Plan {#write31days}

The ninth prompt in Five Minute Friday’s #write31days is plan.

“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson

Well, there is that. It’s only then that the real test begins.


Story {#write31days}

The sixth prompt in Five Minute Friday’s #write31days is story.

“Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.” – Michael Morpurgo

To live without hope is unbearable.


“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Oh, very well, I’ll do the #write31days, using the keywords provided at Five Minute Friday.

We do need to take that time to stop and stare, as it were, and really understand how the sun and moon and everything else could only have come from God.


Write 31 Days prompts - 2017

Review: New Morning Mercies

This is a wonderful way to literally start one’s day with grace, and many thanks to marie gregg for allowing me to reblog her review!

(And please pardon my recent absence from this site…been a bit ill.)

Along the Way


Gentle Reader,

Paul David Tripp and I would have a lively debate over the Doctrines of Grace if we were to ever meet, but I’ll recommend this book to anyone (Calvinist or not).

For years I’ve struggled to find a good devotional. So many are shallow and sappy. While I don’t necessarily want an in-depth study with my breakfast (my brain’s not awake yet) I do want something meaty. Something I can chew on all day. Something that moves me to reflect on God and His goodness. This book does just that.

Each entry begins with a “Gospel tweet,” a one or two sentence declaration that immediately puts the reader’s focus on Christ. Tripp then launches into a reflection on God’s grace and the innumerable ways it impacts and shapes our lives. Sometimes he tells a personal story, sometimes he shares a few lines of poetry, other times it’s a…

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