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Five Minute Friday – Mess

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On Fridays, I join up with Lisa-Jo Baker and her 5 Minute Friday prompt.

Hundreds of us write for five minutes flat-no editing, no over thinking and no backtracking.

And, because I’m being honest, try as a may, I tend to write longer than five minutes. Forgive this little perfectionist heart.

Today’s Topic: Mess

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Water ripple

There are moments when I am reminded that God turns my mess into His masterpiece; where my brokenness becomes His beauty and when my over-sharing gives hope to others.

Moments that come back to me as a ripple from a tossed rock; rings traveling back over time humbling me in my space.

I had no idea the stones of my words would ripple back to me. I write most often from an ugly place of overwhelming, messy life circumstances.  I write for therapy. I write for me. I write for the messes in others lives; that they know they are not alone.

She. She read.

A common thread of life’s intersections that pulled her to our story and she read.

She read my words, my heart and my mess.

And, when she recently found herself in a mess of life, she reached out to me from it; a common bond of caregivers to husbands who’ve suffered-our hearts intertwined tightly because of a common battle for our families.

My words, they rippled into her life by her reading and she blessed me by her praying and encouragement.

In a circle of messes, you will find circles of hope, common threads that tie us together.

I always figured God would turn my mess into His masterpiece of my own life.

I learned today that He threads our messes together into a grand tapestry of beauty.

Warriors, expose your messes. Share your story. Skip the stone of hope, and watch the humbling ripples return.

For her. She knows who she is.

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3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Mess

  1. Judith Heaney-McKee

    You have a beautiful gift for words. And I so appreciate the perspective that you bring to this whole idea of how are lives are connected. This was a particularly powerful image: “I learned today that He threads our messes together into a grand tapestry of beauty.” I just love the picture that creates and the truth it conveys.

    And I love this admonition here: “Warriors, expose your messes. Share your story. Skip the stone of hope, and watch the humbling ripples return.” I especially love the image of skipping the stone of hope.

    Thank you so much for sharing your heart and your story today. I’m glad that I discovered you and your words through five-minute friday :)

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