Saturday, January 7, 2012

5 Minute Friday: Roar

Peace & Self-Control are 2 fruits I am severely lacking in.  Discipline & Acceptance play into both of those for me so when I stumbled across Five Minute Friday on The Gypsy Mama's blog I knew God was giving me an opportunity to practice.  Thanks you very much!  lol

Every Friday Gypsy Mama will post a word, such as roar, and the challenge is to:

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – don’t edit; don’t second-guess.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Must: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
Scary stuff for me!  My inner editor is a foul fellow, but this challenge will make me squash him at least for 5 minutes and give me the habit of discipline for each Friday & hopefully acceptance of whatever it is.  I may have to ask my husband to monitor my behavior to make sure I don't tweak it before posting!  Hello my name is Deborah, and I am a control freak.  

I'll be using Write or Die from Dr. Wicked to keep me at 5 minutes.  Now if I could just have Mission Impossible's Theme song streaming . . . 

Off to write or die!  If I survive, I shall post in 5!

START Our roar has been a year in the making. It still hasn't hit its full stride. Some days I fear it never will, but then God reminds me who started the growl that is climbing into a steady roar waiting to burst forth. We have been on a year long adoption journey with DHS. In January 2011, they said we would be have kids by summer. Um, not so much. With every delay, obstacle, & hurdle, God has graced us with His roar that is louder than bureaucracy, louder than man, louder than our anguish and tears. I just have to be quiet long enough to let His roar drown them out. Yesterday, He cranked up the volume. We are finally OFFICIALLY open for adoption! By God's grace, our family of 4 will soon be a family of 8! Roar loud, roar strong for the whole world to know this is the Family you have placed together! STOP

and technically it IS Saturday . . . probably need to work on punctuality, too. . .

ALL FUTURE 5 On FRIDAYS can be found on my other blog. 



  1. Hi Deborah - I came over from Diedra's post - this is very good, I love God's "roar" being louder than bureaucracy. Makes me think of Aslan in Narnia!
    I like the title of your blog, but I bet anything you are well along in your training! Cheers!

  2. Hi Deborah! I'm so glad you joined the commit2write challenge! I hope you enjoy it! Kristina

  3. My prayer is that one day these children will be able to look back and SEE how wanted they were when they thought no one wanted then, how loved they were when they thought no one loved them, and how God was moving on their behalf when I would assume it seems to them like God has abandoned them.