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Friday, January 27, 2012

Five Minute Friday- Tender

This week my husband told me that he enjoys my Five Minute Friday posts...which I haven't been very committed to...I'll have to change that! Five minutes of writing*...no editing, no stressing about what looks right or is grammatically or otherwise correct... STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!   If you think you have the heart for this...click on the link above and join in!

This week Lisa Jo's prompt is:



I used to be tender...when they were little and butterfly touches were all they could take

I used to be tender in my words as well, butterfly whispers on silky soft cheeks

Tender and gentle, kind and sweet...my Saviour is this and more
I long to emulate Him, but I am so weak
Instead I let myself roar

Why is it..they grow and I stop being gentle
Why is it hard to be meek and mild
Spirits of passion arise from ancestors
And all that I do is rant, harsh and wild

Give me your spirit of gentleness Lord
Let me be tender and sweet
Show me the secret, change my heart
Let me show light to all that I meet

Thank you for each little soul in my care
The ones that have grown up
And the ones still here

I give you my heart... to you I surrender
Show me how to be loving and tender!


This was a very interesting topic and so timely for me. I've been doing the Gentleness Challenge over at Women Living Well and 'challenge' is certainly the right word. The Holy Spirit breathed this one into my heart...for a reason! Up it goes on the fridge...hopefully it will inspire me the next time I raise my voice!

By the way...the advice we got from Courtney this week...lower your voice to a whisper when you get angry. If you have a problem with this too...maybe it will help.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

*Writing the poem took five minutes...I took a little longer to do the rest :-)


Anonymous said...

Visiting over from Five Minute Friday. This is beautiful!!! Thank you for ministering through your blog. God bless you today.

Tirzah said...

This is beautiful. God is so good and so On Time! I really enjoyed it. (Visiting from Five Minute Friday too!)

joan said...

Stopping by from Gypsy Mama. Your post is so beautifully written. Show me the secret, change my heart, I love that...

Kristin Bridgman said...

WOW! You are so good at this! Maybe the voice isn't always tender, but your heart sure seems tender to me. Or I don't think you could write like you do;)
This was beautiful and I know you minister to others.
I always love coming here!