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Five Minute Friday: Home

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

 

“Come, make my heart your home” is all I have to say for the healing to begin in my heart. For the Lord does not deny a broken and contrite spirit.  But yet if He is to reside, to exist in the very place where breath gives way to life, there must be some rearranging — walls torn down, deep wounds extracted, fear, shame and worry all swept away as the floor of my heart is swept clean.  It’s a transformation so deep and painful at times, yet necessary if the Lord is to reside.

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“Lord, come and make my heart your home. Stay, abide, reside in my heart.  Live, breathe, move and have your being in me.  I make room for you Lord, come and make my heart Your home.”

Want to share your thoughts on “home” in five minutes?  Here’s how:

Five Minute Friday1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

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37 Comments

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    Karen Courcy
    March 8, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Barbie… I love this.. thank you for sharing … whenever we are lost – it’s always about coming home to God 🙂

    I love your blog .. so inviting and warm
    Karen Courcy recently posted..five minute friday {home}

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Thank you for stopping by Karen. I enjoyed your 5 MInute Writing as well!

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    Lizzy
    March 8, 2013 at 1:06 am

    So pleased to be your neighbour today at FMF. A beautiful prayer! Thank you for sharing 🙂
    Lizzy recently posted..Where Home Is

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Have a blessed Sunday Lizzy!

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    Janet
    March 8, 2013 at 3:49 am

    So very beautiful, Barbie. Thank you for always letting us see a glimpse of your heart at every post. Have a beautiful day!

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Thank you Janet!

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    Linda Stoll
    March 8, 2013 at 4:12 am

    oh yes, this is the prayer, Barbie …
    Linda Stoll recently posted..A Home Defined

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 8:31 am

      Thank you Linda. Have a beautiful day!

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    Missy
    March 8, 2013 at 5:41 am

    These words, Barbie, they were so incredibly powerful. It IS a transformation so deep and painful. I so enjoy your thoughts on our prompts.
    Missy recently posted..Five Minute Friday: Home

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you Missy. I am enjoying getting to know you!

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    WICK
    March 8, 2013 at 6:43 am

    …and you gotta love when He decides to redecorate a bit…eh? Awesome reminder, thanks!!
    WICK recently posted..five minute friday: home

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      I can’t say it’s always immediately welcomed, but He decorates so beautifully. Thanks for stopping by!

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    Jennifer peterson
    March 8, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Beautiful!!! I agree with Wick , love when He redecorates…
    Jennifer peterson recently posted..Home

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      And sometimes I need a lot of redecorating 🙂 Blessings to you Jennifer!

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    Jamie@SouthMainMuse
    March 8, 2013 at 7:34 am

    It is a wonderful feeling when our hearts are pure (not perfect) but pure in intent and we are full of the peace of God.
    Jamie@SouthMainMuse recently posted..Home. Through the window pane.

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by Jamie!

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    Wendy
    March 8, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I just so love your heart friend. So thankful that you share it with us. Blessings and much love.
    Wendy recently posted..Home Is Where The Heart Is

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Thank you Wendy! I love getting to know so many like-minded and beautiful hearts through blogging!

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    Debi @ FunkiPlanet.com
    March 8, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing today. I love your take on this word prompt.

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Debi!

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    ~Karrilee~
    March 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Love this… and you, sweet Barbie!
    ~Karrilee~ recently posted..Five Minute Friday – HOME

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      And I love you, my friend! Have a blessed week!

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    Lisa @ {4}SLP
    March 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

    hmmm… and shouldn’t we all pray this
    Lisa @ {4}SLP recently posted..unearthing peace… finding home

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      Yes and AMEN!

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    Amy Tilson
    March 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Breath is exactly what this is! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful words.
    Amy Tilson recently posted..Five Minute Friday – Home

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      I appreciate your visits to my space Amy! Have a lovely week!

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    Rebekah
    March 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    You always write well and heartfelt 🙂 This was a thought provoking visual!
    Rebekah recently posted..Home- a Poetic Rhyme for Five Minute Friday

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Thank you Rebekah!

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    Mia
    March 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Dear Barbie
    Oh yes, my friend, I echo your heart’s desire. Come, Lord Jesus, make my heart your home! Beautiful!
    Much love
    Mia
    Mia recently posted..A Kingdom Called Home

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      Blessings on your week, Mia!

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    Dolly@Soulstops
    March 8, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Praying along with you, Barbie, and I pray you had time to sit with Him, and let Him love on you…yes, He may tear down walls, but He rebuilds them even stronger and more beautiful…hugs to you 🙂
    Dolly@Soulstops recently posted..Five Minute Fridays: Home

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      I love your cyber hubs my friend. Have a beautiful week.

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    Michele-Lyn
    March 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Maybe there has been a change in your writing? A deeper walk, perhaps, as you’ve sought Him for fervently. The work He is doing in you is beautiful. You are His masterpiece. 🙂 Love you, friend.
    Michele-Lyn recently posted..Hope for Haiti

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Oh friend, you always encourage so well. Praying for time in Haiti!

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    Beth @ My Destiny
    March 10, 2013 at 3:02 am

    What a wonderful request Barbie. Yes, Lord – make my heart Your home as well.

    He is faithful to sweep our hearts clean.

    Bless you Barbie!
    Beth
    Beth @ My Destiny recently posted..The Whole Story

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      Barbie
      March 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      AMEN! Love you friend!

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    Karan K. Gleddie
    March 13, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Beautiful written Barbie, Thank you.

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