Friday, November 11, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Unexpected

Have I mentioned how much I love The Gypsy Mama?

She is from my husband's homeland and understands what it feels like to live in places outside of the country of your birth.

She is a word weaver, and I adore the way she paints a picture using those beautiful colors. I got to meet her and share heart morsels with her at Relevant, and that was pretty fabulous!

Five Minute Friday has long been my favorite writing party, and it is even MORE special now that I not only met Lisa-Jo, but also so many super cool ladies who link up there! It is a pretty special place, and if you haven't visited, you SO should.

So on with the 5 minutes....

Today's topic is......UNEXPECTED {heehee}


When I began my 31 day journey last month, I wasn't sure what would happen what I would discover. I only knew that I HAD to do it. I had to write. I had to {RE}discover. I had to know that there was MORE to this journey than "just because". I wanted to find the purpose or at least A purpose.

I could never have imagined that 25 days later, I would be living a dream -- to rub shoulders with writers, dreamers, artists who are also Godly, compassionate, loving women, wanting to change the world, THEIR world with the gift and talents that God gave them -- their words.

To pour out one's heart and brokenness on paper or screen, with fear & trepidation that actually defines strength and character is not something that I comes easy, and yet in this beautiful place, we call Relevant, there were many of these brave & mighty warriors.

I didn't know when I started rediscovering that I would find women after my own heart.
Women after His heart.
So beautiful.
So awesome.
So broken.
So like me.



Sabrinaj98 said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh great, now you make me want to go even more ;-)  What a beautiful, unexpected discovery.  There is comfort in finding people like you.

alwaysalleluia said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh Lindsey, I share this with you, how beautifully unexpected the whole thing was, how I didn't know what to expect and it was all so unexpected! Beautiful, my friend!  Beautiful! 

Marie V said... Best Blogger Tips

This is truly beautiful. You describes with so much love and passion your experience that it is very moving. 
It is so wonderful how we start on a new journey, a bit afraid and discover  a brand new world and ideas, the unexpected showing us we have to remain true to our faith and keep going.

Have a lovely week-end! said... Best Blogger Tips

glad you had such an amazing time...and I am KICKING myself that I didn't was seriously right down the street from my awesome to meet Lisa Jo! 

Christina Gilliland said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes! Relevant was incredible! Which makes me miss it so even now...Glad to have met you! even though it wasn't until later...ha! Thanks for sharing!

Hilary Sherratt said... Best Blogger Tips

It was so incredible to see a glimpse of this community at Relevant. And it was such a joy to meet you, Lindsey. Yes, let's be together as we seek after Him. Thank you for your words. 

Jacque Watkins said... Best Blogger Tips

Ah so true...women after His heart, SO.MANY.WOMEN! Unexpected and so overwhelming! It was so wonderful to meet you there, my friend...may your day be blessed!

thegypsymama said... Best Blogger Tips

Jy is te duurbaar! Dankie vir hierdie woorde :)

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I hope that you will consider it...going to Relevant that is. It was SO beautiful to meet all these great peeps IRL.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

YES! I look forward to this upcoming year too!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

It seems like it is like that in so many situations, right? And 99.9% of the time, they end up being FABULOUS!!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Really? Oh I do hope you will plan to go this upcoming's so worth it...just from the people  you get to connect with alone!! Awesome!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Still so funny how we met AFTER Relevant...and have connected so much!!  God knows....

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

You too, sweet girl! I am so excited for the plans HE has for see them unfold and be a small part, even from afar....together seeking Him....yes!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

and you too and to spend time with you, Annie, and Cara on that last night....precious!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh...I just love this as much now as the first time I read it!  You are such a blessing to so many...Love to you!! Baai!!

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