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............


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


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. 


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.


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

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Place-Five Minute Friday

For those who don't know, Five Minute Friday is an online community where many of us gather together to read and respond to the one word prompt Kate Montaug gives us weekly. We write as much as we can, unedited for five minutes flat, post it and then respond to other's writing as well.

I continue to look forward and enjoy this time each week. It has kept me writing and encouraged me in so many other ways. This week our prompt is........


I've traveled to new places this year.

I've taken new hikes.

I've seen I need new places to visit.

It keeps me enjoying life.

This morning though I thought of an action instead of a place.

I thought of how gently we can place things instead of tossing any old way.

I helped clean garlic. A first time activity for me.

We were all instructed to not dump or toss them into the big bins we could see.

It made me think of how we take great care and should.

I clipped their tops, brushed off the dirt, and placed them carefully.


Philosophy of Alica Waters-Edible Schoolyard Academy

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Try-A Late Five Minute Friday


"Try it, you might like it."

Well, I figured I would give Virginia Beach, an eight hour drive on my own, a go. Originally, my mom, Linda was supposed to travel with me to see our old time friends, Vic and Glo. Life happened and my mom found her PTO time being eaten up with trips to OT (occupational therapy), for an injury she suffered weeks ago.

So, I decided I would still go. I had never been there or driven that far on my own, but gave it a try. 


God's grace went with me as I had very little sleep that week, but still did it, stopping every two hours for a short break.
Selfie before going over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge! (17.5 miles long)

As I am approaching another birthday and a new year, I can see I need to try more new things. Who knows where it will lead me.


2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline." (NASB)

Thank you to family and friends for their prayers for safe travels and also to my good friends, Vic and Glo for a fun and relaxing vacation while showing me around their new town!

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