Five Minute Friday: Drive

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously.

for reformed world-savers and grace-leashers

when driven to save the world
Sabbath becomes 
unredeemed time
and death knells on your watch

either we’re all free falling into fire
or we aren’t; no such thing as saving
both sides of theological coins
and spending them, too

either we’re all built to belong
or we aren’t; no such thing as slicing
the sinner into acceptable parts
and still loving them, too

and when invited to love the world
Grace becomes
and abundant life resurrects

You can find the link up for today’s prompt here.

We all have a story. If yours includes relearning what it means to have a relationship with God, an especially warm welcome to you.

If connecting with God is something you want, but has also felt stressful lately, I have some good news—being with God can be incredibly uncomplicated. Kind of like grabbing ice cream with a close friend.

I’ve collected a list of gentle starting points for connection with God. 7 suggestions, each requiring 5 minutes or less…”quiet time” not included. I’d love to send it to you.

3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Drive”

  1. Once again, I am in awe of your writing and faith! Your insights are so beautifully expressed. I cannot read this without becoming both emotional and inspired. Thank you, Amanda. (Karen, FMF #9)

  2. The currency in which we’re paid
    in God’s coin as we live
    can’t be hoarded, can’t be saved,
    for we are meant to give
    the sum of that which is bestowed
    as love that we express,
    and what we give is what we’re owed,
    no more, and yeah, no less.
    And thus we’re rich as Midas
    with no penny to our name,
    for our Father’s true to us,
    and gifts us with His Name
    to walk the world in His own stead,
    and give away our daily bread.


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