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Friday, March 29, 2013

Five Minute Friday & an Announcement


It’s Friday again!  I know I’ve been away for a while.  I hope you will understand.   I got to spend a week with my family and I’m still getting back into the swing of it all.  I’ve also been typing my little fingers like crazy getting ready for April.

My lovely Stitch Sisters (Becky, Stacey, Jo & Lizzie) - my cohorts in blogging, teasing and general silliness – are going to blog from A to Z over the month of April, Monday to Saturday, for 26 days!  I’m not a big finisher, so this will indeed be a challenge for me.  Prayers and encouragement appreciated.  I hope you’ll come back on Monday to learn a little more about me.  If you don’t want to miss is spine-tingling moment, you can just go ahead and subscribe over there on the right hand sidebar.

For now I join with another troupe of word-winders and story-spinners for a 5 minute free for all.

Five Minute Friday

The rules are simple: write with abandon for 5 minutes flat without looking back, go link-up with the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker, comment on the post of the one who linked up before you.  I don’t mean to shout, but I’ve noticed that some are ignoring this little courtesy.  Then just explore all the wonderful offerings laid before you like a buffet of goodness. 



Here are my five minutes on: BROKEN 

That small white flake, so clean, so perfectly even: how is it something so small, so seemingly insignificant, is the whole meaning of the universe embodied? The tray, small and silver, passed from filthy, sinful hand to filthy sinful hand.

It’s not the crumb.  In itself, it is powerless, not even enough to quell an aching stomach.  It gives no eternal life on its own.

Oh, but that body.  They one that was broken, on rough wood and rusty spike.  That body, bloodied and mangled, that is the bread that gives eternal life.  That body is the Word that feeds us daily – for all eternity.

Time.


This is too important to leave at that. 

If this is your first time here and you are wondering what this is all about, know this:  Christ died for you on that cross over two thousand years ago.  Like the thief next to him, all you have to do is say your ABCs!  A – admit that your sins have separated you from God and that you are in need of forgiveness. B- Believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the perfect sacrifice that can remove that sin.  C- Confess that Jesus Christ in now LORD of your life.  Please let me know if this is something you’d like to know more about at amyctilson@gmail.com


Bless you as we celebrate a risen Savior that takes away the sins of the world.

He is Risen!

26 comments:

  1. Awesome! I love the ABC thing! As a mom that is such a sweet and simple way to share the gospel with others. I am visiting from 5 minute fridays link up. God bless you on your journey...you can follow through on this with His help!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for your encouragement. I appreciate it. Have a blessed Easter!

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    1. Thank you so much. So glad you stopped by this week.

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  3. Straight up gospel message! I love it.

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    1. Thank you! Your post was quite powerful today. thank you for sharing those words.

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  4. Straight to the gospel !!! I love that you shared the ABCs.

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    1. Thank you, I really felt that this opportunity was calling for it and I just couldn't leave my five minutes alone. So glad you stopped by today.

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  5. Amen...thank you, friend for sharing.

    He is risen and in Him we rise!
    I'm not going to make writing one today I can tell--I've got babies to see and toddlers to care for :)
    and I'll be spending my own time at the cross...remembering what He did for me.
    {HUGS}

    Talk to you again soon?

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    1. Absolutely. Let the new lives around you remind you of your own. Can't wait to speak again, maybe for more than 5 minutes. :)

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  6. Amen... love that you took the time to finish... you can't go wrong with the Gospel - I love the simplicity of the ABCs too!

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    1. Just read your post. Loved it! So much raw truth that often gets coated with chocolate and sugar sprinkles at Easter. So glad you stopped by here today. :)

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  7. Wonderful way to explain salvation - ABC... I am going to copy that down. Found you on Twitter #fiveminutefriday
    Blessings to you today,
    Janis

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you found that helpful. Thank you for the RT as well. I'm honored that you spent some of your time with me today.

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  8. Beautiful Truth...thank you for sharing today. Wishing you a blessed Easter! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I wish the same to you!

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    1. He is risen, indeed! So glad you came by.

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  10. Preach it! The gospel is what it's all about, and it's behind this gathering every Friday. Love this!

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    1. Thanks you so much. There's nothing beyond the good news that really matters at all.

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  11. Amen! Love this and how unafraid you are to share the good news of the Gospel. You inspire me :)

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    1. Girl, that was not me! I am weak and timid - these words came Someone else, my fingers were merely the conduit. :) Being used can be a good thing.

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  12. The bread that gives eternal life- Amen, sister!!!
    Love you so- but you already knew that... :)
    Can't wait for our April adventure!!!

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    1. I'm getting a little excited, actually. Glad we're doing it together. :)

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  13. I've not heard the ABCs like that - and love it! Wishing you a blessing and revelation-filled Resurrection Sunday!

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    1. Thank you so much. I was hoping to share this just for those who had never seen it before. It's such an easy thing to remember.

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