five minute friday {belong}

July 10, 2014Karen Courcy

10488742_1443887995870425_884336729_nWelcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {belong}


When I became Catholic 3 years ago, I finally felt like I belonged to a bigger faith I could ever imagine.

My whole life growing up my family went from church to church and I never felt like I had a place to learn more about God or where I felt I had a belonging in a faith.

3 years ago I decided to join the Catholic faith. I even con-validated my already 21 years of marriage in the Catholic church. It was a dream come true to finally find a place I felt I belonged where I could learn more about the word and God.

I found the faith that fit my heart and I felt I had a place to be in worship with others and connect with others around God and my faith.

The thing I learned along the way was “no matter what or where I found my faith, I already belonged in God’s heart and I already had a place in his heart no matter where I found my faith” and when I realized that, it opened a whole new path of love for me for God and those around me.

Everyday I am learning more about where I belong in this world and in others lives. I am on an amazing healing path right now and I am learning so much about where I have a place in this world, and where I have a place in others world and how I fit into their life.

I am truly blessed that I finally found that place where I feel I fit .. growing up being sexually abused since the age of 5, I never knew where I belonged or where I fit in the lives of others… I even questioned my place with God, and today I found my place right with God and those who support, love and care for me unconditionally.

I am blessed because I belong!



  • Sarah Jo

    July 10, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Your sense of belonging is a true gift from God! So glad you’ve found loving care and support <3

    A fellow explorer, visiting from FMF — Sarah Jo

    1. KarenBeth

      July 11, 2014 at 7:45 AM

      Hi Sarah Jo .. thank you for stopping by from FMF 🙂 it means a lot ..

  • elle @ being stepmom

    July 11, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    I love that you found such a strong sense of belonging. I understand because that’s how I felt when I found my church (and still do). Thanks for sharing.

    1. KarenBeth

      July 11, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      Thank you so much Elle.. thank you for stopping by my blog … I love connecting with others 🙂

  • enthusiasticallydawn

    July 11, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    Yes, you do belong! I love your heart and your heart share your journey! With you in this weeks 5MF – Happy Friday, Karen!

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