Where a beautiful crowd spends five minutes all writing on the same topic and then sharing ‘em over here.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
I lingered in bed after waking this morning and had to stretch before getting up.
Going through the long day without children home is quite a stretch for me but they will return after a month. A short stretch and they will be gone for a longstretch. Children are given to us so they can be arrows sending out the light of Jesus Christ to a lost world for the long stretch.
They are in Africa for a shortstretch. They are visiting churches, orphanages, and schools: singing and playing their brass instruments, and preaching the gospel message. They are telling others living this life of a shortstretch that Jesus died for their sins. They are being my arrows for the long stretch of eternity. People will spend their longstretch either in heaven or hell. That is a long stretch.
Some of our children, living with us for the short stretch while we raise them, will be arrows shot in the wrong direction. They will choose to spend their eternal longstretch in the wrong place. Their moms need to be comforted after all the short stretchesof each day (which at the time seemed like longstretches) because they put all they had into the lives of their children, the best they could to aim them towards the longstretch of eternity in God's presence. God cares for these mammas. He understands because he is so grieved that many of His children have also chosen to spend the longstretch of eternity in the wrong place!