Five Minute Friday- Goodbye

 

On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?

Here are the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link backhere and invite others to join in.

3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:

Today’s prompt is:  Goodbye

Ready? GO!

Today I say, “Goodbye.”

I say goodbye to words spoken out loud, to external processing, to kiddo belly laughs in the living room and begging puppy barks for apples sticky wrapped in peanut butter.  I say goodbye to television and Facebook, and *gasp* my cell phone.  I say goodbye to the neverending noise that I steep my life in.

But only for a little while….I’ll be back soon.

This afternoon, at 3 pm sharp, I will enter into a time of silence with 14 other retreatants.  For three days we will give each other the gift of a community of silence.  Silent, but not alone.

I am excited and I am TERRIFIED.

After all the hustle and bustle of the last two months and the deep community with my church last week, I am already feeling the effects of withdrawal…the sudden margin in my life has left me reeling…a little sad….and jones-ing for another hit of constant togetherness.

But today I say “goodbye” to my earthly community to say “hello” to my God.

I have spent intentional time in silence and prayer before, but never this long.  There are great things moving and swirling around me, and I desperately seek the center of God’s Will.  Will you pray for me this weekend?

STOP!

6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday- Goodbye

  1. Well I must admit … I am so jealous!
    Oh to be able to escape into His peace for such a protracted length of time. So glorious – so intentional – so necessary!
    I will pray that you hear Him fully and learn from Him.
    I will also leave you with a word that God woke me up for last night that means the world to me and may to you as well – Job 33:33
    “But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”
    Blessings … I want a full report on Monday! 🙂
    Felecia

    • Oh! Thank you, thank you for sharing that word from the Lord (and for your prayers)! Thank you (did I already say that? My heart is just saying it over and over again!)…

      Full report…yes, ma’am! Will do!

      Have a beautiful weekend!

  2. Sending prayers your way! Can’t wait to see what the weekend has in store for you, friend. Silence has a way of being oh so loud in just the right way.

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