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Five Minute Friday: Wonder‏

Today is the last Five Minute Friday for 2012. Even though I've only participated in a few, I've grown to love it and can't wait for the first one of 2013! Happy Holidays fellow Five Minute Friday-ers!

Wonder - it's a word I use often in emails, when I'm unsure of what I'm asking. It's also a word I use when thinking about life, I wonder what it all means. I wonder how, even though I'm 50 years old, I am actually a grown up who takes care of a house and has a real job.

But what I should be concentrating on is the amazing meaning of that word - the wonder that life is. The wonder of a family who loves me unconditionally. The wonder of the second, third, and fourth chances I've been given by people when I've been short with them or said ugly things out of frustration.

The wonder of a God that loves me unconditionally, who extends His grace to me even when I'm short with Him or said ugly things out of frustration. The wonder of how carefree I would be if I would truly surrender all to Him and trust in His plan for me. The wonder that would be my life if I truly believed that whatever He has in store for my future is going to be so much better than anything I could ever imagine. The wonder of the blessings He has brought me and will bring to me, blessings that I have done nothing to deserve. I wonder how wonderful leaning fulling on Him would be.

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  1. The wonder of that unconditional love!! Have a fabulous Friday!

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