Friday, September 7, 2012

Crooked Lines and Dizzyness

Today I am linking up with Lisa Jo Baker (aka The Gypsy Mama) and folks across the world who participate in Five Minute Friday.  Last week was my first time linking up, and I enjoyed it so much I thought I'd try it out again.  The task is simple - set the clock for 5 minutes & type.  No backtracking, no editing.  Just write and see what comes out.  Here goes...

Photo by: Quinn Dombrowski (Creative Commons)


When I think of someone who is graceful, I immediately picture a ballerina.  She is the epitome of grace with her long, lean lines.  She has the ability to leap across a stage and make it seem effortless.  She pirouettes around the stage, never stopping, never getting dizzy.  And she does it all in pointe slippers and a tutu.

If life is like a stage, I'm screwed. 

My lines are often crooked.  My steps are clumsy.  While I often feel like I'm going round and round in circles, I get dizzy and just want to stop.  (Nevermind that I wouldn't be caught dead in ballet slippers and a tutu!)

Thankfully, there's Jesus - Grace Giver.

The more I spend time with Him, the more graceful I become.  My crooked lines become straight and I can lean on Him when I am dizzy and feel like falling. 

When you hear the word "graceful," what do you imagine?  Are you graceful?


Denise Dilley said...

Hi Denise, thank you for your comment on my five minute friday post. Like RaZella, I loved your line, 'my lines are often crooked' I love the way God creates beauty out of the grace He pours into our crooked, dizzy lives!

Denise Dilley said...

You're welcome, and thank you for your comment! I, too, love how God creates beauty out the graces He pours into our lives. He's the great artist and I'm so thankful He continues to make beauty out of my messy life.

Denise Dilley said...

I like "My lines are often crooked". I'm also very thankful to be able to lean on Him because I have found myself on the tilt-a-whirl of dizziness!!! Really enjoyed reading your five minutes. ^_^

Denise Dilley said...

Thank you so much for visiting! The "tilt-a-whirl of dizziness" seems to be my life it seems. So incredibly thankful for the grace that God gives.