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It’s Five Minute Friday time.  The rules are simple.  Write for 5 minutes with little to no editing.  Link to Lisa-Jo Baker’s page.  Most important, stop by the person ahead of you and leave an encouraging message.  Do the same for anyone else you’d like to visit.



It is basic to all of life and growth.

I didn’t realize until I wrote a recent series on Growing Up.

As I thought about essentials for maturing in life and faith.

I realized that being a lover of truth is very basic.

It is essential!


Loving the truth…no matter what.

Do I want to live in denial and pretend all is well?

Or do I want the truth?

All is not well…

and here is what is needed to grow and change.


Here is what is needed to deal with the truth of the situation.

But I don’t want to hear the truth.

You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free!  John 8:32

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.  No man comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

While it is true that the truth is often painful,

I need to listen to it and hear it…good or bad, happy or sad…

Then adjust and change my ways.              STOP


Loving the Truth is good.

Ultimate Truth is found in GOD’s Word and personified in Christ.

I can face it in relationships with others in Christian community…

A group of people who interact with me honestly…

With love, prayer, laughter, hugs and wisdom…