Friday, August 19, 2011

Five Minute Friday: The World Anew

It's Friday. Time to share my 5 minutes with the world. Time to just write without analysis and holding back. I just love this time of the week!

Join me on the ride, won't you??

Topic: NEW


Today I helped plan a wedding of one of my girls who has been like a spiritual "niece" for years. Her spiritual "mom" is my best friend. So today we spent the whole day shopping, planning, crafting preparing for her big day just 6 week away.

We jumped in and out of cars. We ran to the car through rainstorms. We laughed until are sides ached. We got elbow deep in Elmer's glue.

Why? A labor of the girl whom we have loved so long.

Why? Because she is starting something....NEW!

And while we have been there when she graduated high school and college and fell in love, now we want to be a part of that special day where she says, "I DO" to THE ONE who holds her heart now forever and ever.

Sharing in the newness with one you love so much excites and thrills like no other....knowing that you get to see them transform into the next season, well, it's hard to put into words.

Tonight, it makes ME look at the world anew, with fresh eyes of faith, love, & grace. And really, doesn't everything seem possible through the eyes of love....

"Behold He makes all things new...."

......even me! ;-)


If you would like to share your 5 minutes, won't you let me know and hop on over to Lisa-Jo's place at The Gypsy Mama and join up with us word mavericks??


Linnearansom said... Best Blogger Tips

I think this is a great description!! I have been through the same type of process with some engaged girls in my life and seen that it has renewed in me a desire to hold tightly to my own husband and love him all the more. The new makes me want to hold onto the old. thank you for sharing that and rejoicing in the new! 

Katy said... Best Blogger Tips

oh fun!! sounds like a lovely day full of excitement and anticipation for all the "new" coming her way =)

Shelley said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello you - I just popped over here because you left such a lovely comment on my journey 'Stones of Remembrance' I also popped over because I have a heart for 'sabbatical' ministers x I tried to leave a comment on your 'Not Abandonded' post from March  - I have to say that  is is the most profound piece of writing I have ever read - it was beautiful I wish I could have read that while we went through our jouney in the wilderness.  Thanks so much for stopping by - I try pray that after your time of 'sabbatical' you will be restored to the thing that your heart desires the most.  Stay strong - Shelley x 

Shelley said... Best Blogger Tips

Interpretation ... 'try pray'  really means 'truly pray' - when will I learn to proof read - lol - blessings

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh was a beautiful thing, season, time..and reminder!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

It WAS so fun! And crazy busy! It took me a week after the wedding to recover from the busyness!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Your words are always so kind, so encouraging, so heartfelt. I really appreciate them so much, more than I can articulate!

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