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New~ Five Minute Friday

I’ve been quiet here this week. Partly because I am lacking the words at the moment, partly because I am so busy I don’t know where to start, and partly because I am not a blogger who blogs from a schedule of postings that must be published. I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl when it comes to this right now. I am busy raising four kids, being a wife, running a home, and recently became the MOPS coordinator for our church and I’m still training for that 10 mile race….

But it is friday, and I hate to miss out on playing with the sweet friends who join in with Lisa-Jo over at The Gypsy Mama for a little word fun she calls Five Minute Friday, so here we go.

Five minutes to write, no editing.  The prompt this week, New

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,  for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;  great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

One of my favorite verses ever. I have leaned hard on this verse for years, knowing that when I mess things up, the Word reminds me that by his grace, I have another opportunity to get it right. I have repeated these words to myself, again, and again. I never get tired of it.

I rise before the sun most days and in that quiet stillness of the sleeping house, in those moments that I slip down the stairs, trying to land my feet just to the right and then left of the creaking floor, I think of this verse. I breath this verse in and out- I am too often holding on to the past, allowing it to continue to work me over, my mistakes, the ways I have failed, forgetting that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I am ever thankful for new days, new seasons, new opportunities, for all of the ways God provides new chances to know him better, to live better in his will-

I pray that you don’t forget this as easily as I do. I hope that you wake each new day with that fullness in your heart, knowing that each breath, each moment is a new gift to live well, to make amends, to take that leap or to wait patiently for his urging-

Time’s up….

0 thoughts on “New~ Five Minute Friday

  1. Anonymous

    amen!  lovely post, and lovely pictures. . . so much color, so much life!  i love that.
    blessings on you during this very busy time!
    steph

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    1. Anonymous

      Thanks, Steph. I am richly blessed indeed, God is amazing and good and somehow he sees us through these wild busy days! So thankful you stopped by here to read today, bless you!

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  2. Gibsongirl247

    I too love that verse. How grateful I am that His mercies are new every morning. We serve a God of second chances…and third….and fourth…..and…and…..
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend:)

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    1. Anonymous

      Oh yes! So thankful for those 2nd 3rd and 4th chances… I am ashamed at how often I need them. His mercies are great and rich, restoring me daily in this journey. So nice to hear from you here. Bless you, friend. 😉

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  3. Oh, yes. Ever thankful for these new opportunities to seek Him in all things. And I love that 2 Corinthians verse.

    And, I also totally hear you about being busy… I didn’t get to post as much on my blog this week either! I hope you and your family are doing well, Kris. Thank you for always sharing your heart for Him with us.

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    1. Anonymous

      Caroline, I hope you are well, my friend. Thanks for your encouragement. Life is wild these days, but I am thankful for how you encourage me. You are such a blessing!

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  4. Beautiful post. I too  can tend to get stuck in my past, focusing on my failures and short comings.  But His mercies are NEW every morning!  Great is His faithfulness.  The picture of your daughter dancing gives me a glimpse of how the Father dances over us with JOY!

    And blogging, no scheduled posts here.  Well, maybe the night before a meme is due or something.  But I just blog whenever I feel led.  It’s so much more freeing to me!

    Have a beautiful weekend.

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  5. Hilary Sherratt

    Thank you for writing today. Thank you for sharing your words and your joy and your love with us. It’s such an encouragement to read here every week. I’m sending lots of love your way, and praying a blessing on you!

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    1. Anonymous

      Hilary~ I love your heart, sweet friend. You wear it on the outside of you and it radiates God’s love like a beacon. Thank you for your sweetness and prayers. I needed them greatly this past week. Bless your weekend, beautiful Hilary.

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  6. LKP

    Beautiful tribute to the newness God brings each day.  Your little one twirling immediately brought a smile to my face.  It’s amazing how He keeps re-teaching us, over and over again, what grace really means.  Love the verse you shared – thanks for taking the time to write today!

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    1. Anonymous

      LKP~ Thanks for reading here. I love the images I was able to capture of her in that tutu, spinning, dancing, free…. Bless you friend Those verses bring me such comfort…. 😉

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  7. each moment is a new gift to live well…great word…I will carry this with me….
    great for you.. training for 10 mile run…especially for such a worthwhile cause…run..run…the race.
    blessings~

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    1. Anonymous

      Your words are encouragement to me! Thank you for that, you have no idea how badly I needed that at that very moment…. bless you, sweet friend.

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  8. I love spending time here.  Even in the busyness of your life, I still hear God’s peace flowing through your thoughts, shining out in your words, being lived out in your every day to day living.  Thank you fo sharing your heart and reflecting His.  Beautiful photos….so full of life!
    ~Stacy

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  9. This is such a good post!
    (Good food for thought.)
    The pictures are so sweet! It makes me want to get a tutu and go find some green grass to dance on.

    Blessings,
    Sarah

    P.S. I love that you ended the post with “Times up…”

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    1. Anonymous

      Sarah~ Thank you for your sweet words and for reading here. I am blessed by you today! (I wish I had a tutu my size too, how I would love to frolic with abandon like my girl does…)

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