Lifting hearts to God in thanks and praise.


This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is IDENTITY:

Who I really am is who God says I am. My husband told this to a group of college kids at church many years ago. It stuck with me. Should drive us to our Bibles to see what God says…

I reflected for quite a while on how I was like Persephone. How the Persephone story is more about her mom trying to save her from the god of hell, her husband. Okay, it’s not an exact fit! But she spent summers with mom and winters with husband because they didn’t get along, they never saw eye to eye. And I wondered, what did Persephone want? Was she okay shuttling back and forth all her life? Did she ever discover her voice? What would make her bust out of status quo?

A baby.

Have to be yourself all the time, consistent, with a baby. Become the mom. Be the same mom when with husband or with your own mother. Not let her be the uber mother, and do all the work.

Persephone learns to reach and hold what is good. She learns to speak up about what is wrong. Most of all, she learns to trust the true God who speaks, who came even into hell to set the captives free.


Comments on: "Identity" (2)

  1. Not sure I’ve ever heard Persephone’s story before. Sounds like a horrible way to live! … Nice to meet you today! 🙂

    • To clarify, the problem is with being in the role of daughter or wife but not being able to do both at the same time. So we schedule time with mom separately from spouse. Life divides and both feel good. But when there is a child the mom role is important to maintain consistently.

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