Friday, May 10, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Comfort

a pic of my girls and their cousins years ago...comfortable and the best of friends.

Comfort.  Oh, that 's a hard one for me.  Often times I have a hard time sitting still, if not physically, then mentally, long enough to get comfortable, you know?

But, comfort? I long for what it feels like to be safe in my Father's arms.  To be content in my own skin.  To stop worrying about all that is life and just trust that even if it doesn't all look okay, one day it will be.

And comfort right now is writing without an agenda.  It's about (really) not going back and re-reading each word and making sure that it has a point and it's edited (even though that's the RULE I am always breaking at FMFs).  Comfort may really be that there is a word or two misspelled or a sentence structure skewed.

Comfort is trust.  And friends, God has taught me that I can trust you.  You who read my words and send me emails and leave sweet notes. You, who don't say anything at all, but that's okay, too.

I love you all just the same.  Your presence brings me comfort that I'm not alone on this journey.  It may not always be comfortable, but tarrying together always makes the loads we bear a little lighter.


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I'm hanging out with Lisa-Jo this morning.  Want in?  Here's the deal:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..





6 comments :

  1. Dear Jenn
    I think one of the best gifts we can receive in life, is the ability to be comfortable in your own skin. For that to happen, I think we first need to be comfortable with resting in Jesus?
    Blessings from FMF
    Mia

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  2. I hear you, Jenn. And before we can do that for others we first must find all our comfort from The Comforter. May you know His comfort this day!
    Visiting from FMF.

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  3. Jenn - Those girls are adorable! What comfort and joy they must bring! I have a hard time sitting still too! He is showing me with time that I can be comfortable being me in my own skin and sharing me with others. Just like you said here. But there is no greater comfort than that which comes from the Father, who gives us such good gifts. Yes?
    Hugs,
    Kelly

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  4. What a picture! Comfort is being yourself and being loved just as you are!

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  5. Nice. These are great words and so appropriate for this week's featured word. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Hahaha! Sweet. Love those faces. I am a rule breaker, too. I try not to be but it's really hard! lol! Hugs, Jen

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