Five-Minute Friday: “View”

It’s Five-Minute Friday again when we write for five minutes unedited. Today’s topic is “view.” One, two, three…Go! Your view of the world is uniquely yours. It is how you look at life. Not just through your eyes, but through your ears, nose, mouth, and fingertips…and your heart. As life happens, your view changes. Standing at that sacred altar, vowing to leave your mother and father to create a life with the one you’ve chosen. Touching tiny toes, captivated by  the {Read More}

Five-Minute Friday~”Comfort”

Comfort… Snuggling with our puppies A white goose-down comforter A fire in the fireplace A warm cup of tea on a cold day Cuddling with my kids to watch a movie Sleeping late with my hubby on a Saturday morning Reading a book in my loft watching the rain out the window A hot bubble bath But the ultimate comfort: Knowing that God sent His son to die on the cross for our sins so we can spend eternity with {Read More}

Five-Minute Friday~ “Brave”

Five minutes: Go When I think of the word “Brave,” I think, “What does it take to be brave?” Fear. Without fear, there would be no need for bravery. So it takes fear to be brave. Courage. Without courage, it would be impossible to be brave. So it takes courage to be brave. Then there’s that verse: If God is for us, who can be against us?  That verse that we hear so often, but it’s so hard to really {Read More}

Five-Minute Friday: “Friends”

My brain explodes as I try to write for only five minutes about friends. Friends shape who you are. My very first friend I met standing in the middle of the street at 2 years old as she instructed me, “never say the word ‘damn’.” We are still best friends today. I love you Jacqueline!  My best college friend waits for me in Heaven. Oh how I wish I could turn back time, though I’m sure I couldn’t have changed {Read More}

Five-Minute Friday~”Jump”

  Linking up with Lisa-Jo over at The Gypsy Mama for Five-Minute Friday. One word topic, write for five minutes, stop. Today’s word is “Jump.” Go… When I was 8 years old, I was determined to break the world record for jumping rope. I was pretty good at it, and just knew I could do it. Three hours later and days from the record, I was pooped! But I tried. I jumped.   In the days after the Boston Marathon {Read More}

Five-Minute Friday~”Here”

  {Now honestly, here is where I want to be}   But “Here” is somewhere for everybody. “Here”  may be: On the Peter Pan ride at Disney World In the hospital surrounded by concerned family On a soccer field being cheered on by fans Sitting at your desk at work thinking, “how is it only 8:57 Am?” Writing a Five-Minute Friday post in my pj’s with my dog snoring beside me.       I used to wish away my {Read More}

Five-Minute Friday~”AFTER”

  Linking up with The Gypsy Mama (Lisa-Jo) today for Five-Minute Friday. Today’s prompt is “After” Ready…Set…Go!     Defining moments. They tend to occur AFTER something happens…whether it’s an event, an accomplishment, a tragedy…and it made me think of the defining moments in my life. AFTER I graduated from high school AFTER I graduated from pharmacy school AFTER I married my high-school sweetheart AFTER my life was uprooted to move to Atlanta AFTER the birth of my first baby {Read More}

Five Minute Friday~Broken

Broken. I get so frustrated over broken dishwashers, piled up laundry, and dog hair on the floor. I forget what’s important. I am broken. Young school children happily carrying on their day have their lives abruptly and horrifically taken by a crazed gunman. Our community is broken. Pornography is readily available to anyone on the Internet. Many dollars and days are being spent in Washington DC arguing gay marriage. Drug addiction is rising faster than ever before. Our nation is {Read More}

Five-minute Friday~Remembering to be Thankful

  Five minutes. Okay. I can do this. This is my first time participating in the five-minute Friday linkup, but I thought it would be a great exercise to hone my writing skills…or just randomly throw my thoughts out to the world-wide web  I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker over at The Gypsy Mama and today’s topic is “Remember.” My hubby has been out of town for the last three days, so it’s been just me at home with the kiddos. Three {Read More}