Firstly, I have to tell you how amazed I am that 109 of you linked up last week for the prompt, BLUE.

I just *love* how you put on your brave and punched out the words, following whatever train of thought came your way.

One of my favorite parts of Five Minute Friday is seeing how many different ways you guys can elaborate on a single word. It amazes me. I stand in awe of God’s creativity in making each of us so unique.

So thank *you* for gifting me with your words week after week! You probably don’t realize it, but you show me the character and goodness of God by being part of this community.

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This week’s FMF prompt is:

gift

Set a timer for five minutes and let’s GO. 

 

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My kids had their last day of school this past week.

After five years of homeschooling, God gave them a glorious year at a small Christian school in town.

It was amazing. We all loved it.

Yet sometimes God’s providences are mysterious, and He leads in unexpected directions. While we didn’t anticipate the change, He’s guiding our family to a new chapter that doesn’t include our beloved school.

The last day was hard.

I’m tempted to mourn the many losses. To grieve what will no longer be.

And yet — while it’s good and right to process the change, I’m doing my best to count this past year as a gift.

Because that’s exactly what it was. A beautiful gift from above — unexpected and undeserved. It was a gift, and it all points *to* the Gift — the Gift and the Giver of all good things, who lavishly pours out all that we need for life and godliness.

May God help us to glorify Him in the midst of the change, and to thank Him for chapters past and the chapters yet to come.

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24 thoughts on “five minute friday :: gift

  1. So glad the school year went so well for you guys! Change is hard, even good change. Thanks for the reminder that God is in all of it and has gifted much of it specifically to us. Much love to you!

  2. I loved this post because I am a creature of habit. I so dislike change. Yet, I have often found, change often becomes one of the greatest gifts once I settle in & open it. May God be with you & your family during this transition. Blessings!

  3. The gift of no
    when we think of the word Gift we think of receiving something that we wanted or never expected . We give gifts to bless others. We try to find the perfect gift that we know someone will love. We can’t wait to see the look of Joy on their face when we hand them our gift But what about the Gift of no. When all you can think about is that one thing you have dreamed about felt like you can not live with out and God says no . You don’t understand your world falls apart you put all you had all you were in to this dream you even try to change Gods mind maybe you didn’t really hear it right. But as time goes on we see why God said no and we are so thankful that God gave us the gift of no.

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