The Visit (5 Minute Friday)


What do you desire,
but this one, specific thing?
That which lies within 
will make your heart sing…
It is in the desire
to feel the presence near
of those we love and who love us
and all we hold dear
I long for you to stay
and spend some time alone
not distracted by your thoughts
or with your fancy phone
Not making your to do list
or dishing out demands
But with an open heart 
that yields to my commands
The one that sits and visits
will know me very well
I promise to reveal myself 
John 14:21 does tell
Whom receives my instruction
sees the Son of Man
In the stillness, sees me
and my Fathers Mighty hand. 
Poetry is my default! Join us at Lisa Jo’s where we write for 5 minutes on Friday, and sometimes Thursday, but last night I hit the hay at 9 PM, folks! 
Five Minute Friday

Blind-spots (5 Minute Friday: See)

Well, it is time for 5 Minute Friday hosted by The Gypsy Mama, herself, Lisa -Jo Baker. Jumping back in for the first time in 2014- I missed the first gathering of this year because each First Friday of the month Recovering Church Lady and I host our own small gathering of writing friends called Random Journal Day! Feeling a little rusty, but here we go…the prompt is SEE:

I’m barely awake, rubbing sleep from my eyes. I’ve been wondering lately what it is I need to see that I’m not seeing. What is it, Lord, that I’m missing. What do I need to learn that I’m not getting?
But, I do believe I am starting to see.
Because, everyone has blind-spots.
I don’t deny that I have mine.
Spiritual scars, scratches, and pits remain on the surface, yet still, I cling to my own understanding.
How long will it take to shed this skin?
How long before I really see?

I keep rolling around in circles…
Yet, I have access to the One who made blind men see.
I long for it to be me.
Feel free to rub the sleep out of your own eyes, and join in-
see you there!
Five Minute Friday

Whatsoever Things Are True…(5 Minute Friday-True/Truth)


Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
Revelation 19:11

Whatsoever things are true…
 I was just thinking that how sometimes the things that make me desire truth, crave true – are the things that are not so lovely. I was pondering while I waited tonight for pictures to download, just sitting, enjoying the still that comes in the quietness of waiting moments. Oddly, I was thinking how much I need others. 
 What I realized, and have always known, behind the curtain, as I peeked through, is that I always believed I was nothing. Because when you have had your boundaries crossed, voice silenced and truth denied to your face, you become nothing. You buy the lie and think it must be true. And maybe that is the hardest thing to overcome-this nothingness you believe you are, this one consuming lie. Or perhaps the hardest thing to overcome when you believe you are nothing is the desire to make yourself something. 
The desire to be something, someone – drives to extremes and I have tasted it like- salty tears rolling down damp cheeks. I have felt that measured meting out of enough, that never satisfies, is never really enough.
But He satisfies. 
The one thing I come back to again and again, is Him. Him. The one whose name is True. This one whose name sets free, completes, embraces my nothingness and breathes life, love, truth into my wounded places and settles my restless heart. 
Whatsoever things are true…are the things I want to return to, because the fact is, the things that are not true, the lies, the unlovely, will remain-yet we behold His glory, are transformed by His grace.
And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18

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Five Minute Friday

Sunday Afternoon in the Park (Walk With Me)

I took a walk around Roger Williams Park on Sunday afternoon.
I really only walked a small part of the 435 Acres, but I drank in the foliage and enjoyed the beautiful natural exhibits. I had intended to see more – especially my fave, The Temple to Music, but my little feet were begging to stop, as I had worn boots instead of sneakers. Of course, this is the time of year when the very popular Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular happens, and there are always many things going on at the Roger Williams Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, The Museum and more…but I was just meandering and taking in the exquisite sights freely offered up on the grounds. Walk with me…

I believe in living like a local tourist! 

BUT with a few words: 

Girl Talk (5 Minute Friday-She)

When we say She,
let it be 
that every word 
upon our lips 
edifies relationships
When we say she,
may it be said of us
that we did not once  throw
the one not present 
“under the bus.”
When we say she
let those around us see
all that 
girls and woman can be
because of One sweet Savior’s
gift of Calvary
May our talk reflect
the giver’s dialect
and may every she 
we see,
be blessed.
I’m just laying here all scrunched up in bed with my daughter’s tiny laptop and thinking about how sweet it would be if girl talk could always magnify His grace. Happy Friday, Friends. So here is my 5 minutes of untamed verse,
for those of you who would like to join in, Click and join the  ride!
Five Minute Friday

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