Friday, June 24, 2016

Rest-Five Minute Friday

It's hard to do that now. School just finished.  After the mad rush to get folders updated, report cards and assessments finished, my classroom packed up and last minute meetings; everything STOPS.

Waking up this morning I was ready to jump into making another to do list and start laying out what projects I will do when, and yet here I am reading the word "rest".

In music, the rest is the cessation of activity. It can be short or long. It is used throughout a piece. Rest. Stop.


Everything that has

Sucked the life and vigor

Take your time to reflect & regain My perspective


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Monday, June 20, 2016

Lose- FMF on Monday

The weekend was crazy busy and I have three days of school left with lots still to do. Thus here I am posting on Monday evening after a long day at work.

I misplaced an earring once

I looked and looked and finally gave up

Months later I found it in a drawer

But I had already thrown the other one away 
because I knew I wouldn't wear just one

I was reminded of the verse- 
"So do not throw away your confidence....."

Don't give up hope, BUT there is a time for everything 

When and how does someone decide not to retain?

When and how does someone decide 
"I've spent enough time here, it's time to move on." ?

I think back to dreams I had when I was younger

I even wrote when I had hoped to see them fulfilled by 

Those dates have come and gone


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Friday, June 10, 2016

Want- Five Minute Friday

When we 


Need something

Tangible to take home, we are in want

James 4:1-3 "What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures." (NIV)

This has challenged me the past week or so, as I think about the interactions I've observed within different circles. 

We all WANT. 

We all long.

Sometimes we play nice, sometimes we don't.

I'm also reminded of Psalm 23 "The Lord is my shepherd, [a]shall not want."(NASV)

The Good Shepherd provides; not everything, not when and how we WANT it, but there is a provision.

The tangible will one day pass away.

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, but what shall we seek after that cannot, nor will ever rust?


People who need people are the luckiest people of all.


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Friday, June 3, 2016

Haven-Five Minute Friday

A place of shelter and safety, 
away and protected from the storm 

I remember the place God provided for me 
a new home, a new family all those years ago 
close to where I was already living, 
but oh so far from the forces that wanted to destroy

I was transplanted into a different pot 
and taken inside a greenhouse 
while winter winds whistled outside 

big plants, small plants, young and old 
could grow alongside each other in this Haven of Hope

Nurtured and watered while new shoots began to grow 


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