Friday, August 19, 2011

Five Minute Friday - "New"

Here is the drill again:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. Get a little crazy with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:

"New"… GO.

New, huh? Today is a new kind of day. I told you yesterday that today would be Elizabeth's first birthday without Mom. Tomorrow will be my first birthday without Mom. It is a whole new world without her. There would have been no way to imagine this.

And there are new things happening that I would have wanted to share with Mom. Blogging on a fairly regular basis is a new thing for me. Because of it, I am making new friends. I am thinking new thoughts. I am learning new, better ways to look at my Lord and my God. It is new for me to let the Spirit push me the way He does to say things for the benefit of others instead of myself. Mom always liked my writing. I think she would have enjoyed these new things.

I am typing slow because the thoughts aren't coming very fast. "New" caught me by surprise. But now I have that song in my head that we used to sing at church camp and youth devotionals:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning.
Great Thy faithfulness.
The Lord is my portion says my soul.
Therefore I will hope in Him.

I know that song was meant to help us memorize scripture, but I cannot remember what book that is in. Isaiah? Psalms? Somewhere in the New Testament? I don't know. But it is the Word. The Word that always has been and always will be.

His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. Amen, Lord.


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  1. thank you for putting this song in my head for the day. It will be so nice to be reminded all day long. :-)

  2. You are welcome, Sharon. Thanks for stopping by. The blog ahead of mine had also quoted those verses (turns out they are from Lamentations). It seems that "New" was definitely the theme to go with this week!

  3. Lamentations 3:23; that is what came to my mind as well, but I had forgotten about the song.

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts.

    I am sorry for the loss of your mom. I lost my dad almost 9 years ago, and I still miss sharing things with him.

    Wishing you a happy and blessed birthday!

  4. Your mom would be so proud of you... I know I am....

    Love you bunches!!!



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