What! It’s Friday? And I’m working on Five Minute Friday?
It’s definitely time to look up!
Seriously, I have always had the desire to put the words on paper (okay, the screen). Blame it on busyness, schedules or — okay — procrastination, more often than not the assignment shifts to Saturday. But I’m here today, as I usually am every week. And I do it because I believe in it and the community.
I don’t have to tell you the drill — I’ve done that many times over — but there is something different. The link is now on Facebook at http://www.fiveminutefriday.com. I hope to see some of you there.
As I’ve been doing, here’s Kim’s take on the value of the exercise, taken from snippets found in Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat as an added inducement to join in.
“FMF has been a desperately-needed community to me when I had none in my real life. I have made friendships there I know will only deepen over time. My FMF family has cheered me on when I didn’t think I had anything worthwhile to say and they’ve prayed with me when things went wrong in my life. I have tried to do the same for them. FMF is not just about the writing — it’s about relationships we form while we are writing.”
Kim is so right. FMF is way more than just writing. It’s extending our family and our outreach.
So, it’s time to set the timer for five minutes, settle down and ponder on the prompt, FUTURE. GO …
I don’t dwell on the future very much. I don’t dwell on the past very much, either. I’m more a Que Sera, Sera type of guy quite content in living in the moment.
The truth is if Marty McFly and Doc Brown showed up with their DeLorean, I wouldn’t really know what buttons to push … and not because I’m technologically challenged.
There are some thing I would like to know beforehand … but I honestly can’t say what they are right now. I suppose I would like to know what heaven is like, but then again, while in our earthly future, it’s infinite in the next realm. I suppose it would be helpful to know in advance what pitfalls are ahead, although that might ruin some of the surprise — good or bad.
There are some things I might want to do over … but honestly they are few in number. I marvel at the successes I’ve had and I’ve learned from the mistakes [I am well schooled]. That’s about the best I can say.
Although I can eat better, exercise more or take better care of myself, I can’t add one single second to my days. I have little control over the future and I cannot change the past. But I do have today, this moment in time. I think I’d rather concentrate my efforts on that. … STOP
… Wow. Friday and five minutes flat. Definitely, I would start looking up!
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: God, I ask You to protect me and my family as we go out to tackle this world today. Amen
I love your writing voice! It’s like talking to a friend.
Thanks friend! You made my day.
Loved this, and Kim’s take on the real meaning of the FMF community is spot-on.
I don’t think much about the future either, and perhaps it’s because mine has become drastically foreshortened. I try to enjoy each moment as a gift unto itself, a treasure from God, that, like the manna of the israelites, can’t be hoarded.
God made the world round so we can’t see too far ahead.
There are those who are surprised that I don’t think about Heaven much. I figure that it is un-knowable because of dimensionality. We are as the shadows cast by the divinity within us; we can see the outline, but not the essence. We are one-dimensional beings in the temporal, and in eternity we will meet up with the tripartite, fully three-dimensional God.
Coming into that inheritance will be both shock and delight, I’m sure.
#1 at FMF this week.
Love your outlook.
So true that it can be easy to get caught up in thinking about the past or the future and that’s not helpful if it means we lose our focus on the present which is what we have the power to choose.
This may sound weird but the last time I wrote a FMF post was in 2014. But I remembered you and it’s as the first commenter said – it’s your writing voice. You care truly blessed.
Glad you’re back. Hope everything is well
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Yes! And I must say it really feels great to be back and part of this awesome community.
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I think about all of it, past, present and future! Part of my ADHD I guess. I’m just glad that Jesus is in all of it, guiding me through this amazing maze called life. I love reading your view. #74.
I think about it all too. I just don’t dwell on the past or future. I enjoy the moment and the kind words.