Friday, November 8, 2013

FMF: Truth

Writing about truth should be easy.  Should be.  If we know the truth, it will set us free.  And we all want to be free, don't we.

Jesus says He is the way, the truth, and the life, so if we know Jesus, we know truth.

And yet...

Truth-knowing sometimes only gets to our head space. (And sometimes it doesn't even get that far.)  It doesn't always trickle down to the heart space.  This means we don't fully know.  And when we don't fully know, and when the lies start zooming around, oh, how much fertile ground we give them to land.

And grow.

And bloom.  Ugly blooms with thorny leaves and stems.

But those lies, those are just weeds.  And you look around and you get dismayed because of the landscape of your heart, but you know what?  Weeds can be pulled out.  Dug out.  Cast aside and put in the trash where they belong.

And your friends can help you.  Weeding goes so much faster with a friend, doesn't it.

And then, then, you stand back and you look at your weedless, lie-less, heart.  And you see the fertile ground, ripe for the truth planting, for the Jesus sowing, for the "I know the Truth and the Truth has set me free" repeating.

And you behold the beauty that is your heart.

Your heart, covered with amazing, wondrous blooming Truth.

How do you like that garden?

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..


  1. Beautiful!

    Traci Michele @Ordinary Inspirations

  2. Hi Jen! Thanks for your visit from FMF.

    I was struck by your post in the fact that I would need truth in order to get rid of the lies. Sometimes my lies sound right, and unless the truth is told to me, I won't change it. So friends really are the key, aren't they? They show the places where the weeding has to happen. Not always a joyful truth (like 'no Nutella'!), but a fact to be acted on.

    Nice to see you again :) Have a wonderful weekend,

  3. I love that garden!

    But you know, when I plant a little plot, I ignore the weeds until there are so many--it's almost overwhelming to try to yank them all.

    I think I tend to often do that with my heart, too. Much better to weed daily.

    We're FMF neighbors! YAY!

    P.S. Love how you did the overlay on this photo!

  4. I like that garden, friend! I've seen way too many weeds pop up during the stress of this week. UGLY weeds. Time to start soaking in the truth!

  5. I need that garden today! I love how you speak truth to my heart, lovely.

  6. Oh, I love this and yes, yes, yes. I need some weeds pulled! Hmmm...remembering we are not alone in the weed pulling is key. ;) and that it is better and goes quicker, too.

  7. Hi Jen.

    I love that garden :) beautiful post. Thank you.


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