Yay for Friday!!
Time for the kind of writing where you open up your thoughts and let them all spill out on the
No editing. No overthinking. Just let it spill out, and see what you get.
The thing that makes it fun is that you can only write for 5 minutes. No cheating! ;)
So let's see what you've got bottled up in that head of yours. Then hop over to Lisa-Jo's place. She's always got brownies, a comfy couch and lots of ladies just waiting to encourage you.
Link up and make sure you take the time to visit a couple of posts before yours and extend them some comment grace. It's all about encouragement. We can all use some of that, right?
Here's my five on DANCE....
Life’s a dance you learn as you go.
Anybody remember who wrote that song? It has left me. It’s in the vault, I just can’t put my hands on it this morning.
You learn as you go…..INDEED!
The dance of life has taught me lots of things.
This year in particular it taught me to find joy. To CHOOSE joy.
For so long I danced to find my joy in things, accomplishments, and even the wrong people. I was dancing for others.
Now I take my cue from David, and I dance before the Lord. He is my joy, and He’s blessed me with a wonderful gift.
He gave my eyes new lenses. Through these lenses I can find joy anywhere. Most often in the small, ordinary, and mundane.
It’s there when she crawls in bed with me first thing. She scrunches up close, all warm and small and wraps her little arm around my neck to hold ME.
It’s there when she finally gets her hair to scrunch just right. She hates her board straight hair.
It’s there on her face as she runs in with a lost tooth. One that fell out unexpectedly, because she didn’t know it was THAT loose.
It’s there in the high five when mama and daddy beat the girl's high score on the Wii. Woot! Woot!
It’s all around us as we travel this road of life.
We can hang our heads and drag our feet down this road OR……
We can look up and around. Find the joy, and dance our way down life’s road and straight to Jesus.
"Young women will dance and be happy, young men and old men will join in. I'll convert their weeping into laughter, lavishing comfort, invading their grief with joy." Jeremiah 31:13 MSG