It’s that time of week again. Five Minute Friday.

It’s when many of us gather together on Twitter Thursday night for a Five Minute Friday party (#fmfparty). We catch up on life, get our one-word prompt, and go off on our own to write for five minutes straight with no editing. We share our posts at Kate Motaung’s where we encourage and uplift one another. I’d love for you to join the fun in whatever way you can… on your blog, in the comments below, on a piece of paper at home.

This week’s word:




I need the quiet.

I so need the quiet.

quietThe early morning hours when our home is dark, and I’m the first one to rise. I turn on a lamp, make my coffee, and sit in the quiet.

It’s in the quiet, where I find my strength for the day. I find peace that surpasses all understanding. I find guidance, and blessing, and comfort. Because it’s in those minutes when I am alone with my Bible and alone with my God that I’m equipped for the rest of the day, and equipped for life.

Nothing is as important as this time of quiet.

Without it, I’m a mess. Oh, I’ve proven that to be true. And as the world screams louder and louder, and as my schedule becomes more full, I often have to fight for this time. But it’s worth it. It’s so very worth it.

No matter how loudly the word screams at you today, no matter how full your schedule is, no matter how hard you have to fight for it, find time to be quiet.

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 NIV

And let’s rest there for a time. We’ll be glad we did.





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