Friday, March 1, 2013


Five Minute Friday
Trying something new today. Joining in with Lisa-Jo Baker and many others as we take a topic and write about it for 5 minutes. No edits, nothing perfect, just my raw thoughts on the topic. So today, we are going with:

Ready, and go.

I have spent many years telling people I was "just a Mom". Or "I am only human". I have lived believing I am ordinary. And while I do not have self confidence issues, I know that there is nothing special about what I do. Hundreds of thousands of parents stay home and take care of their children. I was not doing anything ground breaking.

Then there was that day that I had a revelation. I am NOT "only human". I am a child of God! A third of the Triune God dwells within me! I am using my everyday circumstances as a crutch. My life is anything BUT ordinary.

I care for our 8 children. Everyday. I make sure my husbands needs are taken care of. And I am doing my best to live out the new creation I am in God. Oh, there are days I am hideous. Far less than perfect. But He has called me to something so much more than ordinary. God has called me to be the EXTRA.

And stop.

AACK! So much more to say!! Join the link-up. See what others are writing. Or get inspired and write something yourself. It's kinda fun!


  1. What a good reminder for me today! Thanks for sharing your heart. You are right, we often look to ourselves as "just a mom" or "just a housewife", but God has called us to so much more, and He wants us to start with our families! It is a huge responsibility to raise children in the fear of the Lord, and to serve your husband. Good post!!!

  2. It is hard to define oneself with one title. In living faithfully no matter what our 'title' and doing what we can with what we are given, we are living as His stewards. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. AMEN! So thankful God has called us to be EXTRA!

  4. Hi Beth
    I have more extra-ordinary good news for you. The whole Trinity dwells in you. Remember Colossians 1:27, "Christ in me, my hope of glory"!
    Happy FMF and a blessed weekend.

  5. I'd definitely say you do is extraordinary, Beth!

    And, yes, the five minutes of Five Minute Friday goes by really quickly, doesn't it??

  6. I don’t think there is such thing as an ordinary person. Each one of us is unique; each one has a special something that defines them from the others. And you are a great person for being such a good mom and housewife for your family. Thank you for sharing.

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