I missed FMF for the past two weeks because Hubs, Sam the dog, and I left the frozen tundra of our mountain home and went to sunny Florida for 12 glorious days. Basically, I unplugged from all social media, save for an occasional glance-over on my Kindle of my work emails and Facebook, and of course I still played Words with Friends! We are back, and although with a different perspective on my writing, I am gathering with my Five Minute Friends over at Kate’s place today, the prompt is…
Five minute countdown begins now:
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing. (Thanksgiving song)
THOSE were the first thoughts that went through my mind when I saw the word prompt – but then I remembered a Facebook moment I had this week when I was reminded that my friend Joyce was having a birthday. As I typed her birthday message I immediately thought to myself, It is time for us to gather again, as a group of women and friends, and refresh one another with encouragement and fun!
Gathering is an innate human instinct. I confess I’m somewhat of a loner, and definitely an introvert, but there is something about gathering with like-minded women that charges me up. I love preparing our home for a gathering. It motivates me to clean, spruce up, get out some special items and make our house welcoming for “our people”! I love the camaraderie of friends gathered around a table full of good, healthy food! I love when God moves within the gathered and shares a word of hope and encouragement.
People have been gathering since the onset of time. God gathered with Adam and Eve as they walked through the garden. Mr. and Mrs. Noah gathered their family and all those awesome animals. Rahab gathered her people and they were saved from the ravishing of their city. We gather our families and friends on holidays.
We are gatherers. And, gathering is very good.
FMF Disclaimer: I write for five minutes but then go back and add the links and the illustrations!