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Friday, April 26, 2013


Five Minute Friday

Today, I'm joining with some crazy, brave and inspiring women at the blog of Lisa Jo Baker. Each Friday she gives a prompt and with that prompt, writers write for 5 minutes with no second-guessing. Just writing what comes to them. Then, they share and encourage each other. What a great {and scary} idea. 

I'm joining in and challenging you to do the same! Today's prompt is "Friend"

Ready? Go!

Where do I even begin with the word "Friend"? I've shared what the word "community" does to me and that kind of falls in the same line of thought.

But can I tell you of an answered prayer?

It felt like I had been calling out to God, asking Him to give me a true friend, forever. I tried to strike a bargain with Him and tell Him that I only needed one...if He didn't mind.

After praying for months, I was invited to be a part of a book club with some other moms I "knew" from my homeschool co/op. I wanted so badly to decline the invitation. I was scared to death. BUT, since these were moms I saw every week, I didn't want to make up a lie to get out of it.

So, I went.

Another testimony of "simple obedience" was born in me. And yes, there are other stories like this. But because my friend said "yes" and opened up her home, and I said "yes" to joining, God has so richly blessed me.

This group has brought me FRIENDS. Friends who tell me not to try and do things alone. Friends who pray for me. Friends who listen to me vent. Friends who laugh and laugh and laugh with me. They fill my heart with truth and encourage me as I follow my God-sized dreams.

Has he asked you to say "yes" to something? What is holding you back?


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