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?
Hello Friday! And (finally) another chance to join the Five Minute Friday linkup. I enjoy these short writing challenges from a one-word prompt. You can read all the posts here….for today’s prompt of ACTION. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword…” Heb. 4:12a With my Bible, I… Read More God’s Word is Quick – Alive and Active
In my last post, I mentioned that there have been several unexpected deaths lately. Some of those who died I knew better than others and some I only really knew of….but, either way, it has been a sobering few weeks. Perhaps that is why today’s prompt, Success, quickly reminded me of Paul’s longing (in II… Read More One More Mile
This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is start. The beginning of something…maybe even the date something began. As in a marriage:) My marriage began 34 years ago tomorrow. Hard to believe – yet here are just five minutes worth of my thoughts. START – When I tell someone that I have been married for over… Read More Thirty-Four Years of Marriage
As a teenager, I often cringed when the announcement was made that an upcoming service would include time for testimonies. Admittedly, I still struggle – or even cringe – with these services. These days, I can be crippled by unexplained anxiety for any type of open forum public speaking. Not just in church services but… Read More Reason to Give Testimony
Last night we met friends for the last outdoor concert of the summer season. We look forward to these evenings – for the music, the great weather and, especially, for the time to catch up with our friends. Social media and texting are good but nothing beats some face to face conversation. Just sayin. It… Read More Looking Back – Yes? or No?
It seems different topics come (and go) in waves. You hear it mentioned it once, twice and, suddenly, every conversation, post, and even sermon is about that topic. Some of that might simply be in my head but I do think “buzzwords” are a real thing. I even looked up the definition – “a word… Read More Don’t Just Talk About It
GiddyUp Junction….that’s where I’ve been all week. It has been VBS week at our church. Seems a bit late in the season but it was a good way to finish up the summer and prepare for the new school year – which is, somehow, already here. The theme, this year, was cowboy/western and took place… Read More Not Again?!?
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…..