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Friday, August 5, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Whole

Linking up with the Gypsy Mama today. Here's what she has to say:

I love words.
I love how you weave words together.
Your story matters. It impacts my story.
So let your words and your story breathe today. Take five minutes and just write without criticizing your words, yourself or your story. Just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
  1. Write your words without editing them.
  2. Tell your readers you’re linking up here and invite them to come and share their unedited stories too.
  3. And most importantly, go visit, read, and compliment the person who shared right before you.
Easy peasy. OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:



Whole.. I'm only whole when He breathes on me.. when I sit and soak Him up.

I need Him as I need air to breathe.. He gives me strength to keep on doing this climb.. this hard, never-ending climb to the perfection He calls me to.

I am whole... when I can be what He calls me to be.. despite the obstacles of  what is woven into my skin..my own insecurities and fears and doubts. I am whole because I have Him as my security blanket, my safety net.

I am whole... when I can reach beyond the things I can see... to see the things He wants me to see.. not with my  eyes but with my heart.

I am whole... when I give what He asks me to give..all of myself.. poured out as a libation.. an offering on His behalf.

I am whole... when I can love as He calls me to love.. with everything.. my heart broken and offered on the altar of forgiveness and patience and grace.. yet healed by His loving touch.

I am whole.. because He makes me so.. no matter what I try to write for myself.. His hand holds the pen of my life.. He writes my future, rewrites my past and gives me the script for the present.

I am whole.. because I am His child.. He holds my hand as I walk through the brokenness that life causes me to experience.. he mends all the cracks and makes me whole again.


Hop on over to The Gypsy Mama's place and have some fun reading and/or linking up your own 5 minute post. It is so liberating to just write whatever comes to mind and know you'll be forgiven any errors!

Hope you all have a blessed and happy weekend with your loved ones. Shine on shine strong for Jesus!


Veronica said...

That is lovely. I wish I had more to say, but mostly I find myself thinking more on how to allow myself to feel whole. Thanks for sharing yours.

Eileen said...

Beautiful. I love this "I am whole... when I can reach beyond the things I can see... to see the things He wants me to see.. not with my eyes but with my heart." So thankful He puts us back together!

Carolyn Counterman said...

Wonderful. Thank you.

Duane Scott said...

I am whole...

when in spite of the spinning and whirling of life, I can hold onto His hand.. and know that He is God.

Love the way you write. :)

Jessica Heights said...

That is beautiful!!

Lisa Maria said...

Thank you for the blessing of your kind words ladies.. I appreciate each one of you.

Duane.. that was a beautiful sentence.. love the way you write too ;-)

Shanda said...

He truly does make us whole in so many ways. This was a beautiful post.

Lisa Maria said...

Thanks Shanda!