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.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Five Minute Friday - After

Oh, my favorite time of the week is always Friday.  However, some weeks, my Friday is just a little bit behind.  So forgive me for taking my Friday on a beautiful Sabbath morning.  We like to write over at Lisa Jo's' every week.  Not for comments or traffic or anyone else’s agenda. But for pure love of the written word. For joy at the sound of syllables, sentences and paragraphs all strung together by the voice of the speaker.
We love to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. For five minutes flat.
Here’s how we do it:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt “After” with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing.
2. Link back over at Lisa Jo's and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog’s footer}.
3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you. Every writer longs to feel heard.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:



By Patricia A. Pitterle

After the heartache, comes comfort,
After the pain, comes relief,
After the tears comes the healing,
After our faith comes belief.

After the darkness, comes light
Sent from our Father above
And with that light comes His mercy
And His redeeming love.

He is aware of our sorrows.
He is aware of our grief.
He knows our names and our trials,
His arms reach out in relief

So though our struggles seem lonely
And though our trials seem fierce,
He has not left us alone here
For us, His body was pierced

For us, He endured anguish.
For us, He atoned for our sins.
For us, He died upon Calvary,
That we may return unto Him.

And so, as we think of His blessings,
And as we consider His strife,
We realize the good that comes after
The trials we endure in this life.



  1. What a wonderful poem...your words are sweet and sincere. Thank you for stopping by my blog as well. After we read...we smile.

  2. I loved the poem. You should enter this on some publication. What beautiful thoughts, that were so inspiring.
    Blessings to you!

  3. Words of comfort :) We all need these words and reminders from time to time. Thanks for sharing your comforting writing with us. God bless!

  4. So true!!! I love you Patty! :D Your words here remind me of a scripture... "For verily I say unto you, blessed is he that keepeth my commandments..that he is faithful in tribulation, the reward of the same is greater in the kingdom of heaven.
    Ye cannot behold with your natural eyes, for the present time, the design of your God concerning those things which come hereafter, and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation.
    For after much tribulation come the blessings. Wherefore the day cometh that ye shall be crowned with much glory; the hour is not yet, but is nigh at hand." D&C 58: 2-4
    Patty, if you are in the midst of trials, remember that there IS a reason for it. Don't worry about things that you have no control over or about what people may think or do. As you mentioned in your poem, we have the Atonement. All that matters is that Heavenly Father loves you, and through the Atonement all things will one day work out as they should. He loves you, Patty. And so do I. :)
    Corine :D