Five Minute Friday: Ordinary {link up}

Lisa-Jo Baker

Five Minute Friday rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link 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 and encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Today's prompt is:  ORDINARY

Once upon a time I used to hate ordinary. Now I'd love to have some ordinary in my life.

You might think that being a stay-at-home mom who home educates her children would be ordinary. Run-of-the-mill. Maybe even a little boring? Nope.

 A typical day for me starts early, like 5:30 am, if I want to be sane the rest of the day. I need alone time, some basking-in-Him time, or I don't act nice and my day will be extraordinary. (Only not in a good way.)

Even though my life isn't so ordinary, I struggle with feeling ordinary. Even a little boring.

I have to constantly remind myself that I cannot compare my life or my body or my Jesus-walk to others.

Because what I am doing I am called to do, called by the King of Everything. And He has given me super power that enables me to do all the things I have to do.

Because being a mom is far from ordinary.


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  1. Yes! Being a mom is far from ordinary. We homeschool also. Love your phrase King of Everything. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Jennifer,

      Thanks for stopping by! It's always good to "meet" a fellow homeschooler.


  2. Jumped over from Lisa Jo's and I could not agree with you more "being a mom is far from ordinary"! And there is nothing like starting out your day at 5:30 am with Him!

    Remaining in His Arms, Beth

    1. Beth,
      Thanks for visiting! Yes, motherhood is far from ordinary, indeed. :)


  3. Hi Selena! Oh, you are far from ordinary, my friend. God thinks you are superwoman with all that power he has given you! You do so much for so many...God loves that.

    I don't think you are ordinary at all. I admire your determination to homeschool and to be the best Mom you can be. This is fulfilling his gifts in you. Beautiful!

  4. Ceil, I felt like you gave me a big hug with that encouraging comment. Thank you so much! I am so glad we "met" via blogging. With all the yuck in the cyber-realm, it is wonderful to see how God can use it for His glory. :)


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