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Expect

Welcome to another Five Minute Friday post, where a bunch of writers write for five minutes on a chosen prompt, without over-thinking or editing. While I admit that I usually go a little over the five minute time suggestion, and perform a few minor edits, it’s still been a great exercise for someone who naturally […]

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What I Learned this Spring 2017

Welcome to another collection of What I Learned, an assortment of things I’ve noticed or learned that are serious, silly, interesting or emotional. It’s been a busy spring, and I’m grateful to have another opportunity to link up with Emily P. Freeman on her quarterly What I Learned page. I’ve somehow managed to record quite […]

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A Post Dedicated to My Mom

This is a special day, as I write and share the 100th post of my blog, Simply Flourishing Home!!! My blog has taken a “back seat” lately, mainly because of injuring my finger, making it difficult and time-consuming to type. With my 100th post coming up I had wished to make it significant, but have […]

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Empty

So this is what happened on a Friday afternoon almost two weeks ago….. I cut my index finger right at the joint while attempting to cut some watermelon with my sharp knife. After a stressful trip and several hours at the ER, I came home with a small splint, three stitches, and orders to return […]

One God and Mediator, the Man Christ Jesus

Enough Already

  Today’s post will be linked up with my friends over at Five Minute Friday, where different authors and bloggers all join together to write their five-minute’s-worth of thoughts on a common theme. Today’s prompt is “enough“. ***** This morning I awoke to sun. Shiny, bright and inviting; after a week of cold rain and […]

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Choose What Defines You

It’s Five Minute Friday time, and the prompt for this week is, “define”. Join me as we consider this word today. *****   What defines me? According to Dictionary.com, two meanings for the word, “define” are: “to explain or identify the nature or essential qualities of; describe”, and “to determine or fix the boundaries or […]

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Friend Me

This post has been written to add to the Five Minute Friday link-up, where the prompt for the day is, “friend”. *****   “Friend me.” This is a phrase that would have made a lot less sense when I was a little girl. Social media was not a thing; in fact, I still remember the […]

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How I Turned a Miserable Shoveling Experience into Worship

Perhaps this should more accurately be called, “How We Shoveled Heavy, Wet, Sloppy, Back-Breaking Snow, and Still Managed to Be Thankful”, or something like, “How to Be Thankful in All Circumstances, Even When Your Back Aches and You’re Soaked to the Skin.” I’m not even sure I can claim that I was entirely thankful, or […]

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Abandon

  Today’s post is written for the link-up at Five Minute Friday. ***** The word for today’s writing is “abandon”, and my first thoughts are of a negative nature; pictures I’ve seen of abandoned animals, or worse yet, stories of neglected and unloved children come to mind. When I read the definitions, abandon includes the following: […]