1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Immediately my mind’s eye sees a tiny little girl in a pink leotard with her hair in a bun. She’s at the bar practicing. Following the teacher’s every move.
Isn’t graceful the epitome of what every refined woman should be? That little girl all grown up with legs crossed politely at the ankles, back straight, maintaining polite conversation.
I’m thankful that’s just a lie “civilized” society tried to sell. Because that is so not me.
I’m the little girl running through the mud after ballet tearing a hole in her tights and getting her slippers muddy. The grown woman with greasy hair and mismatched clothes in the grocery store.
That’s really where the grace really comes in…the rips and muddiness of life. When we are all greasy and mismatched.
Christ comes in and in his rich grace covers us. Cleanses us. Restores us.
And we are able to start again–graceFULL.
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Photo Credit: Lauren Hammond