Five Minute Friday – Roots

I’m linking up with Lisa Jo Baker over at Tales of a Gypsy Mama for Five Minute Friday.  No overthinking or editing. Just write.  For 5 minutes flat.






The first thing that springs to my mind is the Mini-series from the 70’s.  I’m not sure why.  I’ve always been fascinated with people who have a very clear people from whom they’ve descended.


It may seem very odd; but, I’m a mutt you see.  A little bit English. A bigger bit German. A fair amount Italian.  I’ve even been rumored to have 1/16th Cherokee Indian.  And so, I don’t feel like I really have “a people”.


And yet, I do.  And you do too.  It’s a “people” based in the Truth of God’s Word.  It’s a grafting in to The Root, no matter which  family tree you’re coming from.

 If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root,”

Romans 11:17 (NIV)


That gives me incredible comfort.  It makes me feel like I belong.  I think on that truth and I am certain that I do belong.  To the only one who matters.  And I am surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.  And these are my people.

26 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Roots

  1. Very sweet words. I don’t have much extended family and we’re in the process of changing churches after 13 years. For the moment, I feel a little short on family as we come into the holidays. Thanks for the reminder. It’s but a moment.

  2. Missy, thanks for encouraging me on my blog today. I love that God has grafted us into His family. It is the greatest gift to all! To be loved and accepted completely, to have been given an inheritance from our Father. Blessings to you friend! So glad you’re writing here!

  3. Oh my heart…
    “I do belong. To the only one who matters. And I am surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. And these are my people….”
    LOVE that!

    (I’m a mutt, too. Although my mom always told me I was a Heinz 57)

    My first thought was from Cheaper By the Dozen movie when the one child said he felt like he didn’t belong and Bonnie Hunt (the mom) pulled him close and said “Oh yes you do. You belong. You fit right here” 😉

    loved your write, friend. Hugs to you!

  4. “And yet, I do. And you do too. It’s a “people” based in the Truth of God’s Word. It’s a grafting in to The Root, no matter which family tree you’re coming from.”

    Important truth,
    Beautiful words.


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