TRY: Five Minute Friday

Friday again? So soon? Yep, the weekend is here again . . . and it's time for another 5-minute, free-writing exercise to share at Five Minute Friday.   This one challenged me.     START   What’s tugging on your heart today? What are you thinking you should —could—do but aren’t doing? What’s the next step you could take in your faith journey but are hesitant?   What are you afraid of? ... Keep Reading...

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Meals for Stressful Times

Two men stood chatting at the nursery window, one a stranger admiring our friend's new grandson. As they spoke, the father of the baby walked up and said, We have two more just like him in the NICU.   That's right.   Triplets. Sixty little fingers and toes!   All boys. 💙 💙 💙 ... Keep Reading...

INSPIRE: Five Minute Friday

Sometimes inspiration is a problem for me. There's simply too much of it!   I've been known to create entire tablescapes based on no more than a combination of colors—or a single flower. Sometimes it's a one-off phrase or quote that becomes a blog post.   in·spire inˈspī(ə)r/ verb fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative breathe in (air); inhale   Perhaps because I'm so easily inspired myself, it comes naturally for me to (at least attempt to) creatively inspire others. That first, most common, definition of "inspire" is a no-brainer.   But the second one? Seems easy, yes?  Not always. I had to work on that one this week. ... Keep Reading...