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Collect // Five Minute Friday

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As a little girl, I collected Barbie Dolls. My bed also was not complete without my family of stuffed animals that lined the edges of my bed. As I grew up, I’ve collected a few different things, none of which I still collect today:

Teaspoons
Tea cups
Pretty stationary
Beanie Babies
Sea Shells

Life is busy and money is short so I don’t have the time or resources to collect many things anymore. These days, my focus is on collecting the beauty that lies amidst the rubble in my life, as well as capturing the moments that are fleeting. Every day I am given beautiful memories to tuck away and bring out when I need to remember that God is good. My collection of “God moments” among the bittersweet and beautiful in my life are a testimony to the love, grace and forgiveness of a God whose hand is never too short.

You may not find me at the local thrift shop collecting another spoon or tea cup, but you will find me intentionally seeking out beauty in every aspect of my life and collecting the love, laughter and memories that remind me of His presence every day.

What do you collect that reminds you of God’s presence in your life?