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.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Five Minute Friday - SONG

Five Minute Friday

Got five minutes? Let’s write. Let’s write in shades of real and brave and unscripted.
Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.

“Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.” 
~E. B. White~

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back over at Lisa Jo's place and invite others to join in.
3. Be generous and leave an encouraging comment for the person who linked up before you. That’s the best part about this community.

Today’s prompt is:



“Life, he realized, was much like a song. 
In the beginning there is mystery, 
in the end there is confirmation, 
but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides 
to make the whole thing worthwhile.”
~ Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song ~

For me, a good song is more than music pieced together with notes and pen.  For me, it is the words, the story that is told, the beauty of the moment when a lesson is taught and people change.  In the middle where the emotion resides to make the whole thing remembered and worth singing. 
Sometimes, I don't like the emotion.  It can be intense and uncomfortable.  I have felt lost and alone in the song of my life.  I have felt both unneeded and unwanted.  But I have also felt great love, I have felt humor and laughter in the tears.  I have felt small sticky hands and sweet baby kisses wipe away the sorrows of my heart and teach me the words that I need to sing in my song. 
A song is a thing of beauty unfolding, using the black keys as well as the white ones.  Using the sorrows as well as the joys in my life.  Using all the strings and all the notes.  A song is not just about the good things, often the one that touches my heart most and brings about the greatest learning are the notes that remind me I am human.  It is the song in my life that makes me want to change something and be just a little better than I am. 
The songs that I know in my heart are interspersed with sorrow and joy; with mistakes and forgiveness, with longing and love, with loneliness and completion.  The song of my life is not simple, but it is unique.  It whispers to me of who I really am as well as of who I can become. 
The song in my heart plays light melodies and dark discords all blended together to make a masterpiece.  With His song, I become whole, at peace, and most of all, loved.  His song brings me home. 


Now it is your turn.  What can you write in just five minutes?  Don't forget to go back over at Lisa Jo's and link up with the rest of us.  Hope to see you there.


  1. This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing. :) Thank you also for visiting my blog!

  2. Beautiful! I especially love the part "using the black keys as well as the white ones."

  3. I really enjoyed your lovely thoughts today. Our lives are a like music and you captured this in very heartfelt words.

  4. Through Christ, all things are made new and wonderful. It has been through song that I have grown closer to God. <3