Ready, Set, Refine…

Last Friday the prompt at Five Minute Fridays link up at Kate Motaung’s website was “refine.”  I have been under refinement this month for sure.  It has been a wild and wonderful month.  I have stepped into dangerous fire zones of lack of sleep, fear, and determination to out run any problems that may or may not exist.


I have learned that the process of refinement seems like a race, but really refinement is a purposeful slowing.  I can quietly enter into the hot zones and trust that God is there with me and helping me melt into a more beautiful woman.  I am not the Creator.  I am not the Controller.  I am not the Crazy hurried person I once was.

Photo Jan 04, 6 29 28 PM  Krafty Kash

I once was moving so fast that my body literally gave up and gave out.  I was refined through medical providers, family, friends, and some good books at the right time.  I am reading “Present Over Perfect” by S. Niequiest.   I’m also reading “The Broken Way” by Ann Voskamp.  And, let me not forget the ever present guide book for life: “The Bible.” Refinement is hot, scary, and a changing process.  I’m trying to yield to the fire and be re-worked into a more beautiful version of self.

Krafty Kash strength Krafty Kash

Dear God,

Thank you for being the Refiner.

Forgive me when I try to take jobs that only You can properly hold.

Give me strength for the journey.  Give me a yield heart to be refined this year.

Give us all moments of quiet so that we can better hear and feel You working in us.



For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.


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