FMF Writing Prompt Link-up :: Generous

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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: GENEROUS



Well, my daughter made it four days into her senior year before coming home with COVID. Again.

Then I made it eight days caring for her before it knocked me flat. For a third time.

Friday I was fine . . . Saturday I was not.

Each of the three times I’ve had COVID (so far) have been completely different from each other.

I’ll spare you all the details, but my phone did notify me on Wednesday that my daily steps average was trending lower in the last five days than it had been. I opened the Health app and had to laugh when I saw 7,803 steps logged last week Friday, then nine steps logged on Tuesday. Nine steps.

I knew on Tuesday that I wasn’t going to be able to host the very first session of this month’s Writing Accountability Group. I didn’t want to postpone and felt like people were counting on me to deliver, so I asked a dear friend if she would cover for me and guest host in my place.

Not only did she graciously rearrange her whole schedule to accommodate me, she then went even further and sent our family a meal via DoorDash that night!

What a generous gift. 

Blessings like these often remind me of the lavish generosity of our God, who gives us so much more than we can ask or imagine. It also reminded me that we need each other. We are a body, and we aren’t meant to do it all alone.

Talking to myself here as well, but when you need help, ask. And when the Lord delivers, praise Him for His abundant goodness and grace.

He cares for you.






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Kate Motaung

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  • Kate, our prayers are with you. We had the C-thing at the very beginning, before it was announced. It was not fun.

    It seems so very onerous,
    sharing of our meager hoard,
    but Christ said, "Hey, be generous!"
    and since I want to come on board
    the starship heading to the sky,
    I'll give as I've been given,
    but since it is a sin to lie,
    I'd rather I be livin'
    on the beach in Malibu
    with a gal of silicone,
    Ferrari running pure and true
    to keep me right straight in the zone
    of thoughtful generosity,
    giving the bums cold Cokes for free.

  • Sorry to hear that your daughter and you are unwell. Thank God for your friend's caring generosity. Get well soon, Kate. ♥

  • Oh, how bad, COVID in the house and you for the third time! Be patient with yourself and take the time (if possible) to create regular moments of rest, Kate.

    Thanks for what your you write about, accepting help. This is my second time reading this in two days. I share with you what was in my reading plan yesterday, "Live within God's will: one of interdependence with other people. Live a life where members of the body function together and thus glorify God."

    That fits with what you write. I was comforted that you wrote: He cares for you. Yes! And He also cares for you. Beterschap (get well soon).

  • I hope you and all in your house will be well and recover from covid soon. My two youngest grandchildren, 12 & 14, have been home schooled for the last 3 yrs. This year they re-entered public schools. Friday of the first week my granddaughter tested positive. It was her first time contracting it. Thus far, I have not had it and keeping my fingers crossed that it stays that way. Thanks for all the encouragement that you give others, and bless your dear friend who was so glad to step in to help you out.

  • So sorry you've been down the road of COVID three times. I have a couple friends who have also had it three times. You are not alone! Praying healing from our generous God for you.

  • Oh no. Third time. How frustrating that this disease does not give you any immunity to it after you catch it the first time. Hope it's a very mild case and you feel better soon.❤️🙏

  • Ok, let’s just say three times a charm and believe you will not get this stuff again! I’m so sorry you’re sick and that you had to miss your first writing group session. I’m also grateful for your generous friend. What a gift that is. I have many too and I don’t know what I’d do without them. Feel better soon!

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