Friday, January 6, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Roar

I am woman hear me ROAR!

That is the first phrase that came to my mind hearing the prompt today.

It's kind of funny actually because I have walked through a journey of several years feeling like anything but the King, ahem, Queen of the Jungle.

But this year, God has transformed me, redeemed me, and now is taking me on a relentless quest to the depths of His love, the width of His grace, the boundlessness of His mercies.

I am thrilled for this pilgrimage, willing my mind to get lost in the rapture of knowing Him more. Longing to stand on the precipice of "those" moments in life and belting out that raging ROAR....

Because He is alive IN me, THROUGH me, ON me....
Because I have a purpose, a destiny inside of Him
That matters
That matters.

I am woman. Hear me ROAR.
....I guess I am.

Wonder what this Five Minute Friday thing is all about? Well, here it the words of The Gypsy Mama herself.

"The first Friday of the new year.

Let’s do it. Let’s just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Let your mind and your words and your heart fly free; wild – no editing, no over thinking.

Won’t you join me?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – don’t edit; don’t second-guess.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Must: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

OK, are you ready?"


Tara_pohlkottepress said... Best Blogger Tips

this is the first thought that came to mind for me too! (although, I shamelessly sang it to myself).  Beautiful things God is doing in you!!

Jana @GraceForMyMess said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this!  Roaring with you, Lindsey!  YES!

Charissa said... Best Blogger Tips

I've been thinking of this phrase alot lately too! On a similar journey :) Blessing for your 2012!

mamaabby said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, so I love this and your blog...that you are an MK/TCK as I am raising 2 and just what you describe that this year has been. That's beautiful and defines everything:} 

Jennifer Camp said... Best Blogger Tips

Yay!  Yes, you are amazing.  Look what He has done and is doing!  Love how I get to join in and feel His embrace in your celebration of life and love and hope in you!  Thanks, Lindsey!

kells said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome. I love how you take the simple phrase we've heard a million times over and made it yours...nice work and yes I believe with you that this year will be amazing. yes and amen!!!

Meredith said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the pictures!

And a roar that is not violent  - - - one that is the fruit of a life that is filled with the PRESENCE OF GOD...
A roar that is the waterfall gushing over the edge of the mountain...
A roar that is LIVING water...

This is the year, my sweet friend!

StefanieYoungBrown said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome, awesome post!!!  Once again, I'm leaving your space blessed.

Thank you...

Debbie/Africa said... Best Blogger Tips

I missed a few weeks/a long time of 5 minute friday's but I participated again today :)   
I love yours.....I am woman her me roar :)   That's how I feel today!! 

Jacque Watkins said... Best Blogger Tips

Yay Lindsey!! Love it and your journey!

Shelly Miller said... Best Blogger Tips

Cannot believe you had that most perfect picture of you with the lion cubs! Awesome.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

I know, right? I actually got to play with the lion cubs a couple of times while visiting and/or living in Africa. So fun!! Definitely recommend it!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Jacque!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Hahahaha...I am glad you feel that way!  Glad to have you back in the FMF mix!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh...thank you, Stephanie! You bless me with your words!

StefanieYoungBrown said... Best Blogger Tips

You're very welcome...

Have a wonderful evening!

Kristi said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful words!! That does matter...YOU matter. Love you :)

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

To all of what you said.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, kells! It is great to know that across the "bytes" of this cyber world, we can stand together.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, is definitely HIS work...because honestly I fought Him MUCH along this journey. Thankful for His spite of me...

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Really? Where are you guys living? My sister just did her Masters Thesis on TCKs. Such an interesting dynamic in how all of us think even when we grow up in different countries from each other.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Char - I would love to hear more.....

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Jana!!  I hear you!! :)

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't think I know the tune! I will have to look it up! Thanks for coming over and for your encouragement!

Ms. Kathleen said... Best Blogger Tips

What a challenge to write for only 5 minutes! Wow! I usually lose all track of time once I start to write... God Bless you!

mamaabby said... Best Blogger Tips

We'll soon be moving to Budapest, HU.  In our training this summer, our son went through an MK2MK program through Cru{who we work with} and so all of the teachers were MK's and they shared with the parents on a panel and we got to pick their brains...I was so thankful!  At the end of the day, just so much amazing potential that is just of a different quality than if you don't experience other cultures to that're amazing!:}

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, Abby! And I think that is great that they include MK training as part of your prep for overseas ministry.  It definitely opens your eyes at a younger age. I hope you will stay in touch as you go on your journey...would love to hear about your travel and experiences.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, sweet friend.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, you should try it one week! Set the timer and just stop when it is is quite fun actually!

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