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.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Five Minute Friday - Tender

Around here we write for five minutes flat on Fridays.

We write because we want to, not because we have to. We write for fun, for joy, for discovery.

We just write without worrying if it’s just write or not.

Won’t you join us?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link back over at The Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in.

3. Go a little overboard encouraging the writer who linked up before you.

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


Psalms 145:9 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
So many times in my life, I have felt the quiet, comforting, tender mercies of my Heavenly Father.  I have come to realize that He is always there when I need Him. 
It doesn't matter if I do not see Him.  I know His peace in my heart. 
It does not matter if I do not hear His voice,  I know His Words through the Scriptures. 
It doesn't matter if I can't touch His hand, I feel His Love in my soul. 
In quiet moments when my heart is full, He whispers through His tender mercies that I am loved and He is here.  The Lord's tender mercies are very personalized and individualized.  They are a message to each of us that we are not alone.  That He cares for us.  That He is mindful of our needs.  
He loves each of us with all the tenderness of a perfect parent.  Not because we are perfect, but because He is.  He loves us in spite of ourselves.  He loves each of us even if we are flawed, rejected, imperfect, or broken.  Because of His tender love, there is hope for us.  No matter what has been in our past, no matter how we have lived the beginning of our stories, we can yet change our ending.   
Through His tender mercies, we can be healed and made whole. 
Now it is your turn.  Spend five minutes just writing and come link up over at The Gypsy Mama.  I promise, you are going to love it!!


  1. glad to know I am included in the flawed, rejected, imperfect, and broken! so grateful that his lovingkindness leads us to repentance! great thoughts here!

  2. So glad he loves us in spite of ourselves.

  3. I enjoyed your use of comparisons. You said so much in just five minutes.

  4. Wow, I really enjoyed reading your 5 minutes of thoughts. Blessings to you for sharing some sweet thoughts.