Hey there! Happy almost weekend! Anybody else looking at Spring Break square in the eyes?

I, for one, am downright giddy about not having to set the alarm for the next ten mornings. Can I get an Amen?

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This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: 

 

 

Ready? GO.

 

You’ve heard authors complain that they can write prolific paragraphs and pages filled with poetic prose unprompted, but as soon as it comes to penning their own bio? Nothing. They’re paralyzed.

Has it happened to you, too?

Why is that?

Maybe for you it happens at your husband’s company work dinner when a random suit asks, “So, what do you do?” … and the words don’t come.

What comes to mind first? Wife? Mother? Christian?

What defines you?

The verses come to mind, “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight” (1 Peter 3:3-4).

That’s pretty much what it comes down to, isn’t it? Sure, it’s exactly the opposite from what the world screams, but isn’t that the way of the Kingdom?

Didn’t He choose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise?

When I think of what defines me, I’m tempted to think of external appearance and accomplishments — but all of those will fade away.

When all is said and done, my identity better be hinged to something far greater.

Something eternal.

 

STOP.

 

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23 thoughts on “five minute friday :: define {plus a giveaway!}

  1. That Andrew…love his comment. I thought the prompt was a difficult one until Holy Spirit got involved – He is just so creative!!! Loved and completed the survey. Enjoy Spring Break – ten sleeps without alarm clocks. YAY.

  2. […] Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on define. Go. […]

  3. For years I allowed the worlds view of beauty to define me. Thank God for his word that realigned my thinking. Now I know who I am in him and I try my best to help younger women find that same truth.

  4. Kate, you chose one of my life-words. I’ve spent the better part of a lifetime trying to understand what, or Who, defines me. It’s been a long journey to understanding this concept. I love that you chose it for the FMF word this weekend. It’s such a good one to consider!

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