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….
If there ever was a family that could portray the situation of being ‘in between’ that would my family. Right here. Right now.
Our run at our local state school has finished.
My commitment to a ministry to teenage girls has ended.
My responsibilities with the Mom’s group I’ve been a part of have been passed over.
I’m no longer on the nursery roster at church.
The things I do, the things that are part of the root structure of settling here that I’ve created……are falling off my calendar….and the days left here, in this little corner of Southern Oregon now number less than ninety.
My family and I are in between.
Piece by piece getting rid of furniture, appliances, toys and ‘schtuff’.
We know what we’re leaving. But not what we’re going to.
As hard as the uncertainty can be, as much as the unknowns can frustrate, what makes the ‘in between’ bearable is the knowledge that God is there. God is here.
In the stretch, in the learning and in the listening, while waiting for the next door to open, God is here.
While our ‘in betweens’ may seem hard and long, we have great hope in that God has no ‘in betweens’. He is present, always. In charge, always. Constant, always.
Jehovah Shammah – the Lord is There
El Olam – The Everlasting God
Not waiting for the next best thing – He is the best thing. Always.