Five Sentence Story

February 3, 2013

It had been a long week full of disappointment.  I ran a few errands and was nodded at a number of times.  I was assured my business was important to a few.  I somehow felt alone in the various noisy crowded places.  Then it was time for church and I was reminded of the love surrounding me always 🙂

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I learned of the five sentence story idea from Caddo Veil  who in turn learned of it from Linda of  purpleborough I had to try it.  Check their blogs and join in the fun, won’t you?

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Daily Prompt: Burning Down the House

January 30, 2013

Here;s the challenge:   “Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?”

Click on the above link to answer the question and join the challenge.  Now, as for me . . .

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  1. Bible
  2. Cell phone
  3. Computer
  4. Eye glasses
  5. Pocketbook

How about you?


Six Word Friday

January 25, 2013

Today?  More than I could handle . . . 

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Mastering The Art of Listening – Daily Prompt: I Got Skills

January 23, 2013

The Daily Prompt has really challenged me this time.  Have you checked it out?  Click here and read all about it if you dare!  We were asked If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? Wow.  Think about it.  Oh, how easy it is to think of what I’d wish for if I found a genie in a bottle and could ask for anything, but fairy tales aren’t real and the challenge isn’t to choose between a handsome prince, a shiny new car, or an endless supply of gold, but rather what skill would I like to master. 

As I sit here in my home office, the television news is on in the background.  I’m hearing of school shootings, striking school bus drivers, high unemployment rates and political discord, to name just a few of the painful situations many of us face.  The answer came to me to this challenge as I heard all of these familiar battles.  I’d love to be the master (okay mistress, oops) of the art of listening!  Think about it!  Surely, we all want what’s best, don’t we?

  • What’s best for me?
  • What’s best for my family, my children?
  • What’s best for my future?
  • What’s best for my neighborhood, my town, my state?
  • What’s best for my country?
  • What’s best to promote unity?  To gain world peace?

So many questions and ultimately, the answer to each one, as I view it, is the same.  We just don’t listen!  Oh, I’ve said it many times; “I hear you.”  But was I really listening?  Did I really hear?  Did I really care?  I should care  . . . I must care.  But . . . are my listening skills all they should be?  Listening and caring go hand in hand and in order for the challenges in our lives to change for the good, we must not simply “listen”, but truly listen and focus and with an open-mind and an open heart.  Peace and unity wouldn’t be a long-shot or a false hope held by the naïve . . . it would be OURS!  How great would it be if someone didn’t have to come to me and say “listen to me!”  Why not?  Because they would know that I had the skill mastered!


A Wednesday Challenge

January 23, 2013

I just read something on a social media site which struck me immediately as a challenge I needed to take on.

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I challenge you to do the same.  Jesus did.  You see, to paraphrase . . . someone mentioned “the moment” when she realized why “nobody” likes a certain person.

Friends, we’ve all been the person “nobody” likes at some point in our lives . . . whether fact or fiction, I’m certain inside yourself you’ve felt that way.  I challenge you to take the high road, as Christ did, does, and requires of us.  I challenge you to find a reason to LIKE the person.  Might be difficult, but will surely change the world!


REALITY BLOG AWARD

January 19, 2013

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Well, dear friends, as I said in my last post I am so sorry to have fallen behind on things and I humbly thank Deirdre Rouse Whitfield, priest, sister in Christ, and inspiration to me personally for blessing me with this award nomination.  If you have read her blog, you know why I said that about her and if you haven’t met her and appreciated her work yet, I encourage you to do so.  You will be blessed.

The Rules:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. Answer the Questions
  4. Pass the award onto to any other bloggers you want — and link to one of their specific posts so that they get notified by ping back

My Answers to the Questions

  • If you could change something what would you change?  

Unity among churches in the Christian faith

  • If you could relive one day, when would it be?  

He uses all things to our good, so I need not look back

  • What’s one thing that really scares you?  

Hurricanes

  • What one dream have you not completed yet, and do you think you will be able to complete it?  

Having at least one book published, and yes I believe if it is His will it will happen

  • If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be?

Nobody . . . it’s challenging enough to simply live authentically as the woman God made me to be.

The nominees are:

  1. http://dogear6.com/2013/01/07/some-prompts-to-help/
  2. http://christianresourceministry.com/2012/11/30/to-all-our-followers/
  3. http://keziahcarrie.com/2012/03/14/a-message-in-the-mailbox/
  4. https://mail.google.com/mail/#trash/13c512e74d1c2e87
  5. http://ellenolinger.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/january-winds/
  6. http://writingsistersblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/how-to-read-a-book/
  7. http://virtuouswoman73.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/pathway-to-purpose-remember-lots-wife-if-you-do-dont-look-back/

God bless you all!


The Bases Are Loaded! Three Awards!

January 19, 2013

Okay, I know it is the wrong season for a baseball connection to a post, but it is my favorite sport and it suited me.  lol  Life in my world is busy, challenging, hope filled, and . . . well this girl who likes to be “early” for everything is having to learn patience and to forgive herself for falling behind.  I ask this same forgiveness of you and especially for gegebearbear who presented me with these three awards.  Like her, I shall combine this blessing collection into one post!  Thank you so much for such a delightful blessing!  If you are not acquainted with her blog, or I should say their blog, as she and her hubby are quite a team, I encourage you to visit it often.  It will not disappoint!

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Blog of the Year:

 

The rules/requirements for this award are as follows:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award. 

Display the award logo on your blog

* Link back to the person who nominated you

* State seven things about yourself

* Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them

* Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements

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Super Sweet Blogging Award!

I’m going to combine my requirements in stating  things about myself as she has done.

  • Cookies or Cake? Cookie, of course, as y’all know from my recipe posts, of this guilty pleasure!
  • Chocolate or Vanilla? A bit of each, I think, and so many more! Life is too short to limit the flavors!
  • Favorite sweet treat? Apple cider
  • When do you crave sweet things the most? In the evening, though that is not a healthy time for me to do so.  lol
  • If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be? My late father DID give me such a nickname:  Muffin
  • My relationship with the Lord is the most important thing in my life
  • I am in the midst of writing a book of poetry, one of devotionals, and a children’s book and seeking publishers
  • Quiet time with the Lord daily and listening to Him is life-giving – being quiet, not too easy though

Now for my nominations:

  1. http://hodgepodge4thesoul.wordpress.com/
  2. http://revelationsinwriting.wordpress.com/
  3. http://loopyloo305.com/
  4. http://jesusmyjoy.wordpress.com/
  5. http://foreverpoetic.me/
  6. http://lscotthoughts.com/
  7. http://womenswindow.com/
  8. http://patromine.wordpress.com/
  9. http://mrbnd.wordpress.com/
  10. http://burningfireshutinmybones.wordpress.com/
  11. http://jennyelaine.wordpress.com/
  12. http://promisebook.net/
  13. http://seraphim6.me/
  14. http://christianfantasyforwomen.com/
  15. http://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/

Wow, it is hard to limit my nominations.  I love you all and congratulate the nominees as well as my other sisters and brothers in Him whether I listed them here or not.  You bless me so much!


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