Reality Party

I am having a reality party, and you are invited.

No Tupperware, Mary Kay, Jewelry, Pampered Chef items. No books to read and analyze, no talk to give, no specific dress code necessary.

All you need to bring is the real you. Not the made up, fake, ready to be acceptable, polite and looking-for-approval you. Not the “I-am-trying-to-make-you-like-me” you.

Just you.

Plain,simple, real.

Funny, sensitive, caring, ticklish you.

Smart, witty, organized, disorganized, tasteful and tasteless you.

A bit complaining, somewhat hypochondriac you.

When you get here, let’s have a cup of coffee. Or herbal tea. Or a glass of Cabernet–I like it very, very dry. And we’ll be real together. With all the tears, and the giggles and the raw pain of life.

We’ll tell it like it is.

And there will be no rules.

But one:no matter where the conversation goes, we will always have to end with the truest of truth: the Word of God.

Because there really isn’t any other place for us to end.

Will you come?

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann 

One-Thousand-Gifts-3Dleft#576 My prayer group with whom I can be as real as I am

#577 A week-end away with my hubby

#578 My sons who bought flowers for their sister just because

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 HomeSDG,  Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing HomePlay Dates with GodMonday Musings, Hear it on SundayInspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s StoryInto the WordIn and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday, Titus2Tuesdays, ExtraordinayLessons from IvyDenise in BloomSweet BlessingsFaith Filled Friday, Finding JoyWholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word,



  1. I’ll be there! : )
    That kind of fellowship is sweet, and since I’ve moved all of my life, I know it isn’t always available. But thanks for this reminder that it’s one of those good realities in life.


  2. Count me in! Sounds wonderful. By the way, I’m curious to know where your cover photo was taken. For three years of my childhood, I lived on the island of Newfoundland. This picture reminds me of my time there. Thanks for the post!


  3. Hello! We joined My Favorite Posts Show Off Weekend Blog Party on The Wondering Brain’s blog, and it has been so fun to visit blog after blog after blog! You have a wonderful blog… We’re your new fans! 🙂 Feel free to check out our blog if you have time. God bless you!

    Cayla and Ashley


  4. I love this party, I’ll have a caramel macchiato and a scone if you have one! 😉

    Just talked to my BFF today and told her with all the ups and downs in life, it’s so comforting to know that there is absolute truth! I would love it if you dropped by my blog…visiting from the Weekend Blog Party! 🙂


  5. Thanks for sharing this at the Show Off Blog Party! Ironically, I was having this conversation with a few of my employees today AND my church members. It’s a sign from God :). Thanks, again and as always I look forward to more 🙂

    The Wondering Brain


  6. Funny…we say we want reality, but I’m not so sure we always do. We want the privilege of being real with someone else, of opening our heart to them and being understood, but do we really often want to see the disorganization or dirt in theirs, or to look a crumbling world square in the face? That is a harder road. But, after all of that, it is a worthy venture. Yes, it is.


  7. That is something to really think about -“the real you”. Too often, we have to wear so many hats. But, at the end of the day, the hats have to come off and we have to face, “The real self”.


  8. Oh how lovely! Yes, I will be there! 🙂 What a blessing it is to sit and share with sisters in Christ, isn’t it? Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry but always you just have such a sweet bond in the Lord!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party today! 🙂


  9. Yes! Me, me, me! I’ll come. 🙂

    And I’ll bring you a bottle of Joel Gott or Layer Cake. Or your favorite?

    And yes, we’ll talk about Him and the truth that sets us all free.



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