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

    Day 31: Close

    We’ve made it to the end! This month, I’ve been participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to read more posts in this series. Close can be pronounced in two different ways to mean two entirely different things. I suppose I’ll talk about the one that means “near” today. Being close with others is something I really enjoy. I love having friends who I can trust and who care deeply about me. However, I have a tendency to forget to stay close to Christ, the most important Friend…

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

    Day 23: Common

    This month, I’m participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in! What I see as common and ordinary might be a gift from God. Maybe He’s trying to speak to me through it. Maybe He wants me to use it as an opportunity. For example, my cozy bed, the view out our 10th-floor window, and the trees I walk by in the plaza are gifts from the One from whom all good things come. Maybe the advice given to me by a friend is God’s message for me…

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

    Day 22: Help

    This month, I’m participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in! Sometimes it’s hard to ask for help. I think I’m so strong on my own. I think I can navigate life all by myself, because I’m a big girl now, right? I’m a legal adult–can’t I handle this on my own? Haha! What an idea. Little me, thinking I can just mosey through life without consulting the One who holds all knowledge and wisdom. Why on earth would I try to live on my own strength when…