Hope (FMF)

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Five Minute Friday…

Hope soars and dips, ebbs and flows. Sometimes when life is at it’s darkest moments, hope shines bright guiding us to the One who authors such goodness. Other times it dims and we have to cling to the bare glimpse of it; fighting to believe it still exists. Through it all, God not only gives us that hope, but He delivers on it. He knows the plans He has for us, plans for our good not evil. Plans to give us a future and hope.

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I don’t know where you are right now when it comes to hope. But don’t give up. Keep hanging on, and give it all to God. He brings beauty from ashes. He gives hope to the hopeless. His plans are for our good. Hang in there. Keep your eyes on Him, and rest in His loving arms.

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Free writing for five minutes with the FMF community on the topic – Hope.

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Dream A Little Dream

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I dream of living a life where laughter fills the air along with real talks about real things.
I dream of walking along the ocean or a mountain lake with family and friends.
I dream of solitude and togetherness.
I dream of kindness, love and joy bubbling up and out, and washing over others.
I dream of travel and a beautiful home to come back to.
I dream of music and singing and dancing.
I dream of capturing life through the lens of my camera.
I dream of words flowing in poetry or prose; hands dancing across the keyboard; pen scratching on paper.
I dream of beauty, strength and grace.    
I dream…
                               a little dream…
                                                                     of dreams come true.

I’ve shared my dream of a bold, intentional, arms wide open kind of living.
What do you dream?

Share in the comments and perhaps we can work towards turning our dreams into realities.
Together as friends should.

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Joining the Five Minute Friday writers for the writing prompt: dream.

(Un)National No Reason Day

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Today marks the first ever (Un)National No Reason Day! What is that you ask? Well, my youngest munchkin, Amber, decided to make today a holiday where she wanted to bless her mama for no reason. She presented me with both a card and high hopes this would become a family holiday. I helped her define what exactly the holiday entails (she tends to have beautifully large and creative ideas), and how often we might want to celebrate it. So without further adieu, I present to you…

(Un)National No Reason Day is celebrated each month on the 24th by doing something for someone else for no reason other than to make them smile. Isn’t that a perfect reason for a holiday? We think so. Your gift can be as simple as giving someone a hug, or grandiose like planning a special outing. It can cost nothing or something, be little or big, simple or complex. It’s all about making someone feel good just because.

Amber is making a treat for our family to enjoy, and I’m making a point to look for opportunities to love on each of my kids. Lots of hugs, more yeses, and sweet messages.

I hope you join us in making this holiday a monthly event of spreading a little joy in the world. I even made a button you can snag because everyone loves buttons, of course. If you could help spread the word, Amber would be thrilled. We would love to know how you choose to celebrate (Un)National No Reason Day today.