For weeks and weeks I’ve planned on taking part in The Gypsy Mama’s Five Minute Friday. In her words, this is what we do:
We write bold and beautiful and free. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
Today’s word is: Beyond…
Beyond the 4 Walls is what I named my blog when I first started out in 2005. I wanted to move from beyond the four walls that I live in. From beyond the mess, the sticky finger prints and the chaos. I also wanted to move beyond the box that I had put God and what it meant to follow Him into. I wanted to move beyond the end of the grey street that I lived on and into the lives of others. In part I achieved this, in part I think I also took a few steps backward. Don’t ask me to explain, I’m not really sure that I can. I guess the only words I have is that my faith did a 180 degree turn and has probably leveled out at a 90 degree turn from where I started out. I literally stripped my faith down to the bare basics and then rebuilt. Reluctantly with some things at first, but as I went further along on the journey I began to see the importance in parts of the spiritual body which I had run from.