Friday, August 5, 2011

Five Minute Friday: The Whole Person

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.



Sandra Heska King said... Best Blogger Tips

There's such beauty in our diversity. It makes us all whole. I'm glad He's made us all different. I have a sense that others are more whole from knowing you. :)

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

So glad I popped over from Five Minute Friday. I am living as an expat, and I understand the feeling of never fully "fitting" in - but I love your challenge to love others just as they are, the whole person.

Chelsea Honili'i Koanui said... Best Blogger Tips

that's beautiful. truly with following Christ there is a certain stigma of being a religious nut, a hypocrite etc...but the one  thing that the church has that the world doesn't offer is grace. and so only with grace could we learn to love people whole and incomplete as they are as Christ does. i loved this post. :)

Katy said... Best Blogger Tips

oh yes! I totally hear you even though I didn't grow up the same...those people who just get us and accept us just as we are. they're rare, but so so precious =)

Danise said... Best Blogger Tips

I think we can all relate to the feelings you described, and I agree with you wholeness is truly found in Christ. As our identity becomes more secure in Christ so does our confidence!  Thanks for sharing the great post... and thank you so much for your sweet encouraging comment on
my post.

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

I definitely understand that feeling of not fitting in! When my parents were missionaries was one thing for the short time we were….coming home was a whole other! I love that we are loved in our wholeness and I agree, I'm trying to see people as a whole and love them for the full deal.

Charissa Steyn said... Best Blogger Tips

:)Good stuff girly!!

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lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Awww...Sandra!  Your words are so kind!  Thank you for that...and for stopping by!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Tara!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks much!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Jenn, for your words and for stopping by!  I, too, am trying to see people more and more each day as the whole beings that we all are.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Danise!  I appreciate you stopping back by here and for your thoughtful words!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

SO precious!  It means THE WORLD to me...more than words can describe!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Grace was my "word" for last year and this year it is "redeemed." I feel that the Lord definitely has me on a journey of grace.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Carrie!  How is your expat experience thus far?

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