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FIVE MINUTE FRIDAYS – Here

Five Minute Fridays – HERE

We live in two worlds – Arizona and Haliburton. When we arrive in each locale we state, “We are here”.

Green Trees

Arizona

 

Haliburton

I can tell you I am here. We are home – back in Ontario, Canada. On the way home we had a lovely time at with our grandchildren; we were able to pop in and see our daughter and new baby, as well as a surprise visit from another grandchild.

We had no problem getting the water started in our home. We have a pump and drain all our lines in the fall. Thank You, Lord. Everything has gone very well – except the weather.

Yes, we have the rain, snow, sleet, ice and wind. A welcome home gift. But we did get out to walk our little Snowball around the driveway and down to our mailbox.

But we are home and I know that I like living here (when I am here). And I like living in Arizona (when I am there). Do you know what I mean?

If you can be content wherever you are, that’s a good thing. And to live in the moment, not thinking of the past or worrying about tomorrow.

“for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11, NIV).

Here we are. And it is lovely.

I love the passage in Esther:

” And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14, NIV)?

I believe I am here because God wants me here – and I plan to keep watching and looking where He is working and following Him.

Glad to be back blogging again too.

Linking in with Lisa-Jo Baker and Five Minute Fridays.

Time’s up. What do you think of when you think of the word HERE?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you {and if you love us, consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks to say howdy}

It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.

 

ARE YOU LIVING IN THE HERE? – Five-Minute Fridays

Are You Living in the Here?

The word for today is HERE. I am linking to The Gypsy Mama’s Five Minute Fridays.

Here I am. Back from my mission trip to Poland. Whew.

Close-up of one of the buildings in Poland.

What did I learn?

One thing I learned was to live in the moment – the HERE. Jesus did say, I am – so I know that is exactly where He is – HERE.

When we focus on the past, even on good things, that is not the best. Certainly letting the negatives of the past lay on our hearts is NOT good for us.

When we focus on the future we are not living – we are dreaming and when we get there we have missed all the present times.

So HERE is important. Breathe it in. Celebrate it. Find the gifts that God gives us right now – this moment.

We can minister to others if we live in the HERE because the Holy Spirit leads and guides us in the present. Listen to the call of God and remember to BE.

Time is up.

What do you think about when you hear the word “here”? Join the Gypsy Mama on Fridays for Five-Minute Fridays.

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Five Minute Friday from the Gypsy Mama