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Endure

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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//Thursday night I had the opportunity to attend the Aldersgate 2020 Virtual Conference and the speaker was Bishop James Swanson (bio on bottom of this link). 

He shared about ways we can endure suffering from I Peter 5:6-10, (CEB):

"Therefore, humble yourselves under God’s power so that he may raise you up in the . . .

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July 12, 2020

How long, Lord?

A Five Minute Friday Challenge


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How long, Lord? How long will this pandemic go on? How long can we live like this? How can I be strong during this unprecedented time of sickness and racial unrest? How can I learn more and trust more? How can I use my voice to make a difference? How long will You tarry until You come back and bring Your kingdom to this troubled . . .

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June 14, 2020

Forward

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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//I received the new prompt at the end of the Thursday-night, Twitter party. FOWARD. I went to bed. FORWARD was still on my mind as I awoke the next morning. I was definitely looking forward to a 3 day weekend.

I was also remembering my Grandmother, Virginia; looking backward on and off throughout the day. Friday would have been . . .

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May 25, 2020

Normal

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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What joy I am finding in my weekends. The rhythm of work with the respite of some time off; being at home. It brings a bit normalcy to my soul during this abnormal time. But, what is "normal'? Webster defines it as "conforming to a standard or regular pattern."

What is normal for one person, maybe quite abnormal for another. We do . . .

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May 17, 2020

Distraction

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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As I was pondering this week's prompt, "distraction", I was only thinking of the negative side. As in when I think of something I need to do during my prayer time. I get distracted from focusing on Jesus.

Then I had an "aha" moment. There is a positive side to distraction. The definition is simply this, "an object that directs one's . . .

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May 03, 2020

Tomorrow

Five Minute Friday Challenge

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The prompt for this week is TOMORROW. In a world that has been turned upside-down, I find hope in tomorrow. I also find an uneasiness, because we don't know what tomorrow will bring. Every day brings change, more bad news. However, I know the answer, I know who holds tomorrow! JESUS!!

That is who I am focusing on. Jesus is Life, . . .

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March 23, 2020

Come to the Table

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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As I look around my home, I see many tables. End tables that hold books and lamps; our large coffee table which supports our tv. The dining room table where meals are shared, books are read, laundry is folded and games are played. I'm also reminded of an important table where I gather with others monthly. A place where grace is shared . . .

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March 09, 2020

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