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Opportunity

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to a women’s conference near my home. It was so fun to see friends I haven’t been with for a while and to make some new friends.  However, the best part was the opportunity to worship, be in God’s presence and to fine-tune skills to hear His voice and to speak that . . .

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May 07, 2019

Touch

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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So many things seek our attention. 

Our hearts and minds can feel divided. 

We long to receive a touch from Jesus, 

So that everything feels right again. 

 

People, life and busyness, 

Pull us in all directions. 

His Word, His power and His creation, 

Touch . . .

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April 28, 2019

Next

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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This past Thursday I had the opportunity to provide music for my church's Maundy Thursday service. It was a time of remembrance and solemness.  

As Pastor Emily was sharing, the one phrase that stood out to me was, as Jesus and His disciples were observing the Passover meal...the events of the next few days were set . . .

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April 20, 2019

Lack

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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//I don't know about you, but sometimes I am more prone to see the "lack" in my life, rather than the abundance. You know the drill...comparing myself to others; lack of time, lack of self-confidence, or feel like I don't have x, y, or z.  

This is a lie from the enemy. God is a God of abundance! The Lord has . . .

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April 16, 2019

Offer

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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//Offer: to present as an act of worship, to utter prayers of thanksgiving, to declare one’s willingness or readiness, to make available.   

During this season of Lent, I’m reminded of God’s immense sacrifice for me, for us. He did not have to offer His Son as the one and only Sacrifice that would . . .

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April 05, 2019

Place

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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The last couple of weeks I have asked Jesus what I'm supposed to write about for the Five Minute Friday Challenge. He has been so faithful to answer that prayer. I know I shouldn't be surprised, but yet, I am. He has poured into me during my time in the Word and as I have journaled. So...here is an expert from my journal on . . .

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March 19, 2019

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A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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// I'm learning so much from the book, It's All Under Control, by Jennifer Dukes Lee. I have known for a long time that I need to give Jesus more control of my life, but this book has really hit almost "too close to home". 

In Chapter 12, entitled "Whole", Jennifer talks about not being a fragmented person. I don't need to see . . .

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March 12, 2019

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