Five Minute Friday — Lonely

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. I’m proud to be one of the hundreds of bloggers who take part each week and look forward to reading what others write. It’s always a treat reading different interpretations on a common word.

This week’s prompt is LONELY.

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

Look  at all the lonely people. No, it’s not the song; it’s an observation.

See that guy laughing loud and hearty. He might be masquerading a lonely heart. {remember Tracks of My Tears?} See that widow/widower battling to just swing the feet out of bed and start a new day. {been there, done that} See those marginalized, longing for acceptance in the world from which they are ostracized. Look into your own heart. Even half full personalities slip into loneliness at times.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. We do have a friend in Jesus. He can fill those longings and erase the loneliness. We just have to ask Him into our lives.

Does that mean we will never be lonely? Of course not … but it does mean we know the loneliness is temporary and will again be replaced with joy and fulfillment. STOP

Well, that’s it.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Nothing is ever lost by courtesy.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Lonely

  1. Lisa says:

    Very observant…I tell my students that we must be kind..we must….so many kids are lonely and hurting…they’re all around us.


    • This is what make FMF fun … the interaction. Yes, all too often, things aren’t what they appear to be. And we must be vigilant. And we must let the Love of God shine through us for others to see and feel. Loved your post, too. West Point Moms Bake sounds like a great idea … and a great way to ease loneliness thousands of miles away. Bless you for that ministry!


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