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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.

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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.