Friday, September 4, 2015

YES- Five Minute Friday

An interesting word.

A coin with two sides to it.

YES, there is healing and

the door to freedom or

that new job is open!


YES, it is finished and time to move on

the pain is there and it is real 

and YES, it hurts and YES

it really is as bad it seems.

You yearn for

Everything to be

Smooth sailing and instead...

We are told, "YES,

you will have trouble

in this world. YES,

There will be dark days."


YES, the sun will come up tomorrow

YES, weeping and winter

will one day end.


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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Alone -Five Minute Friday

Alone I rise, alone I sit

Alone I journey, taking everything in

Alone one man or woman can change it all for everyone

a legacy of hope or pain they may leave behind

Alone they are one, reaching, inviting, rallying

with others they become many

Jesus the Christ, Mussolini, Mother Theresa, Adolf Hitler

Who we are when we're alone will be seen by many

What kind of legacy will we leave?

Alone, one force, one purpose 

one focus alone to lead us to heaven or hell

Hope or despair, alone we can choose


Each week I sit alone with my i-phone stop watch to write out what comes to mind after reflecting upon the one word prompt. Many of us do this each week and then we come together sharing our thoughts and insights. To see what others have been doing with their five minutes alone, check out

Friday, August 21, 2015

Find! Five Minute Friday

Years ago I lost an earring my grandmother gave me. I looked and looked, but couldn't find it. I thought, "Well, I can't just wear one earring," so I tossed it. As time passed, I found myself cleaning out my junk drawer in the kitchen and voila. There was the missing earring! How, why or when it got there I have no idea, but it reminded me to never give up!

Hebrews 10:35 says, "So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded."


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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Learn- Five Minute Friday

As the days pass on and become years there are many lessons lurking beneath life's fertile soil, crashing waves and the mountains we climb. Thank God we CAN learn. Thank God we do not need to be as the fool, who declares in his heart "There is no God" and stumbles through life without rhyme or reason.

Each year I reflect on the ups and downs of the passing year. What have I learned from the past until now?

  • Death hurts no matter how many times we witness its theft. 
  • My body is the only one I have, so take care of it and listen to it. 
  • Don't blow changes off. It may be more than you think.
  • Family and friends are always needed.


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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Celebrate the Rain

I heard the showers in the early morning hours and I breathed a sigh of relief. It has been so hot and dry, much is turning brown where I live. It inspired me to write a poem this morning.

Celebrate the Rain

Rain, rain come my way

Steady, slow, soak in all day

Sun's been hot, sun's been bright

Drying everything in it's sight

Rain, rain bring back the green

Sun's burn is awfully mean

Fill up rivers, make some puddles

Hydrate leaves, don't leave us befuddled

Come again and again throughout the year

Remind us to hold both so dear

Life's no life without sun and rain

 Need both to grow or all else wanes

Monday, August 10, 2015

Here- FMF late on Monday

It was a busy weekend and so I found myself here on Monday posting for last Friday's prompt-"Here".  May it challenge all of us to take in and savor what we have been graciously given to enjoy.


Here in this place there is beauty

Brightly colored lilies and bushes cry out

Bumblebees buzz while collecting

Green grass generously covers earth

There in that place there was conflict

Sun beat down, people bustled to and fro

Here, there or anywhere they can stew 

Venting frustrations about this or that

Yet the birds of the air bask, flowers bloom

Vegetation flourishes and bees remain focused

While water washes over everything with waves


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Friday, July 31, 2015

TRY- Five Minute Friday

If you haven't read any of my posts before, I hope you have found your way here to "TRY" something new and found it worth the trip. May you be encouraged. Blessings and peace to everyone!  Here are my thoughts for this week's prompt.

Take the plunge

Relish every minute

You never know how things will turn out until you TRY

I recently saw a posting on FB that read, "If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it's lethal". Routine is safe and comfortable. One knows what to expect, but if we never try anything new, we'll never grow. Recently I took my first trail horseback riding through the woods. I was nervous. We were outside the arena. Amber, the fifteen hundred pound draft horse I ride, is a lot of horse! She moved faster than I ever thought. Cool breezes blowing, leaves rustling, an open hillside, and she was excited. I was nervous, but went, rode and lived to tell about it. I'm looking forward to the next one.


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