Five Minute Friday — Broken

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. You might remember the task is to write for five minutes on a specific prompt word.

The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker ( who thought about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And she figured, why not take five minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

There are a couple hundred bloggers who pause to post on the prompt word of the week. It’s fun getting the prompt, thinking about it for a couple of minutes and getting to work producing something readable (you hope) in just five minutes. You should link over and read some of the posts. They don’t disappoint.

The prompt this week is BROKEN.

Here goes. The timer is set for five minutes {clock starts now}

I walked in the kitchen nook and discovered a small Precious Moments saucer in pieces, broken on the floor. I don’t know how it happened. Did someone hit it? Did the everyday vibrations push it off the edge? Was there a sudden breeze?

It didn’t matter. It was broken, pieces and shards scattered all around. It wasn’t an heirloom, but it was something I gave to my wife a long time ago. It was far from being irreplaceable.  Yet, I tried to super glue it together, knowing with missing chunks and glue residue cutting through the words, it was never going to be whole again.

As I was going through the exercise, I was reminded I, too, have been shattered on the floor, broken physically, emotionally and spiritually. But while I attempt to super glue myself back together — with the same results as the saucer — I know there will be a time when … STOP

I will be made whole again. This Good Friday reminds me of that truth. Our Lord was beaten, battered and crucified singularly for me and collectively for all of us. It wasn’t the end of the story, just a piece of it. The story ends with the glory of an empty tomb and a Jesus made whole.

That five minutes whisked by quickly… Happy Easter, everyone. Jesus Christ lives! Alleluia! Alleluia!

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The mind is a computer.  You get out of it as much as you put in.

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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Broken

  1. katemotaung says:

    Yes, we’re all shattered, aren’t we? Yet praise God for His restoration, for only He can truly make us whole again. Blessings to you this Easter weekend.


  2. TamrahJo says:

    Reminds me of the story of the young Jewish boy in Nazi Germany, who found a broken mirror from a soldier’s motorcycle mirror after the war – there was one big piece among the shards that he sanded down to a smooth round piece and he used to play with it, reflecting light into dark spaces –

    So the story goes – he told the author (Robert Fulghum) that like the broken mirror, he had been shattered into pieces, but also, like the piece he had salvaged, he could hone himself and become a light to shine into dark places – –

    I love that story and try to always remember it when I’m feeling shattered – Now, I shall remember your story, as well – –

    Blessings this Easter and always –


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