Think about those times in your life when you have felt inspired to something really great. Where does that inspiration come from?
The Holy Spirit. God inspires us to do great things with our lives.
----Matthew Kelly

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FMF Writing Prompt: Danger

Five Minute Friday: Kate provides a word every Friday. The writer sets a timer for 5 minutes and writes whatever comes to mind.


Just look around. Just watch the news. It's there. You understand what's happening, why can't others see it? The family is in danger. This is the evil one's last quest: to destroy the family. With every protest, with every shooting, with every lawmaker who goes against the law of God, it becomes clearer. The family is definitely in danger. 

In a letter to a Cardinal, Sister Lucia (one of the visionaries from Fatima, Portugal) confirmed that the devil's last "hoorah" will be on the family. But what's to protect the family? We have to bring God back into families. Parents must parent, and in doing so bring God back. Forget about the sports training, forget about the video games. Just PARENT. Parents need to take their kids back to church, and they need to go as well. They need to learn about their faith, whatever it may be. It doesn't matter if you are Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu, etc.

There is a real danger out there trying to destroy us and keep us from Christ. What will you do about it?

Stop back by on Monday for an expanded post on this subject!


  1. Oh, the family is definitely under attack! And just any kind of family, but the conservative families. You can just feel the evil in the air all around us now.

  2. Mary - good morning. I'm glad you stopped by my blog earlier today! Oh, how true...the attack on our families. And, I agree with Ann - especially conservative families. We simply cannot remain neutral and/or complacent. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts on Monday. Have a good weekend.

  3. Hi Mary. I completely agree with you. Satan is attacking and wants to destroy families. Sometimes, I feel like he is working overtime on mine and then I realize that he is working overtime on all families because strong families are VITAL to a strong society. We raised our children going to church and praying in the home. One oldest son became an atheist in college. Broke our hearts. Our other three children are still believing Christians and are raising our grandchildren to be believers as well. I will look forward to your next post about this. Thank you for speaking truth. See you again soon!

  4. The devil wants to drive a wedge,
    lead us to disaster,
    push us from the jagged edge
    and make us call him master.
    The devil wants daughters and sons
    to worship at his feet,
    for when he gets the little ones
    his triumph is complete.
    And so we now must turn away
    from the world's temptations;
    bend down unto our knees and pray,
    believers in all nations,
    that the Lord will lend His might
    that it will roll back the night.


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