trail in woods with morning sun


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 […]

drinks, vegetables, fruit, and snacks


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 […]

closed door close-up

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 […]

black and white mailbox

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 […]

Coffee, candle, pumpkin on table

What Am I Choosing to Collect?

Today’s post is written for Five Minute Friday, a fun and inspirational link-up with many other bloggers who write for five minutes, unedited, on a given prompt. (Confession time: I’m working on sticking to the five minute, unedited “rule”, imperfectly, but have grown towards these goals as a “recovering perfectionist”. That’s one of the reasons […]

Sun's rays shining through tree branches with blue sky and clouds


  Today’s post is linked up with others at Five Minute Friday, where you may enjoy the five-minute, mostly unedited writings of other bloggers on the prompt, “listen.” ***** As I think about the word, “listen”, many thoughts come to mind. That, in itself, should tell me something. Do I really listen? Are there too […]