Experience. Today’s FMF prompt immediately took me to Romans 5:4… “And patience, experience; and experience, hope.” Of course, this verse makes the most sense when read in context with the verses before and after it. “……but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh… Read More I Can Be Grateful For the Hard Things
I like the parables. As a teacher (and as a learner), I relate much more to storytelling than I do to lecturing. Give me all the elementary classes:) And Jesus often used stories – or parables – in order to teach. Not only do I grasp those lessons quicker but I remember them better as… Read More Faithful With My One Talent
Life is fleeting. Passing quickly. We have heard that idea all our lives but certainly, the more years that pass, the more we appreciate just how quickly they do so. As well, life is uncertain. Something else we know in our heads, but often do not appreciate in our hearts until tragedy happens – an… Read More Life
Sacrifice. That is today’s Five Minute Friday prompt – and one that takes my thoughts into many different directions. I’m sure I could write much more than five minutes would allow; however, that somewhat defeats the goal of this weekly link-up. Yes, I express my thoughts on a topic, but FMF is also a mental… Read More Considering My Why?
I have a fairly good sense of direction. For the most part, if I have been somewhere once, I can get there again. And, almost certainly, I can retrace my route and get myself home after I’ve traveled somewhere new. This “little skill” has helped me numerous times and has not only given me confidence… Read More My Way…or His?
It has been a while since I posted and I suppose, without intention, I have taken a little holiday blog break. While I don’t regret a break, I do miss writing, posting and connecting with readers and other bloggers….and wanted to make time to express my sincere wishes for a blessed Christmas to each of… Read More Celebrating His Birth
Hello Friday! And time for another Five Minute Friday. Today’s prompt is COST. The amount paid to buy or obtain something. Immediately I think of the cost Jesus willingly paid for my salvation – dying to cover the payment I owed for my sin. And I would be remiss if I did not mention that… Read More Free To Be a Servant
“Lord, grow my faith.” That is a prayer that has been on my heart lately. Not exactly sure why it has been there repeatedly and so strongly, but I am convinced that examining our “growth” is a good exercise. One to be done regularly – just as carefully as parents assess the physical growth, and… Read More The Unknown Can Growth My Faith
Time for another Five Minute Friday – and today’s prompt is SETTLE. One of the interesting (and fun) things about this weekly writing challenge is the different ways the prompt is discussed or elaborated on but also even the different ways the word is interpreted. Settle can evoke images of making someone comfortable…or to quiet… Read More My Settled Account
Well, hello November! I’m glad you are here:) October was a full month – always one of my favorites – but it seems like it has been October (or at least, pumpkin spice season) for a long time. No doubt, one of the pitfalls of starting “seasons” weeks before they actually arrive. But, I digress. … Read More Should This Be My Last Post?