My 5 Minute Fridays

Blogging Anniversary // Five Minute Friday

I pondered the Five Minute Friday word for this week.  Anniversary. I could easily write about my upcoming 30 year wedding anniversary trip with my husband to San Diego, which is coming up next weekend, but I think I’ll save that for another post.

This July I quietly celebrated 10 years of blogging. If you’ve been blogging for as long as I have you know that 10 years is quite a feat. So many have given up before they reach this milestone. It doesn’t seem like 10 years to me as I haven’t been writing hardly at all over the last couple. But I’m still here which speaks

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This Is The Way

Do you ever lose your way?

I’m not talking about when you are driving in an unfamiliar place.  Or when you walk into a room and forget what it is you were supposed to be doing.

Do you ever lose your way with God? Over the last few months I’ve felt as if I’ve put my life in Him on hold.  Exhaustion, disappointment and overwhelm brought all things to a halt a few months ago.  I stopped pursuing Him.  I stopped talking to Him. I stopped believing that there was more to my life than I was experiencing.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked up the Bible only to close it not 5 minutes

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Unexpected Vacation // Five Minute Friday

I took a vacation from blogging. It wasn’t intentional, but it was necessary.  I’ve spent my evenings interacting with family, decluttering, reading free books on my Kindle, binge watching shows on Hulu and Netflix and just enjoying the feeling of not having to write. After all, when the writing becomes work, it’s time to step away to refocus.

Vacation = the action of leaving something one previously occupied.

Although in many ways it was a restful time away, there is an ongoing, internal struggle in my soul and I’m fighting to get myself back to a place of normalcy,

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When You Can’t Find Your Way Back

When I thought I lost me
You knew where I left me
You reintroduced me to your love
You picked up all my pieces
Put me back together
You are the defender of my.

I’m here. Barely. Thank you for your patience with me as I weathered a very stressful tax season at the office. The tax preparer we hired in the summer quite right before tax season started, and then our EA (my boss’s mother who started the firm over 40 years ago) got sick and so we were on our own the last three weeks. I put in a lot of overtime but we got it done, even though we had to put a lot of her clients on extension. We

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