Focus Upward

Celebrating 5 Years!

(and a Five Minute Friday Exercise)

Silvrback blog imageYes, you read that correctly! 5 years ago on this very day, I wrote my first blog! 

I started this blog because of the gentle nudging from the Lord. A friend at a conference also shared a "word from the Lord" that there was "writing in my fingertips". Over the years, I have trusted Him with what He has given me. I feel that my . . .

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September 22, 2021

Rescue

Five Minute Friday Challenge

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//Back in November 2007, after several trips to the local humane society, my husband and daughters finally persuaded me to rescue a dog. Now mind you, I grew up with cats, never had a dog in my life. But, I signed the papers to bring this 6-year-old black lab home and rescue her from most likely losing her sweet life too early. Sophie . . .

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September 12, 2021

Accountability

Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Accountability, the state of being accountable, "subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable." We are all accountable or responsible to someone or something. Children are accountable to their parents for their behavior. Employees are accountable to their employers to follow the . . .

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August 17, 2021

Order

Five Minute Friday Challenge


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 //I don't know about you, but I like to have things in order. I prefer my house to be somewhat neat. I prefer my office and desk to have things organized and I truly love to have my life "in order". However, that is harder and harder to come by as I grow older and realize that I am not in control! 

Recently we were at a . . .

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July 25, 2021

Deserve

Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog imageDeserve - "to do something or have or show qualities worthy of reward or punishment". So often I think of this word in the negative. We all are aware of our sinful nature, Romans 3:23 says "for we all have sinned and are in need of the glory of God."  My sin deserves punishment. The enemy would love for us to wallow in that. However, God . . .

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July 05, 2021

Pressure

Five Minute Friday Challenge

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I love my instant pot. It cooks dinner in a fraction of the time of my old crockpot and to me, it feels safer. (Hello-that horrifying episode of This Is Us, where we lost our favorite and most important character of the tv series.) The instant pot builds up pressure and heat inside and has a little valve that you either let . . .

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April 11, 2021

Redeem

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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By Your shed blood, I am redeemed. 

You have bought me back from the penalty of sin, I am redeemed! 

I no longer need to fear, I am redeemed.

I no longer need to doubt, I am redeemed!

Because of You, the GREAT I AM, I am redeemed.

You loved me first and loved me best, I am redeemed! 

I am . . .

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March 21, 2021

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