Five-Minute Friday {Celebrate}


“Celebrate”, she said.

“Today?” I thought.

Really, it’s not been a great week. I’ve tossed and turned carrying burdens of friends, feeling uncertainty in decisions that don’t have to be made now except for my lack of patience. I’ve been angered by injustice to others and disappointed in much, including myself. We haven’t even seen blue skies in the Sunshine State in two days and the forecast is for more storms.


Wait, I see a sliver of blue in the sky out back. There is a small part in the clouds. For now. The rains will come again but now there is blue so yes, let’s celebrate now!

Let’s celebrate when the sun peaks out and when the rains pour down.

Let’s celebrate when the answers don’t come or the answer is no.

Let’s celebrate when it doesn’t go my way, when another sleepless night comes and when you feel forgotten. Let’s celebrate in the middle of the mess.

I can’t celebrate without gratitude and gratitude is what I need now. A heart that is thankful for umbrellas and taking risks and knowing that God knows my need.

Let’s celebrate for friends who share their burdens and friends who ask for prayer and friends you’ve never met on this side of the screen and leave you words of encouragement and truth.

Let’s celebrate every day a God who sees inside our mess and calls us His own.

Linking up with a free-writing mob of bloggers in a weekly writing prompt hosted by Kate. Stop over and be part of the conversation.



18 thoughts on “Five-Minute Friday {Celebrate}

    • Debby says:

      After a white cloud/blue sky morning the thunder is cracking now. And boy is it green! Got the book yesterday, Annie. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend with family. So nice to have extended around with the little ones.

  1. Tara says:

    From the posts I read, several of us haven’t felt much like celebrating this week. Thanks for the reminder to celebrate even during the storms. I’m parked in the #6 spot this week.

    • Debby says:

      Maybe it’s the change of seasons, Tara. I think change of any kind takes adjusting, even when it’s expected change. It’s good to encourage each other, Thanks for sharing yours.

  2. Anita Ojeda says:

    Amen! It’s all about the celebrating during the messy times :). I’m sure our celebrations bring a smile to our Father’s face, along with a fist-pump and a “Yes! She gets it!”

  3. iwillbloom says:

    Beautiful writing, Debby. The trick is definitely finding the good, looking for the light….making sure you’re in an eternal ‘silver lining’ frame of mind…..have a GREAT weekend! Helen

    • Debby says:

      It seems there are more storms in this season than when we thought things were crazy with little ones, Cindy. Experience has taught us that Jesus is, indeed, our anchor through those times. It’s good to celebrate that with like-minded friends ๐Ÿ™‚

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