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Today I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. All of us writing on that same word.

Today’s prompt is …. Forget.

There are things I truly want to forget – the hurt experienced in the past. Illness. Deaths. Job losses. Those first months of colic. Church difficulties. Disagreements.

And there are things I never want to forget – the joys. The times of laughter. The quiet and rich conversations. Vacations. And recent videos of my granddaughter, three years old, “exercising” because she wants to be a “grown-up super hero” one day.

Somehow the mix of both that which I want to forget and that which I don’t want to forget are important this morning, as they point me forward bringing significance to the day.

“I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” (Philippians 3:13-14, NLT)

These days pass so quickly and yet, at times, seem to move so slowly. Each one adds up, revealing purpose beyond our abilities to see.


Last night on American Idol, Keith Urban, said something which stood out to me as contestants sang duets with past Idol alumni. He said, “You managed to stay in your own lane. That’s what made it work.”

Perhaps therein is the secret to life – each of us staying in our own lane. Forgetting the past. And looking forward to that which truly matters.

May we press on.
Reach the end of the race.
And receive the heavenly prize.
Forget all else.


Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith Filled Friday and Grace & Truth .