Monday, October 15, 2018
So I wrote out last night what came to mind for last Friday's prompt and here I am finally posting. I'm ready to read what others have posted as well. What and whom do you......
Express warm approval or admiration of
I don't know how often I do that. I know when I appreciate others and what they've done, I try to let them know. Today though, I'm reminded of praising God. We are not guaranteed anything in this life. If we were to die tomorrow or next week, what will be the last words to come out of our mouths? What will I be remembered for saying?
It's easy to vent, which is really complaining. All of us do it and sometimes more than others. If we purposely looked for something and someone to praise daily, how much better we'd feel.
Philippians 2:14-15 "Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people." (New Living Translation)
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Monday, October 8, 2018
So thankful for days like today when I can catch up at home while sipping something hot to drink, enjoying the coziness and writing for another week. It's time to............
The worries or the wealth?
Which part? How much?
A vision of the future
What might be can become
the spark to set the forest on fire
Energy and heat
Gets people moving
And then who knows
what might be
Not just 4,000 or 6,000 pounds
Obstacles and weight removed
Even more, let it double!
If only we share
Peer through the spy glass
Off in the distance
Let your imagination take flight
Focus the lens
Pass around for all to see
Watch the wealth spread
And the worries become lighter
Partner with Him
Acts 20:35 "In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' " (NASB)
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Part of my inspiration for this week comes from a children's book I read years ago.
It's entitled "The Spy Glass: A Story of Faith" by Richard Paul Evans.
Look it up. It is a great read!
Thursday, October 4, 2018
I don't know if I have ever been this late with a prompt, but here I am the night before the new prompt is to be posted. What can I say? Life has been pretty crazy between work and different events on the weekends. Here I am though with my five minute free write and all the details that came to mind. Hope you enjoy the read.
Made for a purpose
With a certain capacity in mind
He knows what we shall do
He knows what we can stand
Decided before hand
Every day ordained before one
Came to be
In the mind
Potential to reach
Purpose to fulfill
Each one you and me
If I don't know when?
If I don't know how?
I know I am
Day by day, step by step
God grant wisdom and insight
Fill in the lines
Shade or lighten
A mosaic of some sort
Full of surprises
Psalm 139:13 "For you formed my inward parts; you wove me in my mother's womb." (NASB)
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Sunday, September 23, 2018
It's late and I confess I did not spend too much time thinking of this one ahead. I was just really busy this weekend. I covered the pot of carrot soup simmering away on my stove to plop down and get this done. Lo and behold I realized what I was about to ..........
What a prompt to end my Five Minute Friday journal with. I'm on the last page of this notebook. It took almost three years of FMF prompts to complete this book. I'll have to go back and find my favorite. It's been some time since I've been part of this community, but in no way is my time finished here even though the pages have come to the end. It's good to complete something. It's as if a chapter has finished or one book filled with many chapters.
After this one, I'll be beginning a new one and who knows what challenges and surprises lay ahead. Again it's good to complete something. It's a time to step back and marvel at what's been accomplished or what could have been improved.
Genesis 2:2 " By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done and He rested on the seventh day from all His work He had done." (NASB)
I'm one who prefers to write out my response to the prompt each time before putting it in my blog, so I'm off to pick a new journal for next time.
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Sunday, September 16, 2018
I may have crowded a lot into my weekend, but I enjoyed the break from high stress at work. I have yet to check out other's posts about this week's prompt. Hope you enjoy the read.
A noun or a verb
Easy to blend into one and be passed over
Easy to gather around many others to check something out
Jesus drew many
Many would crowd or gather around,
seeking whatever they were hungry for or to do
Popular as He was then, not so much now
I can follow the crowd which requires a wide, wide path to do so
I can crowd around others for the latest thrill
I can seek to be one with the crowd or I can choose to be different,
set apart on a much narrower course
Matthew 7:14 "For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it."
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