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.
if I could escape gravity’s chains
and melt into the clouds
I’d quickly find out
the frozen ceiling of the world ends up
and maybe I’d settle for flying low
since the grass is always greener
and the next star is always colder.
You can find the link up for today’s prompt here.
We hear the message on repeat—we “should” be walking with God, all day, every day.
The how of this way of life is often missing. And what does it actually mean, anyway?
To my mind, true connection is what we’re after. I’ve developed a resource that could be a simple starting place.
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10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Lift”
Hi, I’m your neighbor today on FMF. Whether we dig our roots deep by the stream (Ps and Jer) or soar like an eagle, our hearts are tethered to God. Rhonda
I pray you are able to escape gravity’s chains and find peace and not coldness, Amanda.
~Lisa, FMF #12
Thanks for visiting, Lisa!
I never say amen.
… Okay? 😀 If I had to guess, I’d say you’re referring to a “pray without ceasing” mindset! Great way to live!
I always seek out your posts because I love your creativity and new ways of seeing! Today I love the flying low part; I read it as humility and contentment with what is. Thank you again. (Karen, FMF #20)
Thank you so much, Karen! Yes, flying low can be just as lovely as soaring high. Thank you for your words!
I once chose to fly real low,
thinking it would bring fun times,
but silly me, I didn’t know
’bout the gol-durned ‘lectric lines.
I knocked out power for a town
on a real hot summer day,
and, of course, when I got down,
waited dude from FAA,
who thought to take my license
for this mad flat-hatting session,
then thought (moment of silence)
that I’d truly learned my lesson
while I tried to look quite penitential,
but the aeroplane was just a rental.
Yikes…well, you got a good story out of it, I guess?! “Mad flat-hatting session” indeed!