Saturday, February 28, 2015

Visit- Five Minute Friday

I have taken a break from the typical acrostics I have been doing and just went with a free write.  This week's prompt from Five Minute Friday is "visit".

Visit. What would I see if I could step in from the outside to visit with me?  Would I want to? Would I leave refreshed or frustrated by everything?  I wonder what it's like for others when I complain or vent out of my own frustration and needs.  I don't know how often they see or feel what it's like for me.  A brief moment, a visit over a hot cup of tea can be enlightening, refreshing like a warm summer's breeze, but today would you want to visit with me?


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Friday, February 20, 2015

Open- Five Minute Friday

I decided to venture outside my routine acrostic and just write whatever came to mind. Once I got going, more thoughts kept coming and coming, but I only had five minutes. Perhaps I will post some other thoughts on this week's prompt later.  To begin with though, this is what flowed the first time.

Open up wide

Explore, anticipate

Open yourself to bliss or pain

Imagine the possibilities and come alive

Like Pollyanna's glasses on, look out and see what may and could be

But know, when you open your eyes and doors,

it may or may not be, what you want to see

Life can afford us possibilities

we never dreamed of

What can and will I do with them?

A knock on the door

stranger, intruder, family or friend?

What choice will I make? What and who will I hear or see?



Hmm, I just noticed that my verses vacillate between long and short, kind of how I do with tough decisions. 

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Friday, February 13, 2015

WHEN- Five Minute Friday

Happy President's Weekend to all! It's nice to get little holidays off here and there and have a few extra minutes to sleep in or take time to write. Today Kate's prompt is when. It didn't take long to come up with an acrostic for this one.

How or hoping
Everything works out
Nothing is lost

Isn't that what many are thinking when they ask WHEN?  I long to have the question answered. I long for smooth sailing, a happily ever after ending. I long to see that here and now, but life doesn't always work out that way.


WHEN will all the wrongs be made right? 

WHEN will justice be served, the wicked destroyed and the whole world filled with rejoicing? 

WHEN will tears be dried, death be ultimately done away with and hearts healed?

 We don't know. 

We all wait asking WHEN?

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

KEEP- Another Five Minute Friday

I was tempted to alter my response this time and not do another acrostic, but I did one anyway. We'll see who is touched by it. This week's word is Keep!

Kangaroos carry their

Embryos in a special pouch

Every day safe 

Protected from the elements and danger

I love to look at examples in nature. They can teach us so much about ourselves and our God.  The babies are kept safe, close to their mom, going everywhere she goes, so intimately connected to and with her. They have no fear when mom is near. She can kick hard and hop several feet rather quickly. We all long to be kept safe and sound.


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Friday, January 30, 2015

Five Minute Friday-WAIT!

On this snowy day, I had time to scribe in the morning  and now I can post. This week's prompt is wait.

Worrying or wallowing

As time passes by


Takes its toll

Wait a minute. It seems we spend so much of our time waiting. What do we do with it?  Some don't know what to do with themselves or the time unless they are worrying or wallowing in the woes of life.  Some are wishing and hoping and praying, while others may just enjoy the moment.  Each day and year is a new gift as we wait to see what unfolds. May we find rest in waiting for the One who knows what everything entails, so that we are not wasting time worrying and wallowing in distress.


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Friday, January 23, 2015

SHARE for Five Minute Friday

Suffering can be

Halved when


Reaches out to the

Embittered soul

Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. Our troubles are not so trying when someone SHARES the burden with us and our blessings are even sweeter when we can spread them around. I don't SHARE my deepest struggles with just anyone or everyone, but I am so thankful for the people I can SHARE with. There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. I only pray that i may be that friend to someone as well.


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Sunday, January 18, 2015

SEND Five Minute Friday

I decided to let this simmer a bit after peeking at the prompt late Thursday night and so here I am today on Sunday to type.

Something put in a package or

Envelope or email

Noteworthy of passing along or needed

Deemed beneficial for the other it's sent to

"You've got mail!"  was so exciting when it first became part of our world and language.  Now anything and everything is sent via email today out of convenience, but how much of it is necessary?  The sender believes it is beneficial for the receiver OR they are looking to benefit themselves in some way.

Christians know and believe the greatest something or someone was sent from heaven above for the benefit of all; sent out of love, with mankind's best in mind.


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