A while back I discovered (in)courage which is part of the DaySpring brand. Even though I’ve used DaySpring products in the past it wasn’t until recently that I rediscovered their website and all the encouraging blogs attached to it. Some of the regular bloggers at (in)courage take part in a series known as Five Minute Friday. Here’s the scoop:
Five minutes to remember that we are creatures sculpted by The WORD and made for The WORD and beloved by The WORD. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:1-3.
So on Fridays, we take the dare to become Word Artists. To throw editing and proof reading and critically raised eyebrows out the window. We finger paint with our words – in pink and blue and dark purple. In glitter glue and bright green.
Just five minutes. No more. No less. Come play word art with us, why don’t you. It’s easy.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word on the prompt, “Still.”
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Get a little crazy with encouragement in the comments of the five minute who linked up before you.
Today is my first attempt. I think in my “perfectionism” the no editing rule may be difficult, but what the heck you only grow by trying new things.
Psalm 46:10 happens to be one of my favorite verses in the bible…Be Still and Know that I am God. It is such a comfort to know that He is God and there for all needs. This week has been such a trial. Schotzie has been on again off again sick for the past month. Yes, he is still sick today. He has some really good days, thank God today so far is one of those. After much testing and analyzing the vet is still not 100% sure what is the root cause. We have an ultrasound scheduled for his heart and kidney and believe this will give the answers needed. At the moment we are still uncertain, but a kidney infection may be one issue. Understanding that he is 13 years old and knowing that issues may arise, I am so thankful to have faith to guide me. I still use running as a way to beat the stress and rid my anxiety but I am still looking to Him, who gave me life for direction, guidance and I know that even though my trials are surround my beloved pet, that He is still very much a part of this and cares for me and for Schotzie during this difficult time.
Done! Wow that was hard. I am afraid to look back and see what I wrote. Will it make sense at all? Well at least I know the words are honest and come from the heart.
Thanks for the inspiration Baby Boy.
Hope you have a wonderful Friday!running by faith, Bekah