When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Ordinary

Here it is, Friday again, and one of my absolute favorite days of the week.  This is the time that I get to take a few moments and write because I love to right, without worrying about whether it is just right or not.  Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing and join me over at Lisa Jo's for five minutes of fun.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back over at Lisa Jo's 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 and encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::



I look in the mirror and see a plain face, small eyes, grey hair, glasses and wrinkles.  I still have a few freckles across the bridge of my nose and my eyes vary between the colors brown, yellow and green.  I don't wear makeup often, and I don't fix my hair with curlers and irons.  I am a wash and wear kind of woman.  I see someone who is so ordinary that there is nothing about her that stands out.  Sometimes, it surprises me when I see that woman in the mirror.  The inside me does not have wrinkles and shadows under her eyes.  She knows what she wants to be and how to become that person.  The inside me is spiritual and looks for God in everything.  Even in the sadness, He is here with me.  The inside me knows I am not alone even when the outside of me is crying.  The inside me is serious about most things, concerned over many things, worried about nearly everything, caring of others, and giving when I see a need.  The inside me loves fiercely and desires to protect those around me.  The outside of me is ordinary, so much so that I blend in with any crowd and always look like someone that others know.  But the inside me is unique.  She looks through her Father's eyes and sees His wonder, She hears His words, and feels His grace.  And she knows in her heart that He has made her in His image.  And perhaps, that is not so ordinary  after all.     


So, now it is your turn.  What can you write about ordinary in just five minutes.  Don't forget to go over and link up with your own Five Minute Friday.


  1. I love how God has made each of us so unique and given us different dreams, desires, passions...we truly are anything but ordinary. :) Blessings to you and thank you for such beautiful words today! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your heart with us. Thank you for reminding us that we are each like a snowflake. We may feel ordinary, but God created us to be unique children of God. Have a beautiful weekend!

  3. What a beautiful post and a wonderful reminder! Thanks for sharing your heart!

  4. Not so ordinary at all. What a blessing to read your words today. Thank you for a glimpse of your heart.

  5. I truly must try the five minute Friday. I always love reading yours. This was a wonderful read. I loved reading this heartfelt post. You sound like just the kind of friend I would love to have close contact with on a daily basis. I consider you one of my blogging friends so it is always fun to read what you have to say.
    Blessings for this one; you are really sweet and unique. There can't be another one just like you and I like what is inside of your heart. Blessing!

  6. How can I thank you all for your generous words? You are amazing and you are part of what makes writing so worthwhile for me, thank you.

  7. Do you know of any Hinchey descendents who are interested in the family genealogy?

    1. Yes several of them if you email me I can see what I can do.

    2. I don't know your e-mail address. try e-mailing me at
      genealogygone @ gmail . com and remove blanks.

  8. My Dear Patty....
    You are ANYTHING buy ordinary. You are extraordinary! The outside you reflects the INSIDE you whether you see it or not. You are a light in a dark, dark world. Continue to shine, my friend. Continue to shine.