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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

Hide

Five Minute Friday Challenge

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When I was little, I would climb on my bed, get under my covers and proclaim to my parents I was hiding and to come and find me. They would search and call for me, pretending they didn't know where I was. All along they could see the big lump in my bed, so they knew where I was, but I didn't know that, because I couldn't see them. Then . . .

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November 22, 2021

Prayer

Five Minute Friday Challenge

 

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From my journal: Jesus, some days it seems that I take prayer too casually, do I need to be more formal with my prayers? Then I remember that we need to come to You as children. They don't worry about how they come across or if the question or request is worded properly. They just ask. May I have more child-like faith and . . .

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November 09, 2021

Morning

Five Minute Friday Challenge & Day 29 of Write 31 Days 2021

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I love morning...not the getting up and going to work part, but the quiet and the stillness. I enjoy my cup of coffee, read God's Word and bask in the stillness before my day begins. It feels like a clean slate before me. I can more easily hear God's voice because my mind is less cluttered. 

Mark records that "Before daybreak . . .

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October 31, 2021

Treasure

Five Minute Friday Challenge & Day 15 of Write 31 Days 2021

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When I was a kid the only good thing about going to the dentist was the treasure box. I got to dig into it to find a treasure of some little toy to take home. I'm sure it lost its allure after a few days (or maybe only a few hours) once it got home. Those toys are long gone and have been replaced by bigger and more expensive toys and . . .

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October 17, 2021

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