A Word of Encouragement · fmf · Hymns

I Sing Because I’m Happy and Free

Today’s post is inspired by Kate Motaung and the Five Minute Friday prompt, “Sing”. So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These… Continue reading I Sing Because I’m Happy and Free

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My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

I’m joining Kate Motaung and my friends at Five Minute Fridays to write on a particular prompt for five minutes. In my effort to re-introduce old hymns to my readers, I like to find a hymn that uses the prompt of the week.This week’s prompt: ENOUGH! Also linking up with Suzanne Eller and Living Free….… Continue reading My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

A Word of Encouragement · fmf · For Those in Ministry

Don’t Let Your Trials Define You

Having a chronic illness can bring us down at times. Sometimes, I  am so drained, I can barely move. There are days when I am not motivated to do anything. Today is one of those days. I am trying to write this in an effort to NOT be defined by my problems. I read once that… Continue reading Don’t Let Your Trials Define You

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FMF: Purpose: Getting Kicked in the Shins

It’s Friday! It’s Sunday! Time for the Five Minute Friday Challenge. 🙂   Time to write for five minutes on a prompt. Click on the image to see what bloggers came up with. The Prompt is Purpose.   “He kicked me on purpose!” As a preschooler, my son often said these words or words like… Continue reading FMF: Purpose: Getting Kicked in the Shins

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Time to Slow ~ STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN

It’s Friday. Time for another Five Minute Friday with my friends. Today’s Prompt: SLOW Matthew 11:28-30 NLT Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you… Continue reading Time to Slow ~ STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN

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I Boast in my Weakness ~ In Christ I Am Strong

  2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NLT) Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and… Continue reading I Boast in my Weakness ~ In Christ I Am Strong

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Breathe on Me, Breath of God

 Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. Genesis 2:7 Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise… Continue reading Breathe on Me, Breath of God

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A Heritage of Perseverance in the Middle of a Messy World

 It’s Friday! Time for a Five Minute Friday Writing Challenge. Today’s prompt is MIDDLE. Whenever I participate in the five-minute challenge, I do a few things. First, I resist the temptation to read whatever anyone else might write before I write. Secondly, I consider any scriptures that come to mind. Third, I search my old writings… Continue reading A Heritage of Perseverance in the Middle of a Messy World