Five Minute Friday: Ordinary

Here are my five minute thoughts on “ordinary” this late Friday night…

I usually feel ordinary. plain.
What is ordinary anyway? I think ordinary changes with the times. When I was in high school I didn’t have a cell phone. That was ordinary. Now, I think almost EVERYONE has a cell phone. Now, having one is ordinary. My husband tells me in the last 12 hours 200,000 people have ordered the new iphone 4s. Crazy!
This word is actually making me draw a big fat blank.
I think I often am torn between trying to be ordinary and trying to not be ordinary. Be in the world and not of it. But the world, my flesh, is distracting. Being IN this world physically is hard to ignore. I’m reading, studying… and trying to memorize Colossions. Colossians 3:2 tells me to set my mind on things above, not on earthly things. Which I try to do. But it’s hard.
An ordinary day for me now is like I’m a pin-ball. Up and down, fast and slow, sitting, standing, playing on the floor. That’s my ordinary life with two littles.
I was a competitive swimmer for 11 years. I miss those ordinary days, my every days, getting up early for practice and then another swim again later in the day. But I wouldn’t trade my new-ordinary for anything in the world!
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  • Jodi

    I'm right by you in the linky!!! And you are far from ordinary! How can you be ordinary when you . . . you were created by God!!! What you do know is far more heroic than being a swimmer . . . you are in the ultimate race. What a good mom you are . . . and wife . . . and friend. :)

  • Stacy @ Heartprints of God

    Awwww….I loved this:
    " But I wouldn't trade my new-ordinary for anything in the world!" Just like we enjoy 4 different seasons each year, our loving Heavenly Father brings different seasons into our life…each one unique, each one special in it's own way. SO thankful you are enjoying this season of your life. After all, motherhood is one of God's highest callings. :)