Welcome to our final Five Minute Friday for June this year! I hope you’ve had a wonderful month.

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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: SAME



Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll know that my youngest of three children is about to start his senior year of high school. The last year of lasts. One more round of college and scholarship applications, deadlines, and fees.

As I attempt to mentally prepare for his imminent departure, I’ve come to realize that while I love each one of my kids in  equal measure, my relationship with each of them is quite different from the others.

The holes they leave behind are not the same shape.

I suppose this fact should not surprise me, but it has. For some reason I’ve only truly understood the roles they fill in our home when I think about what it will be like when they’re gone.

I share similar traits and tendencies with some, and not with others. I know some will appreciate certain stories or jokes, while others will not. They all have different strengths and weaknesses. I love them the same, and yet they are so very different.

I wonder if God thinks of His children in a similar way. He paid the same immeasurable sacrifice for each one of His children, yet He created them to be individual and unique. Not one person is the same, and yet He loves us all the same.

A mystery and a comfort.


“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name,
he gave the right to become children of God . . .”
~ John 1:12, ESV






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