Friday, August 17, 2012

{Five Minute Friday} Stretch

Today I am linking up with Lisa-Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. So I'm writing for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. The topic this week is Stretch...



It's mid August (I think) and the hardest working man I know (who also happens to be my husband) is working, a lot. Like 10 hour days plus Saturdays a lot. He comes home fatigued and discouraged. All of him stretched thin and exhausted by the endless hours and just wanting to be home with his girls.

What does this do to me? I'm stretched thin too. Six days on my own. I need back up. And what does this stretching do? Like the stretching of a shirt to small on a body too big we can see right through to what's underneath. And, oh me, it isn't pretty.

We get stretched and pulled and what's in the heart is revealed. And my heart hides ugly things. The exhaustion can't hold back the inpatients, the anger and unkind words. I snap, I whine, I grumble. And I convince myself, my blessed-beyond-measure self, that my lot in life is the worst.

But this stretching can be good if I let it. The sins are too obvious not to confess. When they surface they can be dealt with. The Lord can help me wash them away.


In Him,


  1. Oh yes! I've been there. My job is odd in that I work long hours for about 3 months at a time. We always say we can do anything for 3 months & somehow we get through it. Great 5 Minute Friday post!

    1. Oh yes! Thank you Kelly for the encouragement...we CAN do anything for a season!