FMF: Bacon (And the Song of the Week)

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It’s time for Five Minute Friday! This week’s prompt is the word “Bacon.”

Bacon? What am I supposed to do with a prompt like Bacon? 🙂  I admit, when I heard it was a possible prompt for this month, I thought it was hilarious. And frankly, I have this quirky sense of humor that only my sister understands at times, and this is just the kind of thing we could stay up for hours cracking jokes about… And then crack some more every time we get together.

It’s so easy for me to write something about God or my feelings.  It’s super easy for me to write an encouraging message for moms. But ask me to write about bacon, and well, I just don’t know where to start. So I’m rambling on and on and on about how I don’t know what to write.

Let’s go back to my sister.  Since she made her way into my stream of consciousness while I was writing about {not writing about} bacon, I’ll go with that current and just let it flow.

My sister is strong and passionate. Although I’m five and a half years older than her, I have always looked up to her in a way. While I am generally laid-back, her go-get-em personality shines brightly and gets the job done.  She is so unique and creative, and she isn’t afraid to get down and dirty with her 7 year old son. Come by their house on any given afternoon, and you just might catch them playing homemade paint ball created out of Nerf guns and plates of washable paint laying all around the yard.  You might see her hair pulled back with the two dreads she has going on each side. Her birdie tattoo might go “tweet, tweet” to Isaac.  And she might just have been personally responsible for a rule that was added to the FCS rule book back in 2003 that limited the number of bracelets a person could wear at one time.  

Yes, she is unique and daring. And when my daughter asks me why she can’t get her hair highlighted or dyed pink and references the fact that Aunt Jada let’s Ru do it, I just laugh and say with good-natured humor and love, “Well, Aunt Jada’s kind of crazy.”

But it’s that same kind of crazy that will go to the Hurani tribe in Equador (complete with blue, purple, and teal green streaks in her hair) and release the glory of God over a people group who is starving for Gospel truth.  It’s that same kind of crazy that loves so deeply, without holding anything back, that she will give her life fully for the Lord and His children. Africa, Asia, and South America have felt the the impact of her kind of crazy love, and there’s so much more to come.

Sister, you are a world changer, and I’m so proud of you! I love you like crazy!

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9


new song of the weekThis week I want to share a song by Kathryn Scott with you. I have loved Kathryn Scott since Hungry came out when I was about 19, and now my daughter Isabella is enjoying her music as well. I played this song for Isabella one night while she was about to go to sleep, and she just melted. (She is only four.)  She has been crazy about it ever since.  She loves the way it makes her feel!  I have explained to her that she is feeling God’s love for her through the song.  It’s amazing to watch God break in on your kids and win their hearts.

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Tasha Medellin is a head-over-heels-in-love wife and not-so-perfect mother of three who loves spending time outdoors, curling up with a good book, and simply basking in the riches of God's glorious grace.

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