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Five Minute Fridays #Nothing

It's a cool Friday and May is just about to peace out...I'm excited for summer and excited to be linking up with Lisa Jo Baker's 5 Minute Fridays the word is Nothing
http://lisajobaker.com

I read these words and awe and comfort thread together and weave a blanket of love over my heart and a safety net under my feet...

You have searched me Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord know it completely.  You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.  Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence? (Psalm 139)  

I can still remember sitting in my sixth grade Bible class and having to remember these words, repeating them over and over.  And knowing that these verses somehow were meant for me too, a tw…

Five Minute Friday - Close

It's Friday...another warm May Friday and I'm linking up with Lisa Jo Baker's Five Minute Friday's where she gives you a word to run away with ...and the word is Close ....
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Today is the day that I wish I could be in sunny South Carolina...in a kitchen overlooking a boat dock...
Really I do.
Its a kitchen messy with cupcake batter, patriotic sprinkles, frosting, and all things that are taste bud amazingness...

It's Memorial Day weekend and my best buddy is getting ready for her annual weekend of hospitality...
I texted her last night and wanted to know the menu...
I always like hearing her menus...I've told her before...and still will today...
"Seriously, you and your mama should write a cookbook filled with your personal back stories about those amazing Norwegian Butter Cookies and that meaty lasagna."
She doesn't think I'm serious.
But I am.  I think they have what it takes to paint a cookbook with slices of Donna's…

How to Listen to Your Life

What Season are You? #Coffee for Your Heart, Words of Life Wednesdays

Joining up with Holley Gerth's Coffee for Your Heart where you are supposed to share something that might encourage others....
And also with Words of Life Wednesdays....

We are circled up in florescent lights noshing on brownies and spicy pepper dip and drawing an end to a Bible study...the leader on the video is in a garden...dead of the winter season...the season of fallow...of repose and rest...bare limbs....long sleep...winter...
the leader is saying how all these different seasons are necessary and are getting the earth ready for the next season to be....
We discuss this a little bit after the video is turned off and our leader asks us "What season are you in?"
Its funny when you hear the question out loud that you were just pondering in the car on the way...
Or rather the idea...
The statement mirrored my thoughts that rolled through my mind as I rolled from suburbia down big curves and cow pastures on my way.... I was driving down asphalt aisles into a front row s…

#FiveMinuteFridays Mess

It's evening Friday and sunshine is spilling all its warmth over my shoulders ...as I sit. Finally. really sit for the first time since the day roller coastered out of morning gates...
I am shoulder soaking in May glory warming my back as I join Lisa Jo Baker's Five Minute Fridays at www.lisajobaker.com
and the word prompt is Mess


If I could have picked a word that described today ...I couldn't have described it better as that four letter summary...MESS...

I woke up in a funk after a baby that was up in the darkest hours of the night...we watched late night tv and ate cookies and read books about the Big Bad Wolf on repeat....
So I woke up messy...sleep deprived messy and gearing up for a day with an extra girl...our four year old niece who is energy painted with sunshine and laughter....

I had lots of things planned for the day...several ideas I had for 'craft time'....those pauses in a long day that cause a hush to fall momentarily and everyone to focus on the cr…