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Friday, April 12, 2013

Five MInute Fridays: Here . . .

 On why it's not enough to just believe. That's what hubby and I were discussing for in-house tonight. Why is it important that our kids are equipped to defend their faith? What does that even mean in today's world? Or even in tomorrow's?

Angry words with that kid. Yes, you know the one, that takes you to your highest highs and your lowest lows. The one you can trust to take care of you in your old age . . .you think. Pray and apologize, I did. Then he cried and I cried. This mama needs to breathe - in - more of the One.

"Mama, can I help you cook?" 
"Definitely, Princess."

And then that highest high kid, comes to help, too. In fact, he does most of the work, and his words are a treasure, "I FORGIVE YOU!" And then he takes charge of making our family's comfort food. And that was the best soup ever, according to him.


"I am a prime example of why Jesus came," I tell him. 
Grace. Fluently spoken Here.


 

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

http://lisajobaker.com/2013/04/five-minute-friday








19 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good place to be, on many levels. May it continue to be...:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Wick.
      Blessed weekend to you.

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  2. Oh yes, this was amazing. What a picture you painted of those most important moments. Thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. Your words are ever encouraging. I always feel like I'm too transparent, so I really appreciate it.

      Blessed weekend.

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  3. I've had those moments. It's an amazing thing to be able to apologize to your children and have them forgive you. They see how human we are. Stopping in from FMF for the first time ever.

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    1. I think sometimes we can be afraid that others, our kids included, will see us as being weak in our humility. But I'm reminded of the King who left his throne in glory, knelt before his disciples, washed their feet, and died a humiliating death on a cross for me.

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  4. captivated by your beautiful photo at 5 Minute Friday!

    Linda

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    1. You are kind. Thanks for stopping by.
      Happy Weekend.

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  5. I agree with Linda, beautiful photo. And your words touch me today, I have "that" kid in my brood too. Joy/frustration and deepest gratitude

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be praying for you and that "kid" too. They are a blessing though sometimes it's hard to remember.

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  6. "Grace. Fluently spoken Here."...oh mylanta.
    may we each see that. every day.
    this. was. poignant on so many levels. thank you. {HUGS}

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for your kind words. Blessings to you and a Happy Weekend, too.

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  7. Aren't we all prime examples of why Jesus came? I know I am. That you for sharing your vulnerability as a parent and on this blog. That is what will make our children truly strong - knowing they can be vulnerable and still be okay.

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    1. Yes, indeed. You're quite welcome. I'm learning as I go, because I didn't grow up with adults who were ever wrong. Thank God for good friends in real life and in the blog world.

      Happy Weekend to you.

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  9. Oh tha t we could all learn to speak the language of Grace more and more fluently to all around us. Thank you for sharing your story

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    1. I need those reminders so much. Blessings to you and Happy Weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

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