So, it’s Friday again, and I haven’t written much this week. A week of VBS followed by a week of the stomach virus will do that to you. So, just to get back into the writing swing of things, I had to stay up late and visit with the ladies of the #FMFparty Thursday night and participate in Five Minute Friday. If you haven’t, you should! Visit Lisa-Jo’s site and just jump in!
When I saw the word for this week, I immediately thought of the quote below because a.)it’s one of my favorites and b.) I have Africa on the brain even more than usual. (Please pray for me and my family as I prepare for my upcoming trip!) Anyway, five minutes. Go:
“When you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find it is the same in all her music.” – Karen Blixen, Out of Africa
The rhythm of my days melds together. Mothering, mentoring, making do. It’s a dance, day in and day out. I hear the rhythm in the laughter, I see it in the wind and I feel it in the stillness.
And, every now and then, it takes me back. To a place far away and very different. Only not so different. Because the colors might be brighter, the skies might seem bluer, but the rhythm is the same.
Mothers rocking babies, making meals, laughing over little things. We all move to the music He’s written around us, within us.
And, when I think of my friends, the ones far away, I think that one day, we’ll celebrate together before the throne, to the rhythm of the grace in which we’ve all been walking.
lisha epperson says
I loved the quote and the movie. Stopping by from Five Minute Friday. Yes. the drum. The eternal beat of the drum – connecting hearts and souls as the rhythm of our days meld us together – as women, as lovers of Christ, as humans. Bless you as you prepare for your trip.
Being a South African, I know what you are talking about when you talk about the rhythm of Africa. My back fellow South Africans are born with a great sense of singing, music and great rhythm.
Much love XX
My husband and I are planning for Africa too – He’s been there before – Tanzania. I haven’t but I fell in love with his stories and photos. Bless your trip and I really love that quote – good movie too. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂
How exciting! I’ll be traveling to Kenya, but I’ve spent time in TZ as well and loved it.
Elizabeth P says
Brought tears to my eyes, Mississippi Mom. I hope you have a great trip to Kenya! My firstborn son was born a little outside of Nairobi and my husband and I lived in Africa since 2006, while we both lived there before single. It is PURE GIFT to experience the richness of the diverse peoples and landscapes of Africa. May God bless you as you go.
Plays with Purpose says
Made me cry too! I have a dream to one day experience the far away places of Africa or Haiti maybe. Lord willing, I will, but I feel the rhythm of their people right here, right now at your place. Thank you for that!
Amy P Boyd says
Praying for you as you prepare for your trip within the rhythm of you mothering, mentoring and making do.