Five Minute Friday Writing Challenges


The thought of waiting feels lonely. It feels like something better is around the corner, a disruptive thought that messes with my contemptness. Doing noting, sitting, being still. Can I be still? I worry, I control, I do and I do and I do…I don’t wait. One of those big challenges I face, just to be who I am, who I am created to be, not the girl next door, not the image that flashes on screens that now surround my life.



But it’s a good plan, to wait, to see, just to be and rest in all that has been done for me. To trust that it will be ok. If I let go of the reigns my life won’t fall apart. It fell apart once or twice, I didn’t like that. You wouldn’t like that. But I will try to wait, just to be me. To sit where Grace sits, together and wait until I can see how Grace sits, how grace waits.

One response to “Five Minute Friday Writing Challenges

  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Good post!

    Y’all inspired a short poem, hope you like it. Not strictly a Shakespearean sonnet, but I was on a roll, with an extra quatrain.

    There is no need to worry,
    no need to wonder why,
    no need to strive and hurry
    for I am marked to die.
    Cancer gives no quarter,
    and I am far past aid,
    a lamb unto the slaughter,
    but my blood-debt’s been paid.
    I place my faith into the Christ,
    though I’m a wayward child,
    still and all, He sacrificed
    His life for sin gone wild.
    And yes, I am a sinner,
    I yet do that what’s wrong,
    but faith makes me a winner,
    and with Him I shall belong.
    At the end of this Green Mile
    He’ll greet me with a small wry smile.

    #1 at FMF this week.

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