Five Minute Friday – PATH

It’s Friday again! Every week, I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is PATH! Go!

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Path. What a week to be writing about this word.

I’ve actually been contemplating this word all week. Not in the sense of “where will this path lead me?” but in wondering “where might I be today if Jesus hadn’t rescued me?”  Yes, it’s a rhetorical question, but it’s a good question to ask it sometimes.

Where might I be today? Maybe divorced, maybe childless, maybe depressed, maybe dead.

Last weekend, I finally wrote about my 25-year battle with Tendonitis and I have been surprised at Read more

When the Plan Changes Forever

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Feeling sore after a good practice wasn’t a strange thing. Every musician knows the drill. Practice hard, rest well. Exam season was around the corner, and I was determined to ace this one.

But something felt odd today. My hands were unusually sore, and that soreness kept radiating higher and higher with each passing hour. Flip, I must’ve played longer than I thought I did. That happens when the metronome is clicking.

The metronome. That love-hate relationship with the click-clack-clack.  Like a teacher you love to hate, it annoys you at first but then lulls you into a hypnotic state of precision and excellence. It was just such a moment that took me ‘over the edge.’ Read more

Five Minute Friday – LOYAL

Hooray, it’s Friday! Every Friday, I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is LOYAL! Go!

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“ Oh Jesus, Please! I need to sleep.” But sleep would allude* me. I kept hearing sounds. Imaginary voices of intruders, once again prowling the halls and violating our spaces. It was terrifying. No, they hadn’t hurt us. Yes, they only took “stuff.” But we were definitely changed, forever, never again to go back to that place of simple innocence.

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Enter Bella, a high-strung, Jack Russell puppy who needed much love and attention. Read more