I’m here at Five Minute Friday and the word of the week is Practice…


This word brings to mind so many thoughts I can hardly limit them to one special thing, but I was thinking of the practice of habits. We all have them. Certainly, we want good habits, but there are still annoying ones we can’t seem to be rid of.

I’m thinking of all those times in the past we ate at McDonald’s; not exactly the best thing for our health. It catches up to us and we know it as we age. We have to eat healthily and limit the amount of ice cream and chocolate chip cookies. (I’m not preaching here).

If we can’t keep our mouth shut and have a habit of telling lies, eventually we realize that we can’t keep any close friends.

Playing cold turkey in any sport, without warming up and practice could be a disaster.

I chose to practice writing here on Five Minute Friday because it makes me think on a word and how it affects me. If my mind is not turning phrases, or building characters, or thinking on God’s nature I become a dull person. I must see the glory in nature.

Focusing daily on my Center is the most important practice that I can do. If I don’t pause and reflect on who he is, I could be undermined. I need to practice focus.

Habits are good if they are healthy habits. Focusing on God is the best and most important practice. It’s lifesaving.



What are your opportunities today as you go about your day? I’m here at Five Minute Friday…


As I pack for a weekend of spiritual retreat, I try to put behind me the stress and pressures of my life and focus on what God has to say about this.

I have an opportunity to hear diverse speakers teach what is on their hearts. I’m counting on my heart to be ready to receive. This is timely and something both my husband and I need at this moment.

I want to share a website with you today about a fantastic ministry I have mentioned in my blog before. It is called Chronic Joy Ministries. Cindee and Pamela came together under the prompting of God to start a ministry for people with chronic illness.

These women are dear souls with a heart for God, and they run this ministry while living with chronic illness, and pain. Their hearts are humble and they will be there to help you, or a friend in any way. Possibly you have a loved one living with chronic illness and have no idea how to help. This ministry offers many resources and I hope you check it out below: