Finding Inspiration in 2018

The young men glided and twirled across the ice. Triple axles, quads and dance sequence steps. Occasionally there was a misstep or fall. But they picked themselves up and continued on.  I was watching the  National    Figure Skating Competition on TV.

Next month the winter Olympics will begin in South Korea. I look forward with hope, that for a while the political turmoil in the region will cease. Figure skating is my favorite event to watch. The artistry of the figure skating athletes is beautiful. I am inspired by their motivation to be the best.

We need experiences, art and words that inspire and encourage.

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.       Philippians 4:8

It is my prayer that I will write words of encouragement in the year unfolding before us.

Visit the Five Minute Friday community for inspiration. Today’s prompt is: MOTIVATION

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

8 Comments on “Finding Inspiration in 2018

  1. This is my hope, my desire and my prayer as well.?
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful scripture with your encouraging words! Sharing from #fmf16

    1. I enjoyed your post also. God is always helping us to grow, as we are obedient to his word. Blessings! I’m glad you visited.

  2. I too love watching figure skating. They make it look so effortless, yet they have toiled and practiced for years to acquire that. That in itself motivates me to continue writing, to tune my ears to God’s heart so I can communicate it to others. And what better verse for motivation!

    1. There are some great figure skaters that will be on the U.S. Olympic team–and yes, they have worked so hard at it. Blessings on your writing! Thanks for visiting.

  3. I love that passage in Philippians. Great connection for motivation. I will definitely be watching the ice skating, too! Thanks for your post!

  4. That verse is a perfect focus for the year ahead, and writing to encourage people is a great motivation. Blessings for 2018!

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