Our hands were still clasping around the circle. The ladies in my writers’ group had just finished praying. So many words, a few tears, precious, tender moments shared by women who love the Word and words. We don’t even hang out aside from our monthly meetings. I don’t know anyone’s birthday unless it’s on facebook. If I had a Christmas card list, they’d probably all be on it but we don’t speak very often or ever but once a month. Yet I love them so.
And when we enter into that holy, sacred place for about 90 minutes, our hearts are entwined and are pens are prolific, it is majesty. I learn that I’m not the only one who feels inadequate, discouraged, beaten down, anointed, driven and terribly imperfect, compelled to write and express.
So after the “Amen” in our group, I felt the Lord speak to me. Hang on, ladies. Stay. I grabbed my camera and asked the ladies for one more brief moment in their midst. I didn’t want it to end. I had to capture our time together. Click.
Even got the Hubs to take pictures.
Words join us together and we acknowledge the Giver of words.
Nothing…autism, anxiety, illness, finances,
family woes, Alzheimer’s, aging parents, childhood memories,
these things do not separate us, they unite us.
Those extra moments of staying together carry me through today.
Every Friday at 12:01am a few hundred (or is it closer to thousand?) women pop on over to Lisa-Jo’s page to find out what the word of the next 5 minutes will be.
No over thinking.
No extreme planning and linking and photographing.
Just FIVE minutes of writing to see what comes out.
Here are a few of my writer’s friends’ blogs, check them out!
Oh, TEARS! Cindy for capturing our moment so perfectly.
It is extraordinary how the Lord placed us in each other’s lives for such a time as this. Bless you, strong mama.
Oh, you two! Who would have ever thought that two people I love so much would be spending time together writing? Only God could orchestrate such a neat triangle of friends. I know I have said it before, but it blesses my heart so much that you two know/love each other.
Hi! Coming over from FMF and I love, love, love that you have a group of ladies that bond over Jesus and writing! I’m actually a bit envious, but so glad you have one another and that you were able to capture it on camera. Blessings to you all, Allison
It is such a lovely group of women! My husband always notices how much laughing there is going on when we meet and how happy I am after spending time with these sisters in Christ. I feel blessed and hope the Lord will place a similar opportunity in your path. I wasn’t looking for a writers’ group when it happened thanks to one of the founding members of this group who has since moved away. FMF rocks!
Oh…tears flow. And my heart aches a little. You girls are so very precious to me. I love you all. There’s an empty place in my life now.
You’re so special, Cindy, my creative genius writer friend. Thank you. And really, your home is such a huge part of what makes it happen.
Staying at the wonder cottage is one of life’s greatest pleasures!!
Oh, I wish I could find a local writers’ group. Maybe someday…..