Five Minute Friday: Finding my Stride

Here we go. I’m jumping in with both feet this morning, beginning this journey of sharing my heart with yours. Because there is a reason why this Bluebird House challenges us so, a reason why we fight for Bluebird Living, and I am certain of this: that God has asked me to share my thoughts on it here in this small space.
And so, for my very first post, I’m linking up with Lisa-Jo this morning.
Five Minute Friday
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.

– See more here!

Ebb and flow, in and out, these rhythms of life are so constant in some ways…and in others they’re always changing. The tide pulls in a little closer, the days gradually get longer, then shorter, and while life changes all around me, sometimes I fear it. The changes.
And at the same time, change brings growth.
So here, today, I’m not admitting defeat in other areas. I’m not worried about failures. I’m setting up another post, another landmark on the road that God has laid out for me. I’m not going to look back and wonder where I would have been if I had stayed. I’m going to keep looking ahead, always ahead, running after the goal with everything in me.

Today’s rhythm is very different than the one I had yesterday. But the point is that I am finding my stride, the one that beats closer to the heart that God has given me. The one that works with the hearts of my husband and my children. The one that excites me and gets me going in the mornings. And who would have thought that I would find it here?


If you’re reading this, thank you for joining me here in this small space. I am so excited that you’re here! I would love to hear from you in the comments.

10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Finding my Stride

  1. Judy Rulon

    I’m a grandmother of six precious lives, and your writing helps me know how to better pray for and encourage the parents, as well as myself, to enjoy the moments we have together. Thank you!

    1. jenifferssmith Post author

      Thank you for your sweet words, Judy! I’m thankful that God allows my words to be used in such an awesome way!

    1. jenifferssmith Post author

      It can definitely be a challenge! I’m so thankful for grace on the days when my stride isn’t certain or sure. And there are many of those days!

  2. claygirlsings

    “…the one that beats closer to the heart that God has given me.” That’s so good – and so true of how our walk with God should be – ever a little closer. I’m glad you jumped into the FMF waters!

    1. jenifferssmith Post author

      Oh yes! I am learning the deeper meaning behind the song, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” these days. Thank you for the warm welcome!!

    1. jenifferssmith Post author

      I definitely know the feeling! Life can definitely knock us off our feet at times, and it’s okay to not have a rhythm for a while. 🙂


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