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Five Minute Friday Practice

Practice makes perfect. These are the words that come to mind when I read that the FMF prompt is practice. There are many things in life that I am far from perfect at. I am thankful that God is a God of second chances. I am thankful for grace and forgiveness. I am thankful for new mercies each morning. I am thankful for many opportunities to practice the lessons that the Lord is teaching me. I am thankful for his patience with me even when it seems that I need to learn the same lessons over and over again.

Unfinished by Mandisa

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Five Minute Friday Opportunity

Every day is full of possibilities. Every day is a clean slate, a fresh start. I often forget this. I tend to think of my days as predictable, and I do not realize the unique opportunities that I have to love, to grow, to choose a new path. A conversation with my eldest daughter brought this truth to mind today. Each moment I have the choice to react or respond. I can choose to give grace or to be offended. I have the opportunity to choose love.




These are my thoughts on the word opportunity. Each week we gather at https://www.fiveminutefriday.com to write for five minutes about the topic of the week.

Five Minute Friday Touch

I am a hugger. I love greeting family and good friends with hugs. My children know that their mom is always up for a hug. Even though as note for my son, there is a difference between a hug and a tackle. But not only do I wrap my kids in hugs, I want to touch their hearts. I want to connect with them. I want to know what they like and what they do not like. I want to know what excites them and energizes them. I want to know their hopes and dreams. I know their only little for a short time. I want to make every moment count.

Each week I gather with friends over at https://www.fiveminutefriday.com . This weeks word is touch.

Five Minute Friday Lack

For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.  Isaiah 57:15     I sometimes get things mixed up in my mind. I am reluctant to pray because of fear and shame. I sometimes think I need to get my act together before I talk to a pure and holy God. The opposite is true. I need to confess all of my sins, failures and areas in which I feel lacking and ask my Abba Father for forgiveness and for Him to change me from the inside out. When I live my life focused on God. I can live my life in awe of my Savior.In Awe Hollynhttps://youtu.be/fKbbRbd2dQs

Five Minute Friday Offer

What do I have to offer? I sometimes get overly focused on all the areas that I feel lacking or unfinished. I don't feel like I have much to offer back to my Savior who has given His all for me. I realize though when I have these thoughts that my focus is in the wrong place. If I turn my eyes on Jesus and live a life of gratitude to Him. Then I will see that nothing compares with His love and grace. All He wants is my heart. "Take my life and let it be consecrated to thee."Audience of Onehttps://youtu.be/ZDKOraZrLzQ

Five Minute Friday Reward

A wicked person earns deceptive wages,
but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
Proverbs 11:18     I didn't really know what to write about when I saw the FMF word was reward. So, I decided to look up the word reward in a Bible concordance. I came across the above verse. What does it mean to sow righteousness? One of the ways that I want to sow righteousness is my relationship with my children. My children are watching me. They are watching not just my interactions with them, but also how I treat other people whether it be other family members or strangers with which we come in contact. I am far from perfect at this, but I want to teach them by example to daily walk with the King of Kings. I want to have an eternal focus, and I want to share this eternal focus with my children.

Five Minute Friday Place

I have come to a realization about something. I realize that I react very differently to interruptions depending on who is with me. I am reminded of the time that I reacted very calmly to a mess my children made because a friend was visiting. I also have reacted negatively to a situation when I thought I was being harshly judged or dismissed. I want to remember that God is with me. He has promised to never leave or forsake us. I need to remember that truth. Instead of panicking, I can cry out to Him.  May my heart be open to meeting Him no matter what place I may be in.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EINcogoZ2IU