Five Minute Friday: Cherished

Once again, Friday was a whirlwind. This Sunday morning, while the family is quietly waking up, I find I have five minutes to write freely, without interruption.

Here are the rules:

So, 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? Please give me your best five minutes on:



Cherished. This life I have. Cherished. Unashamed. Courageously living it. Stepping out in faith. Wondering where my foot will land.

I do not always understand Your ways. But acknowledging Your Call on my life seems to shed some light through the fog. For I see only a few steps ahead of me. But know you have forged the path, still. And that your grace will not misguide me, but will lead me in ways of righteousness.

I am cherished by You. I am one with You, Lord. Loved for who I am, not who I will become. Cherished in all the raw, dark, and dirty places of my soul. Cherished because I am Yours and yours alone.

You love me. You cherish me. You adore me. And, that is enough. To be cherished by you is to be known. To be understood. To be appreciated and loved just as I am. At the foot of your cross, at the edge of your throne, I come believing you will have me, Broken and Torn.

You cherish me in ways I cannot cherish myself. Embarrassment, Self-Doubt, Anger, Pity, Concern about impressing others may arrest my moving forward. Yet, I feel your gentle nudging and quiet voice calling me to continue to step out with abandonment. Fleeing from those voices that would hold me back and keep me from finding you.


newly purposed,



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