Five Minute Friday – again

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Oh, Five Minute Friday, again you challenge me.

This word “again” is annoying. I connote unpleasant things with this word.

An olive shoot is being difficult again.

My husband has to travel again.

A family member is ill again.

They didn’t empty the dishwasher

or close the door on the dryer so now the light is out

No one puts away the clean clothes

They rustle through all the other clothes and leave things in disarray

An example of an irritating form of "again." Disheveled laundry!

An example of an irritating form of “again.” Disheveled laundry!

AGAIN

Ergh

You get the idea

Frustrating

Scary

Irritating

Repetitive

Something I don’t like is being experienced additional times. Wow.

And it’s not like I see it only in others.

I have my own “again’s” which feel even more disappointing.

But since I only have a few more minutes, let me tell you about another again which can help me not spiral into hopelessness.

A few years ago, the Hubs got me this pretty print from a West Point mom/crafty girl/blogger.

I bespy this reminder of God’s faithfulness again in my hallway. Again I stop and consider the Lord’s treasures and promises.

A pretty print made by a talented West Point mom. Here's her Etsy site.

A pretty print made by a talented West Point mom. Here’s her Etsy site.

His mercies

New every day

Every morning

Just enough

Again, I approach the throne of grace and ask for His guidance and help.

One of my favorite Scripture verses: Lamentations 3:22-24

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
 they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
‘The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
    “therefore I will hope in him.”

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12 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – again

  1. Thank you for the reminder verse! I thought I was the ONLY one who had piles of clean clothes waiting to be folded AGAIN! Visiting from FMF. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I’m glad to know my sons are not the only ones that go through the basket of clean clothes and leave the stuff they weren’t looking for rolled into a ball! lol Love this post – so thankful for God’s mercies being new every morning. 🙂

  3. God knows when we need encouragement and provides it in wonderful ways…this was “a morning” AGAIN for me. Though nothing has changed my circumstance, my day is better because my outlook has been adjusted…again!

  4. Oh yes, laundry…again. Years ago, I declared to the household (my husband and son at the time) that since no one put my clothes away for me, I wasn’t going to put their’s away either. It was very liberating to set the clean clothes on the bed and walk away. Now my mil lives with us and feels that doing the laundry is the least she can do for us in return for her hospitality. I DO NOT argue! 🙂

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