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You Might be Surprised

It’s Friday. Time for the Five Minute Writing Challenge … Write for five minutes straight no changing, no editing, just write. Today’s word …..




Try it you’ll like it.

How many times have we said this to our children? I have said it many times.

I’ve actually learned this through experience. Many times I have increased my list of favorite foods just by trying something new. One thing that comes to mind the most is Apple Crisp. Never thought I would like that. But we were offered it when visiting a friend and I ate it out of respect. Turns out .. it’s really good. Same experience with blueberry crisp.

I think in many areas of life that if we would just try something, we would find out that we really like it. Not just in the area of food but even things like exercise, reading a book, attending a cultural event.

C.S. Lewis was surprised when he finally tried Christ. His autobiography, Surprised by Joy, tells of just that. The book is his journey to faith in Christ. He was determined that he would not believe in God, but reluctantly he came to faith and was surprised at what he found.

I challenge you to try something new this week. Try a new food, a new genre of reading or music, even getting to know someone you don’t particularly think you will like.


Have you tried Jesus yet? Why not give Him a try?

The Bible says

 Taste of His goodness; see how wonderful the Eternal truly is.
    Anyone who puts trust in Him will be blessed and comforted.

Psalm 34:8

Expecting great things!

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  1. Hello there! Visiting from Five Minute Friday. What an awesome challenge! I am such a creature of habit and not much of an adventurous spirit, so trying new things can be scary for me. I eat the same thing from the restaurants we frequent. Maybe this week, I’ll venture away from my tried-and-true favorites. On a side note, I’m a big fan of C.S. Lewis! What a remarkable story! I’m thankful that I belong to Jesus. He’s been my greatest joy. I’m encouraged by knowing that He can NEVER be taken by surprise! Thanks for sharing your gift!

  2. I really enjoy CS Lewis but that is one book I haven’t read yet. Will have to add that to the “to read” list. It really is good to try something new. I’m pretty good at trying new stuff, but I know other who aren’t so good about trying new stuff. Great post. I’m over in the #43 spot this week.

  3. I haven’t read CS Lewis’s autobiography, but it sounds like I really ought to. I’m dropping in from FMF. I’m spot 51 and you already dropped by my blog. Thanks for the warm welcome to FMF and for your insight here!

    1. Check out “If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis” by Alister McGrath. I really enjoyed this. Kind of a How would C.S> Lewis answer different questions of life.

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