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Five Minute Friday: Loved

It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with other writers. We are given a one-word prompt and get to write for five minutes flat. Our word for this week is: LOVED.


Oh, to be loved! I remember my mom used to tell me I was in love with love. I had all these romantic aspirations. Words of love and affirmation, flowers, candlelit dinners ... you get the picture.

But love doesn't always play out that way. The pain of rejection and unfulfilled promises can cause people to shut down emotionally.

How thankful I am to have a husband who loves me the best way he can. He looks for ways to make my life easier, even if it's something as simple as making me breakfast in bed or programming a reminder on our Alexa app to tell Debbie he loves me each morning. He also has her play the "Good Morning" song by Mandisa and Toby Mac. He knows I love that song.

But the best love that impacts every part of my life is God's love. When I consider how often I mess up and miss the mark, I'm amazed that He really does love me. He offered me the gift of salvation through Jesus, and I'm forever grateful.

Because I know how much He loves me, that love overflows to others. That's the best part. I can spread His love to people who may not be like me or agree with me. In myself, I can't do that. But with God all things are possible.


Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. The little ways your husband reminds you of his love are lovely! And I agree, when we really know God's love it makes such a difference. We need to really know that to be able to love others well.

    1. Lesley, so true. Some people can be challenging to love but when we remember how God loves us, it gets easier. His Spirit within us can love others.

  2. I loved reading your description of the love from your husband and the all encompassing love from the Lord. Just reading it may be feel peaceful.

  3. Love that your husband uses Alexa to remind you of his love, so neat. And, of course, the love of God, never failing, always constant. What assurance! Great post!

  4. How sweet - the little things you husband does to show you love!! I'm going to go listen to the Good Morning song!!?! (new to me) Have a wonderful week -

  5. Mandisa and TobyMac do a great job on that song! It is uplifting and will get you moving in the morning.


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