Tag: Five Minute Friday

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

Five Minute Friday: Could

Today’s Five Minute Friday prompt is the word, COULD. To me, could feels like an invitation, a possibility… How could I make the most of this day? How could I know peace in the middle of uncertainty? How could I bring joy to someone… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Could”

A Different Five Minute Friday: Where Do You Go in the Silence?

Early each Friday morning, I awaken and immediately check my cell phone for the latest prompt from Kate’s Five Minute Friday online community. I also check to see if Andrew’s latest post is up- he is always the first to write, even as he… Continue Reading “A Different Five Minute Friday: Where Do You Go in the Silence?”

Five Minute Friday: Loud

Our youth group, leaders, and I were preparing a meal to serve our congregation before a Lenten worship service, and I had invited my unique friend Beth* to join us. As our group was happily and busily working, Beth walked into the dining area… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Loud”

Five Minute Friday: Mercy

My friendship with Beth began with small acts of mercy. She would stop by my office where I served as a youth director whenever she needed money or food to sustain her until her next monthly check arrived. Beth carried what I perceived as… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Mercy”

Five Minute Friday: Right

(This post is part of a writing community, Five Minute Friday, in which we are given a one word prompt and five minutes to write. You may check out other posts at the link shown under the photo!) RIGHT Could the right path not… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Right”

Five Minute Friday: Progress

The Progress in the Pauses Do we keep creeping forward with our headlights on lowas the fog closes in all around us~or might this be the moment that God has in mind to awaken, amaze and astound us? Do we forge ahead through stormy… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Progress”

Five Minute Friday: Respect

RESPECTA Juxtaposition God, lead me to live a life worthy of respectwith integrity of purposehonesty of wordskindness of actionspurity of spiritandgenuineness of love but also~ God, lead me to respect those with whom I strugglewith that sameintegrity of purposehonesty of wordskindness of actionspurity of… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Respect”

Five Minute Friday: Young

YOUNG(For my grandchildren, with love and gratitude.) May we in our maturity keep finding delightin butterflies, birds, and bubbles in flight. May we in our wisdom always leave roomto discover new ways we may learn, grow and bloom. May we with our wounds and… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Young”

Five Minute Friday: Smile

When our reasons to smile may seem so few and the rare smiles that come are hidden from view under masks that protect but also deny our emotions we hide behind seeing eyes. May we turn to the One who will always remain to… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Smile”

Five Minute Friday: Endure

In 2015, I learned that I had ovarian cancer after four masses were found in my abdomen. I soon began a nine-week regimen of chemotherapy to shrink the masses before surgery. After surgery, a port was placed on my rib to allow additional treatments… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Endure”