Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you!

I hope you’ve had a special, restful time with loved ones, reflecting on all that you have to be grateful for.

If you’re new to Five Minute Friday, welcome! Find all the info you’ll need right over here.

Some of you might be braving the shops this weekend in search of some good deals. If you’re one to prefer staying at home in your warm house, check out some of these fabulous online offers:

Firstly, the Kindle Fire is only $34.99 on Amazon today! Grab one here.

Krafty Kash is a company I love — and they’ve just released a brand new winter collection!

Better yet, they’re running a special Thanksgiving weekend sale:

Now through Monday, November 30th, get 40% off at kraftykash.net!

Photo credit: Krafty Kash

Photo credit: Krafty Kash

Use code BELIEVE40 to get your discount!

(Discount excludes gift certificates and new winter collection.)

This Write necklace is made just for the Five Minute Friday crew, don’t you think?


I’m loving my new snowflake necklace! Order one for yourself or a friend by clicking here!



There’s also a matching bracelet:


… and this beautiful Believe Necklace:


.. Plus much more! You can even personalize your own Vintage Atlas Map Necklace!

KraftyKash Cape Town necklaces

Click here to see all their products!

Use code BELIEVE40 at checkout to get 40% off through November 30th!

(Excludes gift certificates and winter collection.)


Okay, enough gushing. Time to write.

This week’s prompt, in honor of the American Thanksgiving weekend, is:




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I have a confession to make.

I was really excited about Thanksgiving this year. Maybe it’s because we’re actually in the States for a change, and have access to all the ingredients for the traditional recipes.

Yes, I get excited about food.

Plus, it’s another excuse to spend quality time with family, which I love.

But this year I’ve also been thinking a lot about the past several months, about the devastation happening around the world, and the millions of people who are hurting in one form or another.

And as I ponder my own excitement level for a single feast one day in the year, my anticipation grows even greater for that much awaited wedding feast of the Lamb — that glorious day when “… people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and take their place at the table in the kingdom of God.” ~ Luke 13:29

[Tweet “”Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” ~ Revelation 19:9″]

So as we enjoy our leftovers and revel in time off and family traditions, let it be a foretaste of what is to come, for those who believe. A great day is coming soon, when we’ll gather around the table with the Lord of Lords and King of Kings — and it will be a feast like no other.


Every Little Thing cover



I had such fun recording this video with Deidra Riggs, author of Every Little Thing: Making a World of Difference Right Where You Are.


You want this book — and now you have an opportunity to win a copy, plus this necklace from Dayspring!


Click here to enter the giveaway!


Also, please join us on Wednesday, December 2nd for a special Letters to Grief link-up!

Letters to Grief - Final cover

We’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of the release of Letters to Grief.

If you don’t have a copy yet, you can download one here — or maybe you know someone who has experienced grief? If so, this is a great resource to gift to a friend.

It’s only $0.99, and it’s a super quick read! I pray that it will be an encouragement.

For this special edition link-up, you’re invited to write your own letter to grief, then come and link up your post starting on December 2nd.

See some sample letters here.

Hope you come back to join us next week!

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Have a blessed weekend, and please remember to visit the blog of the person who linked up before you, and leave a comment! The mutual encouragement is one of the best parts of Five Minute Friday! 🙂

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