Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—
think about such things.
We write for five minutes flat. All on the same posted prompt. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real. So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right, gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.
This week's prompt: TRUE
Here's the truth. I have no clue what I'm doing as a blogger. God told me to write (I know, there are some who will read this and indulgently smile and think to themselves - oh, she's one of those ...) But it was a pretty clear telling and I'm obedient. So I write. I don't know, really, how to build followers, or how to reach more people. I would love this to be my job - to be able to work from home and earn the kind of income we need for me to earn - It would be my choice for an answer to prayer. But that part is in God's hands. In the meantime, I write.
About whatever is on my mind in the early, early morning before my family is up, before my day actually begins, before the responsibility starts. I have one tiny-huge rule for myself. I want to write about joy - in some way, about finding joy. That's my title. That's my mission. And it isn't always easy because I don't always see joy around me.
Sometimes I just see hurt. Sometimes I see senseless violence. Sometimes I see struggle and tension, weariness. And sorrow stalks the edges of my search. Sorrow for the world - because I'm a big picture person and sometimes I just cry.
So I have to look. I have to search for the joy. And sometimes, the best joy comes after the saddest and hardest times - so I have to go there. To those difficult things. To the sadness. To the violence. And sometimes, I just can't - so I put on my Pollyanna blinders and put my mind on God - and Jesus. Our Creator and our Redeemer. And I find joy. And I find truth.
Five Minute Friday