Thursday, October 29, 2015

You're Just Going to Have to Give Me Grace, Friends!!

This is Day 30 of 31 in my Write 31 Days series: 31 Stories of God's Grace. I also am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "Bacon."  (Yes you read that right!) Write for five minutes; unedited.

Friends, I am sorry but you are just going to have to extend grace to me tonight. Throughout the 31 days of October, I have left my Fridays open so that my series and the FMF prompt would work together. But tonight I am at a loss,friends...tonight's prompt of all things is BACON!

Now I'm not someone who hates bacon. In fact, I rather enjoy bacon, but I am not sure how I can tie together grace and BACON! I could write about how we say grace before we eat a meal...before we eat some bacon. "Come Lord Jesus be our guest, let this "bacon" to us be blessed." I could write about how bacon is a gift of grace when we are trying to eat healthy. Sometimes you just have to sidestep and indulge in something unhealthy.

But that seems a little far fetched, so tonight, I am asking you, my readers and friends to extend that grace that I have been talking about all this month. A grace that is always given to us by God and is always and ever enough! Have my 31 Stories of God's grace blessed you and changed you? Will they help you more freely offer grace to others...like me tonight? I hope and pray that is so.

So I am going to continue this post by sharing some of my thoughts about BACON. I am a girl whose mother often made breakfast for dinner which we later dubbed "brinner." A yummy brinner would include some yummy scrambled eggs, a piece of toast, and some super crispy bacon.

I also love BLT's! They are one of my favorite things in the summer months. There is something so incredibly tasty as I bite into that sandwich with its juicy tomatoes dribbling down my chin and  crispy bacon that crunches as I bite into that sandwich. (I seriously am licking my lips and craving a dedicant BLT now!)

So, may you enjoy some bacon this week (and the next time you eat some bacon, remember this Five Minute Friday prompt in the midst of my 31 Days series and how we need to extend grace to one another!)

34 comments:

  1. LOVE!!! YOU did it! All the grace to you my friend and here's to BLTs and bacon for brinner! Love you!

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  2. Great job with this one, Tara! I'm sorry I have not been here for a bit; things are not going too well, and I simply couldn't. Please forgive.

    #1 on FMF this week

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2015/10/your-dying-spouse-76-heart-like-bacon.html

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    1. Thanks Andrew! No apology necessary. I know that you have not been doing well.

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  3. Bacon reminded me of my family and meals together as well.
    I think we spell family B-A-C-O-N. :)
    Love you, Tara!!
    ~Tammy
    (#6 this week)

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    1. Yep I think family is definitely spelled B-A-C-O-N! Love you too!

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  4. Great, Tara! Grace to you, my friend; of all the words!!! I have mine scheduled for in the morning so it comes in on the 30th; this challenge is over and we all need to share Grace with each other as we end yet another month-long writing challenge! We are finishing in all degress of "completeness"; and have all done a wonderful job no matter where our journey landed us!

    Thanks for sharing, Tara!!

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  5. Lots of grace, swimming in bacon grease. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Ha....swimming in bacon grease!

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  6. Grace and Bacon...We cant go wrong with either!!!... Dropping in from FMF and saying hi...

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    1. Nope can't go wrong with either. Hi back to you.

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  7. I love a good BLT with fresh summer garden tomatoes!!

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  8. Aaah yes... Breakfast for dinner is a favorite around here too... and as a kid when I was growing up! Also - BLT's are the bomb! Yum! (Add a little Avocado... oh my!) Great job! My take on 'bacon'... well... my disclaimor is that I was already loopy and fuzzy brained all day, so there is that! ;)

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    1. I love BLTs! I'm going to have to try it with avocado. I don't think I've ever tried that before. Your take was fun.

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  9. Great post, my friend. You did so well with BACON! Grace and bacon. You amaze me. Love you!!

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  10. Hahaha GREAT POST!!! You have my grace and I do love me some BLT's (kinda wish you hadn't said that, now I have a hankerin')!

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    1. Thanks for the grace. I too have a hankerin' now too.

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  11. Love this, Tara, You're making me hungry! Definitely giving you grace- 31 Days is not an easy task and I'm just glad I didn't decide to even try to link the FMF prompts with my topic!

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    1. Thanks Carly! Write 31 days is so much fun but yes also hard too.

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  12. That was quite the challenge, wasn't it?! Bacon + mental health=dreaming of bacon and psych wards ;). But God worked it all out (even for this vegetarian). May we all be filled with his grace (and humor) and always freely extend it to others!

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    1. Yes. God did work it all out.

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  13. And now I need to eat a BLT. Thanks a lot! :) Curious---what do you put on yours besides bacon, lettuce and tomato? Some people use butter or mayo. Awesome to meet you and I LOVE love love your Laura Ingalls Wilder quote. One more day of this craziness of writing 31 days!

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    1. besides BLT? avocado, onion, lots of mayo and a side of mayo so I can add more to each bite. I'd guess a lot of peeps wrote about BLTs, so it will be fun to find out the variety.

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    2. I am hungry for a BLT too. I'm a traditionalist...bacon, lettuce, tomato. Nice to meet you too. Isn't that quote so great.

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  14. Clever tie in! Great job! And we are all going to be eating bacon this week. Poor little piggies!

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    1. Thanks. And totally had bacon with my brunch today.

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  15. Tara, I could almost taste that BLT you described! Bacon is probably my favorite breakfast meat, or lunch or dinner. My mom would also fix bacon and eggs for dinner sometimes. And of course I kept up that tradition! :)

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    1. I'm so glad my word picture made you almost taste my BLT.

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  16. Great post, Tara! Although I don't consider bacon one of my faves I do occasionally partake of a BLT...It's mostly a LT with a ton of mayo though. ��

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    1. absolutely on a ton of mayo! And please NOT crispy bacon... just barely grilled, so it's still full of yummy grease ;)

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    2. An LT with a ton of mayo. I've had that sandwich before too.

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