Five Minute FridayIt’s Five-Minute Friday with lovely Lisa-Jo!

Set a timer and just write. Don’t worry about making it just right or not.

For me? An exercise in letting go and letting words flow. Five minutes only. {yes, I do set a timer and it quacks like a duck at 5 minutes, which totally makes me smile}

Today’s prompt: Rhythm.


And go…

As a music teacher, one of my favorite classroom activities was putting together a percussion ensemble piece. Each student would have a rhythm to learn, different than anyone else’s,  and when put together, the music was just beautiful.

Most of the time when we began, it seemed to the kids – and sometimes me – like too hard of a task to ask them to accomplish. But I believed. And then they would, too. And we would end up making beautiful music together, each beating out our own unique rhythms.

The look on their faces when they realized they had made music happen is enough to give me goosebumps even now.

And today I’m thinking about the rhythms each of us in our family are learning. God has different rhythms for each of us, none more important than another, but crafted to fit together to make beautiful music as a family.

These rhythms are still a work in progress for each member of our family, but I find myself studying each part more to see how the music will come from it all. My rhythm as the mom and wife, the rhythm of being a medical family, the rhythm of three boys, each unique, but all boy.

Rhythm of Boys

God is the conductor, we are the musicians, and each family is one of His own little percussion ensembles. The beautiful music will come when we work together to make our talents and giftings and strengths and rhythms compliment, not compete or copy, one another.

My goal in this season is to find my rhythm, study their rhythms, and find the beauty in all of those rhythms being played at the same time in this thing called family.



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