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Happy Friday - to one and all!
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is one week away!! One of my favorite holidays...
If you're fairly new here, due to coming by with the recent Mugs and Muffins post... than you might be wondering what this Five Minute Friday is all about. Hang on for one second. First, a great big WELCOME to you and in speaking of Mugs and Muffins... I wanted to quick to tell you...
The Giveaway winner is:: Christine G.
I'm so happy about this. Because, If I'm not mistaken, Christine has been a regular reader; a daily encourager of my blog, for like... what seems like forever... and I don't think she has ever won anything from here. So - congrats to you my dear blogging friend! Finally, it has happened for you...
Christine, I really hope you feel blessed today!
**Please congratulate her when you find a minute to do so. And Christine, if you don't mind emailing me your mailing address I'll get this out to you - ASAP!
Back to FMF!
This is where a community of very brave souls take on a challenge... with a particular word prompt... and writes their post in five minutes flat.
No overediting. No overthinking. Just writing real and raw.
Today's word prompt is:: Notice!
Here is the link information, to Kate's blog, with all the how-to's, so you can join in, as well.
Just know that everyone should feel welcome to participate. There is only but one rule. You're simply asked to visit the person who entered before you... and encourage them. I am so grateful for that, because, there are some days... I'm like, "whatever in the world did I just write?", lol!!, and always, without fail, there will be a high-five or congrats coming through the back door.
Oh, it's wonderful to be encouraged!! Isn't it??
So, here is today's prompt.
Ready. Set. Go.
She slipped quietly into the room, her husband by her side.
She didn't say much.
Her smile was present but faint.
This didn't quite seem like my friend.
The one who always appeared bubbly and sure!
I smiled from across the room. She shrugged a half-grin my way...
but her eyes told of an ever-deepening depth to the layer of insecurity, I clearly sensed.
What? I was left to wonder, throughout the meeting, if all was well.
They were fairly new to the group. I was only getting to know these folks...
Bright lights to any room.
An aroma of Jesus...
I wasn't even sure my perceptions were correct.
Did I dare say anything?? Snuff out this flickering flame?
But, later... in pulling her aside; prompting my concerns..and in drawing her out, she admitted...
She was hoping no one would notice ... but she was sure glad I did.
We're looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving week ahead! How about you?
Our children will be off of school Monday through Friday...for the Holiday, but for Parent/Teacher conferences, as well.
We have out-of-state friends coming to visit... (can't wait!)
We also have two other family get together's...
Which in turn means my kitchen will be one busy place this upcoming week! :)
We're just really looking forward to sharing this time together as a family.
We're grateful to God for his gracious, generous gifts to us!
We're so blessed!
Until next time...