Five Minute Friday-Here

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Hi Everyone-

I’m doing this 5 minute writing challenge again…

As just a reminder, here’s what this challenge is all about-

This is a weekly writing “game”  from my bloggy friend Lisa-Jo Baker, who blogs (and writes heart-breakingly, beautiful words and stories) at

So, here’s the challenge: you write for 5 minutes, free, like you have no fear or shame or no editor inside your head (that’s a hard one for me, just so you know)…and then you link up to her blog, and encourage the writer who links up before you.

Each week is a new word, a new thought starter, and you have 5 minutes to write….and are you ready? go-


5 minute Friday-here

We keep thinking He, God, is not here.

We think He’s here in the perfect moments, the Kodak ones, those short, instantaneous moments of children trying to be good, everyone laughing and the bank account full.

We think he’s here when the windows are open and blowing a sweet cool breeze, there is a cake in the oven, bread rising in a bowl and a clean house and happy family.

We forget (or ignore, pick your poison) that He is here in the mess, in the sticky floors, in the “Why? Why? Why?” constant why questions from 1 kid, and from the other kid, refusal to get in a car seat in under 45 minutes.

We forget He’s here when the hubby is mad, when nobody’s socks match; when it all falls apart and you wish you could sleep for days or become an ostrich to ignore everyone’s needs and complaints.

We forget He’s here when there isn’t an abundance of time or money or love; we forget He’s actually closer than we think when we are bottomed out in cash and patience and kindness.

He is here when we want to spend time with our family and friends and He is here when we too want to run away.  And we are so silly think He wants us to be perfect.

And we think he sits high on His throne and laughs at us silly imperfect humans, when actually He laughs and delights in the fact that we are human and yet we think we have to be perfect to love him, to be with Him here.

6 responses

  1. Alison Jane

    thank you for reminding me


  2. Tami

    So true and well said.


  3. Darcy

    Beautiful -and honest – writing!


  4. starboardmarty

    Great Five Minute Friday post. (And I totally agree with you. NOT editing yourself is the hardest part for me to.)


  5. starboardmarty

    I love this!! It is always important to remember He is with us through it all.


  6. starboardmarty

    I like it! We have to remember in good and bad He is with you. Great Five Minute Post!


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