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Five Minute Friday: She Grew

Five Minute Friday: She Grew

She used to not take naps in preschool. She got her name put on the board for talking in kindergarten. She didn’t want to miss anything. Slowing down was for the night. But she didn’t like to talk with strangers. She was afraid of the unfamiliar, of leaving comfort...

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September 11: thoughts and a poem

September 11: thoughts and a poem

Senior year began the Tuesday before everything changed. Both of my brothers had already left for college. I heard the news about 9:30 in the morning. Environmental science class was ending and the word of what was happening in New York City slowly spread through my...

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Five Minute Friday: As Red Leaves Drop

Five Minute Friday: As Red Leaves Drop

Fall is coming when the wind begins to blow. Red leaves drop, mixing with yellow and the fading green grass. Red flowers close up and trees grow bare, waiting for the briskness of winter. Just as strawberries mark the month of May, apples are the flavor of fall. I am...

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Five Minute Friday: On Worship & the return of September

Five Minute Friday: On Worship & the return of September

Sunday brings the return of September. I look forward to the return of the fall season, not just for the pleasantness of sipping warm coffee on a cool morning or the joy of adding colorful cardigans to an outfit. Those are fun, simple gifts that are a part of the...

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Five Minute Friday: When the Writing Rhythm Doesn’t Last

Five Minute Friday: When the Writing Rhythm Doesn’t Last

I don’t remember the last time I wrote every day for a whole week. I think it was a couple of months ago, but it’s hard to say. I don’t remember the last time I went a day without sitting with writing thoughts and letting them stir in my mind. I love words and I am a...

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Five Minute Friday: belong

Five Minute Friday: belong

I am excited to be a part of the Five Minute Friday link-up again! wait hope search for a place that space to feel accepted understood loved home time needed necessary to be open cultivate grow meet learn welcome embrace time find belong

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Five Minute Friday: imagine what could be

Five Minute Friday: imagine what could be

It's time for Five Minute Friday and I wrote a poem: imagine what could be imagine what is not wait for what to see live the story of me graphic designer? no way! it's my job most every day be a writer? no, not me... God had plans, ideas of who i could, should, would...

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Five Minute Friday: The Power of a Song

Five Minute Friday: The Power of a Song

A song is a powerful creation of words and music. But it goes beyond simply being a product of creation. Any one song can transport me back in time to a specific place filled with certain people I love to remember. When I listen to a song, especially one attached to a...

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Five Minute Friday: On Being Brave

Five Minute Friday: On Being Brave

When I first think of the word brave, I think of heroes in action films or characters that travel on grand adventures and make it to the end of their journey. I think of people in the news that rescue others from a natural disaster or others who decide to move to...

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Five Minute Friday: Learning to Jump

Five Minute Friday: Learning to Jump

We are called to run the race before us, but sometimes I think it is okay to simply walk. Walking is all we can do on the ways we are weary and weighed down by life. The act of moving forward, however fast and however slow, can be enough to get us back to the point of...

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