White lettering on black background says "Assurance."

The child hesitated.

She was not too certain.

She never tried this before.

It was a new adventure and she feared failure.

It was exciting to be learning something new.

This would certainly broaden her horizon.

But, yet, there were doubts.

“Can I do this?”

“You’ll do great,” came the parent’s voice.

“You don’t have to be perfect,” the voice continued.

“You’ll never know, if you don’t try.”

The words were like magic.

The girl found her confidence.

She resolved to give it a try.

The power of assurance.

I’ve struggled in recent months to find the time and energy to write. A group of writers proposed writing something every day for the month of October, based on a one word prompt, and writing in just five minutes – no worrying about perfect grammar or always being poignant or well-polished. I’m giving it a go in an effort to jump start my writing. For the one word prompts, I’m going to follow along with The Upper Room’s Sight Psalms. They put out a picture a day and apply one word and a short reflection. If you are reading this, thanks for accompanying me for this experiment in motivation and discipline.


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