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I am once again joining up with Five Minute Friday over at Kate Montaug’s blog.  They have some great deals and even a giveaway this week, so be sure to check it out and join us if you so desire!


This week’s prompt is “News” – so, here goes:

News – it is a multi-meaning term.  There is the daily news that shows up in the headlines of newspapers and the evening news.  Then, there is our own “news” that includes life changes and such.  I often enjoy reflecting on the daily news, but it is also depressing at times.  I think that sometimes my own news is the same way.  I enjoy reflecting on it and trying to make improvements, but other times, my news is more depressing than anything else.  Right now, I’m feeling pretty good about the reflections on my own life.  Nothing is perfect, but then it never is.  But, things are moving along relatively nicely.  I’ve been talking to a lot of people about my DD’s pending pacemaker placement and they all seem like they are shocked I am not more worried or upset.  It makes me wonder if I’m not reflecting enough.  If I’m burying things.  But, really, I think that I’ve heard so much WORSE news at points that this news seems relatively positive in comparison.

I also think that I’ve come to realize that I can deal with things that come flying my way.  And that confidence is based on past experiences.  It is built on trust in God, trust in myself as being capable and trust in others who are responsible for things like my daughter’s medical well-being.  Probably in that order…


What about you?  What do you think of when you hear the word “news”?

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  1. It is encouraging when we learn uplifting lessons from our experiences, and learning that we can cope as we trust God is one of the best lessons. Visiting from FMF. Blessings.

  2. I love the Good News of Christ and that we are new creations in Him. Thanks for sharing your story with realism. Praying for your DD that all goes well medically.

  3. Even though we have poverty and social injustice issues in our country, for the large part, we have it pretty darn good. While we must do better at addressing these issues, folks here do not face the same degree of significant poverty, corruption, violence, maltreatment of women and girls and disenfranchisement as other places. So, we have a great deal to be thankful for. The tendency is to complain and paint a worse picture than it is, but I wake up in a pretty nice country to live.

    • Very true. “First World Problems” is based in reality to be sure. In addition, we (myself, my family and my country) have survived so many worse things throughout the years. And others have survived much, much worse (as you identify). We are a strong lot…all of us…we just need to be reminded sometimes.

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