Friday, October 7, 2011

ORDINARY - 5 Minute Friday with Gypsy Mama! :D

The Gypsy Mama just coined the theme this morning for 5 Minute Friday: Ordinary...

I love it! :D I love this theme because it is a reminder to revel in and enjoy the every day... the challenges we all face which seem to constantly be in the way of making time for what ever it is we seek to make time for... forgetting that while we are making time for "something more" we are already doing what it is we came here on Earth TO DO...
That's right... The ordinary every day, sometimes referred to as "mundane" are the very things we were put here on earth to experience.

Life is a school of sorts; and our loving Father in Heaven placed us in this earth school so that we can learn and grow... experience, and prove to ourselves that we can be true and faithful to Him, even when we can not see him.

It is in the ordinary everyday moments that these opportunities come....

When a small child spills milk all over the table and carpet below - just after you told him to let you pour it, but he didn't...
Me, as a very young mom, with two of my 3
children at the time (later to have 4).
Motherhood is a very good occupation.
Next to being a wife, the role of motherhood
 provides limitless opportunities to become
everything a woman could ever hope to become...

When your spouse comes home late for dinner - just after hours after you created a meal for a king - to share with him by candle light (only to find that he took a double shift and didn't bother calling :o).

How will we handle these things?

And what about the other "ordinary" moments?

...The blue sky filled with white fluffy clouds; do we see the interesting and the beautiful pictures in them? Do we look up and enjoy the beauty of the sky and thank the Lord for it's wonder? Do we notice the little smiles under the dirty faces of little children? Or the colors of a rainbow at the end of a storm?

There are so many little things in life that are ordinary. So many things to learn from, be thankful for, and to enJoy...

*I thank thee, dear Father in Heaven, for giving me an "ordinary" life; I love it! And I love thee for blessing me with it!

Yours forever and always,
Corine :D

PS. I just posted another post last night, not knowing I would post this morning as well (I forgot about 5 Minute Friday; can you believe that??) Be sure to check it out too! :D



  1. thoughtful reminders.
    it is good to be aware of the gifts in the everyday.

  2. Ordinary is extraordinary! :) Love it!

  3. If we are unable to find joy in the ordinary then we will never find the peace that is our faith in God. His ordinary is extraordinary.

  4. Heavenly Father,
    May we always have eyes to see the beauty you have placed in the ordinary moments of our life. May we come to realize that with YOU in our lives, ordinary might not be ordinary at all~

    Beautiful words you shared here-
    Thank you-

  5. That's a good reminder to be thankful when things go crazy, there is still something good!

  6. A seed inspired - I relish such reminders! :D Every day is truly a gift! :)
    Thank you for stopping by and welcome back anytime!

    Ginger - YES IT IS! I love it too! :)

    Brittany, thank you for stopping by! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

    Felecia, I couldn't agree with you more! God always makes lemonade out of lemons! lol :D Thanks for stopping by and for your comment; welcome back anytime!
    Corine :D

    Stacy, You're welcome! And thank you for your beautiful comment! :) Welcome back anytime!

    Deila, Absolutely! :D
    Great to see you again!

  7. I like how you brought the not-so-pleasant ORDINARY in with the amazing ORDINARY things.

    It just goes to show us how everything has the potential to be sacred, depending on how we view it.

  8. Lindsey - SACRED... WOW! Thank you for your amazing point of view!

    By the way, you are an amazing writer; even your comment is beautiful!!! :)

    I hope you feel free to come back often, and enjoy every minute of it!

    Corine :D

  9. To me, it is the ordinary, everyday things that make life so amazing!! Those are the things I miss the most as each child grows up and leaves home. Those are the things that I laugh over and remember. It is not the big things that teach us who we are, it is the little ordinary moments that we love and cherish.

  10. I agree with you so much. In fact, sometimes I get my camera out and take photos of the kids doing just the little every day things; as they grow older and things change, I miss these little moments. I know I will miss the ordinary teen moments as well, so have decided to get back to taking photos again. It gives me a feeling of peace just looking at ordinary moments. Life is so amazing! :D So much greatness is born from the ordinary...


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