A Word of Encouragement · fmf

When You Don’t Get What You Expect

  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

A Word of Encouragement

Follow Christ ~ Abandon Everything

There is this way of living: abandon all worries and abide in Christ — all is well. The relief’s in the release of everything into the hands of the God. Isn’t it all safer in His hands anyways?[sic] Abandon and abide — all is well. -Ann Voskamp Will you follow Christ and Abandon Everything? abandon2  [uh–ban-duh… Continue reading Follow Christ ~ Abandon Everything

A Word of Encouragement · fmf

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

fmf · Hymns

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

fmf · Raised in a Barn

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