Five Minute Friday — Joy

The rest of weekend is going to be a blur, so I figured I would carve out my five minutes for Five Minute Friday now. That’s where 100-plus gather at Kate’s place ( to write for five minutes on a prompt word. No frills. No deep thought. Just five minutes of riding herd on the thoughts of the mind as they rumble to the fingers.

So here goes. The prompt is JOY. The timer is set. So, let’s GO

There has been little joy in Mudville these past two weeks. Too many people have died. Too many people are struggling with those losses. Too many people are just plain struggling.

I’m one. Joy has been hard to come by. I’ve been in a retrospective mood, a little sullen. The oomph has exited the building.

But, despite it all, I can look beyond the current dirge.  I know everything happens for a reason. I know people come and go in our lives. I know death is a part of life. I know after the storm comes the sunlight. I know after the sorrow comes the joy.

I lean on the words in Ecclesiastes at times like this … a time to be born, and a time to die … a time to weep, and a time to laugh … a time to mourn, and a time to dance …

The joy in life escapes me today. But the promise of God will be there tomorrow. And because He lives, I can wait for tomorrow. STOP

And that’s reason for joy.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Stop looking for perfect answers in this world and start accepting the ones that are right.

About wisdomfromafather

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

  1. suntreeriver says:

    visiting from FMF! thanks for reminding us how the scriptures themselves remind us, ground us, and help with (often needed) perspective. Peace to all of us!


  2. oneta hayes says:

    I love how your word pictures flow. Thoughts of the mind as they rumble through the fingers – nice. Hope your joy comes back soon. Meanwhile keep writing. We need your inspiration. Your down Times still teach as you share them with us. Thanks.


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