Thursday, September 29, 2016

Love Collected Over Time and Space

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "collect" We would love to have you join us. Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there. 

150 different stories, full of vulnerability, grace and love, collected over time. 

150 lives connected on the Internet and now intertwined through a writing community found online. 
And now 150 writers posts collected into one single book "A Five Minute Friday" book.

I cannot wait to hold mine in my hands and glance at the different names that are now friends and engrained into my heart and soul. 

A collection of words
A collection of lives
A collection of five minute Friday free writes.

A collection weaved together through words collected over time and space.

A collection that tells the story of how God connects us together.

I don't know about you, but my life is so much richer because of the friends I have collected over the years. At seminary. At camp, Through social media. Places that challenge and bless me. Places that teach me what it means to collect love in this world. "Love your neighbor as you love yourself." 

A love that continues to collect in this broken world and breaks in to try and shatter the violence.

A love that teaches us to cry out to God "How long O Lord" in this broken world.

A love that pulls together all the pieces of brokenness and pieces them back together again.

A love that embodies what it means to be connected as beloved children of God.

21 comments:

  1. What a beautiful description of the book! I need to order a copy! The FMF collection of writers is my favorite support group ever :). Thank you for being part of it!

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  2. Tara, lovely post. I have collected love as well. Through friends who have been in my life for either a season or a lifetime. Like you, I'm eager to hold that book in my hands!

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! I finally got to hold my book in my hands this weekend.

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  3. I have collected friends at seminary and camp too! What a blessing to have a collection of friends! Thank you for sharing your heart and your words tonight.

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  4. Five Minute Friday has not only enriched my life; it's saved my life by giving me the love and prayers that have made it possible to go on.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2016/09/your-dying-spouse-213-lethal-lessons-fmf.html

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    1. Truer words have never been spoken friend!

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  5. I love it! :D

    Hugs,
    Melinda, a collected friend ;)

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  6. Somehow I missed the genesis of the Five Minute Friday Book. But, I am so happy to have access to the writings by people like you who I have come to value and enjoy.

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    1. I am sorry you missed the genesis of the book.

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  7. i'd better get with it. i'm supposed to be promoting the book and i don't have one yet:( i have been out of town too much lately. will get a copy and get my promotion on! you did a great job:) i'm looking forward to reading it for sure!

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    1. It is so good. Got mine on Saturday!

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  8. I love your description of the book and this special community, and I agree, love and friendship are some of the best things we can collect.

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  9. How fun! I love this special look at the book. This tribe keeps me encouraged! Thankful for you!

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  10. I loved your "Fuzzy" essay. I loved the warmth you conveyed. I also highly recommend this book to all.

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    1. Thanks Mary! That is still one of my fave posts I have written.

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