Hello! Welcome to this week’s edition of the Five Minute Friday link-up! Our first link-up of the month of June, and now that my kids have finished their school year, we’re ready to bring on summer.

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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: REVERSE



Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

As I shared in my post last week, my youngest child recently turned seventeen years old. I am still feeling the reality that one year from now, he’ll be getting ready to move to college.

On his birthday, I shared this collage on my Instagram story:

Sifting through old photos made me wish I could reverse the clock. Go back in time. Relive those years. As tiresome as they may have been, they also brought much laughter and tremendous joy.

Our family has been reading the gospel of Matthew in the evenings for our family devotions.

Shortly after Jesus began His public ministry, Matthew 4:23-25 says, “And he [Jesus] went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them. And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.”

After we read this passage, my husband explained that part of what Jesus is doing here is reversing the effects of the curse. Before sin entered the world, there were no diseases or afflictions — and one day, in the new heavens and the new earth, there will be no need for healing or restoration because all will be made whole.

So while I may wish I could go back in time, I’m also eager to keep moving forward — each day closer to that magnificent day when there will be no more heartache or sadness or mourning or pain. That magnificent day when all will be made new and we will dwell in the glorious presence of our Almighty God.






June is an excellent month to build on your writing habits,
establish new routines, increase your word count, and make progress
toward your writing goals!

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