Sunday, May 21, 2017

Truth-Five Minute Friday on Sunday evening

"What is truth?", Pilate asked. (John 18:38, NASB)

In A Few Good Men Colonel Jessup told Lieutenant Kaffee he couldn't handle it after Kaffee told him he wanted it.

Some think it is relative and not absolute.

If there is no absolute truth, where does that leave us?

Kids need boundaries. if they don't have them or they are inconsistent, always subject to change, they won't feel safe.

Left to our own devices, without a common compass and manual to live by, we are lost and unable to build anything that will stand the test of time.

STOP

Jesus said to him," I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me." (John 14:6)

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mom- Five Minute Friday

Happy Mom's Day weekend to everyone. Although I don't have children of my own, I do have a mom, who adopted me as a teen. She made herself available to nurture and protect me at such a critical time in my life. I cannot say enough about her and how great she is. 

Yet what came to mind this morning is for all the women who are not moms and have perhaps felt left out of all the hooplah surrounding this weekend.  Even though we may or may not birth children of our own, we can and still do birth something. As creative beings made in the image of a creative God, we birth, we feed, and we nurture.



mom

Moments

Of

Magnificence & miracles


That's what women become a vessel for when they engage in creation. Not just the joining of cells in our wombs to bring forth new life, precious and perfect, but anything that we allow to originate and develop deep within our minds and souls. Something at some point comes forth. 

What shall we birth and nurture?

What shall we leave behind when we are gone?

Only we can choose what we will allow and make ourselves available to.

Amy Carmichael had no children of her own, but availed herself to mother many in India. Mother Theresa did the same.

To learn more about Amy Carmichael check out www.amycarmichael.org

STOP

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Should- Five Minute Friday on Sunday

Another busy weekend, but the thoughts have been simmering since I read this week's prompt on Friday. This is what I came up with for this week.

should......

Shoulda, woulda, coulda

Should've done this before that

They always ask what we would do different next time

Part of that reflection on professional practice, you know

Yes, hind sight is always twenty twenty

How many times have I realized too late 

one thing would've been better than another

Or I should've never said that and now it's too late

I can't undo or unsay anything

What's done is done and said is said

Yet on a more encouraging note

Something from a song I heard yesterday

"Never would've made it without you,"

Except, I would change it slightly

"Never should've made it."

If I look back on my life

I know without God's grace,

I never would've made it thus far

Man's standards and stats say,

I should not have

Only God's grace keeps us and gets us through

STOP

I Corinthians 15:10 "But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain;" (NASB)

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

More-Five Minute Friday on Sunday

I must admit, I did not put a lot of thought into this and wasn't really sure what to say. Random thoughts came to mind. I hope you find some nugget worth taking away. Thanks for taking the time to read.



more........

Less is more

a few details here and there

go a long way

words saved and savored

at the right time

like that little piece of chocolate

to satisfy one's craving


May I use more caution

say less and impact more

God grant me wisdom

to choose my words more carefully


Only God's word remains

but mine can create ripples in a pond

bob up and down quite a ways


More, may I glean

more in less time

and choose carefully

STOP

Proverbs 25:11 "Like golden apples in silver settings, so is a word spoken at the right time." (NOG)

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sing-Five Minute Friday

I wasn't sure what to post for this one, but as I turned my iPhone off and began to listen, it came. I hope you enjoy the read.


sing....

I hear them in the morning

I hear them now as the sun begins to set

They tweet and chirp, chirp and tweet

Hidden from view, but anything but silent


Does it matter who's who?

The chorus is cheering, lively and upbeat

They have much to tell of and sing

Warmth envelopes the Earth, grass is green

Daffodils popped up and out to greet you and me

They sing and sing and sing for free

Silence will not come

STOP

Psalm 148:5 "Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created."

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