Happy Friday! I’m joining Lisa-Jo and the Five Minute Friday bunch and writing on the topic of reflect. Will you join me and read, write, or both for five (ish) minutes? Here’s how it works:
- Write for 5 minutes – no editing, no over-thinking, no backtracking.
- Invite others to join in.
- And then: go visit the person who linked up before you and drop them a note!
One time I (badly) played Guitar Hero at his house and his wife made eclair cake. I still make that eclair cake.
And he preached the most incredible, unusual sermon I’ve ever heard.
He left this world yesterday.
As I reflect on scraps of memories, I’m reminded of all the cliches about this life–that it’s short, that we never know what day will be our last, to make the most of the time we’re given, that we don’t know whose lives we’ll touch.
These truths feel both harsh and hopeful, difficult and motivating.
But mostly, they confirm my desire to live with focused intention, to spend my life on what’s real and lasting and not what’s fleeting and ultimately unsatisfying.
And even though that’s a really Big Important Idea, I think it can work itself out in something as mundane as making a meal for friends.
Or in opening my home amidst imperfections. Or in just showing up and being faithful, even when what I’m doing doesn’t feel amazing or world-changing.
And by God’s grace, I can make little choices that turn into a life well spent.