. . . and then some more . . . More life. More Jesus.


Every Friday, my friend Lisa-Jo the Gypsy Mama  hosts this fun little 5-minute dealy called “5 Minute Fridays.” The challenge is to sit and write, unedited (yikes!) for 5 minutes on a word she provides. I’ve only participated a few measly times (like 2). Because, well, editing is my friend. My really, super good friend that I don’t ever leave out of my writing endeavors. But today, well, I like the word. So I’m gonna’ try it.

Ready. Go…


9:45 I sit and write for this unedited 5 minutes of stretching. Yes. Stretch. I like the word because I can say it like it means. sssstrrrreeeeetchhhh. See? Kind of quirky like that, I am.Stretched is what I know I am right in the middle of. I used to want to be called “Stretch” when I played softball in elementary school and was the first-baseman. Someone mentioned that 1st basemen often have to stretch to catch the ball and that they were usually tall. Well, I am not tall. But I can stretch. And I did so love playing first base.

Now I’m stretching in an altogether different way. Stretched from home in Ohio to finding home in a foreign land. Stretched straight off of comfortable and into what I’ve never known, like taffy on the dashboard on a 90 degree day. Sometimes that’s how I feel, too, like taffy all gooey and gross and messy and impossible to chew. But God, well, He’s the one pulling, so I’m good with it. He’s the one intiating the stretch, so I know the stretch will end up transforming me into something even better than the taffy I started out as. So I’m good with the stretch.

And I guess you can call me “stretch” after all.
Five Minute Friday

5 Thoughts on “Stretch(ed)

  1. Linda Thompson on August 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm said:

    Love it STRETCH !!! You know I am praying for you and by the way, you did very well with no editing!!! See you soon:) 🙂 🙂

  2. fionacharisbrown on August 17, 2012 at 3:39 pm said:

    Who needs editing? Not you! I’m in the stretch too – foreign land and all……completely in God’s hands. Hasn’t been easy – but worth it every gooey, sticky step of the way. Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to read more of your work.

  3. cassie chance on August 18, 2012 at 10:54 am said:

    Absolutely love reading your writings, even unedited!! You’re an inspiration! Thank you!

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