September 19, 2013

SHE... Five Minute Friday


This earlier reveal causes the #fmfparty to start earlier and oh my stars it is frantic reading and just a little cray cray to try to keep up... but how I love Thursday nights!  This community is amazing... and we gather to lift each other up... to encourage, to pray, - and Oh. My. Stars. - to literally laugh out loud together!  So - here it is... your Five Minute Friday post - that is pretty much written and posted on Thursday nights now! Enjoy! 

Oh but - first - the fine print: if you don't know what FMF is!  Five Minute Fridays are hosted by Lisa Jo Baker.  It is open to anyone, so to learn more about it - and to jump in yourself (the more the merrier!) or just to find a linky to see what everyone is writing about today - click HERE!  The idea is to simply write... for Five Minutes flat... no editing, no deep thinking - or at least REthinking, no spell check - just write! Let it flow! We all write using a prompt that Lisa posts at 10pm Thursday night (EST.)  I'm loving the community of amazing bloggers and the creativity that flows from these magical Five Minutes!

So - here goes: Five Minute Friday - SHE...

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She underestimates herself... giving in to the whispers of not enough, of it's too late, of who gets do overs really anyway?

She entertains thoughts of I can't do it, and I wish I were different.

She oh so often forgets her beauty... more importantly, she forgets her value.

She is brave when it's needed... but this is not her first inclination. Oh no... she steps back, blends in, observes from the back.

She has plenty to say - and words come fast... thankfully, not so furious... but she second guesses herself and wonders if anyone hears... if anyone cares... if anyone really gains anything from the sound of her voice!

She is grace and laughter and joy... she is truth and real and boldly shy in how she is vulnerable...

She is determined in that quiet strength kind of way - but only when she has made up her mind and oh boy - watch out when her and her God come into agreement!

She is unstoppable and has found a call that she can crawl into...  

She is embracing change...  leaning in... letting go...

She is starting new... excited and nervous and more than a little unsure... but trusting all the more!

She is stepping out... taking risks... growing faith!

She is the best thing I have ever done... and she is learning to let God have His way with her... 

'She' is my girlie... and 'She' is me...


Isn't 'She' a little bit of all of us?  I pray that you will dive in deep and in this season - whatever season it is you find yourself in - you will learn to tune out the whispers and the lies... and tune in to the truth of who you are; of who She is!

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She is (We are) Speaking Life.  Being Love.  Shining On.
Join us, won't you?



Five Minute Fridays gives us the chance to dive right in and share what He puts on our hearts! Click here to read what others have to say about "SHE"  
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40 comments :

  1. oh oh oh I loved this! Every bit! Your words always help me, and inspire me!

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    1. You are always so sweet, my friend! I can't wait to read yours!

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  2. Oh yes. Beautiful. HUGS to both of you as you begin this new chapter.

    Deb Weaver
    thewordweaver.com

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    1. Deb... I can not wait to get to hug you proper in just a few short weeks now!

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  3. Wow, I felt like you were describing me! It's amazing to watch daughters grow.

    xoxoxo

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    1. It really is an honor Sarah! To see us in them - and to see them all on their own! It's a gift!

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  4. LOVE THIS! I long to hold on to the days of my girls being small but you give me so much hope for the years to come.

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    1. Oh girl... cherish ALL the years... even the hard ones! They are each a gift!

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  5. I love this!!! I think that you have described each of us, in so many ways.

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    1. I love that we are 'neighbors' tonight... and yes - I realized I was going back and forth from her to me and then yes - to all of us!

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  6. Blessings to your girl on this next adventure!!!! Cannot wait to hug you in just 5 weeks!!!

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    1. Just 5 Weeks... those are some good words, right there!

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  7. I am so glad that Lisa-Jo gave us this prompt this week. Helps us all remember that there are so many others experiencing the same things we are. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. That is so true! The lies that we are alone... the only ones... we have the joy of revealing them when we gather together and live honest! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  8. Love this SO much! (Makes me wish I'd broken my own rule and written about my girlie, too!) Blessings, friend, in this next season. May you see His hand in all of it...I know you will. :) Hugs and happy Friday!

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    1. Oh Mel - I just read your post and I am glad you went with the "She" that first came to mind! Thank you for the prayers... the transitioning is happening and it is beautiful and exciting and terrifying and if I let it - it is worrisome and just a little scary... but I am not letting it!

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  9. This is absolutely wonderful!!

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    1. Thank you! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. I feel the same as the other sweet readers, I felt like you could have been talking about me. That was just beautiful. Have a blessed day. Tara.

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    1. Tara - you are a constant source of encouragement to me! I am so thankful for you! Isn't it true how we are all "Her" from time to time!

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  11. Yes, yes, yes!! Yes to confidently, shy-but-boldly stepping into the truth of who we are before God. I love how you wrote about you and your daughter simultaneously. Beautiful and eloquent. Well done.

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    1. Thanks so much Dana! Amen... aren't we all stepping into that truth and learning to stand up tall in who we are? Glad to be entering in and rising up alongside you!

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  12. Dear Karrilee
    I didn't realise we were such close family. You are describing me before and after I met Jesus.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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    1. Oh sweet Mia! I knew... I knew it all along! It's that kindred spirit and that tender heart... I recognize a sister when I see/read one! Love you! Praying for you this morning!

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  13. Oh, goodness! Just beautiful!!!
    Please don't stop writing, my friend! What you say is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by - and for picking out a line that was mine... oh how we can entertain those whispers that cause us to wonder and second guess. To be honest - I don't think I could stop writing even if i wanted to - but still, it's nice to know my voice and heart is heard, and it reflects Him! That is the goal, is it not?

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  14. Oh so beautiful, Karrilee!

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    1. Thanks so much Laurie! You are always so encouraging to me! I appreciate you so!

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  15. So beautiful, Karrilee! I couldn't help but to think of my younger son who while not following Christ, I see Christ drawing him closer with each passing day. So much of how you described your daughter I see in my son so this put a big smile on my face.
    Blessings to you.

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    1. Beth... how it can and does break our hearts - but how much more it breaks His! Praying with you in agreement that Jesus will be real... and your son will encounter Him! Blessings right back to you, my friend!

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  16. All I can say is I love you!

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    1. Hmmm... and I love you! So that works perfectly!

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  17. The She you wrote of could have so easily been me. As I am facing the sort of empty nest I am hearing new lies and different whispers but I am trying to tune them out and focus only on who He says I am.

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    1. Oh Amy... I am right there with you! This new season of letting go is so hard... (and then some days - it's so not hard! Right?) ;) Praying you find a new rhythm and tune in to the Voice of truth! Love you, friend!

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  18. We are all bound together in our humanity. So much alike, all of us.

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    1. Yes Dayle! I love it most when we actually remember this... when we refuse to allow the thoughts of 'us' and 'them' to separate! Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Very sweet! These daughters are an amazing journey... one I'm not sure I'll survive some days!! Lol. Hugs

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    1. So very true Casey! Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. I loved watching my daughter come into her own in Christ. It made my heart fill fulfilled. And I love what you said.."watch out when her and her God come into agreement!" I've been reading "When Women say Yes to God" and am coming to realize that when we agree (say yes) to God it is POWERFUL! Thanks for your post and thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find you!

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  21. Mindy... it is truly somethmg to behold, is it not? Thanks for stopping by!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I always love to hear your thoughts! Remember to: Speak Life - Be Love - Shine On!
~Karrilee~

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