It’s Five Minute Friday where I join Kate Motaung and the #FMFParty girls to write flat out for five minutes. No editing, no polishing, and then link up together. It’s been a long time since I was able to join the party but I’m back now! So come join the fun!



I don’t like to admit that I am weak. I’d prefer no one know that I have hurts habits and hang ups. I’ll keep my foibles go my self. Thank you very much.

The apostle Paul wrote about his own weaknesses saying,

Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,

My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.

Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 MSG

Weak is the New Strong

So what if weak is the new strong? When I admit my weaknesses, Jesus comes in and fills up those holes. His power shows up the places where my knees buckle under the weight of my own temptations, foolishness, and sin.

I don’t have to be ashamed of my weaknesses. They are the cracks through which Jesus shines the brightest in my life. And where his redemptive power is seen the clearest.

So the weaker I get the stronger I become. In Jesus.


And now for the announcement!

More info will be coming in the weeks ahead, but in the meantime, here are the basics:

July 21-23, 2017

Kansas City, MO

20 minutes from Kansas City airport

Ticket Price: $185

Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 23rd at 10pm EST


Ticket price includes two nights of hotel-style accommodation (4pm Friday until 10am Sunday) plus all meals except Saturday dinner. While we love and appreciate the men who participate in Five Minute Friday, the retreat is open to women only. Sorry, guys!





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