Well, hello there! So great to have you join us for THE FINAL FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY OF 2016!!

How did that happen?!?

I feel bad that I didn’t give you guys advance warning, but it totally snuck up on me. 🙂

As usual, I’ll be taking a two week break from Five Minute Friday over Christmas and New Year’s … BUT we have two special edition link-ups during those weeks, so be sure to come join the fun!

Here’s the plan for the coming weeks:



This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: 



Here we go! 3 … 2 … 1 … BEGIN!


So here we are in the twilight hours of another year and the cusp of a brand new one. The calendar reminds me that it’s time to reflect, time to look back, time to look forward. It’s time to be grateful for days gone by and gaze with sparkly eyes at the limitless possibilities that lie ahead.

But for all my retrospective pondering and my future goal setting, I can’t help but feel the stark awareness that I hold neither the future nor the past in my hand. All I have is this moment, right here as I’m typing next to the string of twinkling Christmas lights with decades old ornaments.

There is no promise of tomorrow or next week, or next month.

Less than thirty minutes ago, a dear friend told me that her dad got bad news today — news of the worst kind. Cancer. Everywhere.

Another man in our church has the same awful diagnosis. He’s peering over the edge into eternity. He knows he’s in God’s waiting room, just hanging out until the King of Kings swings the door open wide.

These men know they’re close — and so are we.

We’re but a breath away from meeting the One of whom we sing, the One born in a manger.

Today is the day of salvation.

Come, Lord Jesus. Come.



Thank you, dear ones, for being part of the Five Minute Friday community! Your presence here blesses me more than you know. I wish you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas — see you back here for the first Five Minute Friday of 2017 on January 6th!

And in the meantime, don’t forget to join these special edition linkups:

December 21st: Top Posts of 2016

December 28th: Books I Read in 2016

Blessings to you, friends!



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