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To Speak or Not to Speak …

… That is the question.  I’ve always liked to talk…a lot. But I’ve also needed to learn along the way to talk less, or when it is appropriate to hold my tongue. There are many Bible verses about our speech. It is clear that too much talking, or not speaking in an encouraging and positive […]

Sky and treetops near Algonquin Park

Try

Today’s short, unedited post was produced for the link-up at Five Minute Friday (even though it’s Monday). 🙂 ***** So often in life I waste precious time and emotional energy saying, “I’ll try”. I’ll try to get to bed earlier. I’ll try not to waste money. I’ll try to use my time better. I’ll try […]

Adirondack chair on dock at cabin

Inspire

Today’s post is on the prompt, “inspire“. I’m joining some fine folks at Five Minute Friday to write for five minutes, adding my (mostly) unedited thoughts to the variety of writing of many other bloggers today. Join me as we pause, write and/or read today. ***** When I browse for the meaning of “inspire”, I […]

public pay telephone

Calling Collect

Today’s short, unedited post is written for the link-up at Five Minute Friday, and the prompt of the day is collect. *****   Do you remember using these? And how about calling someone collect? I’m probably dating myself, as now I guess with the use of cell-phones, payphones probably aren’t used nearly as much as […]

blue evening sky with clouds and trees

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 […]

sky photo with white tree blossoms and daytime moon

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 […]

courageous mug with frothy hot drink

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 […]