Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Five Minuet Friday: Rest

Do you have a few minutes to join in the fun? Do you want to write for the love of writing on one given prompt. Really, it is great and if you want to join in, you'll find the link up here for Five Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo's place. 

Officially, the rules are:

Five Minute Friday1. Write for 5 minutes (A few weeks ago, I made this confession that I don't always exactly keep to the five minutes. )
2. Link up at Lisa-Jo's  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 in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...

And the Five Minute Friday prompt for this week is : Rest


I almost felt like I needed to apologize. When he ran that quick errand yesterday, and took the three kids with him and left me with a few rare moments of quiet in the middle of the afternoon. 

When he returned everything appeared the same as when they had left. The dishwasher still stood open like an empty cave and the sink was still half filled with dirty dishes with remnants of yet another meal and the crumbs were still scattered all about me as though Hansel and Gretel needed to find their way back.

We had company coming that night and I had things that needed to get done.

But as I heard the garage door open and van doors close, I was sitting at the computer. When I got up and set to work about the kitchen, he took my place and read my words. Then he questioned; he thought I would have taken the time to rest.

I assured him, I did think of it, but I realized, and quietly admitted to him and to myself, that letting these thoughts and words finally flow, was rest to me.


  1. Lovely. Sometimes writing is definitely rest - I love journaling and find great rest in that. Thanks for sharing. Here from FMF.

  2. What splendor it is to have those too few quiet moments to ourselves to find rest, using those moments in ways that give our soul rest! :)

  3. I so agree. Sometimes spilling my thoughts and words through writing is all the rest I need.


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