Friday, May 13, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Deep Breath

So thankful for the Gypsy Mama, Lisa-Jo’s five minute friday these days—because that’s really all I’ve got and I steal a bit for it, but I’m believing it’s worth it.

We’ve all got five minutes – while the kids are wrestling, while the macaroni’s boiling, while the dog is doing his business, while the plumber is resuscitating your washing machine. (for me, after this day is done, LONG, kids in bed, sorting finished for today)

Wanna just write? Without wondering if it’s just right or not. You’re welcome to play along. The rules are easy.

  1. Write your heart out for five minutes and show us what you’ve got.
  2. Tell your readers you’re linking up here and invite them to play along.
  3. And most importantly, go visit, read, and encourage the fellow five-minuter who linked up right before you.{I humbly beg you to turn off word verification for the day to make this easier!}

Easy peasy.

Oh and there’s always a little fun something-something in it for one five minute artist.

This week the beautiful Victorious Life Charm Bracelet  by DaySpringis up for grabs.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:

Deep Breath…

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My freshman year roommate had it right when she shared with me a life phrase:  “One day at a time, One step at a time, One foot in front of the other, TRUSTING GOD COMPLETELY.”

She was a very wise eighteen year-old, I’ll say.  I have remembered these now 18 years since thenWinking smile this phrase and it is what DEEP BREATH is to me.  All that makes breath shallow, tense, and fills heart and lungs with worry is looking beyond this next thing and/or looking at anything without Him.

Knowing His Presence, does not happen without the DEEP BREATH of giving all that is outside of this Present Moment back to Him.  Presence and Present are not just alike in sound, but reality.

I am going back here to this sweet girl, now woman, who was a part of a time that ushered a huge amount of change in my life and prayerfully I’ve been on a different way since then.  I was too foolish to appreciate just how special this deep breath gift of a friend/woman was to me then.

But now, not.  Just like what it is to know His Spirit—I would have made it grander or more theological—less this simple breath-taking reality of knowing Him in this moment and giving all that I have to Him and finding that moments fill instead of drain.

It is the miracle of eucharisteo that Ann, a recent friend, and amazing perspective giver has drawn me back to what he began so many years ago with an amazing roommate.



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