Five Minute Friday Collect

My daughter likes to collect a variety of things from rocks, to flowers, to anything that she describes as pretty. She calls herself a collector and her collections make her happy, and make me smile. I hope she always views a dandelion as a thing of beauty, and I love how she finds so much joy in the beauty of the world around her. I don’t necessarily want to be a collector of physical objects. Rather,  I want to collect memories. I want to take in beauty, grab a hold of it and record it in my mind and heart, and maybe even write about it with pen and paper. I want to slow down, and not be in such a hurry. Because far too often when I hurry I forget to appreciate all the beauty and joy in life. Here are some memories that I want to hold on to from this week.*

I  enjoyed playing the ladybug game and sequence with my two youngest children.

We had fun catching up with friends and playing at the park today.

My children love the park, but they also enjoy playing outside in their own back yard.

My son loves bear hugs.

I am thankful for friends who pray for me and send me encouraging Bible verses.

My kids love the story Chick A Chick A Boom Boom.

I was encouraged in my prayer life by Bible study this

 

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Five Minute Friday is a community of writers who gather once a week to write about a topic for five minutes. This week’s topic was collect. You can learn more about Five Minute Friday here.

*This was where I reached the five minute mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Five Minute Friday Heal

In this broken world, the need for healing is abundantly clear. I believe the majority of people, myself included need healing in some shape or form, whether we are willing to admit it or not. Even if the only thing that we need healing from is “the disease of self’ as the DC Talk song In The Light refers to the sin nature; we still all need healing. The hurts of this fallen world seem so overwhelming that it is hard to know what to do. It is very comforting to know that I can pray and talk to God of the universe who loves each one of us more than I can fathom. Another beautiful thing is that He can use each of us to encourage and build each other up. There is healing in a kind word, or hug, or a listening ear. God, please open my eyes to those around me that could use a word or encouragement today.

 

Five Minute Friday is a community that gathers to write on a prompt for five minutes. This week’s prompt was the word heal. You can learn more about Five Minute Friday here.

Five Minute Friday Path

Psalm 119:105 | Jesus Lover of my Soul | Pinterest

        The verse above promises that God’s word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. If I know this to be true, why do I spend so much time stumbling around trying to do things in my own strength without reading my Bible or praying and asking God for guidance? I often joke with my daughter that in her rush to get her work done,she forgets to read the directions of her assignment or ask for help. Of course this causes her to at times to have to do the assignment over because she did not follow directions.  I often do the same thing, though. I charge ahead with what I think is the best way to solve a problem, but I have not paused to read my Bible, or prayed and asked God for wisdom to handle a situation.  Then I wonder why it feels like I am circling the same mountain over and over again. Maybe, that is because I did not learn the lesson the first time. I am so thankful for God’s never-ending, never-failing, all-consuming love, and that He is always with me on the path of life.

Five Minute Friday is a community that gathers to write on a prompt for five minutes. This week’s prompt was path. You can learn more about Five Minute Friday here.