i haven’t done one of these for a while… so here goes!


from where i sit i can see a messy lived in desk, kids artwork, school certificates, photos of the ones i love

i can see my chunky rings, identity definers

my ipod, charging for whatever my night brings

sunscreen and leave in conditioner – the essentials for summer and swimming

i see my life, in micro

things and things that represent doing and purpose, dreaming and potential, destiny and promise


i see grace and gratitude, God’s hand at work in and through my life, His great tapestry and master craftsmanship


there are times when i don’t see, where i feel distracted and discouraged

when the clutter and the things choke creativity and confidence

it takes refocus and refixing my eyes upon God

(and sometimes a desk tidy!)


Psalm 121:1  I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from?

2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.


i will see the unseen.  i will see and trust.

i will look past the today’s into tomorrow.

i will see the testimony of my past and the promise for the future.

i will see God, my loving heavenly Father, creator of heaven and earth.

i will see hope.  grace.


from where i sit i can see i am not alone.  Jesus is near.




#FiveMinuteFriday free write time! <—click to tweet this!

Five Minute Friday is a feature over at Lisa-Jo Bakers TALES FROM A GYPSY MAMA blog.

Now, 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..