Tag: Five Minute Friday

Short thoughts on a word prompt through the Five Minute Friday writing community

FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: ORDER

We make a good team. Jim loves a clean house with sparkling bathrooms and shiny floors. I love an organized house with tidy closets and little clutter. When everything is clean and organized, our home serves as our sanctuary; we find refuge from the… Continue Reading “FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: ORDER”

FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: STRONG

Let me be strong in you, God. Let my strength come not from strivingbut from centeringin you. Let my strength come not from pushing but from placing myself in your hands. Let my strength come not from gritbut from your gracealone. Let my strength… Continue Reading “FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: STRONG”

FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: SUMMER

I believe I am finally shedding my cocoon of protection created during the cold, harsh realities of a winter season that lasted far too long. These summer days have warmed my soul, brightened my outlook, and inspired me to begin living and growing again.… Continue Reading “FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: SUMMER”

FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: QUIET

Our youth group was large and loud, but my voice was not. So when we needed to have their attention, one of us leaders would yell, “God is good!” Those nearest us, the ones who could easily hear our words, would reply, “All the… Continue Reading “FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: QUIET”

FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: LIFT

Uplifting God, Oh, I thank you for the many times you have lifted mefrom my burdens of sorrow, guilt, and worry! How might I lift others in return? Do I lift their names to you in prayer?Do I raise my voice to speak for… Continue Reading “FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: LIFT”

FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: DISAGREE

Today’s Five Minute Friday prompt immediately brought to mind a cartoon I saw recently. Two people are looking at a number on the floor; one says it is a six, the other claims it is a nine. Because of where they stand, they each… Continue Reading “FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: DISAGREE”

FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: SLOW

SLOW I want to be slow enough to savor the everyday to notice the hidden to remain with the present to seek the significance to include the details to embrace the entirety But most of all to listen for all that I might hear… Continue Reading “FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: SLOW”

FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: RECOVER

This morning, our word prompt brings to mind “re-cover,” as a parent re-covers a sleeping child during the night… Re-cover me, Godwhen I feel exposed to criticism when I feel vulnerable with my lovewhen I feel unprotected from my fears. Re-cover me, Godwith your… Continue Reading “FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: RECOVER”

FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: EXCUSE

Today’s Five Minute Friday word prompt brings a smile! I am reminded of a morning years ago, when my son was in high school… The students were taking final exams, so they were on a different class schedule. As long as they had written… Continue Reading “FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY: EXCUSE”

Five Minute Friday: Grief

I remember the humorous story of the young student, when asked to recite a Bible verse from memory, proudly stated, “Jesus wept.” This verse (John 11:35) is the shortest one in the Bible – and the easiest to remember! But in these difficult and… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Grief”