Sunday, December 16, 2018

Still-Five Minute Friday

We are halfway through December, a month that is impossible for many of us to remain still, especially the little ones. I wasn't sure where to go at first with this week's prompt, but may it be a blessing and a challenge for all of us, including myself.


Slow and steady wins the race.

Still is to persist, remain faithful.

And in the end win.

We're all still here.

Those of us who are,

Jesus has not returned.

And the world has not come to an end.

As so many predicted it would on a certain date.

No one knows the day or the hour.

And yet when He comes,

Will He still find faith on the earth?

Will we remain in Him? 

And let Him still storms and raging seas

that rise and fall around us and from within?

He will still come.

He promised. He must.

Will I still be ready and waiting?

Will I let Him still the storms in me until then?


Matthew 16:15 "But what about you?" he asked. 'Who do you say I am?" (NASB)

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Balance- Five Minute Friday for December 7th!

Ah! The end of 2018 is rapidly approaching. Time to reflect, but also to look at what's ahead. I like the challenge of last Friday's prompt. How easy is it for any of us to.............


It's a verb, you know

Even out the scales

Have your check book match what the bank says

Walk across a skinny, long beam

My favorite is riding a horse

To keep it, I must stay focused and centered

Even the slightest degree of leaning

To the right or the left can throw me

And them off

It's a skill one develops over time

Once you have it-oh the places one can go

Faster and faster, up, down, all around

If I'm not, I don't want to think where I'd end up

Better to learn it early on and put it into practice

Then find out years later you're way off 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." (NASB)

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Deep- A Late Five Minute Friday

Tis the season when life has sped up even more, so here I am posting for last Friday's prompt on Tuesday evening.  It is also a season to contemplate depth even more.


How deep is God's love?

How far does it go?

Look back through the ages 

and see how much and how often He gives.

He has not grown so weary with us that 

He has thrown up His hands and walked away.

He has not breathed such wrath to wipe us out

in an instant without delay.

Every morning the sun rises and in the evening it sets.

His rains water the earth.

We are given 86,400 seconds each day 

to give and receive, receive and give.

We are loved. We are here and now

Emmanuel is with us.


Matthew 1:23 " Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a son and they shall call His name 'Immanuel' which when translated means 'God with us." (NASB)

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Value-Five Minute Friday

Here I am actually posting on Friday as opposed to Sunday. Gotta love days off! I hope everyone found comfort with family and/or friends yesterday. Holidays are not happy for everyone. Sometimes they are downright depressing depending on what you are facing. It brings us to wrestle with what do we hold in highest regard. There is always something to be grateful for, but what does each one of us truly


It's funny how time and experience changes what we value most. Now that I realize

the hour glass may be half empty or more, it's not about he who has the most toys in 

the end wins.

In my twenties, it was hard for me to stay within a budget and out of credit card debt. 

Now I'd rather have more time with family or friends than stuff. It's hard to even think 

of a "Christmas wish list" to share with family members. I'm happy to have dinner or 

just coffee and play some games. The time will run out sooner or later. How I spend 

my time will speak for itself.


Matthew 6:21 "for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (NASB)

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

One- Five Minute Friday

I love the challenge this week's prompt offers. I hope you feel the same after reading about...


Only opportunity
Never repeated
Each has their own

In ONE moment in time, each one of us was created with our own unique set of prints.

We have ONE life to live.  When that ONE day comes for whom the bell tolls, what will our 

ONE set of prints leave behind? What is the ONE message I will leave behind? What ONE

thing do I really want to stick with people I meet along the journey?

I only have ONE life, ONE opportunity, and ONE message.

May I keep this in the forefront everyday. May I start thinking about the ONE day I will 

leave only my ONE set of prints behind, so that I can plan backwards.


Psalm 90:12 "Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should." (TLB)

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