Saturday, October 10, 2015

TRUST- Five Minute Friday on Saturday

It's a sacred word

To be earned and developed over time

You come to        


Rely and give your heart

Understanding & believing

Someone else will

Take care of their part & 
        look out for you, too!

To find out first hand, you need to see what they do with what you give them.


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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Family- Five Minute Friday


fun, miserable

laughing, growing, loving

good times and bad


Not everyone has the family they would love to enjoy.

Not all of us are the nicest to get along with.

Leave it to Beaver is long gone.

Yet, we are here together on one planet, 
making up one community, and one global family.

We all cry tears.

We all bleed red.

We all need a Savior to rescue us and show us the way.

We've all messed up, disappointed or simply forgotten 
how we all need to live and love with each other showing respect.


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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Doubt- Five Minute Friday

Doubt is a dangerous word.

It can hold us back and keep us from venturing into the unknown, or it can give us a false sense of security because we doubt anything could or would go wrong.




Big opportunities or risks

Talking ourselves out of living life wisely

If we doubt, we are deceived by our flesh and perhaps not listening or looking closely enough.


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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Celebrate Five Minute Friday on Sunday

"When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be.", is how the chorus goes from one of the old time hymns.

If you've turned on the news though, we don't have to listen more than five minutes to know we are so far from heaven. Heaven is anywhere, but here. So must we wait for that day to celebrate and "shout the victory"?

None of us knows how long that will be for any of us. For those of us who check out and can enter that new realm, what a cause for celebration, but for those of us left behind..........


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It's where a bunch of us come together weekly to respond to a one word prompt. We just write for five minutes, unedited, uninterrupted. Then we post and comment on each other's work. Come join the fun!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Same- Five Minute Friday

I sit in the same chair each morning.

At night I return to the same place,
same apartment, same kitchen,
living room, bathroom, bedroom.

It is a constant in my life.

I have been at the same job for many years,
but things are not the same.

New faces, new rooms, new routines.

We liked it the same.

Sameness brings comfort.
We know what to expect.
When it's lacking, we don't.

If it's not broke, don't fix it.

Let it be, let it be the same.


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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