Category Archives: workin’ mama

Five Minute Friday: Growing

Linking up with Lisa-Jo fromThe Gypsy Mama today

“We write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write bold and beautiful and free. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just write or not.”

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Growing.

Pains.

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Five Minute Friday: Joy

“…joy comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)

Morning.

Dark.

Early.

Small, happy, morning voice chirping down the hall.

“Mommy! Mommy!”

Shuffle down in the dark, feel my way to crib.

He’s standing, I lift him.

Hugs.

“Ma?” He signs for milk.

Back to bed we go.  Soft jersey sheets. His daddy’s long body

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now

now

is not a time

that I can

do

and

be

everything

I want to

 

now

does not allow for

silence

stillness

contemplation

playing

writing

(or not as much as I would like)

 

now

is not blogging much

(or at all)

or long quiet mornings

with books and mugs

 

but

 

now

is

full

 

and

 

now

allows me to provide for my family

and learn to serve where I am

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Discipline

Our church has been doing a sermon series on the Spiritual Disciplines, and as we explore them, I have been reading Elisabeth Elliot’s Discipline: The Glad Surrender. A different take on discipline than the “usual” spiritual disciplines such as prayer, study, or fasting, Elliot discusses disciplines of body, mind, place, time, possessions,

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Balance

Good things are often intertwined with hard things, and often the best outcomes are a result of hard work. Kind of like my life – good, no great, and stinkin’ hard some days! Long days.

This week joy has been a battle. My days are l o n g. My work day and commute have me out of the house 10+ hours, and I’m finding it hard to fit in some life around that.

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