Friday, August 19, 2011

Five Minute Friday - New

Time for Five Minute Friday again (my how quickly the days are flying by!).
This week's word is:


start:I heard the truck horn toot, looked out the kitchen window and saw the familiar bright yellow truck in the driveway. Mel, our mailman, was waiting with a package in his hands.

"Don't tell me you're moving!" I told him about the contract and the plans to move in the next few weeks. "I am going to miss you so much."

I will miss him too. He is a mailman extraordinaire - always going above and beyond. His familiar tuneless whistle has been a pleasant part of my morning for years.

It is funny - the way we long for something new and when the time comes, we look back at the old with a certain yearning. We have been waiting for this "new" for a very long time. It is here and suddenly the old becomes very precious - something to be treasured.

It is the same in my spiritual life. I long for the new, but when faced with stepping out of my comfort zone the old begins to look very appealing...


Please join me at Lisa-Jo's for Five Minute Friday.



  1. Change is full of mixed emotions. Blessings on your new home.

  2. This is a lovely post.
    I'm excited for you and the new that is happening.
    It's bitter sweet (but I'm thinking mostly sweet) isn't it?

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and heart.


  3. For years, I've had a post-it note on my desk with these three words: "Change is good."

    The words are a simple reminder that change is often something to be embraced. Yes, "new" can be scary ... but also very exciting. Your post captures "new" so beautifully, Linda. You welcome the new thing to come, while appreciating the old road you've already traveled. Nicely done!

  4. Susie says it well: mixed emotions.
    I too look forward to a new home some day, but all the while wondering how I will leave my wonderful neighbors who have become close friends. I understand what you are feeling with the house and also with the Lord. But I'm so glad you're going to have the opportunity to move on. And it's so wonderful that you will miss him---that means he's special and we all need those special people even if some are only 'for a season'.

  5. As you know, we just completed a move to a new place. I've written a bit about it on my blog, and one commenter reminded me of one of my favorite verses. I wrote it out, and put it on my refrigerator:
    LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup;
    you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    surely I have a delightful inheritance. ~Psalm 16:5,6

    I pray this for you as you follow God to your next place...

    (You should check out that verse in The Message version.)