This is the place where once a week we take the chance to
just write, and not worry if it’s just right or not.

For five minutes flat.

Here’s how the game works: you simply stop, drop and write. Set your words free. Don’t edit them, don’t fret over them, don’t try to make them perfect.

That’s how Five Minute Friday was born. Want to play? It’s fun. And it’s never too late to link up. Also? My friend Sara whipped up a hunky dory button for the occasion! You can grab the code over there in the right side bar. Then:

1. Write for only five minutes.
2. Link back here and invite others to play along.
3. Go high five the word artist who linked up before you with an awesome comment.

It’s liberating; give it a a try and see. And there’s this great reminder for one of you from DaySpring of how- with faith – we don’t wait in vain. (Jen won the red Life to the Full mug last week).

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:

On Waiting….


We are all waiting now. It’s not just me. It’s me and the boys. Peter’s sons are anxious and excited and counting days till they meet their sister. She’s the mystery that’s wrapped up in the swelling of my belly and they talk to her and try to wrap spindly arms wide enough to hug her.

I swell and sway and wrap myself in the cocoon of newness waiting to bloom.

We have ached with wait for years. Waiting for jobs, for home, for the jacaranda shore. Waiting for redemption from our own choices that rabbit trailed and stalled us. Waiting to find our way back. And at each dip and curve of the journey we have anticipated the wait to be over, searching the horizon for what comes next. It is hard to savor the wait.

But this baby and this week remind me that He is patient and His sense of time unlimited by the constraints of mine. That heaven knows what it is to wait and long and look for new life. So I hold it cupped in my palms, I let my boys press lips and ears up to the edge of the wait. And we taste every moment of it.

And every moment is good soul food.


OK, your turn – show me what you’ve got.
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