Friday, January 27, 2012


There's a tendency within me to beat myself up.

Reaching for acceptance of myself isn't my first thought.

Spitting and kicking at my inadequacies, I tell myself I should know better.

We've been around this corner an incredible amount of times, and yet I still struggle to do what I should do right.

Thinking each day is a goal toward perfection, I discredit my humanness and strive for better.

Always better

As though I'm a slab of meat being prepared for the fire, I strike myself over and over again--skin becoming thinner and thinner.

My rawness makes the fire of life sear me. 

What you say burns right through me. I feel every. thing.

He seasons these wounds to make a heart that's tender

I give thanks for this miracle. This love. This truly amazing grace.

Today's post is part of my friend, Lisa-Jo's fun challenge each Friday to 

     "Write for five, short, bold beautiful minutes... 
     Unscripted and unedited...
     Without worrying if it's just right or not."

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  1. This truly IS a miracle. He does use those times to make us tender. I can so relate to this post!

    I'm your neighbor at Lisa-Jo's place!

  2. You are right Amy. The "rawness" does make the fire of Life sear us. Amazing Grace indeed my friend.

  3. Love it! May God give us all more tenderness in our hearts today!

  4. Awesome analogy that rings true...

  5. I love, love, love visiting here!

    Thank you for allowing HIM to write through you.