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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: […]

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Slow Down

Today’s post has been written for Five Minute Friday, and today’s prompt is “slow”. ***** Why is it so hard to slow down? I think that I love slow, but my reality suggests that I crave busyness and productivity. I am really good at busyness, but have lots of room for growth in using my […]

when i am weak

When I Am Weak…

  This post is written for Five Minute Friday, where I join a nice bunch of bloggers to write for five unedited minutes on a weekly prompt. Today’s word is weak. ***** Why do I feel so weak? Have you ever asked this question? It may be any combination of factors: physical tiredness, hormonal imbalance, emotional […]

gold refining process

Refine

*****Today’s post is written for the link-up at Five Minute Friday. Our prompt for today is the word, “refine”.*****   Today I’m thinking about the word, “refine”, and the first thing that comes to mind is the process using fire that refines gold. According to Oxford Living Dictionaries, the definition of refine is, “Remove impurities or […]