Festive Fridays are for counting blessings, recapping posts, announcing giveaways, and sharing special treats with you.
This week I’m linking up for the very first time on Five Minute Friday. I set a timer for five minutes, and here’s what I’ve written on the prompt “Control.”
When I have zero control
in an impending ice storm
with my loved one’s addiction
in my children’s future choices
over my body’s aging process
over the secret countdown clock toward death
my worry rises
like an invisible flood
seeping into every aspect
of my daily living.
Only with you
will I rise above the waters
and sit quietly in your embrace
still like a small child
in the presence
of Transcendence Himself.
Recap of This Week’s Posts
On Monday I shared a fresh batch of book reviews.
On Tuesday I wrote about a time to search.
On Wednesday I recalled how my children and I made $1,000 by applying this verse.
On Thursday I shared a post about tearing and mending.
On Thursday I wrote a bonus post about having faith when finances falter.
Questions for reflection: (please comment below)
Which post from this week resonated most deeply with you?
Have you joined the online Bible study? If not, please visit the link now!
- I wrote a guest post for Sylvia Ronnau on my recovery from perfection. Read it here, and please comment on Sylvia’s blog! So blessed by this opportunity!
- A writing weekend awaits…hooray! I’m working on my next book and my subscriber newsletter (sign up below!). My readers voted on the title of this study on the fruits of the Spirit. “A Fruitful Life: Addressing Common Sins and Growing in Faith” will debut March 5. If you want to be part of the launch team for “A Fruitful Life,” please let me know!
- I am currently in second place in the Fear Fighting Bloggers Contest. If you will take 30 seconds and vote for me, I will be so grateful! Vote 17 in the comments section on this link (click here)! One vote per email/IP address. Please comment if you voted for me. I will have a special prize drawing for all my voters at the end of February.
- My new book Newness of Life is priced at $1.99 through Sun. 1/22. If you have downloaded the book, please post a review to Amazon and consider reviewing it on your blog, thanks!
Congratulations to Jennifer J.,
this week’s giveaway winner! Thanks for your comment in the online Bible study group!
Jennifer will receive a copy of Jesus Today and a magnet set of these beauties:
The grand prize will be given away Feb. 3, so please join the online Bible study today!
My new book Newness of Life will help you apply Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 so you can understand God’s plan in your current season.
“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
No matter what season you are in, God is teaching you valuable lessons to grow your faith and trust in Him. We will discover what God is saying through the different times and activities we traverse.
I look forward to hearing how God is working in your current life season. I hope you will join in the fun and discussion on the online Bible study.
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