Five Minute Friday: Mercy

It’s late Thursday night and I’m linking up to Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday writing group.

Five Minute Friday

Mercy:

Google defined mercy as :
Compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

Merriam-Webster:
Compassion or forbearance shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one’s power; also : lenient or compassionate treatment.

Unknown:
When you don’t get what you deserve.

Elizabeth M.:
1. Something I want to receive and need on an almost-constant basis some days (thinking about the hormone wall I hit yesterday), but don’t do so well giving to others, especially my sweet family.

2. Keeping my cool, when the boys are wreaking havoc on school. ;)

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A calm moment with new-to-us/vintage animal books from a sweet neighbor.

Psalm 145:9 (NKJV)
“The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.”

5 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Mercy

    • I really appreciate your words of wisdom Summer. “Chief Mercy Agents.” I need to make my boys badges. ;) Actually, shields to protect them as they do receive the brunt, as you said.
      Thank you so much for visiting.
      Blessings!

  1. Hi Elizabeth! I am coming over from FMF.

    I really enjoyed reading the definitions of mercy. It is a quality we hear about a lot, but have a hard time defining. Not any more! And I hear you about the ‘hormone wall’. But maybe in a different way/age bracket!

    So true that it’s wonderful to get, and hard sometimes to give. I think the more we decide to give mercy, the more will be given. That way, we’ll always want to be merciful.

    So nice to meet you today! And to meet your boys :)
    Ceil

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