Friday, August 30, 2019
Wow! This is the first Five Minute Friday I've actually posted on a Friday in I don't know how long. I felt inspired to write out some proclamations.
Who has your back?
Know who has mine?
I am free forever from condemnation. (Romans 8:1-2)
I am free from any condemning charges against me. (Romans 8:31-34)
I cannot be separated from the love of God. (Romans 8:35-39)
I am assured that ALL things work together for good. (Romans 8:28)
God has my back!
He knows my frame. He created it. (Psalm 139:15)
He knows ALL there is to know and He has a plan.
He makes my feet like that of a deer and enables me to go on the heights. (Habakkuk 3:19)
He opens doors sometimes I don't see until much later. (Revelation 3:8)
He works it out.
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Monday, August 26, 2019
This week's prompt is defined as consistent and continuous speed in walking, running, or moving.
Consistent and continuous are the keys. They are also challenging when trotting laps around an arena on a horse. I've learned to anticipate when a horse will slow down and what to do to keep him going. After making a few laps around at the same pace, I feel good. I also know it builds endurance and stamina.
A "trick rider" is one who can ride any horse and is consistent in how they ride and getting the horse do what they want done. I'm not there yet.
Isaiah 40:31 "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint. "(NIV)
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Hospitality defined as the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.
I just returned from vacationing in Virginia Beach. This year my mom, Linda and I went together. We stayed with our friends Vic and Gloria. Mom has known them for almost forty years and I much less of course. Even though my mom hadn't seen them in many, many years, she remarked, "It's as if no time has gone by."
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They warmly welcomed us with beautiful guest rooms, fluffy towels, wonderful food, and their great smiles. We enjoyed catching up while prepping food in the kitchen, traveling to some new places, walking along the beach, and playing games at night.
Galatians 6:10 "Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." (NIV)
Friday, August 9, 2019
I missed last week's as I really had no idea what to write for "Five" and I didn't find the time. Here I am again though. What do you find yourself returning to again and again? That is our prompt for this week.
Another summer morning. The sun popped up again. I traveled to my CSA to complete another set of work share hours. I found myself kneeling beside a soft, weedy bed, pulling up carrots again.
There can be boredom in monotony and then there is comfort in the familiar. Each day, God's mercies are new. Each day His provision is abundant. AGAIN and AGAIN He has not ceased to send rain on the earth, four full length seasons, and the sun each new day.
Yet I need reminders. We all do on how faithful God is. We still need to see His goodness in action AGAIN and AGAIN.
"This I recall to mind, Therefore I have hope. The Lord's loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:21-23)
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Sunday, July 28, 2019
I missed the posting for the week of July 19th, but I am back for this week's now that we are half way through summer. A very different prompt for this past Friday. I can't wait to read other's thoughts. here are mine on...........
Surrounded by various blossoms, rocks, vegetation, and creeks.
I was stunned by its beauty.
Different rocks, paths, and views.
I walked slowly and breathed deeply as I peered through branches and leaves.
Brick paths leading to different worlds.
A few fountains spraying a cool mist while the sun beat down.
Not knowing how.
Genesis 1:31 "God saw all that He had made and behold it was very good." (NASB)
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