Saturday, February 19, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Kindred Spirits

It's that time of week....time to take 5 minutes without OVER-editing and OVER-analyzing and just.....well....write.

This week is all about friendship.

GO.

Our times together have been few & far between lately...this friend whose heart I have connected to almost a decade ago.

"Re O Bama. Re E Kumba. Na ho sa...Oh, Jezu...." she sang at a women's retreat. Words from the Passion song, We Fall Down, fell off of her tongue.

I joined in.

I, too, knew the words.

In that moment, an indelible friendship was formed.

We were younger then.

A little more foolish. Definitely less wise.

We had the world at our fingertips....ready to save the whole planet.

Time has weathered us, grown us, matured us.

We have loved HARD and lost BIG.

Yet still, my friend, is there beside me to weather life's storms.

Yesterday, I held her long-awaited promised one in my arms.
It is a different season for her....for me....everything has changed....and nothing all at once.

There is safety in the words that pour out between us.

We are committed to separating the chaff from the wheat in each other

....and remembering ONLY the wheat.

STOP.

Thank you, Alison Kinlaw!

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13 comments:

Beverly Brumbley said... Best Blogger Tips

I remember the time of prayer we had together a little over a year ago. Thank you, God, for the first part of your promise. We stand firm in YOU and await the second part with much anticipation and praise!

Life with Kaishon said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful post. Your words made me cry. So heartfelt!

bahava said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful. god is so faithful with His promises...

laughwithusblog said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so sweet! What a beautiful friendship!

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely post (and a sweet baby!).

True friends are a gift.

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

Tracy said... Best Blogger Tips

Friendships and babies (like the little darling in the photo) are beautiful! Thanks for sharing this great post on NOBH!

Lindsey V said... Best Blogger Tips

@Beverly Brumbley Thanks, Mom! I appreciate all of your prayers and support! I love knowing that you are standing with us!

@Life with Kaishon Aww...wow...thank you for that! I so glad that it touched you too!

@bahava YES! HE IS! I can't wait to hear of how He unfolds His promises for you!

Lindsey V said... Best Blogger Tips

@laughwithusblog Thanks so much! I am privileged to have her in my life.

@Stephanie
I agree. Their value can truly not be measured.

@Tracy
You are right. BOTH cause our lives to be filled with seriously greater beauty.

Lindsey V said... Best Blogger Tips

@laughwithusblog Thanks so much! I am privileged to have her in my life.

@Stephanie
I agree. Their value can truly not be measured.

@Tracy
You are right. BOTH cause our lives to be filled with seriously greater beauty.

Life with Kaishon said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful post. Your words made me cry. So heartfelt!

laughwithusblog said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so sweet! What a beautiful friendship!

Alison said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't know if I ever even read this! I'm feeling rather ashamed of myself. Oh wow... hmmm... this just touched my heart. A year... 2 years???? later... :) I love the line, "There is safety in the words the pour out between us." I love that about our friendship. I'm thinking of the recent night at Denny's. Love you!!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

LOL! It IS so true, right? I think of that convo a lot and pray for you! It was so healing to be that open with each other. I cannot believe that you found this now....how did you even come across it?

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