I stumbled upon this writing challenge while blog surfing. My biggest excuses for not blogging more are 1) I don’t have time and 2) I don’t know what to write about. Five minute Friday seemed like a good solution to both. For more details, go to this link.
The writing prompt for this week is…
Home sweet home. Home is where the heart is. There’s no place like home. Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelopes play. For me right now home is a small two bedroom apartment in Berkeley, filled with second hand furniture acquired from craigslist five years ago when my husband and I first moved in as newlyweds on a budget. But it’s sweet…and there’s no place like it…and it’s where my heart is…and sometimes when my son and his little friends play here, they sometimes do sound like herds of deer and antelopes. It’s the place where I can put my feet up, usually on the dirty lego table while sitting on the couch with milk stains and the ripped pillows. It’s the dusty glider where I sit in the mornings to pray and read the word while CC is at school and the baby is napping. It’s the carpet well worn by the footprints of so many who have come into our home for Bible studies, small groups, prayer meetings, or just to hang out for some impromptu fellowship. It’s the rickety dining table with chairs that have screws falling out where I’ve served so many meals made with love. Home also brings to mind Ephesians 3:16 – That Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith. Even though my heart may be filled with old dilapidated furniture, I hope it’s a place where Christ can put His feet up and have the full freedom to invite others into.
Note: It took me a little longer than 5 minutes to write this post because half of it was written hunting and pecking the keyboard with one hand while holding a baby and bouncing on a yoga ball.