On Fridays, I join the Five Minute Friday link-up. It is a good challenge – mentally and with my writing. Writing without overthinking and without (too much) editing. (The idea of zero editing is way too much for me.) Sometimes, it is good to process thoughts and ideas without the overthinking that comes so naturally… Read More Avoiding the Trap of Becoming Distant
The struggle is real. I think it’s a sentiment that all of us can identify with – some days more often than others! Often it is used just to acknowledge and/or to agree with someone’s bad day. Even a simple “bad hair day.” Other times, the challenges are more complex but, the truth is, we constantly… Read More My Spirit is Willing, but…..
Take time to be holy. The first thought that came to mind with this week’s prompt, TAKE, at Five Minute Friday. A hymn from the late 1800s – with encouragement and so much practical wisdom….still for us today. GO – The Bible tells us to “be ye holy” just as Christ is holy (I Peter… Read More Take Time to Be Holy
One of my favorite verses – my life verse, you might say, is I Peter 1:7…”That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:” That verse contains so… Read More Not of This World
The prompt for Five Minute Friday this week is: QUESTION. There are so many penetrating questions throughout the Bible. For instance, when Jesus asks the adulteress woman, “Where are your accusers?” Or when He asks the lame man waiting by the pool if he wants to be healed, or the many times He rebukes the… Read More Will You Walk Away?
Puzzles seem to have a huge appeal among seniors. No doubt, there are folks of all ages that enjoy puzzles but they do seem to be exceptionally popular among my senior friends. At the assisted living, there is always a puzzle in the works – its pieces laid out with care and by design –… Read More Life is Full of Puzzles
This morning’s prompt for Five Minute Friday is WELL. Kate had a guest post today…from Susie Finkbeiner. It was short (five minutes does that to a post) but so struck a chord with me. You might want to read that one before you finish with my thoughts. On “Well.” GO – “It is Well with… Read More It is Well…but Is It Always?
It’s Friday. The end of another month – yesterday, I looked back at not only May but the last season and some of the lessons I’ve learned lately. Friday also means another Five Minute Friday and the challenge to think and write freely (just for five minutes) on a weekly prompt. The posts of others… Read More Responsibility Comes with Your Name
Happy Friday…and time for another Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is practice…which immediately reminds me of the years of piano lessons. They were decades of ago – seem a lifetime ago – but memories of those required thirty minutes every afternoon still seem painful. Dreaded. Thinking about the time spent practicing is bittersweet. I… Read More Thinking of Mom: “Practice Makes Perfect!”
Ah, the empty nest season of life. With all of its changes and adjustments, it really is a season ripe with possibilities. With opportunity. With fewer demands of my time, I have more freedom to say “yes” – as the Lord leads. I have more resources, more experience and (hopefully) more wisdom to invest wherever… Read More Endless Opportunity in this Season of Life