Five Minute Friday: Recover

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.

and who told you
you’d walk a dusty
always in the
right direction?

what caused you to think
maps are always
right side up and
unfailingly correct?

when were those 
foolish promises
made to you, that there would 
never be a need
to change your mind?

why so much surprise when
the path winds steeply
upwards, blocking your gaze
from the stars on which
you’ve depended?

how will you ever recover
your sense of direction
if you only ever
talk with your Guide
along the journey?

Maybe you’re like me, and your walk with God has taken unexpected hairpin turns. If that’s the case, sometimes simplicity is a helpful tool—and tuning into the presence of our pathway Companion can be as simple as noticing our five senses. Not for the sake of directions (though those would be nice), but for the sake of recovering the love of walking with him in the first place.

I’ve created a simple guide for using our senses to connect with God in ordinary everyday moments. I’d love to send it to you. Subscribe below to receive it.

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

By the way, if you’re a writer ready for direction + companionship on the writing journey, Hope*Writers is open for new members through today, Friday, May 28th, 2021. I’m a grateful affiliate and would love to see you there. Check out all you need to know about membership here.

11 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Recover”

  1. I am SO glad I have found your blog again this week, Amanda! Your words are so uniquely creative and inspirational. I’m always drawn to the idea of pathways and journeys, too.
    (Karen FMF #15)

    • Thank you, Karen! That’s so kind. I agree, the picture of taking a journey is so helpful for me to keep close…helps me be patient with others, and myself. Thanks so much for visiting!

  2. I’m a swimmin’ in the dark
    through a sea of deepest black,
    just a-waitin’ for a shark
    to sneak up behind my back.
    I’m a swimmin’ for the shore,
    started in the light of day,
    but can’t see the stars no more,
    and I guess I’ve lost my way.
    I’m a swimmin’, gettin’ weary,
    and the current’s pretty strong,
    and it’s tough, my stayin’ cheery
    when the swim has been so long,
    and though the water’s gettin’ deeper,
    somewhere’s a Lighthouse, and its Keeper.


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