Five Minute Friday — Turn

On a drab, dismal Friday — one of the reasons I waited until Saturday — it was refreshing to plug into the Thursday night Twitter Party for Kate’s word for the week — TURN! Just thinking about it brought sunshine to the day.

You know the drill. It’s Friday {or Saturday}, we have a prompt, we write, we post, we share. And it all comes down at Kate’s place on Facebook at I’ve told you before … you should check it out. Better yet, you should join in.

For another take, Miranda contributes from Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat, “The five minute Friday community has been a HUGE blessing to me. As a new blogger who is going through a very difficult time in her life, it is nice to have a group of bloggers who stand and encourage me through this blogging journey. We all have each other’s back and [are] each other’s biggest cheerleaders.”

There you have it. Listen to Miranda.

I guess it’s time to get started. The timer has been set so we’ll sing out way through the next five minutes. TURN…

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven

Yes, that was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the post Thursday night … and it percolated through my mind all day Friday.

I was referring to the Byrds’ version of the Pete Seeger song, although there are others. And I think it stuck with me because it was one of the first times I remembered Scripture being used to create a pop song. The words are from Ecclesiastes and relay a strong message.

There is a time for all things … a time to be born … a time to die … a time to laugh … a time to mourn … a time to plant … a time to reap.

It’s a bold challenge for all of use regardless of religious persuasion. Life is a a series of seasons and ebbs and flows. There are good times and there are not so good times. But in all things, we can know

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven

May we always remember that basic tenet and live our life to the fullest! Blessings are hidden in the good and the bad … we … STOP

sometimes just have look a little harder.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The disappointments, the defeats, the disasters — they don’t cause our dark side. They expose it.

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4 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Turn

  1. A time to every purpose, and a purpose for every time. Only a fool would want pancreatic cancer, but a bigger fool would throw away the lessons and the grace, and lash out in resentment.


  2. rememberingtocountmyblessings says:

    I love it when music reminds me of truth. I hope you have a great weekend.


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