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This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is:



Ready? GO.


I’ve told you before.

I like to plan.

And if I don’t get to do the planning, I like to at least know the plan.

I like to know the plan in advance, so I can wrap my mind around it. Get used to the idea. Prepare.

God knows this about me, and He uses this character trait of mine to stretch me. To cause me to realize that my plans are feeble attempts in a vast universe where His fingerprints are etched into all.

I struggle when I can’t predict what lies ahead.

I want to know.

The musical Annie gave us that catchy, addictive song, “The sun’ll come out tomorrow …” and yet, if we’re honest, we don’t even know if there will be a tomorrow.

We’re planning this amazing FMF Retreat, assuming that all will go exactly as we foresee and anticipate, but who knows?

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This passage from James gets me every time:


Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.’ Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.'” (James 4:13-15, NIV)


And yet, this very not knowing is what keeps me on my knees, humbled before the all-knowing.

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I don't know what tomorrow holds. But I


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