My 5 Minute Fridays

Slow // Five Minute Friday

Thrilled to be writing among the beautiful Five Minute Friday community. This is where we write for just five minutes, on a word prompt. We don’t worry about perfection or making it just right, but rather allow the words to flow freely without over thinking. If you’ve never written for the Five Minute Friday, come join us. You will be glad you did!

*I originally wrote this post thinking the word was still, so some editing had to be done. Not too much as still and slow are interchangeable here. 🙂

If I were being honest (and I always am), I would tell you that I fear slowing down. Perhaps

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Great Is Thy Faithfulness // Glimpses v.12


A couple of weeks ago I shared about a “suddenly” from God that didn’t quite work out. It’s okay though, because I know that I’m where I am supposed to be and that God will continue to provide for our family.

He always has, and He always will.

As most of you know, my husband has been unable to work since last December due to unexplained swelling in his knee. All tests have come back normal and the doctors have no idea what the cause is. This has been an extremely hard season for us, but God has proven faithful every step of the way.

Early last week, we were notified

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God’s Mysterious Ways // Glimpses v. 10

So this past week was a roller coaster of huge emotional magnitude for me. I can’t share all the details here (but feel free to message me on FB if you want to know more).

Basically, God moved in with a “Suddenly” opportunity. He placed something promising in front of me and I pursued it. He opened the door. Then He closed it, only to open it again, only to have it closed again.

The outcome leaves me a little better off than before, but with no real change.

God has shown me His hand again through His very mysterious ways.


My son asked me why God would dangle something

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When The Path Of Trust Meets The Road Of Disappointment

I was certain that God would come through.  We prayed, cried, read the Word and chose to believe that He would make a way where there seemed to be no way.  Surely, God would not ask us to give up our house, the one our children were raised in, the one that displays my husband’s handiwork throughout.

We had so much hope, so much faith to believe that God would provide a way for us to keep our home.  But the effects of my husband’s ongoing unemployment, and the fact that we could no longer keep up with an escalating mortgage took it’s toll and we were faced with two choices

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