Book Reviews, Books, Five Minute Friday, Giveaways

Mess

I’ve never been a perfectionist. My house, my desk, my closets, my bookshelves–they can all attest to my lack of organization and propensity for clutter, even though it makes me twitch. I often think, I will do________ when I finally get this mess cleaned up. Life is messy. It just is. Faith is messy too.…

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Five Minute Friday, God-sized dreams

Small

It’s been ages since I participated in Five Minute Friday. I’ve missed the challenge and fun of it. Today’s prompt is Small. Here we go– It’s been tempting to imagine that the work I do is only small and less important than the more visual, kingdom offerings of my peers. We measure success and achievement…

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Five Minute Friday, Love

Food Is Love

For the two years we lived in south Miami, we’d gather every sunday around my Grandaddy’s dining table, our sweaty bare legs sticking to those turquoise leather seats. We’d gather and break bread, (or biscuits, as was usually the case), and we’d laugh and talk and share stories over a meal. It wasn’t anything fancy,…

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Five Minute Friday

See

The old hand-me-down table works overtime this winter, hosting a “painting party” about every 30 minutes. The youngest resident artist is 4 and watercolors are her medium de jour. I’ve watched her transition from her Pollock phase to something more like a burgeoning Picasso or Durer. I love her art. When she paints, I see…

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Five Minute Friday

Truth

I walk the concourse to my gate and wait. I’m grateful to be early. I’ve run after planes closing their doors and missed flights. I’ve cried at ticket counters. This is not one of those occasions. Inside, I celebrate this small victory, however ridiculous that sounds. I got on a a plane because I felt…

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Five Minute Friday

True

On friday’s, we write for five short minutes without editing and gussying the page. We spill what rises to the surface and share it, bravely with others, and we encourage. We give virtual high fives and hugs and pats on the back, sometimes, we gather in prayer too, for the broken stories, the wounded stories…

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Five Minute Friday

Red

On friday’s, we write for five short minutes without editing and gussying the page. We spill what rises to the surface and share it, bravely with others, and we encourage. We give virtual high fives and hugs and pats on the back, sometimes, we gather in prayer too, for the broken stories, the wounded stories…

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Five Minute Friday

Worship

On friday’s, we write for  five short minutes without editing and gussying the page. We spill what rises to the surface and share it, bravely with others, and we encourage. We give virtual high fives and hugs and pats on the back, sometimes, we gather in prayer too, for the broken stories, the wounded stories…

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Five Minute Friday

Small

On friday’s, we write for  five short minutes without editing and gussying the page. We spill what rises to the surface and share it, bravely with others, and we encourage. We give virtual high fives and hugs and pats on the back, sometimes, we gather in prayer too, for the broken stories, the wounded stories…

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