I so desperately long to write – but when? My three-year-old natives becomes so restless in the schedule-less summer, as do I. The days find me trying to entertain all of us through outings to the pool, or the air-conditioned mall, or the splash pad at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, or simply the sprinkler out front. By naptime, we are all exhausted and I sleep right alongside them. Instead of writing in my few stolen moments.
But for Five Minute Friday? Well, it’s *only* five minutes, and so here is a place I can always return. To keep my rusty writing skills a little less rusty. To keep practicing matching words to life, and placing words together to draw our souls upward to worship Beauty.
Bloom. I think of wandering through fields of bring periwinkle blue blossoms, Texas bluebonnets, while visiting our Houston aunt and uncle and cousins. There is nothing quite so beautiful as a field in bloom. Sunflowers especially grab my imagination this time of year. Their bright, happy yellow faces greeting the day like eager children.
Something in bloom is evidently full of life. There is life coursing through its stems and its roots and it explodes in colorful blossoms. Oh, to bloom like this in life! To be a vehicle for the Life that is in me – the abundant, vibrant, never-giving-up, never-running-out Spirit. This is the hope of glory hidden within – of me hidden within this glory. Christ in you, the hope of [blooming] glory.
To spill over into my relationships with the hallmarks of this life – with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. To imagine such a “field” of flowers – oh, how our churches and families and neighborhoods would change! Oh, how my heart would be at rest, reveling in the bloom of this glorious Life spilling over in a thousand beautiful ways.
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Beautiful and vivid post! I love the vibrant image of being full of life. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by, Latonya!
I too have a 3 year old and a 20 month. For the summer I lowered my expectations to writing once a week. Also don’t be ashamed to simply share with comments a fabulous friends blog post. Sure love the bluebonnet pic
Thanks for those suggestions! Great ideas. Also nice to know I’m not alone … 🙂
Thanks for the thoughts so well expressed. Thinking of you running through fields of blue bonnets in the hill country of Texas…picking a few and thereby risking arrest and inprisonment!
Bloom on in the grace of Christ!
Thanks, Dad. 🙂 I almost included that part about it being illegal, too, but I thought that might not be the best to include for “bloom.” Ha, ha.
You have, you are and you will bloom!
Pam, you’re a huge encourager! It was great seeing you on Wednesday.
Loved it Heather! The idea of “blooming” glory. Still remember those beautiful fields of blue bonnets in Texas.
They were gorgeous, weren’t they, Mom? We need to go back! And introduce those to the girls.