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Five Minute Friday: Purpose

One of the things I missed most during my 18 month hiatus from blogging is the practice of Five Minute Fridays…and the community there!

I have met some of my best online friends there.

Kate provides the clan with a one word prompt, and we all set our timers to write for five minutes flat.  It is a challenging assignment, especially for those who are grammatically cranky or the poor spellers like me.

I am very out of practice so please bare with me.  This won’t be a Pulitzer Prize Piece, but I need to practice my craft…

The word this week is PURPOSE

Ready…set…go!

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The Moment It All Changed

Thirty years ago today the trajectory of my life changed forever.

One moment I was a healthy, happy seven-year-old running around our new house playing with friends, and the next I was being rushed to the hospital.  I don’t remember much about that day.  More like flashes really.  I remember collapsing in the first hospital, waking up briefly in the second hospital, and then nothing until the next day when I woke up in the third hospital paralyzed on my right side.

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Currently {Issue 3} Summer on Coffee With Jen

“To everything there is a season…” Ecclesiastes 3:1a

One thing that I know to be true about myself, is that I enjoy the changing of the seasons.  I also believe in honoring the season I am in.  Summer is a time to rest, study, and PLAY.  This summer I will be doing a lot of each of those!

So here is what I am currently up to:

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Surprised By Motherhood Book Review: April Giveaway

I did all the things to prepare for my firstborn, except finish THE BOOK.  You know the book…What to Expect…well yeah…  When my water broke an entire month early, my very first thought was “But I haven’t finished the book!  The chapters on labor and delivery would be helpful right about now.”  Three hours later I was holding my miracle.

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Women Living in Faith: My Next Big Adventure

I have exciting news I am just dying to share with you, Friend!

I am starting a new adventure in the online world!  It is podcasting and blog networking.  I started my blog journey with Mosaic of Moms almost three years ago.  It has come clear that my ministry calling is not just to moms but to all women. 

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Exhale: It’s Christmas

Oh Friend,

I need to exhale…decompress…slow down.  I don’t know what it is about this holiday season, but I have felt out of control.  Is it because I am juggling work for the first time in years?  Is it because I am not used to the school routine of a kindergartener?  Is it because we had a shortened timeframe between Thanksgiving and Christmas which was compounded by the snowstorm?   For heaven sake, we have yet to bake and Christmas is days away!!!

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