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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

Risk

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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As I was having my time in the Word the other morning, I realized I was not enjoying my Bible reading as I have in the past. Where are You, Lord? Why am I get bogged down in Ezekiel and also can't find anything to hold onto in II Timothy?

It was then that I realized that I had not been asking Jesus to give me wisdom or insight as I . . .

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February 25, 2020

Direction

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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A large portion of my job involves giving directions to people so they can find the clinic they need to be in. I've noticed that some people walk straight past the desk, with no eye contact and keep going on their way. I assume they have been here before and know where they are going. Others make eye contact, but go on over to the . . .

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January 12, 2020

Birth

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Recently, I was reading Isaiah 54:10,

"Though the mountains move and the hills shake, my love will not be removed from you and my covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says your compassionate Lord." (CSB)

I love the promise in this verse. Even when things feel shaky, God's faithful, . . .

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December 24, 2019

Cost

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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This summer, my youngest daughter, Rachel, was hired for her first "real" (full-time) job. Along with that job, she now has "real" (and more) bills to pay than she had in college. I have been budgeting for our family for many years now and she asked if I would help her figure out how to budget.

So, we spent several hours during the . . .

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November 24, 2019

Unknown

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

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Recently I had the opportunity to fly to another state to lead a weekend event. As I was sitting, drinking my coffee and waiting to board the plane; I found myself people-watching. My mind began to wander and wonder. I began crafting back-stories in my mind. Was this person flying home? Was that person related to the one with which he . . .

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November 19, 2019

Wait

A Five Minute Friday Challenge

Silvrback blog image //Waiting feels like sitting in a dark room when the electricity has gone out. Waiting is a part of my prayer life. A hard part, for sure. I don't always see immediate answers. The power feels like it's gone and I can't do anything, but that is exactly what Jesus wants! 

He wants me to sit and be patient; to trust and have . . .

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October 29, 2019

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