It’s Friday and I’m linking up at Five Minute Friday…

Good things can easily become a burden. The first thing I think of is too much of something:




Being with friends


Too much sunshine

Too much exercise

Too much money

I probably have an extra amount of grandchildren, since I have six children. It is not a bad thing, but when trials come, and these loved ones carry burdens, I am so likely to carry the burden beyond them. Keeping track of all this can be overwhelming.

I won’t sleep at night when they have stress, make hard decisions, or deal with sorrow. I use my ability to pray after the emotion of taking the burden, and by the time I am cried out, worn out…I remember. Honestly, you would think I’d have learned that lesson by now.

The truth is…I can’t fix anything!

With this knowledge and Sun Deficit on my mind this fall, I have researched some scriptures for encouragement. Not only will I read them once, but read them aloud and over and over…all winter.

Here is an over all good for you verse:

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.”

1 Thess. 5:16-18 Msg.





I just finished a month of repeating myself on Five Minute Friday. I didn’t even realize that Friday was coming up quickly. Do people care that I take five minutes to talk about a word?

We repeat all the time. We have many habits, or funky things we do often. Most habits are good, others should be ditched. Habits can break us down. Habits can keep us on a schedule, but sometimes it’s good to forget a schedule.

When walk out with my camera, I’m not usually confined to a time limit. Going out in pouring rain is impractical. I don’t want to ruin my digital camera. Winter never seems to be a problem. The camera hasn’t frozen yet. (I may want to check on what temperatures are too cold).

I love reading books and some I have reread several times. Most of these books are classics, such as C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, George MacDonald, and Charles Dickens. One other book I read over and over is the Word of God. It is always the same, yet it opens my eyes to new spiritual growth all the time.

What do you repeat in your life?

May you search for positive habits and be blessed.