Friday, July 1, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Welcome Home!

Sometimes I feel like I don't belong.

Sometimes I am scared to be myself.

Sometimes life seems harder than I thought it would..or should be.

Sometimes I want to hide or to run away like a little girl.

Sometimes I just go through the motions.

Sometimes I feel intimidated.

Sometimes I "can't" pray.

Sometimes I think I am all wrong.

Sometimes I wonder if my life is "significant."

Sometimes I want to be brave, but mostly I just want to be loved.

Sometimes I think no one understands me.

Sometimes the fact that reality is NOT a fairytale is all too REAL.

Then I travel to my birthplace here in Haiti...

and I am welcomed.

I go home into my husband's waiting arms...

and I am welcomed.

I call my best friend on the phone...

and I am welcomed.

I join the blogosphere with so many amazing writers...

and I am welcomed.

I feel that sometimes in the midst of the uncertainty and chaos of this existence, God gives us...He gives ME....a welcome home mat just to remind me....

You are loved.

You are chosen.

You are significant.




Melissa Brotherton said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this, Lindsey! I too often have many of those same feelings. Isn't it wonderful how God provides us a "home" even when we feel so far away from all that's familiar? :)

Alyssa said... Best Blogger Tips

Sometimes... I'm so glad God redeems your sometimes and draws you into his reality. We need that welcome, don't we?

Kelly W said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautifully said. Thank you for sharing!

hyacynth said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, Lindsey, this was beautiful and honest. I really like the way you set it up, too. And I love all the places you are welcomed.

Hilary Sherratt said... Best Blogger Tips

This was just what I needed today. I've been feeling all those same uncertainties, about myself and praying and this world... and hearing you remind me that God welcomes me home, that good friends and good words and sharing blogs together, it was just right. Thank you!

T said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely... the images of you being welcomed.

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh you made me smile today. It feels so good to be welcomed.

Andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

I am awed by your raw emotion! You are beautiful!

Ima Nutcase said... Best Blogger Tips

This is very beautiful-so much truth here. Glad I stopped by from 5 minute Friday.

Bonnie Gray said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Lindsey! I read this last week before I had to dash off for the weekend and I just simply loved, loved this post.  You have the gift of encouragement and it comes wrapped in your beautiful words. Sometimes... Jesus is there for us in all those sometimes.  Thank you Jesus for Lindsey!

A Slice of Smith Life Smith said... Best Blogger Tips

Your 5 minute Fridays are full of wisdom and I can relate to alot about what you are saying! Thank you for sharing on NOBH! :)

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