Friday, January 25, 2013


Here we are. Where we've been before.

Yet, it's different this time.

The day itself not the same. Even us, changed.

Though, the feeling seems familiar. And I'm ashamed.

I think I should have this down by now. I should be *better*.

The yelling. The frantic flailing. The failing.

Because, relationships are a hard fight. To truly relate. To connect.

Surrender is required. Of pride. And control.

Here I am again. Making a mess. Sitting in my muck.

And as always, here He is . . . again . . . sifting {Grace} right through me.

Today's post was part of my friend, Lisa-Jo's fun challenge each Friday to take five and Just. Write.

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

Share your heart . . . add a comment below.


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  1. oh, and how grateful i am for that grace among the muck. and so thankful He does show up time and time again.
    beautifully expressed. thanks for sharing!

  2. Yeah! I love that in our nasty agains His Grace is greater and our Father is standing there with open arms waiting for us to start over again because he loves us.

  3. Amy, my sweet friend, your journey is so powerful, and God is sifting through, weeding out what must be removed, I know this place. I know it rubs until it's raw, but there's so much grace there in the muck. So much potential for blessings coming. God is faithful, as He loves you right through. Can't wait to talk to you later! XO

  4. "Here I am again. Making a mess. Sitting in my muck. And as always, here He is . . . again . . . sifting {Grace} right through me." These words about the grace of God go deep into my heart. His grace is truly amazing. Thank you, Amy.

  5. Amy, thank you for putting words to my heart. Are they universal? Aren't they shared by all of us parenting and mothering on those days? I have missed you friend, you and your heart. What a joy it is to be here at your place. Thanking you for always writing real and raw. God is so good to give us new over and over and over again. For that I am eternally grateful today.

  6. This tugged right at the corner of my heart where I sit in my mess, too. Thank you for sharing your heart here!

  7. I can totally relate. I wrote a post awhile back called the muck and the glory and it's just that. His glory in the midst of our muck and mire. Thankful for a God who lifts us up. Thankful for your honesty because we all feel it. We all feel it, we just don't all tell it. Thank you.

  8. Hi Amy
    What a delight to visit fom FMF and find this mysterious poem! Yes, dear one, relationships do ask that we get rid of a lot of the "self" we so love to cling to!
    Much live XX

  9. You are so right about relationships needing surrender of pride...ect. I needed to be reminded of that today. Thank you. Click here to check out my 5 Minute Friday

  10. Love this...beautiful. What an amazing reminder of our Father's goodness in spite of us. Blessings to you. :)