Category: Blogging

[5-minute-friday: present]

[5-minute-friday: present]

Every once on a Friday, I join Lisa-Jo and a hundred or so other people in spending five minutes simply writing.

Timer is set, fingers are poised above the keys, my mind is ready.

Today’s challenge: present.

[5-minute-friday: good-bye]

[5-minute-friday: good-bye]

We set a timer, throw caution to the winds and try to remember what it was like to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Today’s prompt is something that I really dislike. Good-byes.

[the histories: world war II]

[the histories: world war II]

World War II has influenced everyone (after all, it was a world war). However, over here, in former Soviet Union countries, it goes by another name: Great Patriotic war – because a lot of the Nazi happenings took place on the territory of Ukraine and Russia.

[favorite posts of 2011]

[favorite posts of 2011]

A year has passed.

There was good, there was odd, there was joyful, there was bad.

But it was another year I lived while there were so many who didn’t have any more time.

So I am thankful.

I’ve made new friends, I’ve read a bunch of books, I learned a lot.

As I was browsing what I’ve written this year, there were few posts that I truly enjoyed writing.

[strategy]

[strategy]

When I saw that today’s word at One Word Blog Carnival was “Strategy,” I immediately thought of the post I have written about two years ago. Of all my posts over six years, this has been one of my top favorite ones – both to write and to re-read every once in a while. To …

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[leaders]

[leaders]

We have grown so accustomed to the fact that there is always division into “leaders” and “mere mortals.” Those who “serve” and those who “simply come.” We have taken the “Shepherd” and the “sheep” analogy a bit too far – we’ve become sheep who eat grass and don’t do anything else.

We’ve got so used to relying on “leaders” that we don’t really see where we fit in anymore.

“Well, I am not a pastor, how can I share about Christ with my colleagues?”

[5 minute friday: older]

[5 minute friday: older]

Joining Lisa-Jo’s 5-minute blog carnival today.  The topic is “Older.” START: I feel like a kid when I am around kids. I feel older when I am around people my age. As long as I can remember myself, I usually ended up hanging out with people who were older than me. A couple of years …

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