This post was written for Five Minute Friday
Word prompt--ENABLE 
Five minutes to free write about it.

Eons ago when computers first came into being, I worked as a programmer on a large IBM 360/20 that required a whole room to stand in. I loved my job and wished they made a computer small enough to have at home.

Who would have thought that down the pike not only would we have desktops and laptops, but with the advent of cell phones, a computer small enough to fit in one's pocket?

Technology has made some pretty incredible advances, for which I am truly thankful--especially during this pandemic. Thanks to Zoom, I can have face to face contact with family and friends, continue to participate in groups I used to be a part of before isolation, and even have in-person telemed visits with my doctor. 

As for Livestream, I am grateful beyond words for the doors it has opened for me. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine there would come a day when distance would no longer be a barrier, and I would be able to attend live church services, concerts, graduations, or any other event around the globe, in the comfort of my own home.  Who would have thought?



This post was written for Five Minute Friday
Word prompt--ONCE 
Five minutes to free write about it.

I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind but now I see...

These words from Amazing Grace by John Newton popped into my mind the moment I saw this week's FMF prompt. They are the story of my life.

Throughout my early years I felt a desperate need to feel significant, and after my husband's untimely death, went on a search for roots and purpose that led me to become steeped in New Age and occult doctrines. My vulnerability led me to believe in a lie that I persuaded others to believe in as well. But the LORD, in His infinite mercy, did not leave me there.

At a time when I was convinced that I had all the answers and was no longer seeking, He used a very improbable journey to rescue me from out of the darkness and lead me into the light.