Five Minute Friday: Together

Today’s prompt: Together

This week there are hundreds of women attending a blogging conference in South Carolina. Their love for blogging is not what brought them together. It’s their love for Christ and their need to share with the world. They are one voice together for these few days once a year. They join at the hip and sing, and learn, and are inspired, and drink a lot of coffee, and eat a lot of chocolate- {there are Nutella addicts there – or so I’ve been told}. Their one goal – to glean while they are together, to sow when they are apart. They do this well- the togetherness, the building of community, the renewing of friendships made in years past that have been maintained by that thin thread of words on a line. 

How do I know this?

I’ve been there and will be again God willing. Together with them wrapped up in words; a bond that binds us all-together in heart, soul, mind. We women, we women of God, we write, we go, we tell of what He has done for us, to us and in us and we offer His gift to the world. Together even when we’re apart.

This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord. Psalm 102:18

Joining together with Lisa-Jo and all of the ladies at Allume this year.

 

 

Five Minute Friday: Laundry

Today’s prompt for 5-minute Friday is:

Laundry

washing 

The washing’s on the line and hung out to dry. That’s what I grew up with. Wash day came on the same day every week, rain or shine.  Those lines drooped with sheets, towels, socks, underwear, pajamas, shirts, pants, dresses, skirts and anything else that could be washed. Those days are gone, but the laundry isn’t. In my neighborhood laundry isn’t allowed to be hung on the line any more. 

Pity, it smelled so good after being in the sun all day. You probably wonder how we managed without a dryer. I wonder how we managed without disposable diapers. No- I don’t because I used them-sparingly. Throwaways were too expensive to use every day. Those were for outings and for Sunday Church.  I still have a few “real” diapers hanging round- they’ve been turned into cleaning rags now. Still useful.

Yes, I’m rambling around down memory lane. I wonder how God sees laundry, toilets, floors, dishes, household dust, curtains, bathrooms, and kitchen sinks. I can think of a thousand things before they come to mind. {note: I’m a housekeeping diva- NOT} I hope He sees the cleaning of the home as an act of service; because I’m sure wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t love my family. I wonder if that’s how He sees us sometimes- that He sure wouldn’t be cleansing our hearts if He didn’t love us.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10
 
Linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker.
 

 

Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

It’s 5-minute Friday and today’s prompt is:

Ordinary

This made me think of the title of the film “A Life Less Ordinary”. I thought it should mean something different than what was expressed in the story.  You know, something spectacular, with a little glamour, some glitz, a touch of bling. But after thinking about the concept of “less” ordinary, I realized that it was just that- a concept and a title of a film.

We all live unique lives, individual to each one. Granted we have a shared existence, but our perspectives are our own.

Nothing in my life is ordinary. Nothing in your life is ordinary. It may look like that on the outside. We are all here for one purpose- our existence is to glorify God.

Ordinary days. Ordinary lives. The usual. Day in, day out. We get up. We get dressed. We have a daily routine that is repeated many times over. Yet, each day brings its own set of promises, problems, and possibilities.

What makes our lives extra-ordinary, out of the ordinary, EXTRAORDINARY is what, or rather, Who we live for; our belief that we were made by Him, for Him, to be in fellowship and friendship with Him. Each action we take, each decision we make is based on who we are in Him. Regardless of what that looks like in each one of us, He has brought Salvation to our ordinary.