Five Minute Friday – Here


Lisa-Jo Baker:

‘On Fridays around these parts we like to write. Not for comments or traffic or anyone else’s agenda. But for pure love of the written word. For joy at the sound of syllables, sentences and paragraphs all strung together by the voice of the speaker.

We love to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. For five minutes flat.’

Prompt – HERE

It was four years ago
sitting on our deck in the sun
Home= half acre, beautiful garden, fruit trees, grape vines
P10301732600 sq ft home – that after 10 years
I still couldn’t believe was ours.
I looked around thinking
I am so content
I have everything I need.

employee betrayal
and loss
a circle of employees
handing out final checks
loading up tools in a grave yard silence
good byes
locked doors.


sitting on our deck in the sun
Home = 7 acres Church property
assistant caretakers
beautiful garden, fruit trees, grape and berry vines
27ft Komfort RV – that I am so thankful is ours
one year later 007I looked around
I am so content
I have everything I need.

For God has never left or forsaken or changed.
God is Here.


PS We all know that when we begin to write; we don’t know
what our fingers are going to type.
I didn’t write this for sympathy or pity.
These are just the steps the Lord ordered.
Different from what I imagined,
but confident God’s way is best.  I’m content.

To read what others have to say in 5 minutes  click here.

Published in: on April 12, 2013 at 11:44 am  Comments (13)  

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  1. When you are content it’s hard to imagine life different. But then different happens. It’s beautiful that you have managed to be content in your circumstances — wherever here is.

    Christy @ A Heartening Life

    • His ways aren’t our ways, but His ways are always the best. Thanks for visiting.

  2. i loved what you wrote so much! And I appreciate how you went with what God was putting on your heart – it was the same for me! Today was my first time ever participating in 5minutefriday, and I’m so happy to be here 🙂

    • Five minutes is a good place to be, always encouragement and many times a chuckle.

  3. as long as our eyes are on the Lord, every “here” He gives us ends up being more amazing than we could have dreamed… in its own way.

    looks like God has given you a pretty incredible story ~

    • Yes, and we are thankful.

  4. This was beautiful. Our God is amazing! I’m glad you followed His lead and shared these words. Thank you for stopping by my page as well. Blessings to you.

    • Thank you for your kind words.

  5. Bless you for sharing your heart.

    • I thought here and now, here and then… and that’s what happened – I never know but it helps the healing, thank you.

  6. Wow. What a story. How wonderful that you can be happy and content going from 2600 square feet to 27.

    • The RV has about 225 sq ft of living space and is arranged perfectly for us. We’re thankful for God’s provision.

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