Blessed Friday to you, my friends. We made it to the end of the week. And of course, you know my addiction to this Five Minute Friday game, with Lisa-Jo. The rules are simple, set the timer for five minutes, write, don’t edit, and click ‘publish’. Then take a few minutes to encourage others who are playing the game as well.
The prompt is, Catch.
“Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.
“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,
“‘From the lips of children and infants
you, Lord, have called forth your praise‘?” Matthew 21:16
I stalk them with my camera, These littles of mine. Sometimes I think I am able to catch a moment forever, that says more than my words can say. Lately I’ve been so busy with the mundane and the ordinary that my words have felt muted and dull. My creative juices have been squelched by the break-neck pace of this month. I’m constantly trying to catch up, to catch these little people in my arms and in pictures, to hold them a moment longer, before all of the moments worth catching, are up.
We are racing through life right now and I want to slow down, I want to catch my breath and stretch my neck and my back and my heart– I want to catch the little moments in my big net and hold them forever close, because, at this rate, they will all be past too fast.
My babies are sprouting up and when my five year old uses the word “hypothesis” correctly and casually in a sentence, I realize these kids aren’t babies anymore. They’re on the middle road, somewhere in between and I better stop racing and catch up to them, fast….
Would you like to play today? What do you think of when you hear the word, Catch?
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