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Friday, May 4, 2012

Real...(time for 5 minute Fridays)

I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:4(NKJV)


It's Friday.  That means that I join a bunch of merry warriors who  take up the gauntlet thrown down by the gypsy mama to drop everything and write.  The rules are simple…

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Then we visit the person who linked up before us & encourage them in their comments.
OK, are you game? Come on and join the fun!


visit the etsy store where I found this image….
This week’s lessons have been all about seeking “Peace.” I suspect, that the peaceful me, the one seeking an “active peace,” the one seeking to sitting quietly in the midst of my storms in order to stay out of God’s way, instead of doing what I usually do.  I am coming to the realization…slowly and with modest pride, that the peaceful warrior may be the REAL me.  She whom I’ve always desired to be. 

This was a rough week, part of a rougher season.  Not just externally, there are internal pressures making life a challenge for both my beloved and I.  Here’s the blessing….at a time when this kind of external pressure on a marriage contributes to strife and discord, we are genuinely, blissfully in love.  We like each other.  We trust each other.  We support one another….and, we pray more, together, than we ever have.  REALLY.

I feel like I’m coming to a new season, and I like how it feels.  I’ve always believed that aging, growing up, is the process of stripping away all that we’ve accumulated with age (habits, affectations, biases, filters) to arrive at who we REALly are.

I’m on my way home.


Recognizing that I can choose to be peaceful during my storms because He is my shelter and I am invited to hide therein, that is today’s reminder that God is good.


  1. Hello,
    I'm stopping by from Lisa Jo's and I feel like I know you already ;-) I enjoyed reading your post, and could relate to it on every level. I think that might be one blessing of those low seasons: the good things that are simply there are taken for granted so much. Have a lovely weekend with your beloved. Next week: new season.

  2. Beloved,
    I loved your message this morning. This is my first five minute friday and it was kinda hard not to edit and over think, but you - you are so inspiring - I will pray for you in this difficult season - that you will have peace and experience love all through it!

  3. Stopping in from Five Minute Fridays, and loved reading your take on real. Beautifully written!


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