Five Minute Friday- Unexpected

 On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just writewithout worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:

Today’s prompt is:  Unexpected

Ready? GO!

I was going to write about God and His grace and how it so often catches me off guard.  It does, you know….catch me off guard so often…you, too?

But then I realized that what is unexpected today is something so much more, well….mundane (?)….common…everyday-lifeish.

Today, I’m in the mood to clean house….(those of you who know me personally, know how…ahem…unexpected this is!) Not only that, but I have a fairly open free day to do so!

A day to clean showers and do laundry and mop floors without trying to figure out how to get the kids involved, how to explain to the husband that “doing dishes” in Cari’s world actually means “Clean up the kitchen.”  A day to blast worship music, sing at the top of my lungs and dance with the broom (yep, I said dance…and I didn’t keep a pivot foot either!- I’m such a heathen!)

I think the most unexpected part for me was the joy that I am experiencing today.  Just hanging out- me, Jesus and the vacuum cleaner. It’s a beautiful thing! Maybe this post really is about God’s grace catching me off guard (again) afterall!

STOP!

 

11 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday- Unexpected

  1. Wow, I’m hoping that unexpected excitement over cleaning hits me again! I love the quote me, Jesus and the vacuum cleaner! I find my best times with him are when I am vacuuming. I clean our church and have tons of vacuum time and I find myself praying for so much during that time.

  2. Yes, yes, yes, making a HOME for yourself and your loved ones can be a spiritual experience! Sadly, this does not mean I personally engage in the cleaning part of it as often as I might, but still … love the JOY!

    • Sorry if you feel the content has slipped a bit….life’s been terribly busy, and frankly, it’s all I can do to post at all. Thanks for the feedback though…hope to get back to serious writing shortly.

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