when you think about it, there is NO in between

there is only NOW

right HERE



yes, we live in expectation, preparing, with dreams and goals, looking forward to the future

yes, we are shaped by the past

but we LIVE now, today, here


often when we’re living looking back, or living looking forward, we can miss the beauty and the lesson of today, of that in between time, between THEN and WHEN, between YESTERDAY and TOMORROW


today has blessings

today has promise

today has lessons

today has its joy

today God is here

God is here today as you dream, as you ache, as you prepare

He is your security and satisfaction while you feel unsatisfied in the waiting space

He is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow

He is not just the past redeemer, or the dream fulfiller but He is the ever present, everlasting, eternal God, omnipresent and omnipowerful

use this in between space to live in the lessons learned and to dream of the future

maximise your in between by being present in it


and OWN your in between

this is YOUR time, YOUR today, YOUR moment

don’t let comparison rob you of your joy or your momentum or make you feel like you’re not good enough or on the right road

your journey will look different to someone else’s – their present is different from what yours will be like

own and embrace what God is doing in your life, keep fixing your heart upon Him, let Him sustain you in this moment, let Him give you vision for each day


learn from yesterday, hope for tomorrow, live NOW



Five Minute Friday is a feature over at Lisa-Jo Bakers TALES FROM A GYPSY MAMA blog.  i first read about it on my friend Fee’s blog (and her one on IN BETWEEN is really good this week!) and thought it sounded fun!

So, let’s do this thing. Let’s write.

Set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

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..

OK, are you ready?