Tag: Five Minute Friday

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

Five Minute Friday: Hold

A loved one had sent me several unfair and hurtful messages of accusation, insult, and blame. For months I felt defensive, sad, and angry. In a desperate moment, I decided to print and place the words into a small wooden box. I set the… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Hold”

Five Minute Friday: Help

days are too busynights are too briefstress overwhelmswe can’t find relief the path is uncertainthe future obscurewe long to keep movingbut feel so unsure a friend needs our comfortwe can’t find the wordsand inside we wonderif words will be heard prayers seem inadequatewe fumble… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Help”

Five Minute Friday: Breathe

It was January 2015. I sat at my desk, creating my usual list of ambitious goals and plans for the new year. I was also wondering what word to choose as my guide for the year, a word that would serve as my theme… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Breathe”

Five Minute Friday: YOUR

The word YOURis the path on whichwe move from MYto become OUR. My lifemy vocationmy giftsmy financesmy blessingsmy timemy world have all been graciously given from you, God. Help me to find the true ‘possessive perspective’… Your lifeyour vocationyour giftsyour financesyour blessingsyour timeyour world… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: YOUR”

Five Minute Friday: Church

Two years ago, Jim began serving as a pastor of a small Lutheran church here in West Virginia. This faith community has faced some difficult challenges and trials, so there are very few people left. Our leaders recently decided to sell the church building… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Church”

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”