Five Minute Friday – Ordinary

13 Oct


It’s no ordinary pool.

Not for about 3 months now.

It’s been a sanctuary made of a concrete apron and some fencing and, of course, the pool.

Each and every night, encased in the darkness we spoke.

Exchanging sorrows, apologies, and words – some bitter, some encouraging, some just packed with truth.

It’s like the darkness protected us … But in all actuality – we were in the biggest wide-open space there was by the pool – under the stars.

And we were never alone.

Ordinary?  To the many people passing by it’s just a pool.

But to us, it became a sanctuary for hope and healing.

Under a covering of constellations…

And under the covering of a gracious, merciful, loving and forgiving God.

It’s just not ordinary anymore…

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6 responses to “Five Minute Friday – Ordinary

  1. Mindy Howell

    October 14, 2013 at 1:33 AM

    I love this imagery. It’s so true, we can talk much better in the dark where we feel hidden in the blanket of night. In the quiet stillness of the night we can hear God better too. Thanks for your 5 minute Friday!

    • Sue

      October 14, 2013 at 4:31 PM

      Thank you Mindy : ) So true…

  2. Lisa

    October 14, 2013 at 3:56 AM

    Thank you, I remember several deep conversations with my husband under the cover of dark. How much braver we can be, and the dark seems to clarify our thoughts too.

    • Sue

      October 14, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      Yes Lisa, it became very evident as time wore on… Thank you for stopping by!

  3. BoniLady

    October 14, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    I absolutely love your post! Thanks for sharing !!

    • Sue

      October 14, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      Thank you : )


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