Yesterday y’all…I began filing our taxes. Enough said. At the end of the day, after dinner was cooked and my brain was fried I marathon-watched three FIXER UPPER episodes from Season two. I like Chip and Joanne – they make me laugh and the work they do? Awesomeness. Joanne is at furniture mart this weekend in High Point – who knows maybe my daughter and I will take a mini road trip and say, “Hey!”
I made it to the Five Minute Friday party, usually I’m early but last night the host, Kate Motaung, was already there asking her killer questions! “If you could have any writer guest post on your site, who would it be?” I chose Liz Curtis Higgs. I’ve read all of her books and I know she’s the real deal – years ago, during a very difficult time she was the source of personal encouragement via email communication. She is kind and her book, EMBRACE GRACE, well, it was a catalyst to my broken daughter, who after reading, began to feel WHOLE again.
O! joy! WHOLE is the word prompt…let’s write…
You’ve heard the expression, “You’re only as happy as your saddest child?” Well, today, I will add part B to that little quote, which is true by the way…can I get an amen, Mom’s???
You’re only as whole as your broken child.
My girl was broken and I knew the answer. But when you are in pieces, shattered glass on a cold, hard floor – you don’t want answers.
You want help.
You want fix.
You want and long for WHOLE again.
For my girl, it came the way of GRACE.
From the Grace Giver.
Jesus has a way of making broken things. Broken hearts. Broken people.
We all need a little fixing, amen?
Wanna feel WHOLE again?
I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it as long as I have breath.
Jesus is The Answer.
[Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday and I imagine that’s why Holy Spirit took me “here” today, because, honestly? I had no idea where WHOLE was going to go. I actually thought of a whole pie.]