Privilege is the #FiveMinuteFriday word for this week. The idea is to write for five minutes on the topic without worrying about getting everything exactly right. I try, but sometimes I go over the five minutes. Other times I edit as I write. Whatever the case, it’s fun to do and I encourage you to join us.


A privilege to live in rural area


I count it a privilege to live in a rural area near the woods and also with a nice view. It is relaxing and inspiring for me to be able to walk outside. I love to hear the birds, see the trees and the sky, and just sit and be quiet for awhile.


In fact, it is a blessing to just be alive and able to enjoy these gifts from God. Click To Tweet


I am privileged to belong to a loving family where we are all supportive of each other. It is also a privilege to welcome people into my home and treat them as family.


Right now our immediate household is made up of my husband and I, three sons and a friend who seems like another son. Spending time with them is always great. Sometimes we play games, sometimes we read the Bible and pray together, and sometimes we just chill and talk about whatever is on our minds.


A privilege to sit around the table


The Greatest Privilege

But my greatest privilege is that I am a child of God. Click To Tweet


Jesus gave his life so I could be free. And now he lives and intercedes for me before the Father. Because of the mercy of God each day is new. Through him I have strength to accomplish my daily tasks. He enables me to create art, write poems, make memories.


In Christ there is freedom and through him I find joy and peace. Click To Tweet


With these privileges I realize there is responsibility. As a Christian I am called to love and show kindness to all the people I meet. I pray that God will shine his light through me and that I might encourage others through my words, art and actions.



Jesus the Light Enables Me to be a Light


John 8:12 (NIV)

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”


Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.


I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, #FaithOnFire , #SundayThoughtsLinkup, #Glimpses, #InspireMeMonday, #LMMLinkup, #TrekkingThru, #TeaAndWord, #TuneInThursday, #HeartEncouragement, #FaithOnFire


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26 thoughts on “A Privilege to Live and Enjoy Life

  1. hi gayl:), thanks to an uncooperative internet that wasn’t working yesterday, i’m your next door neighbor today at FMF:) nice to see you. i enjoyed your post for sure! it was nice to read about your family as well as what this topic means to you. blessings today as you think about the privileges of being a daughter of the King is as well as an “ordinary” person living in His world:)

    1. Hi Martha! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂 Glad we are neighbors at FMF. I know about uncooperative internet so I totally understand. I was a bit late getting mine written, though it wasn’t the internet’s fault this time.

      Blessings to you!

  2. Gayl, what a privileged people we are to know God and to enjoy relationship with Him and with those we love. We truly are lavishly loved and blessed!

  3. Thank you Gayl for your words and photos here again. Your thoughts are such a gift of grace, and an encouragement to me to keep remembering the true blessing and privilege that God gives right here, right where I dwell. Blessings, love, and hugs to you my friend!

    1. Bettie, I am so blessed to be able to encourage you! Thank you for your encouraging words, too! Blessings to you with love and hugs! xoxo

    1. Thank you, April! I didn’t grow up in a rural area but have been blessed thought most of my married life to have lived in rural areas. I love it, even though it might be inconvenient at times. To be able to go outside daily and enjoy the view is indeed a blessing. Thanks for visiting. Blessings to you!

    1. Yes, Michele, deeply and wonderfully! And it was such a blessing to meet you last September. Who knows, we may be back up in that area sometime and we can meet again. Blessings to you! xo

  4. After missing them for a while, it’s a privilege to read your words today, Gayl! I love where your thoughts have taken you: starting with yourself, your family, your inner household circle, and then extending to the huge blessings we have as sons and daughters of God, rooted by faith in Christ. I also love the beautiful collage you have created! One day I really must make time for artistic pursuits, apart from dabbling in prose and dancing with words! Blessings and love to you, dear friend. xoxo 💜

    1. Oh, Joy, thank you so much! I’m glad you like the collage. I’m sure you would enjoy making them. I just start by cutting out pictures and words that catch my eye as I thumb through magazines. When I have plenty, I start trying to arrange them on the page to decide what to use or what to save for later. Eventually I’m pleased with how it looks. Sometimes I add words and sometimes not. It’s really fun and actually relaxing. 🙂 Blessings to you with much love, dear Joy! xoxo

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