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This week, we’re:


Ready? GO.

That time of the year is drawing near again — the holiday season, when the mad rush grabs us by the ankle and drags us through shops and long lines and parties with too much food and concerts and bake sales and charity drives until we’re thrown into a tailspin and don’t know which way is up.

We do it to ourselves, you know.

But then there are the ongoing daily commitments, the cooking, the dishes, the laundry, the homework assignments, the work projects. And we fall into bed, exhausted, unsure how we’ll make it through another day.

We question whether the rat race is worth it, and when will it ever end?

And if it never ends, is it really making any difference? Are my labors even noticed? Does anyone care? Or is my battered body and soul all for naught?

Then our eyes catch these words:


_Let us not

Let us not grow weary.

Our labors are not in vain. We do not go unnoticed.

So we press on in new strength granted from above until the fatigue presses heavy once again, and we hear:




Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Bouchillon
Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Bouchillon

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31 thoughts on “five minute friday :: weary

  1. Kate, loved the verses you picked for your post. Especially the one in Galatians. 🙂 Let us not grow weary in doing good . . . there are so many directions to go with this word. I love that God’s word refreshes us when we turn to it, to Him. Thanks for pointing me back to Jesus . . . always. 🙂

  2. “we press on in new strength granted from above” <—- Kate, these words at the end. <3 them!
    Yes, you called it well this week with the weary word.
    We. Are. Weary.
    We. Are. Stronger in Him.
    jenn cook

  3. This is my first time joining FMF. Oh how easy it is to get distracted, isn’t it? To not turn to the One who gives us our strength. Thank you for your beautiful words and for your book about grief: I read it right after Mum died from cancer, but it’s been on my thoughts so much more the past few days, as my grief is becoming heavier. I loved that you dared to voice what sat down deep, but like David still turned yourself to God, trusting in His deep down goodness. Tomorrow will be the day I got the call on the other side of the world that Mum was in hospital with tumors in her brain. Less than five months later she took her last breath. Thank you for turning us all to the only One who truly knows, feels, understands our burdens.

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  6. Wonderful post, Kate! You and I wrote in a similar direction this week. Glad we can rest in Him when we become weary. Thank you for all you do to keep this fun group going and thriving. May God bless you, especially today!

  7. Kate, I wrote a December devotional The 31 Days of Christmas and the purpose is to stop every day at least for five minutes and choose the best part at HIS FEET. Thanks for your faithfulness to FMF. xo

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