Friday, April 12, 2013


Today I'm joining Lisa-Jo Baker for 5 Minute Friday...

Not for comments or traffic or anyone else’s agenda. But for pure love of the written word. For joy at the sound of syllables, sentences and paragraphs all strung together by the voice of the speaker.

Just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. For five minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing (seriously hard for me...and that's why I need to do it!).
Today's prompt is "Here..."
It's here that I live.  It's here that I love.  It's here that I worship.  It's here that I care for the lives He's given me.  I moved to this place I call Beranville eight and a half years ago.  Never dreamed I would live in Iowa.  But here I am. 
I'll be honest, there have been days when I've wonder how I ever got here, and why here and why now.  Whenever those thoughts cross my mind God gives me a gentle, or sometimes not so gentle, reminder.   I come across that person I would have never met had I not come here.   And I remember the opportunties He's given me here that may have never come had I stayed there.  Chances to minister and be ministered to.  And I am thankful.  Over and over, I'm thankful. 
What if I had never come here?  What if I had never met the Iowa farmer that I love and married him?   Or had the two precious children that have come from that union?  I'm so thankful that He brought me here.  His plans are so much better than ours.
I'm here for a purpose...and you are there for a purpose.  Do you see Him in your "here"?   


  1. Oh my. So, I clicked through to your blog, because it was the post above mine and I'm following the rules. But I think in reality it was no accident, because I really needed the reminder that God is in charge of my "here" and that His plans are always so much better than mine. Even if I following them kicking and screaming. ;-)

    He is in my "here". He's made it.

    Thanks for this!

  2. Beautiful post!! I love how God places us where He wants us, not necessarily where we would of chosen to be, and yet we bloom where He plants us! Beautiful reminder. Thanks for posting this! :)

  3. Ohhh His plans are just soooo good. He is so good. Your thankful heart is such a beautiful thing.

  4. I love this because I landed in my "here" 25 years ago, when I met my husband, and have had to accept that this is where the Lord wanted to plant me.

    It's like anything else when dealing with the Lord's principles, it's about dying to self and just allowing Him to know what's best.

    Thanks for sharing:)

  5. Beautiful post! God is so amazing. :)


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