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“Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down.”

laundry

Five Minute Friday….

the topic (Laundry)

Go….

All my laundry is done for this week.  My son has been sick, so I have been home and have been able to do the laundry through the week.  Thank God, my weekend is completely free to not do laundry.  But, I’ve seemed to be doing another type of laundry this week.  It’s been a spiritual type of laundry.  I’ve had people come to me with their dirty laundry.  Their laundry has some stains, some rips, some tears, or just is filthy.  I’ve tried to help wash the dirt off, advice them on how to repair it, tell them the best detergent to use, and try to redirect them to the Professional.  The thing is God knows all our dirty laundry.  He even sees stains and rips that we don’t even notice.  As the body of Christ, we are supposed to go to friends and encourage and lift each other up.  But, we can’t remove the stains, clean the filth, or repair any damage.  We can temporarily mend it, but God is the one who does a continual washing.  He is the only stain remover we need.  He is the best tailor for a broken heart.  So, in closing let God clothe you with the pureness and cleanliness of Him.  Bathe in his presence, show him your stains, and let him repair you.  Don’t depend on people to do it when you know the expert.

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Posted by on October 18, 2013 in Writing

 

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Words from my Fingertips

Time for Five Minute Friday

Go……

Write

It’s funny how today’s five minute Friday is the exact word I was hoping for.  The thought must be in the atmosphere, bouncing between like minds, pondering the reasons we peck on the computer.  I write because it is an outlet for me to say what is on my mind.  I write to throw thoughts, daydreams, opinions, and my heart on a visible surface so that I can go back and see what I’ve come from.  I write because it gives me a voice that I’m afraid of using when I’m around others.  I write because for some strange reason it brings me peace.  I write because I am in love with words.  I write because I want words returned to me.  I write because I want to be completely honest with my emotions.  I write to be sincere.  There is power in words, in writing. 

 

I began writing in a journal when I was ten years old.  My grandmother bought a diary for me.  I scribbled in it and admitted who I had a crush on or why I was frustrated with my parents.  My grandmother kept a notebook by her bedside, she scribbled in it as well.  Her handwriting looked like chicken scratch. 

 

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But beauty came from the words she scratched down.  Her heart was poured upon that notebook.  She would often speak of what she did for the day, such as shopping, visiting people, and church.  But, she would also talk about her concerns with her children and grandchildren.  I think her journal was visible letters to God, it was like David’s psalms in the Bible.  My grandmother didn’t have much of an education, she made up for it through the huge heart she had for her family and others.  I miss my grandmother, but I thank God for all that she taught me.  She taught me to love, she taught me power in words, she instilled the love of writing in me. 

 

 

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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in Writing

 

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