welcome - five minute friday


(So excited to finally try this out!) Welcome is to Open as Embrace is to Accept.

I want to spend this year being 'open' but I think what I really want is the higher calling welcoming. Not just opening my home more for company but welcoming friends and family with a healthy balance of Martha hospitality and Mary fellowship. Not just being open to God's plan with my eyes shut tight and bracing for impact, but welcoming each day as a piece of the already-orchestrated story He wove for me long before. Not just hearing the different viewpoint of another and acknowledging it, but validating it and absorbing it as a piece of the wisdom He's blessing me with that I beg for all the time.

Simple. Hard. Here we go.