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Surrender to Christmas

Today’s post is written for the link-up at Five Minute Friday, where you can enjoy a variety of short, mostly unedited writings on the prompt of, “surrender”, by a wonderful group of bloggers. ***** Today we write on the prompt, “surrender”. My first thoughts are very serious, deep and even “holy” when I think of […]

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One Way I Celebrate Thanksgiving All Year Long

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. ####################################################################################################   HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!   ####################################################################################################   For my Canadian friends and family who celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago, this is the season in which they have been leisurely getting ready for Christmas for weeks already. Meanwhile, we in the US are entering that crazy, […]

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Journey

Today’s post is written for the Five Minute Friday link-up on the prompt, “journey”. ***** Life is made of so many journeys. Some are happy and joy-filled and some are difficult and laced with pain. The journey of a small embryo as he/she grows into a full-size baby. That painful journey from the safety and darkness […]

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Eat

This post is written for the Five Minute Friday link-up, where different bloggers will briefly write their thoughts about the prompt, “eat”. ***** “Mom! What is there to eat?” Sound familiar? Well, what is there? I’ve been thinking a lot about what I eat lately, especially since I’m in the midst of a seven-day fitness/meal […]

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Learning Not to Push Open Closed Doors

Lately I keep encountering the same message. Don’t push open doors that God has closed. Let go of the past. Move forward into something new. I’ve encountered this message recently in my various devotional readings. Interesting, as I’ve been encouraged particularly through two entirely different authors from unrelated ministries. One is from a Bible reading […]

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You’ve Got Mail

Do you remember that memorable movie line from the 1998 film? That’s the first thing that came to mind when I heard today’s prompt, “mail”. We don’t watch a lot of movies, and certainly don’t endorse the material and values that many of them stand for, but there is something that stuck out to me […]