Five Minute Friday — It’s Real!

Because it’s Friday!

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write because we want to, not because we have to. We write for fun, for joy, for discovery.

Today’s prompt  —  Real

start with questions:

Is what I imagine about my life real?

Am I looking in the window at a play scene?

Do I think what is in my head is real life?

What is real?

What is make believe?

How can I tell the difference?

Which one do I really want to choose?

Is one better than the other?

Do I really want to know?

Foolish, Foolish questions.

I check my guidebook  —

and I find

Thomas had questions and doubts, too.

Our Christ gently told him  — touch what is real and believe……..

Christ tells me  —  believe in me and ye shall have real life…….
(paraphrasing mine )

No more questions.

John 3:15  That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

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Published in: on February 3, 2012 at 11:30 am  Comments (1)  

Five Minute Friday — Roar

Five Minute Friday  —  prompted by a word to write for five minutes with no expectations (except for spell check), I am still my mother’s daughter.

Join The Gypsy Mama, she will tell you want to do:   ROAR


what is that I hear

a roar

of life

busy life

commitments of life

questions of life

disappointments of life

joys of life

pleasures of life

facts of life

all mixed together into one big jumble of ROAR

but I am seeking

but I am looking

but I feel wounded

the Roar isn’t the answer.

Now I am hearing

a great and strong wind rending the mountains

breaking in pieces the rocks

after the wind . . . . . an earthquake

after the earthquake  . . . . . a fire

I am still wanting for

[a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice

arising rebuking the wind

and telling the sea

Peace, be still.


1Kings 19:11-12  And He(God told Elijah) said, Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake;  And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire [a sound of gentle stillness and] a still, small voice. Amplified Bible

Mark 4:39  And he(Jesus) arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.KJV

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Published in: on January 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm  Comments (1)