Friday, September 21

Five Minute Friday - Wide

Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

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..

Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:


Ephesians 3:17  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

I FINALLY was baptized this week!  It is the most amazing, 'wide' feeling to be faithful and obedient to my savior.  My life is still crazy stressful; no new blessings have fallen from the sky; my son still misbehaves at times; I'm still me, as imperfect as ever. 

But I fell in love with my savior a long time ago, 25 years ago actually, and I haven't always been obedient.  I can't describe the joy I feel now!  It fills me beyond full.  It changes my eyes to be wider, to see more of the hurting world.  It stretches my heart to be wider then I ever dreamed so that compassion and mercy can enter and fill me.

But it's not my love, it's not me.  It's HIS love, how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.  There are no words, as Paul described to the Ephesians, it surpasses knowledge.  It can't be explained in mere words or songs or jesters.

I was baptized this week and for the first time I know that I can continue to be obedient to His calling for the rest of my life.  I can't wait to see how "WIDE" my life will be: full of love, grace, mercy, action.



    I was changed by my baptism - really really changed and I couldn't get enough of the bible!! The Holy Spirit just gets in there and starts teaching from the time you come out all dripping and soggy.
    Be blessed!!!
    in from 5 minutes.

  2. So very precious, sweet blessings to you.

  3. I'm so proud of you! I wish that I could have been there to cheer, to have given you a soggy hug. I'm glad, however, that you didn't wait, that you didn't put it off any longer. <3

  4. nice post thanks for sharing...blessings