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Five Minute Friday: Jump

Today's prompt: JUMP


Jumping tandem into a life that I didn't think I wanted, but didn't want to let him do alone.
It's the only way I want to jump: tandem.

Not alone.

Jumping alone is scary. Hard. Freak-out fearful.

I am afraid to step out on faith, much less jump.

I'm so glad I do not have to do this life alone. I have a husband, girls, and an extended family divided by distance and divorce, but still - family.

And friends. More than I think I might have.

I want to jump, even though I'm afraid.

I want to be like those whom Jesus healed, who were lame, and then jumped up to walk again.

Let me jump up in joy. Because I can. Because I am not alone.

Want to jump tandem with me?

Friendship

Some people have scads of friends, and some only a few. Today I'd like to talk about a friendship that developed over time and across miles.

I met Sara online, probably on her website through a link somewhere when I searched for military wives online. I was the wife of a military chaplain who started out reserve, went active duty, and then deployed to the Middle East after we moved several states north--all in just over one year. We emailed, she invited me to contribute to her newly-formed Wives of Faith blog, and the rest is history. I'm in my fourth year of working as the blog editor for Wives of Faith, and it's been an incredible journey.

We've talked on the phone and Skype, and met in person once, at PWOC in Dallas in 2010.

One of the best things about her is that she gets me. She also accepts me as I am, flaws and all. I appreciate that, because there are only a few people who do. :)

Sara is probably one of the few people who consistently compliments my writing. She t…

Bread & Wine: Confession & Review

Sometimes you read a book and it's a fun, fast story. Other times, a book might be difficult and much slower.


For me, this book was a little of both. Some parts were fun stories about food and friends, and other parts were difficult, prodding me to put its truths into practice, in the tender places in my heart.

This is Shauna Niequist's third published collection of essays. I find her writing delightful and difficult. Beautiful, always. She has a way of delving into the truth of the experience of being a woman, a wife and mother, a minister, a friend. She doesn't shy away from the hard things or the scary things, yet at the same time she's quick to point out the positive and happy things too. I am drawn to her writing over and over again.

Her second book, Bittersweet, spoke to me on a very deep level about the dichotomy of life: the bitter things that come along with the sweet things. We can learn to appreciate both. Easy? No. True? Absolutely.

I've written elsewhere a…

Bread & Wine: A Review

Sometimes you read a book and it's a fun, fast story. Other times, a book might be difficult and much slower.


For me, this book was a little of both. Some parts were fun stories about food and friends, and other parts were difficult, prodding me to put its truths into practice, in the tender places in my heart.

This is Shauna Niequist's third published collection of essays. I find her writing delightful and difficult. Beautiful, always. She has a way of delving into the truth of the experience of being a woman, a wife and mother, a minister, a friend. She doesn't shy away from the hard things or the scary things, yet at the same time she's quick to point out the positive and happy things too. I am drawn to her writing over and over again.

Her second book, Bittersweet, spoke to me on a very deep level about the dichotomy of life: the bitter things that come along with the sweet things. We can learn to appreciate both. Easy? No. True? Absolutely.

I've written elsewhe…

Dreamer

From Holley Gerth's blog today: Dreamer, not a fool.