Five minute friday. (on Saturday)
I'm trying to start my days with coffee and truth, and today, for once, I'm actually caught up on the daily assigned reading. I sip my coffee and sit in truth.
"Deliver us from evil," I read and pray, and "stay awake, for you do not know the hour." I look out my window and the nearly-bear tree and I know the hour is coming. I welcome it, or at least, that small, faith-filled part of me does. Deliver us, Lord, into Your hands, Your kingdom.
I sip my rich Saturday coffee again, and suddenly I notice the sounds in this place. Boys downstairs, on bikes, pretending, yelling, and for the moment, not fighting. A girl in the bathroom, singing loudly, off-key. And that country song that brought me to tears yesterday comes into my head again. "It won't be like this for long."
All of my babies, healthy, and here: truly this is a moment to treasure. I listen to the sounds, and I give thanks for them one by one as they pass me by.
The rush of time does not stop, but it seems to slow as I pause in gratitude, in noticing. And when I slow I notice Him who holds my time and eternity. God gives God, to me, His presence, Himself, for me.
I sip my coffee, and I rest with Truth.
This post was written in just five minutes with no editing.
Part of five minute friday, where we write like we used to run-- with abandon.
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