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.

Secondly, the FMF Retreat is ONLY TWO MONTHS AWAY!!


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Those who have already signed up are enjoying getting to know one another in a special Facebook group, and will soon get to have a free 20-minute consultation with Fistbump Media to chat about how to improve their online presence.

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This week’s FMF prompt is:


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




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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