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, April 12, 2013

Five Minute Friday - Here

Here is my favorite time of the week.  I get to unwind, get out my slow computer and just type.  It is relaxing, it is encouraging, and most of all, it is fun.  Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back over at Lisa Jo's and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. 
OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::



I used to live in the "later" in my life.  I used to think that "when this is over", or "when the kids are out of diapers", or "when I have money", then all would be well and I would be happy.  I am older now and hopefully just a little bit wiser in my life.  I want to live in the here and now.  I want to relish the experience and the blessings that are around me.  
I am learning to savor life and all it's possibilities.  Even the bad is still a moment in life.  It is to be cherished and revered.  It is to be learned from and listened to.  It is a part of who I become.  Each part of life is a blessing.  Each one of us is cared for and loved, right now and right here.  He knows our hearts and our souls.  He knows our reaching and our anguish.  He knows what we need to become closer to Him.  
He wants us to experience joy.  He wants us to live and learn and return at last to Him.  He wants us just as we are right now.  He wants us to bring our sorrows and our tears to His engraved hands.  He wants us to come to know Him and to need Him in our lives.  Both in our times of sorrow and even in our times of joy.  He teaches me to not take anything for granted.  To realize that I am surrounded by blessings and by love.  He teaches me that He is HERE, right now, with me.  I am learning that HERE is right where I need to be most of all.  So, for this moment, I am here.  


This is my year of 1000 blessings.  I am trying to recognize and find them day by day.  It reminds me to keep focused on the positive, in spite of myself.

1000 Blessings

16.  I am grateful for Humor.  It helps me to get through the hard times.
17.  Learning, that it continues on.  Each day I learn more and more.
18.  Good Speakers, who teach me those things that make me grow.
19.  The support, encouragement and inspiration of good friends.
20.  Goodie gifts from the trauma conference, first aid kits for my girls, chapstick and about 100 ink pens.  All of which will be used with gratitude.


  1. Oh, sweet grace - I love these words. That he is with us, in the here and now - and he wants us right here, as we are - this is something too wonderful for me to hold. But I am so, so grateful. Thank you for sharing this. ~ from FMF

  2. Makes me appreciate being here.

  3. Lovely thoughts on this one; I loved it. I also like your thankful list. I may start my own again.