Five Minute Friday: Together


Joining for my second Five Minute Friday! Coming to you from Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog, I will write unedited for five minutes. No take backs, no changes, just my thoughts written out completely.

This week’s focus: Together.

My husband and I left for the beach (THE beach – Myrtle Beach) last Friday to join up with our son who was vacationing with another family. They also are great friends of ours. Our son, Noah, and their son, Blake, are best friends.

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Excess to Minimalism 5: Food


Focal Verses:

1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Further Reading: Daniel 1

Everyone needs food to live. Food is vital for any living organism, whether plant, animal, or human. Nutrients and vitamins are essential to ensure that everything living on this planet not only survives, but thrives.

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Back in the Saddle: A Million Little Ways Week 1


Have you ever had that feeling when God tugs at your heart so badly that you freeze, listen, and then wonder why you froze in the first place because God decided to go all in and shout at you? So loudly you couldn’t mistake His words? Please tell me I am not the only one so I don’t feel like I should be locked up and carted off to the loony bin.

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Excess to Minimalism: Connect with Others Already On This Journey


Yes, that’s right. I called this a journey. These changes do not happen overnight. They take time. Remember that the very first step to removing excess from your life is deciding you’re tired of the excess, and you want better for yourself.

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Excess to Minimalism 4: Toxic Thoughts


Focal Verses:
Romans 8:5-6 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

Further Reading:Psalm 37:1-40

We will define “toxic thoughts” as any thought that does not bring glory to God – any thought that does not line up with His heart.

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Five Minute Friday: Beautiful


Here I go! This is my first time linking up with the other ladies at Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog for Five Minute Friday.

The objective? Write unedited, unscripted, unfixed for five minutes on the prompt she gives. Then link up on her blog with the others who accepted the challenge.

This week’s topic: Beautiful.

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Excess to Minimalism 3: Possessions


Focal Verses:
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Luke 12:15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Further Reading:
Luke 16:19-31 and Matthew 19:16-30

We live in a materialistic society. We are driven to obtain more and more. We work hard, long hours to acquire more and to maintain all the things we already own.

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