Five Minute Friday: Thank You

Five Minute Friday

 

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

5 mins of writing on a set topic.

I’ve decided that if I ever wanted to do more writing….and to really get serious about it then I need to be able to just write.  Simply write.  So I’m going to join some friends linking up at Lisa-Jo’s blog and we shall see what fun ensues…..

So here goes….

START.

Sometimes my thought patterns go hoppity hop, like an excited bunny with a new-found freedom outside of his cage.  I think this, and then this, which leads me to thinking this.  Last night there was some talk on twitter about the Black Friday ticket sales for next year’s Allume conference.

I started thinking about how expensive domestic flights are, and then how tricky our little valley is to fly out of, then I was thinking about the (mostly) women who have been fortunate enough to attend this particular conference in the past, and other blogging conferences, which led me to think about all the spouses left behind to pick up the pieces.  And I wanted to say ‘Thank You’.

Thank you to the people who make it possible for the writers I read to do what they do.  For when they are away and when they are at home.  For being their rock, their anchor, their encouragement.

Thank you for staying at home while the others drive or fly away, to network, connect and bless each other.

Thank you for changing dirty diapers, making meals, folding laundry, doing dishes, taxi service and all the countless other things that you do, so that these precious people, who I admire so much for their ability to put words into cyberspace that reach my heart and touch my soul, can do what God has called them to do.

Thank you.

Thank you for teamwork.  For allowing your mate to do their part.  Thank you for realizing that a dream has to be walked out, attempted and fulfilled.

Thank you to my own darling husband, for giving me space and grace when I have words that need to come out.  Thank you for giving me the freedom to shut myself away from the noise of boys one, two and three, so I can reach out to others in my own little way.

Thank you, to my friends best friends.  Thank you.

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Five Minute Friday: Stay

Five Minute Friday

 

No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.

Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

5 mins of writing on a set topic.

I’ve decided that if I ever wanted to do more writing….and to really get serious about it then I need to be able to just write.  Simply write.  So I’m going to join some friends linking up at Lisa-Jo’s blog and we shall see what fun ensues…..

So here goes….

START.

  Sometimes the hardest times in life are when you go.  When you’re led down a new and overgrown path, and the best and only way to survive, to smile in the unknowing is to look up constantly.  To set your gps to the one true Northstar.  Being led by the Lord, every new and scary step.

  And then there are times in life when the harder option, the trickier course to sail is the one where you choose to stay.  To stay in your now.  To try to put down roots, to really call a place a home,  to really practice some staying power.  

  To stay can be just as hard as to go.  There are challenges and blessings in both.  

  But what makes the staying and the going both worthwhile, and opportunities to learn and to grow are the glorious stories you learn along the way – learning more of who God is, and what He can do in and through you.  Learning that this life is not about yourself and your own limitations – but of His provision and His power.

  My life has been sometimes about going, and sometimes about staying, and right now we’re unlatching some doors in preparation for His next step in our lives.  

  It is a glorious adventure.  Living for Him.

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