Friday, October 7, 2011


I'm joining Gypsy Mama this morning for Five Minute Friday--the prompt today is:

On ordinary…

I walk out of my house and head to work in the morning, and the coolness of fall hits me. Where I live "coolness of fall" may be 80 degrees or higher by noon, but it is a blessed relief from one of the longest droughts in our history. It's an ordinary fall day, but as I smell the rain I think "ordinary" must be pretty close to perfect sometimes.

I never realized till this year how much Fall is a new beginning to me. So many fresh starts I've made in Septemmber and October over the years, and this year is no exception. My ordinary days have been different this past month, I feel God moving my family. It's an invisible, silent movement that seems to shout volumes to me.

My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary a couple weeks ago. It marked the end to a year where "ordinary" really was pretty close to perfect. I know this next year will be the same in that respect, but ordinary will be different now. Looking forward I see a year full of ministry--both in the church as my husbands wife, and at home, with my family. "Ordinary" is changing for me now, so that I'm only just now learning what is going to be normal from now on. But that is good. When God leads, the best thing to do is hold on tight and follow along closely!!

The rules for joining are:

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Go all out encouraging the writer who linked up before you.


  1. A new normal is always and adjustment. I love your view on it

  2. We're enjoying 80 degree weather, as well. May you always treasure your 'ordinary'!

  3. Thanks for typing this out! I too am learning a "new normal" and there are definitely growing pains in that. I'm just stopping through from Lisa Jo's and I'm so glad that I did!

  4. Congratulations on your approaching anniversary. It's amazing how the "new" so quickly becomes the ordinary... but somehow I think there's a beauty in settling in, finding the ordinary routine in life. Best wishes as you find out what it is you are called to do!