Festive Fridays are for counting blessings, recapping posts, announcing giveaways, and sharing special treats with you.
This week I’m linking up on Five Minute Friday. I set a timer for five minutes, and here’s what I’ve written on the prompt “Breathe.”
Breath of Life
This wait is crushing
with the blow of indignation.
When pressure rises
I walk down a long corridor
a quiet corridor
a solitary corridor
and breathe deep all the way.
I look to the February sky
painted powder blue and lavender.
I hear birds twittering in the brush.
I set my eyes on the horizon
where the grass is bravely greening
You are the Author of New Life.
You are the Master of All Living Things.
You are the King of the World.
If you are calling me
to wait well
to do myself proud
and to bring you glory
I will hold in
all that is unnecessary to vent
and save it for our afternoon walks.
I will take my eyes off my frustration
and choose other-focus:
my overwhelmed friend
my discouraged coworker
my burdened comrade.
In these last waiting days
it’s more about Your work
and less about mine.
Breathing deep in your presence
seals in the reminder
and a bloom of new life
bursts with fresh oxygen.
Recap of This Week’s Posts
On Monday I shared a fresh batch of book reviews.
On Tuesday I wrote about my attempts to love a bully.
On Wednesday I shared different ways to handle conflict.
On Thursday I shared about new life from old stumps.
Questions for reflection: (please comment below)
Which post from this week resonated most deeply with you?
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- This weekend I’m writing my new blog series, “How to Be the Wife He Really Wants.” Join me here on the blog Feb. 6-17 for this Bible-based series, right in time for Valentine’s Day.
- I signed up to attend She Speaks 2017, a dream of mine for the past four years. If you are attending, please comment! I want to make a list of friends to meet in person.
- I am competing in the Fear Fighting Bloggers Contest. If you will take 30 seconds and vote for me, I will be so grateful! Vote 17 in the comments section on this link (click here)! One vote per email/IP address. Please comment if you voted for me. I will have a special prize drawing for all my voters at the end of February.
Congratulations to Jennifer J., the grand prize winner for our four weeks of Newness of Life! Thanks for your comments in the online Bible study group!
Jennifer will receive a copy of Talk Yourself Happy and two more surprise books! Congrats!
Thank you to everyone who joined me for this study on Newness of Life . I look forward to interacting with you next week, when I begin my new blog series for Valentine’s Day!
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