Friday, August 22, 2014

Five Minute Friday Fun: Change

Hi friend!

What day is it?
It's Friday!

And what does that mean?
It's time to party and have us some 5 Minute Friday fun! 

The party is at Kate's place in blog land. It's a linky party / blogger flash mob / free writing exercise. Whatever you want to call it, I say it's just plain FUN - blog land style.

Everyone spends five minutes writing on the same topic. If they have a blog, they link up to Kate's post.

No blog? No problem! Just leave your five minutes of writing in the comments section.

The truly fun part is that you write with freedom. There's no emphasis on grammar or spelling. Punctuation is also worry free {yay! 'cause I love me a bunch of commas when I write}. Pretty much the only "rule" is that you visit the blog of the person who linked up before you and leave some encouragement. 

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and GO!


I've been fretting and planning and wanting - CHANGE.

Like in tearing down a wall.....
and putting up a half wall.....
and how about some bead board in the bathrooms....
and changing the paint colors in a couple of rooms...

And one change leads to another in the next room. And so on. And so on.
Until I want to practically change something in every room in the house.
Oh and don't even ask about my plans for changes on the back porch.

I think this gal watches way too much HGTV and DIY. {hubby agrees}

Honestly, I know we don't have the time, money or tools or know-how to make most of these changes.

And to be a little more honest and real about all of this wanting change the last few months....
well, I've been pretty discontent with what I do have.

So, friend, I've decided a change is in order.

But, not in my home..... in my attitude.
I've started to look around my comfortable home and ask the Lord to help me be content.

And I'm finding thankfulness is the beginning of contentment. 

and STOP!

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Love ya, 


  1. Debbie, such a good reminder that thankfulness leads to contentment! I needed that word today. Here's to more and more and more of God's contentment and peace.
    Erin (a five minute Friday neighbor)

    1. Thanks for stopping by from FMF.... I stopped by your bloggy land place, too. :)
      Yes, only He can give us true contentment and peace.

  2. I need to do the same thing...but sometimes content is so hard! FMF friend

    1. You are so right! We are bombarded in so many ways to want more and with messages telling us that we need more. I think we can only be truly content when we are keeping our hearts and minds on things above. (Colossians 3:1-3)
      Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

  3. You are so right - contentment does start with thankfulness! And nothing changes an attitude like gratitude.

    You are not the only one that loves HGTV, by the way!

    1. Jerrualea,
      Thanks for stopping by!
      "nothing changes an attitude like gratitude" - I love that. It rhymes :) and gratitude can be the beginning of not only contentment, but also- joy, peace, praise, etc. Thanks for sharing that thought.

  4. Well said deb. Everyone should learn to be more content with what GOD has given them and then God may bless them even more.

    1. Thanks babe! And I bet you're relieved I'll stop wanting to change everything in the house. lol


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