Friday, August 28, 2015

Alone | Five-Minute Friday

Good morning! Today I'm joining up with another Five-Minute Friday link-up.

What's a "free write"? No editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write!

This week's word is:


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Since becoming a stay-at-home mom, the concept of "alone time" has taken on a whole new meaning.

Alone can be a word that translates to loneliness. Or it can be a word that means peace and rest.

While I treasure the time I have with my sons and my husband, waking up for that special alone time in the morning is something sacred. Usually the word "rest" makes us think of sleep. For me, I feel a rest in my soul by starting my morning in peace, quiet... alone.

Alone time isn't something I am entitled to. It's not something I deserve and some days (or life seasons) it just doesn't happen!

Starting my day in God's Word or going out for a peaceful morning run or just going to the bathroom alone are gifts from the Lord.

Jesus knew that His disciples needed rest and that's exactly what He gave them.

Can you believe they didn't even have time to eat? That part of the below verse is relatable for most of us - especially moms with little ones at home!

Even if finding a little window of alone time seems impossible, go to the Lord and He will give you rest in His perfect timing. He knows exactly what we need!
Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and His apostles didn’t even have time to eat. MARK 6:31 NLT
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8 comments:

  1. Thank you for the reminder that He understood the busy-ness of life as well! =)

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    1. You're very welcome :) Thanks for stopping by, Gracie!

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  2. I have never noticed that part of the verse. Revolutionary for busy moms and parents. Grateful to meet you, Amy!

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    1. I agree! Nice to meet you, too, Christina!

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  3. I remember those times - craving for a little solitude and me time. Seeing your little ones grow up well adjusted makes it all worthwhile though.

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    1. I agree, Colline! It reminds me of that quote: "the days are long but the years are short"

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  4. Amy, I can SO relate. I love those mornings when I'm able to get up before the kids do. I love that peaceful time when it is so quiet and I can pray and reflect on things. There's nothing like the joyful chaos that my kids bring into the picture, but I still need that alone time to be at my best. Blessings to you! It's so nice to meet you. :) Tasha

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    1. Nice to meet you, Tasha! Kids are such a joyful chaos :) Sometimes I refer to my oldest as the "toddler tornado"!

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