Friday, August 3, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Here

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Today we are joining The Gypsy Mama for her Five Minute Friday. Here is what she has to say about it:

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.
We write because we love words and the relief it is to just write them without worrying if they’re just right or not. So we take five minutes on Friday and write like we used to run when we were kids.
On Fridays we write with gusto, unselfconscious and flat out.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here ( and @
Gypsy Mama) and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on: HERE

Multi-tasking. It sounds so fancy and makes me feel great about accomplishing 5 things at once. I get all excited to be able to answer an email, think about a lesson plan, eat a cereal bar and talk on the phone all at once. I can do it all.

The problem is, all that I do is half-hearted. I don't really hear what my husband is saying on the other side of the line. I don't really focus on how to word my sentences carefully. I don't take in the nourishment for my body.

It's worst when people are talking to me. I nod along and I smile, but am I really giving that person my undivided attention? The answer is clearly no.

Maybe that is why every second of my alone times with God are a struggle. Errands run through my head as I worship. Unsaid sentences pop in when I am in prayer. Feelinngs about something I can no longer change creep up while I read the word. And the tears come, asking to learn to be still. To be here, and trully here.