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Mom :: Five Minute Friday

May 12th, 2017

“I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you” (2 Timothy 1:5 NLT)

Does the faith of my mother continue strong in me? Or does it not apply because she wasn’t biologically mine?

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Wildflowers

May 9th, 2017

God made me a wildflower, but He placed me with Grandpa so I would learn how to grow, and how to bloom, and how to stand tall and to be who I am made to be, and what to look for, and how to take root, and how to uproot, and what to hang on to, and what to let go of, and how to survive thrive in what ever garden I happen to grow.

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Should :: Five Minute Friday

May 5th, 2017

Each of us has a station. Whether we like it or not, whether it is fair or not, our culture is made up of class distinctions. Some have more, some have less, but most have something to give. Most have something they can change that speaks in direct opposition to how we are socially/economically defined and instead speaks to repentance and sanctification. What does that look like for you?

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My Faulty Understanding

May 2nd, 2017

I enjoy listening to the Bible.com app while I prepare breakfast. It has a two-fold benefit. First, and most obvious, I am in the Word. Second, the kids listen, too. It keeps morning squabbles at bay while filling them with the Word, too. Last week, we were proceeding with our morning routine as usual. Clothes were being changed, teeth were being brushed, and coffee was being…

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More :: Five Minute Friday

Apr 28th, 2017

It is time for Five Minute Friday (where I free write for five minutes and post the results for the world to see). Today’s word is more. My free write lies between the slashes (//). Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. (Psalm 73:25 NLT) //Psalm 73 is one I frequently visit, not because I love it, but because it…

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The Difficult Season

Apr 25th, 2017

Tonight, as I go through tomorrow’s to-do list, a whisper keeps subtle cadence for the more prominent thoughts. Three weeks left. Just three more weeks. It repeats even when I don’t want it to, even when I don’t notice. Three weeks left. Just three more weeks.

When I wake up tomorrow, I know it will be the first thought to skitter across my synapses. I will push it to the back of my brain, hoping to bury it under more pressing concerns, like prayer, thanksgiving, and caffeine. But I know as the children wake and start demanding food and attention, I will call it to the frontlines. We can do this. There are only three weeks left. Just three more weeks.

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Abandon :: Five Minute Friday

Mar 10th, 2017

God, in his wisdom, knew that man still had corruption in their hearts, so he left corruption in the land to test their hearts and teach them how to battle. What are they going to fight for? Will it be the God who delivered them from captivity? Or will they choose the idle life of idol worship?