Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Five Minute Friday | 12 comments


There is a rhythm in the “again” moments of life:

  • wake up
  • brush teeth
  • brew coffee
  • feed the dog
  • unload the dishwasher
  • kiss the husband “bye”
  • make the to do list
  • start the wash
  • fold the clothes
  • make the bed

All over again tomorrow.

I have poo-pooed the various repetitive things in life in my yearning to have something new, more meaningful, or more exciting.

But then something new has happened and has taken me away from the mundane agains and I find myself yearning for the simple rhythm of them…


I resort to a few If/Thens with my Maker.  
If You _______________, then I will appreciate the agains once again.

it takes a new thing to awaken us 
to the joy in our 
everyday agains.

Again, I say…

it takes a new thing to awaken us 
to the joy in our 
everyday agains.

Today, I choose to rejoice in the “agains” in my life because I never know when they might become “remember whens”.

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  1. Beautifully written.

    • You’ve been here before. Thanks for dropping by “again”. : )

  2. Beautiful! I found myself reading your words as if speaking a heart to heart conversation with a long time friend. Theres so much truth to me in the words you wrote here… I’ve found myself there time and time… again.

    Stopping in from FMF!

    • Thanks Angel! Stop by “again” sometime for another visit. ; )

  3. Oh this was a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing this. I was your neighbor today at the linky. Glad to meet you I enjoyed my visit.
    Have a wonderful day,

    • Sherry,
      Thanks for stopping by from FMF! Please come back…again. : ) Have a blessed day.

  4. I love this reminder to find contentment in the mundane as well as the unexpected. It is so easy to lose that contentment, isn’t it? But love how God is good at reminding us again and again to rest in Him.
    Your words resonated with me today and I am thankful! Have a beautiful weekend!!!

    • There is contentment in the mundane when I keep my eyes on Him rather than the “stuff”. Doing it all for Him…whatever “it all” may be that day. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Amy, you always have the right things to say when I need them most. I have been questioning the “agains” in my life . . . until I read your blog. How beautiful you put it – there is contentment hidden in the everyday “agains” if only we finding the blessings in them. Miss you my sweet friend and hope to see you AGAIN very soon! xo Cathie

    • Cathie! Thank you for reading today and finding the words to express your own understanding of my thoughts. I love you and hope we can catch up again soon… Face to face!

  6. Amy – I loved reading this, this evening. What a wise woman you are! I spent a year in a “new thing” in 2012 – and a most unwelcome new thing at that! As we are slowly rebuilding our lives, I can truly say that I find gratitude in the line up of agains that my day brings. Simple joy in simple things. Not all new things are bad – but my goodness – do we ever need to give thanks for what we have right here, right now. Thank you so much!

    • Lisa, thank you for your encouraging feedback. 2010 was my “new thing” year and although it was hard, the blessings far outweigh the travails. One of those blessings is to appreciate those everyday, again things. Praying for your rebuilding time.

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