Friday, July 20, 2018 – Five Minute Friday – Way

“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”

~ C.S. Lewis

I’m joining in with a group of writers for Five Minute Friday where we’re given a prompt (this week it’s WAY) and write for five minutes about it.

One sweltering summer, twenty-four years ago, I felt as though I had lost my way. I spent long, hot, and sleepless nights; confusing and deeply painful days; reflecting and remembering, wishing and missing, spent and empty. it was, without question, the worst summer of my life

i saw no way out of my grief. The truth that the only way out was through, something I believed but railed against. I just wanted the pain of it all to go away.

I clung to the thinnest thread of my faith, and it turned out to be enough. I couldn’t imagine that, twenty four years later, I would be sitting in this place, in this still moment, with a deep and abiding peace.

The way was not clear for me then, but it was for the Creator who had a plan already crafted. I saw dimly, sometimes not at all, but there was a way that would take me through my grief and lead me along a winding path to now.

Right here right now, a husband sleeping next to me on one side, a Yorkie snoring softly on the other, and a sweet little Ladybug Girl asleep in her room downstairs: blessed and grateful.

Soli Deo gloria.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. I agree, Linda, it’s sometimes difficult to see what is being planned for us. You just have to trust!

  2. I love prompt writing – it always surprises me what one or two words can inspire, and in a short period of time.

  3. A song that inspires me during tough times: Don Moen’s “God will make a way.”

    1. Ah yes, that one is a good reminder. I found music comforting during those dark days too—Dallas Holm, Ray Boltz, and others.

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