Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. And I literally write it in 5 minutes. The prompt this week is … Observant.

I miss my students, especially at recess time. It is a time that they are the most observant and their curiosity is at its highest. It is our job as the teacher to engage them in the world around them. I remember one day that the kids were playing as usual and we teachers were watching them climb, and run and chase and engage with themselves. I heard…


Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. And I literally write it in 5 minutes. The prompt this week is … Once.

Typically the word ONCE is used in a sentence that is meant for a future action with the promise of a positive change. ONCE I get my car, I will have more freedom. ONCE I get this job, I will have more money to save. ONCE the weather gets better, I will exercise more. ONCE I find a husband, I will feel more love in my heart.

When…


Five Minute Friday — Sunrise

Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. And I literally write it in 5 minutes. The prompt this week is … Sunrise.

Only a creative God can create something that believers and nonbelievers can appreciate and stand in awe of; and that is a Sunrise. In my opinion Japan has the best sunrises. In fact, the national flag of Japan is a rectangular white banner bearing a crimson-red circle at its center. This flag is officially called Nisshōki (日章旗, the “flag of sun”), but is…


Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. And I literally write it in 5 minutes. The prompt this week is … Design.

While there were miraculous births in the bible, none more miraculous than the birth of our Savior. The design and creation of the plan of his birth starting as a foreshadow in Isaiah. “For unto us a son is born, for us a son is given”…..(Isaiah 9:6). While reading the first chapter of Matthew, I was struck at the lineage of Jesus. Through the slew of “begots”, I…


Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … Fix.

Fix. A word that can be used with so many things that are broken. Tangible and intangible. Seen and unseen. Subjective and Objective. A word that requires some sort of action. A watch. A broken lamp. My toilet. My son’s sight and stutter. This country. My energy level. A chair. My cold cup of coffee. A boo-boo. Broken hearts. Hard grief. Cancer. Sickle Cell. DC traffic. The potholes. Humpty Dumpty. The swing on the playground. Attitudes…


Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … Fresh.

I am teaching my 4 year old how to cut with scissors. It is tough because he is left handed and I am right handed. We’ve been at this new skill for a full week. The first time of just getting adjusted to the scissors when we were trying to figure out how to get him to position his hand correctly. But it was something that we had to figure out together as a duo. Once…


Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … Time.

Time

In the beginning there was time. A precious gift from God that is not to be wasted. It’s flexible. It’s expendable. It’s short. It’s life changing. Life and death are in it. Growth and change are in it. Love is in it. Pain is in it. Lessons are learned. Promises are broken. Time. Sweet time. Let us not take this gift for granted. Let us not waste it. Let us march on with what God…


In my studies of biblical adoption stories, I’ve been looking at the Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1–10) and Mary (Luke 1:46–56) (the Magnificat). We have both women who are facing adversity and are surrounded by lawlessness and confusion, but in the middle of all of this they both experience the same type of unexpected miracle: the promise of baby boys. Both received the call to be mothers in fear and then responded in faith. Around leaders who are attempting to create their own reality Hannah with Eli’s sons and Mary with King Herod. These two women chose God. Why…

Deirdre Parker

God’s Daughter, Vet Wife, Mommy, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Teacher and Friend. Proud Baltimorean!!

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