Friday, September 15, 2017

Support-Five Minute Friday

I love this word and the reminder that sometimes we all need it. We "get by with a little help, from our friends", don't we? Ive had many support me through the years. I could probably fill the page just naming and explaining how so many have done just that in my many years; while at the same time I hope that I am doing the same. My response this week is a variety of images. I hope you are challenged to think of ways you have been supported or give support to others. It is a beautiful thing.


support......

A picture, a thousand words.

Moses' arms supported, Israel won.

Prayers of the saints rise like incense.

People strengthened and hearts changed.

Help, aid, assistance.

Playing field leveled and growth for all.

My students need those pictures!

A second language learner makes sense out of the world.

Seeing, saying and doing.

They can get it! They are lifted up.

Give all a boost and they can act.

STOP

1 Corinthians 12: 21, 26 "And the eye cannot say to the hand, 'I have no need of you; or again the head to the feet, 'I have no need of you.'....And if one member suffers, all members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it." (NASB)

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Work-A late posting for Five Minute Friday

It was my first week back to work as a teacher, so I am slowly getting into the routine again. I have been teaching almost twenty years now of which I feel so blessed to have enjoyed that much time in such a great career. Kids keep us young! It is with this mindset that the word's flowed today.

work.......

If it's fun, it doesn't feel like work

Focused, busy, creating and developing

Sharing skills with others while gaining new ones

It keeps us out of trouble

Let's us know we are needed and have a place

Yet we are humbled by how hard it is sometimes

Long hours and long faces when it's not a piece of cake

A gift we need

Otherwise, what's the alternative?

So thankful I have always had some kind of work

So thankful for the world of it-diverse as it is

STOP

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 "I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime; moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor-it is the gift of God." (NASB)

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Neighbor-Five Minute Friday

What a word for this week in light of the recent devastation with Hurricane Harvey and the new season we find ourselves entering. How I long for days when Mr. Rogers was a friendly face who greeted us regularly.


Nobody left out
Each
Individual counts
Greet all with
Heart and
Build
Ongoing
Rapport

I wish I had done that before Hurricane Irene flooded my apartment complex's parking lot. I was safe on the second floor, but the basement apartments and my SUV were not. Had I taken the time to get to know my neighbors before Irene, perhaps we could've helped each other and not suffered such losses. Perhaps, but I certainly made the effort to reach out afterwards to help in whatever way I could.

Today, I couldn't help but think of Mr. Rogers' neighborhood song,"Won't you be mine?"


STOP

Luke 10:36-37 "Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers' hands?" And he said, "The one who showed mercy toward him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same." (NASB)

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Guide-A late version of Five Minute Friday

I just returned from vacation late Saturday and am still trying to get caught up on life, so here I am posting for last Friday's prompt. So many people came to mind for this prompt. People I am so thankful I've had in my life through the years to point me in the right direction. Even more so is having the ultimate guide book which I can go back to time and time again for timeless truths. It's the oldest one in print.

Here are the thoughts that flowed for............

guide

They know the way
They've traveled the trail before
They'll go in front leading
They'll let you lead and watch as you go

I'm so glad for those who serve as signs
Taught well by experience
They can save one a lot of wasted time

In the woods they are aware
They don't need to tread lightly
In wide open spaces they maintain direction
Internal compass developed strongly

How I wish I knew more
My grandparents are gone
I'm getting older now
Hopefully I can serve as a guide as well

STOP

1 Corinthians 11:1 "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ." (NIV)

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Speak- Five Minute Friday

There were so many directions I could go with this week's prompt, but when I thought of Psalm 86:17 and "a token for good", I thought of all the things which God spoke into existence and how he continues to speak. In some countries people are not allowed to worship and practice a personal faith walk without persecution. In spite of the silence that some try to enforce, governments will never be able to silence the One who is always speaking. 

speak.......

There is a voice speaking.
It whispers in our sleep.
It asks us lots of questions.
It asks us what we see.

Do we dismiss the rising of the sun
and early morning dew? 
As just the way things are?
Without another thought or two?
Are we enchanted?
Or have our ears grown dull of hearing?

He is speaking lessons and showing miracles,
all throughout the world.

Some try and drown Him out.
Others scoff and mock.
They speak words of foolishness.
Their hearts quite hard.

STOP

Matthew 16:15 "He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"

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