Five Minute Friday is here, and this week I am back to bringing you a rhyming poem in five! Linking up a day late, as I was working hard on a project yesterday. Today’s word is LOST. This poem ended up evolving into using the sea and sailing as a metaphor for life. I am excited to share it with you! If you are in need of encouragement today because you are feeling lost or burdened by your troubles, I hope you will take comfort in these words. I am including the powerful story of the spiritual song Amazing Grace as part of today’s story. Lost When you’ve wandered off the path and don’t know where to turn, When the waters are no longer calm and … Continue Reading →
It’s Five Minute Friday and the word this week is MESSENGERS. I had such fun with this word! I have written another fairy poem for the fairy poetry book I am working on publishing. Today’s poem is called “The Fairy Messengers”. Most of my fairy poetry is inspired by my garden and the wide variety of flowers, greenery and creatures I “play” with there. Get ready to be sprinkled with fairy dust! The Fairy Messengers: Quick as a flash they dart through the sky, Rarely seen by the naked eye. Over field and meadow they carry your dreams, As they ride on the back of dragonfly wings. Leaving love notes on flowers and sprinkling new seeds, Following the wind wherever it leads. Merry with joy, laughing … Continue Reading →
We often take the simple things-those small seemingly insignificant things in life for granted. I like looking beyond the small to see the power of what small can do! Today’s Five Minute Friday word is HANDS. Here is what I have to say (in the form of today’s free verse poem called “These Ordinary Extraordinary Hands”): These Ordinary Extraordinary Hands: He says my hands are small, as he holds them up to his. I smile and think- These hands, these seemingly small and delicate hands, do Large things. And I marvel at them now Just thinking of all the ways in which they’ve served me and served others. These hands turn simple ingredients like flour, sugar and butter into glorious meals that fill the tummy and fill … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday, so you know what that means! Today is a real treat, because we writers are linking up at a wonderful women’s network that is part of DaySpring , called inCourage! Long before I ever started We Live Inspired!, I was part of this network in some way, shape or form. In fact, I remember when the site was first created ( I think I read the very first post). It’s a wonderful place of encouragement for women, so you may want to check it out by clicking the links in this paragraph. Today’s 5 min. writing word is WORSHIP. I hope you will enjoy today’s poem! Go Just as We Are It needn’t be a Sunday, pre-planned at certain times Or in a crowd … Continue Reading →
Every Friday I write for 5 minutes straight in poetry style (free verse or rhyme depending on what I am able to do with the word of the week) and share it at Lisa Jo’s with a wonderful community of writers, some who have become friends. I hope you will enjoy your time here each Friday (and beyond!). Today’s word is REMEMBER. Let’s see what I can do with it. Go The Path of Blessings: As I traverse this path of life, I hope to not remember strife. I hope to leave all woes behind, And walk with joy the road that winds. And stop to help my fellow man, And do good deeds where I can. And drink in sunshine when it shows, And stop to bend where … Continue Reading →
It’s time for another 5 min. Friday! Mine this week is written poetry style again. The words flowed out easily this week with the word “Look”(as opposed to last week’s fiasco with the word “race”). If you would like to freely write for 5 minutes , not worrying about the outcome, please join me by either leaving your 5 min. Friday in the comments section at the website, or by posting to the We Live Inspired facebook page HERE (if you are not a blogger). If you ARE a blogger, why not join in with LisaJo’s (The Gypsy Mama’s) FMF community and link up with us HERE today? Go Look Look at me- Here I am. My authentic self in all its glory. The good parts, The bad parts. … Continue Reading →
Today’s blog post is something new I tried this week. It’s a 5 min. writing exercise prompted by Lisa-Jo, a community leader at the InCourage (part of Dayspring) network for women. I was a bit chicken to do it, but anyways…here goes. If you are a blogger and want to participate in 5 min. Fridays, there is a new word prompt each week , and you can click through the link at the bottom of this to check it out. Rules: 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them … Continue Reading →
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