Five Minute Friday: In Between

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 –

In Between.

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.

In between.

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.

STOP.
hallway

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29 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: In Between

  1. Pingback: Five Minute Friday: IN BETWEEN | One Passion One Devotion

  2. love what you’ve said fee
    and i love that ring of credibility because you are living it right now
    this is your now!
    i so love those two God names – and the way you’ve highighted how important and relevant they are – that so jumped out at me and caught my heart and i confess, i’ll probably pinch it one day for a message or at church or something… sooooooo good!
    praying for you in this in between that you’re having a joyous time – i know you make the most of the present and the moment and are a joy giver and joy maker – praying for EXTRA blessings!

  3. I LOVE THIS. Not waiting for the next best thing – He is the best thing. Always.” Simple. Profound. Truth. I love that you know that and whatever this next season holds you can trust He is with you, even in the hallway. 😉

  4. What a place to be. With things ending…and yet knowing He is in control ~ even in the hallway. 🙂 Thank you for reminding me to trust in our Everlasting God today!

  5. I love your perspective that even though you do not know where you are headed, you know who goes before you. He truly is the Lord who is there. He will never leave you! Blessings!

  6. Dear Fiona
    You might not know where you are going, just like Abraham when he left Ur, but our Pappa knows and that is all that matters in the end, don’t you think! Oh, I love your schtuff. Quite cool.
    Much love XX
    Mia

  7. Oh yes, the in between. So where are you going? You are leaving OR? I hope your adventures are grand, no matter what.

    • thank you! Leaving America – our work visas are coming to an end and we have already extended them once. The next step for us to stay longer would be to apply for citizenship and that isn’t what we feel is right for us. We’re heading home to NZ and will settle either in NZ or Australia.

    • thanks – although if we’re in limbo for much longer I’m sure the grey hairs will start to come…..not THAT young! 😉

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  9. “He is the best thing always.” Amen, friend. I sure do hope to be able to meet you face to face before you move back across the sea and am excited to see what is next for you and your dear family.

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