Sunday, September 23, 2018

Complete-A Late Five Minute Friday

It's late and I confess I did not spend too much time thinking of this one ahead. I was just really busy this weekend. I covered the pot of carrot soup simmering away on my stove to plop down and get this done. Lo and behold I realized what I was about to ..........


What a prompt to end my Five Minute Friday journal with. I'm on the last page of this notebook. It took almost three years of FMF prompts to complete this book. I'll have to go back and find my favorite. It's been some time since I've been part of this community, but in no way is my time finished here even though the pages have come to the end. It's good to complete something. It's as if a chapter has finished or one book filled with many chapters. 

After this one, I'll be beginning a new one and who knows what challenges and surprises lay ahead. Again it's good to complete something. It's a time to step back and marvel at what's been accomplished or what could have been improved.


Genesis 2:2 " By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done and He rested on the seventh day from all His work He had done." (NASB)

I'm one who prefers to write out my response to the prompt each time before putting it in my blog, so I'm off to pick a new journal for next time.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Crowd-Five Minute Friday

I may have crowded a lot into my weekend, but I enjoyed the break from high stress at work. I have yet to check out other's posts about this week's prompt. Hope you enjoy the read.


A noun or a verb

Easy to blend into one and be passed over

Easy to gather around many others to check something out

Jesus drew many

Many would crowd or gather around,

seeking whatever they were hungry for or to do

Popular as He was then, not so much now

I can follow the crowd which requires a wide, wide path to do so

I can crowd around others for the latest thrill

I can seek to be one with the crowd or I can choose to be different, 

set apart on a much narrower 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."

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Rain-Five Minute Friday

What a relief to have finally gotten some of this after blistering temps in the 90's! Some long for it, while others wish they could send it another way. In five minutes I just listed what came to mind. Enjoy the read.

Rain is......

cool, falling, down, down 

splashing here, there, all around

on my head and eyelashes

rose petals, blades of grass

washing cars, watering earth

rain is refreshing, pure, and clean

quenching thirst

unexpected, anytime

north or south, hills or valleys

made of hydrogen and oxygen combined

rain is a good thing

God's gift to a dry and weary land

filling rivers, healing places

God send your rain!


Leviticus 26:4 "then I shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit," (NASB)

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Rush-Five Minute Friday

This week's prompt is defined by Google as "dash toward someone or something in an attempt to attack or capture them or it."

In this season what are about to "rush" into?


It's the final weekend of summer and the countdown has begun. In less than forty eight hours, children will fill our schools and classrooms again. We will be off and running. It's a marathon to get through the next ten months. We all jump in and as defined by Google, we dash! We rush to get everything ready, neat and orderly with the best plans in mind. We rush, but may we, may I dash towards capturing my students' hearts with a love for learning and helping others. May I not be as a clanging cymbal and dishes rattling in the background from all sorts of needless activity. May I enter a new year rushing to love my kids and make the most of every opportunity.


Colossians 4:5-6 "Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person." (NASB)

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I also wanted to share Linda Ellis' poem about making the most of our dash. You can check out her website also

The Dash

I read of a man who stood to speak at a funeral of a friend.  He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars..the house...the cash.  What matters is how we lived and loved and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard; are there things you'd like to change?  For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.

To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile...remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read, with your life's actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash

by Linda Ellis