today is Mother's Day and a lot of feelings are surfacing. I heard this "both...and" phrase from Annie F. Downs and other writers over the last few months. It's when you hold 2 seemingly opposing emotions at the same time. Both are valid and sometimes (maybe all the time) you can't have one without the other. 

So . . .

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May 08, 2022

Explore

Five Minute Friday Challenge

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I don't see myself as much of an explorer, but last week I had 2 experiences of exploration!

At work, I explored the back halls of a clinic finding my way to the stairwell to assist a patient who is afraid of elevators. 

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Photo by Cory Mogk on Unsplash

 

The other exploration . . .

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April 14, 2022

Carry

Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog imageWhen I go grocery shopping, I tend to do it all at once and carry out a week's worth of food, cleaning products, shampoo, etc. I can be stubborn at times, especially when I'm dealing with groceries. I want to carry EVERYTHING into the house in just ONE trip. I try to gather all of the bags, haul them out of the trunk, up the steps, and into . . .

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March 08, 2022

Commit

Five Minute Friday Challenge

 

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I was thinking the other day that I need to get back to my weekly writing on the Five Minute Friday prompt and wouldn't you know, this week's prompt is perfect! The word of the week is "commit".  Commit means "to carry into action deliberately, to pledge or assign to some particular course, to entrust, to record for . . .

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February 14, 2022

Determine

Five Minute Friday Challenge


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Determine - "to settle or decide by choice of alternatives or possibilities." Some people like to determine which way is best, but as a recovering perfectionist, Enneagram 1 (wing 9); alternatives can be crippling. What if I'm wrong? What if it doesn't work out or I don't like it? What happens if it's not perfect? That's why I love . . .

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January 17, 2022

Behold

Five Minute Friday Challenge

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 "...Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy..." (Luke 2:10, NKJV) Behold means to gaze.  What were the shepherds thinking when they beheld the bright star and heard the angels? I bet it was loud and glorious and they knew they needed to go find the baby.  

What were Mary and Joseph thinking as they . . .

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December 16, 2021

November Share Four Somethings

and Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Nourish means to sustain with food; to supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth; to cherish, to strengthen, build up or promote.

Something Loved: Time with family over Thanksgiving not only nourished my body, but it truly nourished my soul, as well! This type of nourishment is definitely necessary for . . .

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November 30, 2021

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