Sunday, July 5, 2015

Favorite-Last week's Five Minute Friday

Favorite. Here are a few of my favorite things.

Chickadees calling

Red cardinals darting

Nuthatches laughing

while children are marveling

Friendship and family

rejoicing together

Warm summer breezes

carrying fragrance from flowers

Riding on Amber when

she trots so smoothly

Sunrises at the ocean

Sunsets over mountains

Seeing God's hand move

bringing about changes


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dream- Five Minute Friday

Dream big

Dream little

Dream in black and white

or color




All towards

Meeting your heart's desire

And what if you are still left with a dream?

When does the dream end and reality begin?

When God makes a way

He who opens that door

No man's hand can shut or close


DREAM it and maybe God will make it

And you'll be the one to live it and show

that even your dreams can come true


big or small

deep and wide

Let God Build it

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fear- Five Minute Friday on Sunday

"That's a good thing!" I heard a colleague declare years ago when I relayed to her that a student asked if I was going to tell her, his teacher, about his behavior. Fear of disappointing someone, or fear of getting in trouble, can save a whole lot of people a whole lot of heartache.

We wash our hands before we eat for fear of the germs and getting sick, do we not?

Fear can be a dreadful thing, but it is a good thing when it protects. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." (Proverbs 9:10) Knowing there is a Creator who is loving, but also just, should instill some fear.


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Saturday, June 13, 2015

World- FMF reflection

I wasn't sure what would flow this morning and hadn't given it much thought, but lot's of images came to mind. I hope someone can relate. This week's prompt is


Walk in my world
See what's it like
Inhale the aromas of 
sweet friendship and love

Walk in my world
feel the rush
the experience of 
busy children all day long

Walk in my world
Taste the bitterness of 
disappointments and broken dreams
See if you can find the silver lining

Walk in my world
and listen to a Savior calling
Calling forth from the deep
Saying your name
Inviting you onward and upward

Walk in our world
In and around
Day after day
It is meaningless without
purpose, focus, and love


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Friday, June 5, 2015

Gift- Five Minute Friday on Friday

So I actually managed to find time and write something on Friday. I so wish I had more than 5 minutes to write for this week's prompt. It stirs so many images and experiences within me. Here are a just a few of them.

"Take it as a gift," my instructor called out to me. Amber was zippy. There was no need for spurs or a crop that night. She trotted along the rail of the arena. Rhythmically, I stayed in sync with her. It was smooth and easy. It was a great ride!

Gifts we are given, we need to receive and do something with. If it sits on a shelf or at a distance, it is of no use. There is no living pleasure then.

My new dad, Guy, was a gift in my life more than 25 years ago. He was strong and he was gentle. I found safety and a man I could trust enough to follow his lead.


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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blue- My thoughts on this week's FMF

Beaten down by


Under the weather

Everything is somewhat blah

It's how we feel sometimes. A day filled with mishaps perhaps or expectations dashed. We all feel it at one time or another. Maybe it's even the grief from missing a loved one.


BLUE comes.

It can follow a bright sunrise or be after the storm has passed.

BLUE has many shades and degrees.

We can come to a place of acceptance though.

This life and world are not our home.

It screams aloud when we are beaten and then we know.

One day we will be home and the BLUE will be as peaceful as the deep blue sea.


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Saturday, May 23, 2015


Ok, I am hot to trot on this week's prompt. I just finished reading a very disturbing article in my local paper about a neighbor who witnessed a man shaking and slamming a child in a car seat and ....


YES! You read that correctly. For several months in the paper, the gruesome details of how a two year old named Mason was tortured and and then died over a course of a few days was most shocking.  The mother left her two year old in the care of her heroin addict boyfriend and never took him to a doctor or hospital, when she knew something was wrong with the way he looked and was behaving.

WHY NOT?  She feared more for herself and CPS's involvement.

Mason is gone.

The boyfriend sentenced to 25 years to life.

Mom limited to supervised visits with her other son.

The neighbor? Faced with knowing and living with all of these atrocious details.




"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"- Edmund Burke

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