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Five Minute Friday – View

desert highway

The view from here…

I’m on a faded asphalt highway in the middle of the desert – straddling a line.  It used to be the division between the left and the right of the highway.  Now it seems so faded that it’s up to the individual driver to determine whether to hug the right or wander wherever.

This piece of yellow paint I see between my feet is pretty colorful compared to the rest.  As I look up and around, I have to shield my eyes from the sun because it is so intense.

On my left I see the clear and vivid images of my past.  On my right I see vague and almost formless visions of my possible future.

These conceivable events and people in my future are not clear by any means – and for once in my life – that doesn’t fill me with fear.

No, actually, from this place I stand, the view all around me brings me peace.  Calm has washed over me like I’ve never experienced it before.

My past, my present, and my future all seem to engulf me and leave me a bit confused as to where I go from here –

But my palms don’t have a bead of sweat on them…

My heart doesn’t race or skip a beat…

And it’s quiet inside my head and my soul…

It’s a beautiful view, and I long to understand it more fully.  It feels like a gift.

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Five Minute Friday – Song

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It’s been very quiet here lately, inside my blog world.  I’ve been thinking and writing but not for public viewing right now.  Gears have been turning, plates of life have been spinning, and silence and contemplation were needed.

My life has been changing – a lot.  It’s going in an unusual direction and I have found myself following the rhythm of a tune I’ve never heard before.

I pour out a great deal of that in a journal, some of it will stay private for now – or perhaps forever.

A new {song} has really has been playing lately.  One that beckons me – strongly.  I intend to investigate what it’s words are saying and why it’s playing just for me.

In the midst of this, I haven’t found time to produce as many blogs, but I believe it’s for a reason.  I believe this new song is going to grow me and stretch me in a way I cannot fathom.

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Five Minute Friday – Comfort

comforter

The comforter on my bed is very new.  Which is why I can tell you – I’m not happy about the sad shape it’s in.  It has a tan color to hide cat hairs that love to accumulate on my bed.  You know, cats accumulate there whether they’ve asked permission or not… I had that in mind when I bought it actually… The thing is, it has kind of a satiny finish to it.

So, this comforter – it does comfort.  It adds a nice layer that keeps us warm on those chilly nights.  The cats apparently find this appealing as well.

Their nails, however, catch on the satiny fabric.  There are little snags all over it.

Don’t get me wrong…it still functions, but it’s a mess to look at, considering it so new.

{Still functions – but kind of a mess}

Well, you might as well know, that describes me lately as well.  A bit of a mess to look at and deal with lately – but still functioning.

A good Bible verse came to mind this morning when I saw the word comfort as our word prompt.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.  For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

Me.. a little messy, still functioning, and hopefully still comforting…

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Five Minute Friday – Brave?

It’s late.. and it’s Saturday night, not Friday like usual.  And this will probably publish on Sunday.

No guilt there, just truth.  “Brave” was in my email early Friday morning and it shattered me into all sorts of pieces.

{I felt like sugar dissolving in my coffee.}

brave

Brave –

Could it escape my lips

These thoughts that I have?

Could I tell the truth

Would it heal like a salve?

Contemplation, complex thoughts,

Worried and overwrought,

I find very little peace

Among this tiny space

Inside my mind,

Inside my heart.

Bravery is not what comes to mind

Cowardice is more likely the term

Leaning, falling, tossing about

Chaos all around.

Bravery should come with a shout.

But as I sift through

My pile of junk

I feel heavy

and weighted

and sunk.

I do know the light is there,

I see Him who guides my path,

Who holds my hand in the dark,

Who breathes new life into me each day.

He who carries me back up,

Lifting my cares and worries for me,

Lightening my load,

Lifting all my burdens.

Taking all my shame,

Back to the cross where it belongs,

Where He will hold it to his heart,

With all the other burdens there,

And tell me again,

“I love you this much…”

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