Thursday, January 5, 2012

5 Minute Friday & A Sale! A Sale! A Sale!

From the Gypsy Mama:
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.
The Rules:
    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? Give me your best five minutes on:


Roar?  Really?  I do not roar.  I do not like to draw attention to myself like that, you know.  But as I read on about Gypsy Mama's calling and her passion that wells up inside her, well, I can definitely relate to that.

That's how I feel about Soli Deo Gloria.  That's how I feel about creating spaces for women to bare their hearts to God on a continually real basis.  That's how I feel about community.  If I could roar about Jesus' undying, unchanging, fierce love for women, I would roar until I no longer had a voice.

Why does the lion roar?  I'm afraid I don't have regular access to the psyche of a lion, but I'm sure at some point because they roar to protect their space.  As I make plans for the Soli Deo Gloria retreat (more info to come!), I hear God telling me to pray for protection.  He warns me not to get lost in the details because He will be in charge of those.  He asks me to stand and protect the pride -- standing, covered with the armor of God, roaring my prayers, asking Him to send His angels, His warriors, His Holy Spirit to descend upon the preparation, the retreat, the lovely women who will be there, perhaps even the city of Austin itself.

Just a note...

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Linking with The Gypsy Mama & Caffeinated Randomness today on this lovely Friday!


  1. Jen,

    Hopped on over from Cindy at *She Sparkles* and joined 5-minute Fridays! Thanks for sharing the challenge. I have been praying for encouragement with my blog and seeking the Lord's direction. Your Friday challenge is a little nudge that I needed from Him. Thanks!

    And now let me share with you.

    As for your writing, may His Words encourage you,
    "The old life is a grass life
    it beauty as short-lived as wildflowers;
    Grass dries up, flowers droop,
    God's Word goes on and on forever.
    This is the Word that conceived the new life in you" (1 Peter 1:24-25 MSG).

    Jen, as the Lord conceives His life, breath, and words in you, be reminded that they go on and on forever in the hearts and minds of others because it does not and can not return void.

    God Bless your ministry and may it continue to blossom on and on,

  2. There always is a reason to roar. I too will pray for protection against the burden of minutae for you and for your ministry.

    All thru Him,

  3. Jen, here's what stole my heart today:
    "Jesus' undying, unchanging, fierce love for women..."
    I think the retreat is going to bless some lives!

  4. I think it's so easy to be in the background and not bring any attention to ourselves. Reading this, I feel God telling me that we are supposed to Roar. Roar about Him. People won't hear unless we do.

  5. Go ahead and roar, Jen. I'm thankful you are protective of your place here. What a blessing it has been to me! God has surely used Soli Deo Gloria to instruct, convict and encourage me.


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