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Five Minute Friday~~ DIVE

01/11/2013 - Author: Jennifer - 16 Comments

Every Friday, Lisa-Jo Baker over at Tales from a Gypsy Mama gives us a word and a challenge. To write for 5 minutes without abandon. It is fun and I encourage you to try it. Here we go! The word is…

DIVE

FMFParty--Dive

Sometimes, we are thrown into situations, forced to dive in and sometimes we dive in ourselves, without fear, never thinking we will need help.

I dove right into marriage thinking it was going to be easier than it was. Thankfully, there are friends to help pull me up when I  fet like I was drowning and can’t catch my breath.

What started as a dive into motherhood felt like being thrown into the deep end when my son came early and we had unexpected obstacles that we are still overcoming.

I am learning that it doesn’t matter if I feel like I am sinking or swimming, He is there as a buoy–to help me stay afloat and tread water. He helps me catch my breath!

Be blessed:)

Five Minute Friday

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Discussion (16 Comments)

  1. Great five minutes. Glad He is our life preserver!

  2. So beautiful!!! And so true He is our buoy sometimes in my life I’ve had to grab onto that buoy and just float around until I got my strength to swim again!!! Love you

    • I love what you said about giving us strength again Jenn–that is so true! Thank you for stopping by and be blessed:)

  3. “Sometimes, we are thrown into situations, forced to dive in and sometimes we dive in ourselves, without fear, never thinking we will need help.” Sooooo true!

    One of my life-long lessons is learning to ask for help when I get in way over my head. I’m so thankful for Jesus who never loses patience with me but must roll His eyes at me every once in a while. Or at least chuckle.

    Loved this post, Jennifer!

  4. I also am thankful for His patience. Thank you so much for stopping by and be blessed:)

  5. by amyctilson
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    Took me in a way completely other than i expected. Being thrown into a dive is an entirely different thing and it makes all the difference knowing that buoy is there.

    • I really am grateful for God helping me stay afloat when the hard times come, wether I inflict them on myself, or not. Thank you so much for stopping by and be blessed:)

  6. I wonder sometimes if we knew how hard things would be if we wouldn’t be less likely to jump into them and if , over time, we do realize how hard life is and we lose that reckless abandon and childlike faith to fear and doubt. I know when I got married at 19 and had our first child soon after, I had no idea what I was doing. It was so hard, still is at times, but I know that God has been the life preserver during it all. Sometimes I just forget to hang on. Thanks for these thoughts.

    • I would avoid diving in if I new how hard it would be. I am so glad we have God as our life preserver! I like that. Thank you so much for stopping by and be blessed:)

  7. Oh so true!!! He’s there….always. weather I’m floating, sinking, diving, treading, gasping for air…He’s there.

    So blessed by you, friend!

    • Blessed by you! Thank you for stopping by Nikki and have a blessed weekend:)

  8. I don’t know how people do it when they don’t have God in their life!

    • Sometimes He is all I have! Thank you for stopping by and be blessed:)

  9. So thankful that He is always right there to hold out His hand. Always. I always think of the moment He held His hand out to Peter when he tried to walk on water. When we try to do things out of our own strength sometimes taking our eyes off Him is when we start to sink. I am so blessed by your words today sweet friend. Such a wonderful reminder. Love & hugs!

    • I like the reminder of Peter and yes, taking our eyes off of Him is when we sink. I am so blessed you stopped by and had encouragement. Be blessed this weekend:)

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