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5 minute friday-Gift

Welcome to 5 minute friday, where we go to South Africa, through the blogosphere to join The Gypsy Mama to write for 5 whole minutes. We don’t worry about getting it just right. We just type to our little heart’s content.
Today’s word is :Gift.
I was a gift to my parents. They had lost many babies and wanted one that would live. They got one. Now, I have three gifts: my patient husband (and believe me, it takes patience to live with me), my sweet Stephanie and my sweet Anna. What do I say about them. I didn’t do anything special to receive them. God just saw fit to reward me with them.
I often am speechless when someone compliments me on what good children I have. And when I see them engage in a conversation with a grown-up, I am proud. That’s where the real test comes in-when they interact with adults not part of the family.
Now it’s your turn. What gifts have you been given? What gifts have you given? Tell me. Really. I want to know.

5 minute friday-I Like My Music Loud!

Hey, y’all! Guess what?! My daddy subscribed to my blog. Yayyyyyyy!
Anyway, how is your weekend going? Do you plan on seeing the movie “The Hunger Games”? Have you read the books?
I know I’m a day late but I’m gonna pretend it Friday for 5 minutes. Wanna join me? We write for 5 minutes, not worrying about grammar or spelling, or even typo’s. Then, we link up to The Gypsy Mama, who was having a problem with her linky tool yesterday, but hopefully it’s fixed. If it doesn’t work, you can just put your post in her comment box.
Are you ready for today’s challenge? Here we go…
“Do whatcha whatcha want
If you have a dream for better”
That’s the lyrics to a song on Evanescence’s new album. I listened to it 3 times in a row. I like my music loud. I love music. It runs in my blood on both sides of my family.
“I will wander til the end of time
Torn away from you”
Another Evanescence song that I have listened to and learned over the past week, playing it loud, so I can sing along with Amy Lee, who has a powerful voice. I love her voice and you can hear that she loves what she does in her songs. It’s infecting.
Do you like your music loud?
Last night, Terry was playing Pearl Jan loud and jamming along, partly because Anna was in the car with us, going to see “The Hunger Games” and she said she hates them. So what does a good father do? He turns it up and sings along. 🙂
Do you have any thoughts on Loud? You can still put them down and send them to me or the gypsy mama. Go ahead. It won’t hurt…too much. 🙂

5 minute friday-Brave

Hello, all. Happy Saturday? How’s your day going? Have you had a chance to rest? Are you shaking your head or nodding your head in answer to my questions? I hope so.
On Fridays, I hook up with The Gypsy Mama for a writing exercise called 5 minute friday. Won’t you join me? The rules are simple: write for 5 minutes, no checking to see if it’s just right and use Lisa Jo’s linky tool to add your post to her web page. Today’s word: Brave
I did something brave, this week. I went to the doctor for a check-up. I had my blood tested and had an EKG done. The blood was for cholesterol and stuff like that. The EKG was routine, since I have started a new medicine, to make sure I don’t have a heart murmur, or something like that.
The results turned out better than I feared. My cholesterol wasn’t very high. Just 6 points, my triglycerides weren’t as high as I feared either.
My heart is fine and it is safe for me to be on this medicine. Goodie!
Are you brave? Did you do something brave this week? Or is there something brave you need to do? Do you need to be more brave or are you too brave? Give me your thoughts.

5 minute friday: Empty

Hey, y’all! I hope you had a good week. I know I certainly did and my oldest child is coming through town, on her chorus tour, and is spending one night at home (along with 3 other girls). I’m so excited!
Anyway, on Fridays, we write for 5 minutes, no stopping, no checking. We join up with the gypsy mama and add to her linky page. The prompt for today is: Empty
I pass by the empty bed several times, today. I have no desire to climb into it. On this new medecine and new cleaning plan, I feel more refreshed and ready to take on my tasks.
I have accomplished much around the house, this week, and had no idea it would feel so much better to walk around in a cleaner house. It even inspires me to clean more. I feel better. I think better. I am better.
I have also spent the week, trying to read a chapter of the Bible, with breakfast. It puts my head in the right frame and gets me ready for the day.
My husband and I are going out tonight, and I don’t have to deal with guilt of deserving it. I have done so much work, I know I do, and can be excited about it.
Your turn. What can you say about your life, with the “empty” prompt?

5 minute friday-For Megan


Hey, y’all ! It’s Friday, and every Friday I hook up with another blogger, named Lisa Jo, from South Africa, to do a fun little exercise called 5 minute friday. Anyone is welcome to chime in, just add your post to the link above or click on the button on my sidebar. The rules are simple: write for five minutes without stopping to check it on the word that she gives you, link it up to her blog, and visit the link before yours and leave a nice comment.
This week, I wanted to do something different for my post. There is a couple I know, in Texas, whom I have known since I was a little girl. I just found out today, that their 15-year-old daughter is sick with a pancreatic disease and has been in the hospital. Her name is Megan, and I want to dedicate this post to her. So, here we go:
You have been aching a lot lately but not for naught. You might still be aching but the aching makes you stronger. When you were little, you may have had a toothache or a headache. Maybe you even had an ear infection. That aches really bad. Even though it aches, the next time you ache, you will be stronger and better able to deal with it.
As you get older, you will ache again. At some point, you will experience heartache but your experience with this illness has helped you build up defenses, that will help you through. At some point, a boy will break your heart but when you’re older and your children break your heart, you will have the experience and strength to get through.
God knows what He is doing when He sends us aches and pains. He is getting us ready for things to come and we grow closer to Him if we lean on Him.
Get well, sweet one and tell your parents that they will be OK! Too.
Well, time’s up. Do you have any thoughts on Aching? If so, click my button and add them to my comment box, if you like. Any prayers for Megan King would still be appreciated. Thanks.

5 minute friday-grit

Hey y’all! Happy Friday! It’s time to join Lisa Jo, over at The Gypsy Mama for a little 5 minute friday. That’s 5 minutes of writing, without checking to see if it’s right.
If you would like to play along, just click on the link above.
Here we go…
They love me, even with all my grit. I still have a lot of grit that I don’t want to let go of and my family still loves me. I’m trying to do some healing and take it day by day. I’m trying to chisel the grit off, tiny piece by tiny piece but it’ll take a while. Hopefully, my soul will be ready for heaven and I will shine like gold. Then, I can enter that rest, where none of this will matter, I hear, and there will only be joy.
It’s a good thing God loves me through all of this grit. He can see the shining light I’m supposed to be and am under all of this grit.
What does grit make you think of?

5 minute friday-Delight

It’s Friday! Did you make it? If you’re here, I guess you did. Good for you. On Fridays, I join a woman in South Africa, named Lisa Jo and she does a not-so-little thing she likes to call “5 minute friday”. The rules are simple: write for 5 minutes, no stopping, no editing, no checking to see if it’s just right (although, I catch myself doing it every time). Then, link (more…)

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