What image first comes to your mind at the word “blessings”? Do you think of family financial gain health? But let me ask you, where does that leave the one with no husband, no children, bad health, or no bank account? This thought became real to me … when I lost my health, and… Continue reading Blessings : Five Minute Fridays
This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: EXPECT Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO. Have you ever tried to say something nice and it came out different than you expect? I have lost count of the times I have done it. I call it, “Foot-in-Mouth” disease. Yep!… Continue reading When You Don’t Get What You Expect
Just Before Midnight I was having trouble getting to sleep, so I got up for a glass of water. When I returned to my bed I noticed that my cell phone was flashing. It was a message from a friend in Cambria Wisconsin. “We are ok.. Lincoln’s house shook…and Didion exploded … Thank God Michael and… Continue reading Hope for the Future
This post has been moved to the new website, www.mandyandmichele.com I participating in Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Fridays where we take a prompt and write for five minutes.
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
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
Preaching to myself from the past … I’m reposting a Bible study post from two years ago that is preaching loud today.
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
It’s Friday! It’s Sunday! Time for the Five Minute Friday Writing 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… Continue reading Getting Kicked in the Shins
It’s Friday. Time to Slow. 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… Continue reading Time to Slow ~ STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN