The Routine of Words

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “routine” We would love to have you join us.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.”–John 1:1-4 (NRSV)

My fingers click against the keys as words spill onto the page. A gift bestowed upon me by God. The routine of words that carry over into #fmfparty and #slatespeak on Thursday nights.

It’s a llittle crazy, but every Thursday night I pull up Twitter on my phone and IPad. I follow along. Listening, learning, engaging with online communities. Another gift that God has shown me.

Through words, we tell stories and speak of life’s realities. Sometimes our routines of life are disrupted by unexpected events. The sudden loss of a friend. Realizing that Lent this year has made you weary. The joy of new birth. And the list goes on.

Yet in the occurance of these events, it is the routine of words that help me to process; that help me to remember that my words, our words embody the love of God shown through God’s one and only son Jesus Christ; the very Word made flesh.

For is in the routine of words, that I find new life.



30 thoughts on “The Routine of Words

  1. Oh Tara, how beautiful. I need to remember the comfort of these routine words. And to pause and recognize how thankful I am for a God who has given us such rich language.

  2. The routine of words…interesting thought. I’ve been quite busy lately and haven’t had any time to write. And no passion for it either, which made me really sad. Words have never let me down…until now…

  3. I am so thankful for the FMF community which catapulted me into a routine of writing (and meeting friends in the process!) Writing is how I process. If I don’t have time to write, I feel a bit off balance.

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