On Fridays we write together for five minutes over at Lisa-Jo’s. One shared prompt. No editing. Just words on paper (screen). Today’s word…
“What fills you?” my community asked me two weeks ago as tears I never expected rose to the surface. Utterly drained, I shared my desire to keep pushing forward with my crazy schedule and my inability to do so.
I couldn’t answer them. Wasn’t sure what to say. Everything seemed like a chore to check off a list instead of something I enjoyed.
But as I left and began to process, I realized what fills me:
It’s the late night conversations with my roommate at 10pm when we both get home that stretch for hours and cover everything and nothing.
It’s the phone calls with my best friends in Virginia and D.C. that make me smile and realize that time and distance can’t diminish quality friendships.
It’s the Sunday evenings spent laughing with my new community and the morning coffee dates with girls I did life with for three years.
It’s the conversations over TV shows, guys, passions, and our deepest longings and struggles.
It’s the visits – the light and the heavy, the time spent discussing quality even in the short quantity of time.
It’s talking with the ones who know my heart and let me know theirs.
It’s the quality time writing my thoughts to the Lord, reading of bold characters in scripture, and falling asleep as I talk to Him.
Visits fill me, plain and simple. And creating margin for those conversations keeps my motor running, even on the crazy days.