A Can-Do Attitude

Today’s word prompt for Five Minute Friday is “Laundry.” I’m also linking up with Fellowship Fridays and Freedom Fridays.
Here goes…

There are things I need to do,

and then there is the laundry list of excuses

I tell myself.

All the reasons I Can’t do,

Can’t move,

Can’t be.

Can’t, Can’t, Can’t.

Then I hear a voice say

“You can…

You can do all things through me.

I will give you strength.”

Thank you Jesus.

I should listen to you more often.

Make that, all the time.

Help me to listen to you always,

on all my can’t days,

so that you can turn me from a negative into a positive.

A woman with a can-do attitude.

No more excuses.


When You Need To Be Carried

He’s got the whole world in his hands…

Did you ever sing that song when you were a kid? Me too.

But I know some days it can feel as if the weight of the world is sitting heavy on your shoulders. So if that’s where you are, and you don’t think you have the energy to take another step, maybe you could just do this.

Close your eyes, breathe deep and remember.



Remember what it was like to hang out on the swing set.



Remember how it felt to splash around in the pool.



Remember the thrill of riding high on the shoulders of someone you trusted, before your own became burdened down with the cares of life.

Today, you can pray and trust your Heavenly Father to lift you up.

Yes, He has the whole world in His hands. But those hands are plenty strong to hold you, and loving enough to carry you safely home.

“Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob,
    all the remnant of the people of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since your birth,
    and have carried since you were born.
Even to your old age and gray hairs
    I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
    I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Isaiah 46:3-4

Linking up with Kate at Teaching What Is Good