Friday, November 30, 2012


It's been a theme in my year.

This grappling for what might be and could possibly be.

I've leaned in and asked hard questions that have required me to sacrifice -- mostly fear.

This year has requested me to bend more in my stiff rigidness.

     To live with less self control and instead, to be flexible as He reveals His will.

     To live radically obedient to His invitations.

I've been challenged to consider far beyond my imagination -- mostly to trust, though I cannot see.

*Wonder* bubbled up as a constant word my spirit considered this year.

I've been willing to go where my faith is stretching me to live -- in surrender.

Because, moment-by-moment matters. Not just tomorrow.

And, everyday He wants me to live in peace.

     To rest in the joy He gives me, for today -- mostly to believe ...

          All. Is. For. Purpose.

So I wonder about those Big Dreams that whisper in the *whirl and twirl* of my days.

I say Yes to their craziness. And I {still} believe in miracles.

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."

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  1. Watching you seek Him hard in this way has been a beautiful thing, my friend. I just believe that in the coming year, He will continue to crack your heart wider and wider still, as He fills it abundantly with just more of His goodness and joy. Your journey is beautiful. Love and prayer for you, Amy.

    1. Sweet friend, you bless me more than I could ever express. Hugs and love to you, Kris.

  2. Amy, what a privilege it has been to walk alongside you for some of your journey this year, to know you better and deeper. Your words are a tremendous gift. Your realness knows no bounds for the beauty it brings. Your honesty is fresh, such a gift. Look forward to walking through Advent with you.

  3. He loves me through your words, sweet friend. Truly. And I *receive*...I RECEIVE! So grateful to unwrap this gift you gave me today -- you.

  4. Beautiful... Truth... dare I say - Wonder-filled... bordering on fearless! Boldly saying Yes - I come in agreement with you, not knowing your journey - but hearing your heart... I say Yes to Big Crazy Dreams and Miracles too!

    1. That place where we are willing and He gives us courage, it's a Holy place. Fear evaporates and He is glorified. It's mystifying and remarkable. Undeniably Him.

  5. Amy, our souls must have been on the same wavelength for 5 Minute Friday. I wrote about the exact same thing. Love, love, loved your beautiful words. Packed with power. What an artiste. Thank you for sharing!

    1. The power...all because of His sweet, miraculous, amazing grace.

  6. Moment by moment matters! Ah yes, and may I learn to find wonder in each breath of it. This is beautiful writing.

  7. The longing to find wonder is where the miracle begins. In the aching and longing of our heart to see Him.