And so – we write for five minutes, our words tumbling out – no editing, no polishing – just flat out on a one word prompt! We gather all our beautiful thoughts here in our Five Minute Friday community and then love on each other as only we can do! Click here to learn all about it.

Home is where the Five Minute Friday community gathers so please join us at Kate Motaung’s for our Friday fun!

GATHER

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Do you all know people who welcome you into their homes and the minute you step through the doorway, it’s as if community was just meant to gather there?

I am blessed to know people like that and find myself always accepting invitations to their houses because it is just like HOME.

When I look more deeply into the “Why” behind their success, I see past the pretty table decorations or good food and look more closely at the people gathered around. What is the common thread? What enables us to click so easily when we come together in community in their houses?

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For many, the food, the ease of the hostess and the conversation is all it takes. I am a thinker and when I step out of the situation and look in from the outside – I see grace extended. I see people in communion with each other because they have been accepted. Being invited is not enough – knowing you are treasured by the host/hostess and you make a difference by being there – that is enough.

This is much like our beautiful #fmfparty gathering each Thursday evening. People gather week after week and keep coming back. Why?…

Grace is always present, each person is accepted for who they are and the time together feels like an hour long hug. This is what it means to gather. The chocolate will always be there as well as our lifeline through Twitter, but the heart of the people makes all the difference!

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“Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” Matthew 18:18-20

When we gather together in God’s name, we have the common thread. We become one in His name and we have community.

Blessings,

Mary

Please keep reading to hear a little more about our #fmfretreat this summer. Then click on the #fmfretreat logo to go to Kate’s and read some encouraging writing!

This summer, August 7-9, we will have the first ever #fmfparty retreat in Nashville, TN. To say I’m excited does not even begin to describe the happy dance going on inside. We would cherish your continued prayers that this all comes to be and we would love for you to consider joining us. Yes you!!! Please click on the logo below to head to Kate’s! 

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