• Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday,  FMF 31-Day Challenge 2018

    Day 19: Who Are You?

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Who. We’ve already had why, how, and when as prompts this month, and now we have who! Who are you? What defines you? Is it your hobbies, your relationships, your occupation, your personality type, your religion? Do you know who you are in Christ? If we seek to know who God is, we will gain a better understanding of who we are in light of that. Learn about His…

  • Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday

    Completing His Good Work

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Complete. Christ’s work on the cross is complete; our salvation is sealed because He did everything necessary to reconcile us to the Father. Our restoration, however, is not yet complete. We wait for the day when we are resurrected and made sinless. Until then, we undergo the process of sanctification, becoming more like Christ as we study His Word and live in community with His people. Only in Jesus…

  • Five Minute Friday,  Summer 2018

    The Most Loyal Companion

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Loyal. One quality we often value in our relationships is loyalty. We want to know that a person is committed to our wellbeing and will stay faithful to us even when things get rocky or life circumstances change. Jesus is the best, most loyal companion, protector, counselor, and friend I could ever ask for. His Word tells me that He will never leave me or forsake me, and that…

  • Five Minute Friday,  Summer 2018

    You Are Loved

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Loved. Loved. You are loved. The Master of the universe cares intensely about you. He pursues you relentlessly, longing to romance your lonely heart. You matter. You are valuable. You are a masterpiece, a work of art in the hands of the great Artist, a story flowing from the pen of the Author of life. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise—your Maker loves you deeply, beyond the bounds of…

  • Five Minute Friday

    No “Ifs” About it

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: If. If. A lot can hang on that little word. “I’ll hang out with you…if I can pick where we go to eat.” “I’ll do this favor for you…if you’ll do one for me.” “I’ll love you…if you wear enough makeup.” “I’ll be your friend…if it makes me look good to others.” “I’ll get this job…if I can make a good enough impression.” “I’ll follow where God leads me…if He…

  • Five Minute Friday

    A New Ocean

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Ocean. “Oceans” by Hillsong United is one of my favorite songs. Whenever I hear it, I am challenged to trust God with my life and allow Him to pull me out of my comfort zone and into the greater plan He has for me. Recently, the metaphor of an ocean has been resonating with me as I ponder my upcoming transition to college life. I don’t know what’s coming, I…