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Five Minute Friday: Sing

Can you sing? I can’t. I’m capable of producing sound from my vocal chords, and in my head I sound like Lauren Daigle , but I’m fairly certain that’s a misperception on my part. As a recovering perfectionist, I rarely sing outside of the shower. We almost always have music playing at home and in the
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Five Minute Friday: Safe

Happy Friday! This is the day writers write for five minutes on one word, unscripted, then share their posts here. Whether you’re a veteran at this blogging thing, or writing your very first post today, all are welcome to join this warm and caring community. Today’s word: safe We’re six weeks in to 2017 and there’s
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Five Minute Friday: Control

Happy Friday! Today we write, for five minutes–unscripted–on one word. This is a warm and welcoming community, so feel free to jump in and join us. There’s a lot of talented writers linking up their blog posts and I’m often moved by what they write. Click here for more details. Ready…set…go! When I saw today’s
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Five Minute Friday: Refine

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky That quote always irked me a little. Sure, the Gretzky’s and the Jordan’s of this world can spout off pithy bits of inspirational wisdom like that. Look at all they’ve accomplished? We expect them to be awesome. Because they’ve proven their ability throughout their
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Five Minute Friday | Mail

When I saw the prompt for today’s post, I was tempted to skip because all that came to mind was my favorite lines from the epic Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movie You’ve Got Mail (Nora Ephron) … “… all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings …” “How about coffee,
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Five Minute Friday: Listen

This world is crazy loud, isn’t it? I feel like I’m losing the ability to listen well. Or maybe I should say the art listening well. Because it is an art form. A gift to our audience. A well-honed ability to put aside our own agendas and endless to-do lists and status updates to hear what our
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Five Minute Friday: Grow

Do you find that our culture is obsessed with ‘growth’? Not just the act of growing, but also the most efficient means of measuring it, as well? I do. We think and talk a lot about ‘growth’ at our house. The middle child isn’t as tall as the oldest, a fact that none of us
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Five Minute Friday: Are you Surprise Averse?

Yep. This pretty much sums up how I feel about surprises. Maybe it’s the time change that started my week off on a rough note and seemingly made my people cranky and more prone to petty arguments, or perhaps it’s the pollen infiltrating our lives and filling our heads with goo that has me viewing
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Five Minute Friday: Finding Joy This Season

The pressure to acquire more, find the perfect gift, make the lights on my pre-lit tree twinkle flawlessly … six days into the Advent season and I feel my joy leaking out. There seems to be little I can do to staunch it. A careless act on the part of a child sends a beloved
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Five Minute Friday: Weary

Photo credit: Paul Garaizar via Unsplash  Outrage over a red cup. A disposable cup, by the way. Merely a vessel for infusing our system with our much-coveted, exorbitantly priced caffeinated beverages. A viral backlash in response to the outrage over said cup. Another video rant about fellow parents’ egregious acts in the school carpool line.
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