5 minute friday: FRIENDS

Fridays mean writing for five minutes flat.

Because I want to, not because I have to. Writing for fun, for joy, for discovery.
Just writing without worrying if it’s just write or not.

Join me!
Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

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Wow, friends. How easily I can go from feeling alone to realizing how God has blessed me with such good friends.
Why do I go through such bouts of wanting to be alone and not wanting to be with those that God truly has placed in my life? I don’t want to be vulnerable. I so often want them to just love me without me having to walk with them in their places. But that’s not friendship.
Friendship is the realization that we are walking together, through good and bad.
Walking with one friend through her struggles to have a child and then reveling in the joy when she does.
Walking with another friend as her daughter goes through tests after tests these last few weeks.
Walking with a friend who stretches me, through her love and pursuit of others and the choices she makes.
Walking with friends who aren’t like me, but yet we are still walking together.

I am blessed. When I look at who is around me. When I look at the contacts in my phone, I realize how God has not put me here, in this place, alone. I have friends that I can call, to share joy or to vent with.
I have friends who will tell me the truth.
I have friends who will love me despite how lousy I love them.
How blessed I am.


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five minute friday: GROWING

Today the word is growing.

Last night as the thunder rumbled and the lightning flashed, I laid in bed and went back to sleep.

I grew.

I realized this morning that I had grown one more inch out of my fear. One more step into the light and out of the darkness of worrying. The storm was mild compared to most that drive through here, but it was enough that a few months ago I would have been driven out of my warm bed to sit staring at a computer screen to see when the storm would pass.

Last night I slept.

This is growing…when we move from one place to another. Some plants grow and you can see their growth immediately. Other plants grow steadily and small.

My fear is diminishing. Not at the rate I would want, but it is growing smaller. And I am grateful. Grateful to the One that is taking this fear and worrying and anticipation and anxiety and replacing it with Him.

Nothing more than Him. But oh, what a fertilizer He is.


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