When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Beyond

On Fridays around these parts we join with The Gypsy Mama and we stop, drop, and write.

We write bold and beautiful and free. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here at The Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in.
3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:



Life can be tough for all of us.  We will each experience moments that turn our lives upside down, shake us up and drop us into places we never thought we would be.  Every single one of us have trials.  Just because you can't see them, doesn't mean they aren't there.  Just because they don't seem difficult to you, doesn't make them easy for me. 
I have learned that often, the most important thing we can do for one another is simply to be a little bit kinder.  No matter what is going on in our lives, if we can just hold on for a few more moments, relief may be in sight, a friend may be found, a change may be made.  Beyond the night, is the morning sun.  Beyond this crashing storm, is the rainbow.  Beyond this heartache, is the comfort and peace.
It helps me to endure if I keep my focus on my eternal Savior.  It comforts me to realize that beyond the pain of this moment, beyond the hurts of this trial, beyond this veil of tears, hope will guide me beyond all the cares of this difficult world and into His sweet embrace. 
Beyond all that I experience and know, He lives.  He knows my needs and my heart and my aching.  With Him walking at my side, I know that I can endure this moment and walk beyond it.  I can go where He needs me to go, say what He needs me to say, and do what He needs me to do.  I can go beyond myself and follow Him.   

Now, what can you write in just five minutes??


  1. Beautiful words Patty! You did an exquisite job of explaining how to live beyond. I'm so happy I found your blog this week via the Gypsy Mama. :)

  2. So nicely written, thank you for visiting my blog this week.

  3. Beautiful! I needed to read this today. Thank you!

  4. what a great message.

  5. What a great reminder. Thank you for sharing.