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Abandon: Five Minute Friday

We are given 5 minutes to write without editing on a word every week. This week’s word is ABANDON.


Sometimes I want to abandon what I am doing. I ask myself why am I doing this? This is especially true about my writing and art. Sometimes I get discouraged and feel like giving up. But then I read God’s Word and He tells me to persevere, to not give up. He speaks to me about telling others how awesome it is to give ourselves to Him.

In a way that is abandoning too.

Can we abandon ourselves to Jesus?

Can we let all our cares be given over to Him?

That’s what He asks us to do.

How are you doing in that department? Most of the time I can do it – but sometimes I know that emotions and self get in the way and make me want to take control again.

Thank You Lord for Your Word – because Your Word always brings me back to the centre – to You. You remind me again and again that You are the Lord. That you are working in and through everything.

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28, NIV).

That You have all things under control. That you know my thoughts and you know when I start to falter. I love it when I know that I can trust in You completely.

By abandoning myself to Your love and care, I can relax in body and spirit. (click to tweet)

You flood my being with Your Presence. You help me heal, get strength, have wisdom and see the direction You are heading me in.

I may feel tired and frustrated sometimes but I know You will never abandon me. I read Your Word and I know what is true.

 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;  persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed ( 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, NIV).

Time’s up. 5 mInutes goes fast when you are typing and thinking. It’s your turn. What are your thoughts on the word abandon?

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COMMUNITY – Five Minute Fridays


What would we do without others in our lives. They make the world sing, they bring us joy and peace; they help us when we are down, sick and just feeling out of sorts.

I belong to a few communities.

We have lived in a small town for almost 9 years. We know many people; our church is our home. When we visit Arizona we belong to a small community and we have found close friends in whom we can confide, chat and just enjoy their company. We have also found a church home. And of course we have our family – close and extended in whom we shower love, affection, and joy.

Our small community in Haliburton has shown me how people can help others. We have so many people doing so many things to make sure everyone gets support. The ones I can name quickly are the 4Cs (who look after food for those in need, and sell clothes at the Lily Ann (thrift store) to help keep the foodbank operational); Community Living who look after those who need a little more help to live on their own; Community Care which brings additional help to seniors; Point in Time which looks after the children in our community; The Bridge which provides a refuge for kids ages 9-20 with activities, games and music. They also bring them Jesus – in a quiet way. Our churches work with many groups as well to build a stronger community.

And online communities – which are growing every day – where we can meet and get to know others who share our interests – isn’t that wonderful?

Thanks for listening,

Time’s up.


My five minutes are up. What do you think of when you hear the word – COMMUNITY

If you want to join The Gypsy Mama in her Five Minute Fridays read below.

Here are the rules:

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to run when we were kids.

On Fridays we write like we believe we can fly. Won’t you join us? (<—Tweet this!)

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.