Learning to Look Past the Stupid Stuff

I discovered today, for some unknown reason to me, my Spam filter decided that email’s from Lisa-Jo (to notify of her latest blog posts) were “Spam”. ACK!

Now that we have that cleared up, I hope to more consistently join in Five Minute Fridays again!

5-minute-friday-11. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. That is like the one rule we all really care about. For reals.



Ok….This Week’s Word: Cherished


Stupid Stuff

G2 Gel pens,
of different colors,
pink, purple, & forest green.

Empty notebooks,
hard covers,
college ruled pages waiting to be filled.

lots of yarn,
of different colors, textures, sizes.

Tis just a tiny bit,
of the stupid stuff
I Cherish.

Then the Lord peels back
my eyes,
and lifts my face from the trivial,
and what I see
is incredible.

A man who took a vow,
to love, to cherish,

A son who is learning to be a man,
yet still slows down enough to sometimes cherish,

A God, who humbled Himself to become a man,
who loved me enough,
while even knowing I would at times,
Cherish colored pens over quiet time with Him,
still CHERISHED ME enough,
to die.

Oh how the stupid stuff tries to distract me.
Tries to take a place in my heart that does not belong to it.
And don’t misunderstand my conviction,
there is a place for pens, notebooks, and yarn.
For creativity, and enjoyment of creating,
because that’s how our Father created us,
with a desire to create.

There is not a place to Cherish the stupid stuff.

Not when there is only so much time.

So precious little time that is here today,
and gone tomorrow.

Precious little time with our children.
To love. To teach. To encourage.
To discipline out of a desire to lead them to Christ.

Precious little time with our spouse,
to serve them, honor them,
submit to them as their helpmate,
a unity designed by our Father God.

Precious little time to spend with Jesus,
our Father, our Redeemer, His Holy Spirit.
To Love Him.

Cherish Him.

Oh how I need to be weary of what I cherish,
hold it against His standard.
It’s time to live a life that goes beyond the stupid stuff.

A life that instead Cherishes
People & Relationships.

A life that Cherishes the one
who cherished me on a cross.


Ouch. Unexpected.
Ouch Ouch Ouch.
And Joy.
Joy for the ouch.
May the “ouch” lead to growth. Growth to cherish People & Relationships and Father, Son, and Holy Spirit over all else.

Cherished. Cherish. Not remaining trapped in the sins of my past, moving into my present with a transformed heart.

What a word. And speaking of words, how does a Redeemed life cherish?

A thought to ponder today. A challenge to cherish my family today. A challenge to cherish my Savior today.

In Love & Faith,

8 thoughts on “Learning to Look Past the Stupid Stuff

  1. Beautifully said – yes to cherish and be cherished in our relationships with people and God! With such limited time, why do we seek out the trivial and think we’ll have time for the important later? Time is such a precious gift – a lesson for all of us. Glad to have stopped by.

  2. Girl — you are amazing. Five minutes?? It would have taken me so much longer to craft such exquisite-ness … I cherish YOU.


    1. Awww, thank you. It’s amazing what can happen in five minutes, even if it sometimes catches you off guard and leaves you speechless at the end! I cherish you as well my friend, so thankful for such a wonderful and encouraging friendship! ^_^

  3. Hi RaZella
    Oh yes, dear one, their is a place and a time for everything under the sun, but then there is a place, like you have said, that only belongs to Him.
    Much love


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