Five Minute Friday: Here

I love joining Lisa-Jo and her band of merry word weavers for Five Minute Fridays. Today, we write on “Here”, which leaves itself open to a lot of interpretation. I like that. What’s your take? Give it five minutes and join us at Lisa-Jo’s.

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them.

Today’s Prompt: Here

I woke up to rain streaking the window. The sky weighs heavy with gray and I know exactly how the heavens feel. My son asks if I am praying at the kitchen table and I try to think of a way to tell the truth without looking like a heathen.

I stare at facebook on the open laptop. Can I say it was Biblegateway? Probably not.

I feel the water wanting to flow from the inside out. Once again, I disappointed someone. Once again, I made a wrong choice. And I probably should be praying about it, but instead I open up Facebook and think here, here I will find a distraction.

Words of grace pop up on the page. Words that run like honey over a wounded soul. I look up from the table when a streak of light bursts through the clouds. The light is eating the darkness in a corner of the sky. And I feel it cracking wide inside. He found me here anyway.


  • Praying for you my friend.


  • Amazing post, really beautiful. Don’t worry, there’s grace and mercy from the only one whose opinion really matters. Keep pressing on.

  • Yes. We’ve all been in that place of despondency … and yet the light dawns and we recieve hope.

  • The blessing curse of technology. If you seek Him, he is here in these screens through the words of others. But it also distracts. And I struggle with feeling guilty because I do not want my girls to see me on the computer too often.

  • Hi, Kimberly. I’m visiting from Five Minute Friday. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post! Your words are so honest – I appreciate that. Sometimes I still struggle with the desire to run FROM God instead of running TO Him when I mess up. Each day, I’m learning more and more to trust Him as a good Daddy. I love how He meets us where we’re at – that He hunts us down when we’re too upset to turn to Him. and I love that He’ll use ANYTHING to minister to us. He’s so merciful 🙂 bless you!

  • Awesome.