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Welcome to our first Five Minute Friday of October!

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This week’s Reader’s Choice FMF prompt is …




Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.

I used to think I came from a broken family.

From the age of seven, I was carted back and forth every other weekend from mom’s house to dad’s house, and back again.

Back then, in my little conservative, midwest suburb, I was the only kid in my class who had two toothbrushes in two different houses.

Though it became “the norm” for me, it never really felt normal.

Broken should never be normal.

Fast forward a decade and a half.

I jetted across an ocean for a six month stint, and what I found there on the tip of Africa blew me away.

In a small church nestled in the elbow of the city bowl, I found family.

God gave me brothers and sisters in that foreign and faraway place I never could’ve dreamed about. He gave me spiritual fathers and mothers who shaped and nourished me for over a decade.

Through them, I learned that family isn’t broken after all — in Christ, He makes all things whole.




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