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Monday, March 30, 2015


Today I'm linking up with Kate Motaung and a whole bunch of beautiful souls for Five Minute Friday (on Monday).  Kate's word prompt for this week is BREAK.

So, with 5 minutes on the timer, here I go...


Spring Break!
YES!!  I work in a middle school, and as of Friday, I (we) will be on spring break.  Woo Hoo!!  Count it down...4, 3, 2, 1...

All I've heard for the month of March, "I'm so ready for spring break!"  Adults, as often as the children, are crying out, "I need a break!"

A break from what?  A break from stress, demands, routine, the early alarm clock, and maybe each other; the possibilities are endless.

For me personally, I look forward for a week long break from the demands of the early alarm clock.  Additionally, I look forward to spending a whole week with my husband in which we remove ourselves from the routine and live a bit "in the moment".

A Previous Spring Break Adventure

Though we have matured in years, our hearts feel the youthful excitement and anticipation of
spring break.  Whether we stay home or go away, we just naturally see this week as a time to let our hair down, pull out the flip flops, turn on some music and twirl a bit...and laugh!

You know, God is in favor of taking a break.  
He established a Sabbath day for rest.  Genesis 2:2-3

Jesus set the example for taking a break.  He went off by Himself at times, and invites us to do the same.  Mark 6:31

The Psalmist reminds us that sometimes we need to take a break, and be still.  It is in the stillness we remember God is God and He is in control of all things.  Psalm 46:10

My time is up, and I am sure Scripture gives us plentiful examples of taking a break.
What Scripture examples are being revealed to you by the revelation of Holy Spirit?
Will you share?
Do you need a BREAK?

Blessings of GREAT JOY on your amazing adventure journey with Jesus!

Five Minute Friday is sponsored by Kate Motaung.
Each week Kate posts a prompt word.  The idea is to write on the prompt word for five minutes without re-writing, re-thinking or editing.  One word and 5 minutes worth of thoughts.  Please take time to visit Kate's website and read through the creative thoughts of the many women who link up with Kate for Five Minute Friday.

Disclaimer:  I rarely write on Friday.  I typically take two or three days to marinate on the word prompt, and for the most part "write" my thoughts in my head before sitting down at my laptop with the 5 minute timer.
It takes me longer to go through and find pictures to go along with the writing.
All in all the five minute free write is still a challenge to my first-born perfectionism.  However, I embrace the challenge and appreciate the opportunity to express each week my thoughts through the written word.

Also, I am linking up today with Anita Ojeda on her fabulous website ~ Blessed (but Stressed).

Thank you, Kate and Anita, for hosting link ups.