Just an Ordinary Week

The electrician came this week to do some stop-gap repairs to the circuit-breaker box. The refrigerator kept getting turned off when the breaker switch flipped. There is a larger repair looming on the horizon.

Our son's student loan application is still pending. Yet another piece of information is required, another signature, another shuffling back and forth of information across the miles.

After two days of rain, I noticed a small stain on the living room ceiling this afternoon that wasn't there before. The roofer will look at it on Monday, but we have two more days of rain ahead of us.

And I woke up with a sore throat that hasn't gone away.

Just another ordinary week.

 If the LORD had not been on our side-- let Israel say-- 
if the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us,
when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive;
the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,
the raging waters would have swept us away.
 Praise be to the LORD, who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped. 
Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
(Psalm 124)

Yes, an ordinary week, but lived with faith in an extraordinary God.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you and encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community. 


  1. Love your ordinary week even though it doesn't read like one. I am still amazed at what people manage to write in 5 Minutes. I'm lagging well behind. God is good.
    Sunny Greetings from Jamaica

  2. Thank God he is always there through the ups and downs of our weeks. I pray your son gets his loan. I remember those days of anxious waiting and anticipation. xx

  3. EEK! When it rains, it pours.....pun not intended. I hope you feel better and get everything sorted!!

  4. Sometimes it gets a lot to handle doesn't it?

  5. Oh yes ... the words of that old hymn 'I Need Thee Every Hour' really hit home ... especially when every 60 minutes brings a new crazyness, challenge, or disappointment.

    Thanks for this, Elizabeth!

  6. So glad the Lord is on our side for all those 'ordinary things' that happen in the breadth of a day!

    Tammy ~@~