I’m trying something new tonight. It’s called Five Minute Friday and is a challenge from Lisa-Jo at thegypsymama.com. The goal is to “Set a timer and just write. Don’t worry about making it just right or not.” Today’s Five Minute Friday is about Community. So, here goes.


God is so beautifully deliberate. When He said, “It is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him,” He did not say “mate” or “wife,” He said “helper suitable.”

In the original Hebrew, the phrase translated as “a helper suitable for him” could more acceptably be translated as “a power equal to him.” Not mate. Not significant other. Not servant. Not subordinate. “A power equal to him.”

God didn’t make Eve so that Adam would not be single; He made Eve so that Adam would not be alone, so that he would have community.


Wow. That was a quick five minutes but that’s all I have for today.