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It’s been a heavy week as we’ve all taken in the news of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine. The word I chose for this week’s link-up reflects my hope and prayer.

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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: PEACE




This past week, I watched the movie Saving Private Ryan for the first time. I know, it came out ages ago and won all kinds of awards, but I just couldn’t bring myself to watch it. I still don’t know why I did now; I could barely stomach all the war violence. It seemed so real — and for far too many, it was.

Now, after weeks of tension looming at the border between Russia and Ukraine, this week it happened. The world woke up to a Russian invasion on Ukraine.


My stomach churns at the thought of what the Ukrainian people must be thinking, feeling, enduring. Already lives have been lost; individuals have been injured. Families are fleeing.

I cannot imagine.

It seems it was not so long ago that countless Afghan people were flooding their local airports, desperate for a seat on a plane out of their home country. A flight to anywhere. An escape.

This senseless violence and turmoil is so heartbreaking, and makes me realize just how thoughtlessly I take peace for granted. It’s so easy for me to go about my daily life and not be afraid.

But this life is but a breath, and the Lord is the only One who sustains it.

May He protect all who are made in His image throughout His creation, and may the Prince of Peace who sits on the throne have mercy.





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