Friday, October 5, 2012

You Are Welcome Here



Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone's is sharing on the word WELCOME here.

Five Minute Friday

You are welcome here.
Something deep down inside our souls longs to hear those words.
No matter how we come to the door.
Hungry for community.
Wanting so much for someone to say 
"I totally get that. You aren't as crazy as you feel."
We might come broken.
We might come afraid.
But we come.
Seeking. Longing.
For someone. For something.
More.
You are welcome here.
How powerful those words are.
They say...
No matter what.
The door is open.
Arms are open.
You can be you here.
Let us love you.
Right where you are.
How you are.
Who you are.

Therefore welcome one another 
as Christ has welcomed you, 
for the glory of God.
Romans 15:7

56 comments:

  1. Oh, Wendy! This is so beautiful and true and speaks right down deep into my soul.

    Thank you!! Thank you!

    #LoveIt

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    1. Thank you so much sweet friend! Love & hugs to you! Blessings!

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  2. "You aren't as crazy as you feel."

    I love this. It reminds me of that quote by C.S. Lewis -- “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

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    1. One of my favorite quotes Elizabeth! Blessings friend!

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  3. I'm so glad I have other people who get me in the way that welcomes and lets me breathe and be me just as I am. This captures that.

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    1. I am glad of that gift in my life as well Alia. God is just so good. Blessings!

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  4. I am so thankful that so many have made me feel welcomed. Arms wide open to receive me despite the failures I see in myself. Beautiful writing!

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    1. Thanks so much Barbie! Oh I am thankful for every welcome as well friend. Such a gift! Blessings!

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  5. I love this! And I'm so thankful for Christian community which opens its arms wide. Unconditional acceptance and grace. Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thanks so much Christina! Yes how wonderful our family is! Blessings to you friend!

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  6. This is beautiful Wendy! Truly beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Mary! You are so sweet! Blessings!

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  7. "The door is open. The arms are open." Made me smile, because I know this is God's heart to me. What a comfort. Visiting from Be Not Weary, and glad I did :)

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    1. It made me think of the same thing Lori. How wonderful that His arms are always open and inviting. So loved reading your story on your blog today. Such a powerful story of grace and forgiveness. I am now following you and am looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

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  8. You are right Wendy! I came broken and afraid and He welcomed me just as I was. Grateful for grace today.

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    1. Me too sweet friend. Amazing grace. Love and hugs!

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  9. It's so true that we need each other in this walk; to inspire, support and love each other! I'm grateful for both my church community as well as my online friends who help me do just that! How great that so many followers can connect in ways we never could before!!

    I'm a new subscriber!! Would love it if you'd consider dropping by and following back!!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Yes how important community is! I too am grateful for the people God has placed in my life to walk with me both in person and online. Such a blessing. Following you now and look forward to reading more from you. Blessings!

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  10. I love it! Especially poignant as we are having a house full this weekend. But, it is as much about open arms and heart as open doors. If you don't have the love, having the doors open isn't quite as nice.

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    1. Thanks sister! Praying for you and your family to be especially blessed during your time together this weekend. Love and hugs!

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  11. I struggle with this. I tend to look at my house as my haven. I've been trying to do better with my heart and home. This post encourages me to keep trying.

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    1. Pamela I know that struggle as we tend to do the same thing. Praying that He gives you an opportunity to open both your heart and home to those He places in your life. Blessings friend!

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  12. Oh friend...that's all I've ever felt from you!
    you welcome my crazy any day and twice on Sundays
    so blessed by you :)
    HUGS!

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    1. Words can't express what a blessing you are to me as well friend. I am just so thankful to Him for you. Love and hugs!

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  13. oh, so very sweet. I think the 'no matter what' part is so very important. At least to me. :)

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    1. Me too Karen. No matter what means unconditional. Powerful. Blessings!

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  14. Thank you Wendy for making all of us feel so welcome! In your "house" and at #FMFParty! Bless you sister!

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    1. I am so thankful for you Mindy! You are such an encouragement to me. Blessings to you!

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  15. This is lovely- just like you!!! Thank you!

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    1. You are just so sweet Becky! I loved chatting with you last night at the FMFParty! So looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

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  16. These lovely words just made me feel like I could sit right down on your couch and share "real" together. What a beautiful spirit you have, to have hospitality reach through a computer screen! Thank you!

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    1. You are more than welcome to come to my couch anytime sweet friend. Would love to have you. Blessings!

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  17. Just beautiful. I love these words. thank you.

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    1. Thank you so much Melody! Blessings!

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  18. I've been looking for the "real" all of my life. I'm learning now that you can't have the real if you don't have Him. When I started truly looking for Him, He sent me the people I had been looking for on my own.

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    1. YES Nancy...that is so true! He brings the people into our lives that we need. Blessings!

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  19. I am so thankful for the welcoming arms of Christ! What a blessing it is to know that no matter what, He loves me and wants a relationship with me. Praise God!

    Blessings, Joan

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    1. Praising Him right with you Joan! He is such a good God! Blessings!

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  20. This is beautiful. Just what each one of us needs to hear and know.

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  21. Oh sister this was beautiful! I was visiting the people that have begun to follow My Journey and see you posted a 5 min. Friday also. Your words were beautiful thanks for sharing your thoughts and thank you for visiting my blog also. I hope you are Blessed when you visit;because the Welcome mat is always there. I am making a huge effort to get back to blogging regularly so I hope you'll come often.
    Love your sweet heart. Your sister, Sherry

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words both here and those you shared on your blog today for FMF! Such a blessing! I am so looking forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

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  22. Bless you for speaking to my heart.

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    1. Blessings to you my sweet friend!

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  23. I just stopped by from 5 min. Fridays (something I am new to) and this post stood out to me the most of all of the ones I read :) Actually, it's funny but your verse at the end spoke to me because it pretty much sums up how I ended my 5 min. friday this week but in words straight from the bible. For some reason I don't recall this verse from Romans, and am in awe at how God speaks to us because I wasn't aware of this verse when writing my post and yet similar words (to the bible verse)came to me. This verse you wrote just makes it even more clear. Pretty cool! I loved your version of welcome by the way. It is wonderful and is exactly the way community should be. If only we could all feel welcomed with open arms such as this-in any circumstance. I do think that is why a lot of people shy away from connecting. Feeling they may not be accepted as they are-quirks and all. I will have to follow you on here :)

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    1. Oh Rebekah I am so glad you visited! Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I look forward to getting to know you more! Blessings!

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  24. You are welcome! Same to you and blessing right back.

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  25. Oh-forgot to mention that I subscribed via email :)

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  26. Hi Wendy -- You are welcome here, torn and tattered, bruised and pattered, you are welcome here; disgraced and hungry, cold and cruel, messed up and dressed up, you are welcome here; frazzled and frayed, disarrayed, Let me look again; we've all sinned; Jesus is a gift; It's all about Him. Thanks for inspiring. Following you on facebook, twitter, pinterest and anyway I can; Blessings Terri Hope we can stay connected and spread His work 1000 fold a million -- Deut 1:11. Just in case LOL
    My blog is http://morningdewdrops.com
    FB page is http://www.facebook.com/MorningDewdrop1
    Twitter is https://twitter.com/MorningDewdrop1
    Pinterest https://pinterest.com/MorningDewdrop1

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    1. Thanks so much Terri! Following you now as well. Blessings!

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  27. Beautiful, Wendy! thanks for sharing with our heart+home group :)
    blessings,
    lauren mercyinkblog.com

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