Five Minute Friday: Gift

I got my pastoral license in the mail last weekend. Staring at the official seal, and my name under the words "License to Preach," I felt overwhelmed and unprepared. As I thought about Lisa-Jo's prompt for today's Five Minute Friday, the verse about children being a gift from the Lord cycled on repeat through my … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Gift

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Five Minute Friday: Brave

Today is Friday, which means that the community at Lisa-Jo's place (AKA The Gypsy Mama) are gathering together for Five Minutes on Brave. The idea is to embrace spontaneity, and dump your words on the page. Kind of like how my kids dump all their stuff by the front door after they get home from … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Brave

Uncomfortable Me

Today marks eleven years of me as a Mrs. My first few weeks as Melissa Brotherton were confusing. Despite practice and planning, the name sat uncomfortable on my shoulders. The taste of it rolling off my tongue was strange. Now I snuggle down into it like well-worn pajamas and slippers. I've embraced it as my … Continue reading Uncomfortable Me

Five Minute Friday: Tender

Happy New Year! I know I'm a tad late, but life around my house has been anything but quiet. The combination of a cold/flu epidemic and the Seattle Snowpocalypse¬†has left me feeling somewhat flat and completely exhausted. Therefore, a Five Minute Friday with the GypsyMama is exactly what the doctor ordered! Five minutes of uninterrupted … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Tender