Around the Tables Again

25 Jan
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone’s is sharing on the word AGAIN here.

Five Minute Friday

We are gathered around the tables again. 
This group of women. This group of mommas.
My friends. My sisters.
We bow our heads in prayer together.
Inviting Him into this space we share. 
We open our Bibles and read aloud the Word.
Seeking Him.
Wanting to know more of Him.
Together.
We talk of things that are usually held inside.
And know that we aren’t alone.
We are sharing the deepest parts of our hearts.
And know that we are loved.
Around the tables again.
We end our time together bowing once again in prayer.
For each other. For our families.
Bringing to Him all things.
We hesitate to leave this place.
A sacred place.
On the way home, I weep.
Thanking Him for the gift of you all.
Thanking Him.
For our time around the tables again.

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.
I always pray for you, and I make my requests
with a heart full of joy.
Philippians 1:3-4 

Blessings,

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20 Responses to “Around the Tables Again”

  1. writingcanvas January 25, 2013 at 5:42 am #

    LOVE! I just had my small group tonight with 3 other ladies. LOVE meeting again with them! 🙂

  2. Nikki @ Simplystriving January 25, 2013 at 5:42 am #

    Community is sacred, isn't it. It's where we see Him best…So beautiful, friend! just like you…

  3. Alia January 25, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    I've definitely found this kind of community online. Praying for a deeper knowledge of this in my real life. I do love what God is blossoming in me, in regards to intentionally seeking community. It's both terrifying and wonderful. Love you, friend. So glad to catch up a teeny bit tonight!

  4. BARBIE January 25, 2013 at 6:35 am #

    There is so much beauty in community. Thankful to have you as part of mine!

  5. Rebekah January 25, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Love this! It sounds great to me. The way you worded it made me want to have a regular gathering with a table of women 🙂 Community is a blessing, that is for sure.

  6. Mia De Vries January 25, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    Dear WendyThank you of sharing these special ones from your table with us. Ther are gems to cherish!Much love XXMia

  7. Denise January 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Really lovely.

  8. Jamie January 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    Oh, Wendy, this is so true! The raw beauty of the openness is what our hearts crave.Thank you!

  9. Jennifer Peterson January 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Community such a blessing!!Beautifully written by a beautiful heart.

  10. pilgrimwanderings.com January 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    It's so great that you have found such a devoted, transparent community. I'm still working on finding that in my life. I've been surrounded most of my life by mask-wearing posers. I've found a small group that is real and transparent, but I still struggle to open some areas of my life to them because of past hurts. It gets a little easier every week, though. Thanks for the glimpse of what true friendship is supposed to look like.

  11. Tonya Salomons January 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    You just described how I feel every Thursay night since I started gathering with the Five Minute Friday girls… God is really showing me that community is such a blessing in our lives.

  12. Amy January 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Simply beautiful! There is no way to overestimate the importance of being known and praying together with your community. (Hope you are safe and warm after all the icky weather today.)

  13. Shanae Branham January 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    I love the way you include God in your post. I also like the way we are all grouped around the table. Click here to check out my 5 Minute Friday

  14. Ms. Kathleen January 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    What a treasure you have in your friends to come together and worship our Savior… A true gift from above. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂 http://thejoyfulservant.com

  15. Amy Sullivan January 25, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    What a gift groups of women like this are. I am still super close to a group of women I met during my first few years of marriage. Funny how babies and husbands and newlywed issues bring you close.

  16. Karrilee Aggett January 26, 2013 at 12:29 am #

    I love this… and am blessed by my circle of friends digging in together as well… what an honor and a blessing to do life together – both 'live' in the flesh across the table, and through the screen, across the country/world!

  17. barefootmel January 26, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    Loved this…it's like you were talking about my Bible study group. 🙂 Thank you for your beautiful thoughts today! Blessings!

  18. mrsbrownkiwi January 26, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    ohhhh this warms the very cockles of my heart……around the tables again…..those ladies are soo blessed to have you in their midst, loving on them…..llstening to them….praying to them….xxx

  19. Karin Madden January 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    YOU are such an amazing encourager. Just beautiful – this sharing of souls. You words are a warm hug – thank you.

  20. myawesomeoliveshoots.com January 26, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    I am in a weekly Bible study and when we share, it's the Holy Spirit inviting us into the secret heart. It's like we remove the layers and the facade and let the Word invade our lives. Thank you for sharing and so eloquently expressing the word "again." You have a gift! Bless you! A FMF buddy!

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