Friday, 14 October 2011


5 minute Friday means I get to write for just 5 minutes, uninterrupted and unedited.  This weeks topic is "Catch" Link to the Gypsy Mama, and join the fun!


I can never quite catch up…. with anything.  I am striving, but everything always seems just one step ahead.  I can’t get caught up on making dinner, the laundry, the children’s homework, that book I wanted to read, the dusting, vacuuming, the preparation to teach the children about Jesus this week.  Where’s the catch in catch up? I’m learning it’s not a series of check marks on a to-do list.  It’s simply having one moment at a time to make up one day, and one day is all I have.  One day is prepared for me, presented to me, and the opportunity is there to walk in unison with the Lord, accepting all He has to offer, right here, right now.  I’m glad I don’t have to do it alone.  I’m glad that He doesn’t mind that my house isn’t pristine, and that my house is slowly coming in to order as I am a work in progress – a bit like that to-do list.  So I’m catching up – learning to live His life for me, accepting the abundant Grace and Love on offer, just for today. 


  1. Hi Kate - visiting from the Gypsy Mama - glad I did. I too am grateful for the Lord's grace and that its new everyday and that He is not overly worried about how tidy my house is. Great post
    God bless

  2. Beautiful - and yes, I'm there too!

    Love your simplicity, and transparent truth. As mommies, do we ever catch up? With seven, from age 16 to 20 to-do list is uneneding. But I love your tender reminder to let it go; to take it one day at a time, trusting my Maker for the strength to catch just. this. moment.

    Thanks for that!
    Blessings -
    Teri @

    (found you via Lisa-Jo's blog!)

  3. Ladies, thanks for visiting and your comments... they encourage me! Love that we get to share one another's stories and wisdom, and be strengthened and encouraged. Have a wonderful day, and catch every moment!