Oct 05


Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

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

Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!

OK, are you ready? In the spirit of welcoming the 31 Dayers to join us, won’t you please give me your best five minutes on:::




I always felt welcome.

Back home.

Sometimes it’s hard to find the place where you fit in, even after almost a decade.

I realize that to feel welcome, I too must allow others to feel welcome.

In my home, in my life.

Welcoming someone is a gesture, accepting them into your little world.

No matter what they bring along with them.

Be it baggage or encouragement.

Good times or bad times.

Welcoming as God welcomes us.

He doesn’t sent us packing when we show up at His feet with our baggage.

He relieves us of the baggage and helps us pick up and move on.


I want to always make everyone feel welcome in my home. In my life.

Great friends, good times, growth, strength, patience.

All these things can only come once you’ve welcomed them in.

I miss feeling welcome back home.

I miss home.

Yet, here is where the Lord has me.

Here is where I must ensure everyone feels welcome in my home.

Welcoming them means I must open my home and my heart.

As God does for me.

I am always welcome at His feet. In His arms.





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  1. Razella

    It is so true, to welcome others we must open not only our homes, yet also our hearts. To accept others, instead of turning them away at the first sight of “humanness”. Really enjoyed reading this! Dropped by from FMF.
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It isn’t easy for some reason to accept others “humanness”. That’s where grace must come in! Thanks for stoppin by!

  2. richelle @ "our wright"-ing pad

    This is the second time I’ve been to your page in as many days. Yesterday I was looking at some home schooling stuff and today we’re on the same “row”at 5mf. love what you’ve written here today. i’ve often wondered if practicing hospitality helps us open up our hearts to be hospitable places for the Lord to begin to work.

    have a great weekend!
    richelle @ “our wright”-ing pad recently posted..A 31 Day Grand Prix {Day 5} ~ Five Minute Friday ~ Je vous en prieMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, I believe hospitality is something God would have us to do! Thanks for stoppin by again! :) Blessings!

  3. Holly

    That “opening” of which you speak? That is at once beautiful and difficult. Being open isn’t always easy, especially when we think we must present ourselves in a certain way. May your prayer for a genuine, accepting and loving heart stain your lips. I believe on a God who honors such a request. Blessings on you!
    {Here from #FMF}
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It is both beautiful and difficult. Being open is something that must happen should we change the world for Christ! Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

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