I love the freedom of limiting my writing to JUST 5 MINUTES.
There is something so scary, so exciting, and so liberating in that journey of just letting my heart flow on paper...ahem...I mean screen without intense analysis or editing.
So each Friday I join with other wordsmith mavericks at Lisa-Jo's corner, the queen of 5 Minute Friday herself, and we share in this joy and freedom!
I hope you enjoy reading these "quickies" as much as I do writing them.
I have always felt different my WHOLE life.
I am a missionary kid, a 3rd culture kid.
I was born in a country different from my parents, making my life experience unique to theirs.
Yet, due to my heritage, I was never the same as the kids I grew up with.
I have never really ever felt like I "fit in" fully and totally in any community that I was a part of because of my diverse perspective on the world except in college at Oral Roberts University where people came from so many states, countries, cultures, and backgrounds and being "different" was celebrated.
I have learned since that time to find community with those people who can look at me, with my cross-cultural oddities and say, "That's SO Lindsey!"
I think feeling WHOLE in this world, obviously comes from Christ alone.
But that feeling of belonging and wholeness in connection with other people is really when you feel accepted JUST AS YOU ARE.
I really want to be like that.
I want to take the WHOLE person and just love on them, like Jesus would, shining truth, love, joy, peace, & grace through my life everywhere I go, with all that I come in contact.