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{{Today is Friday!!!  It is the day I link with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Here is how it works…. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. We all write on the same word.}

Today the word is …. mess.

Mess —> when things are dirty or disordered or in confusion or out of place.

And who of us has not been there at some point in life in some way? At this current moment, my family room is a mess of toys as both girls have been up and playing since about 5:30am 🙂

Our mess can be family dysfunction, a divorce, adultery, alcoholism, addictions, bankruptcy, unemployment, a career change, a decision.

But let’s face it – a mess is a mess no matter what it looks it may appear. Some of my messes may not mean major upheaval. Some days, my mess may take the form of:

  • an unkind word which I have spoken
  • moments of impatience
  • anger
  • procrastination ((OUCH}} I have a phone call to make!
  • a thought which I kept to myself but still it was unkind
  • gossip
  • trying to cook dinner

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See what I mean? And then I remember to pray ….

And me? I’m a mess. I’m nothing and have nothing; make something of me. You can do it; you’ve got what it takes – but God, don’t put it off. (Psalm 40:17, MSG)

~~~Five minutes is up. If you want to read more about saying “yes in your mess” be sure to read Rhinestone Jesus by Kristen Welch. As a matter of fact, Tyndale has graciously given me TWO copies to pass along. Go here to find out more and enter the giveaway.

Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Essential Fri. and Beauty Observed and Friendship Fri. and Fellowship Fri. .