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….
I recently asked my Facebook friends ‘if one was born with a limited supply of toenails?’. I said I was asking for a friend….but if you know me you would know that was completely tongue in cheek and ohh my goodness……I am big toenail-less.
This not a foreign phenomena for me….when I danced I lost several pairs of toenails due to pointe work. Ohh the joys of it. But they always grew back.
Now. Nada. No proper nail there. Just a very thin layer of something that could resemble a nail, but isn’t, so I squawk if a child happens to stand on my feet and demand ‘up’.
I’m not quite sure why this has happened…and after I got over the initial ickiness of it all….my thoughts turned to summer and ‘ohhhhh no..what will I do?’ Our particular valley gets warm. Scratch that. Its gets hot here!! We have multiple days in a row where the thermometer tips over the 100 mark.
Little fact: one cannot wear covered toe shoes in over 100 degree weather. Well this one cannot.
I am gonna have to wear flip flips at some point or another and expose my ugly big toes to the world. Well this little world I live in, anyway.
Me in all my bareness. Baring my vulnerable spot to others. Showing my deformities. Ewwww.
But isn’t this what God asks of us?
To come before him – in all of our true selves – the fingernails kept in ok shape, as well as the big toes baring no nails. We can’t expose only the good parts of us to the Lord and think that’s ok.
Nope. He wants to change us – to transform us – to become more like Him. The more we hold back from Him, the less He is able to invade us – every nook and cranny of us.
Bare. Lord I come before you, bare, every part of me, with my selfishness, my pride, my controlling nature exposed and I ask you to change me. To shine your light in and through me. I pray that I never try to hide parts of me from you.
PS. Lord, may I have a pair of new big toe nails just happen to appear by June?