Five Minute Friday
Here’s the deal. Five Minute Friday. You go find the little prompt at the wonderful Lisa-Jo’s blog, set the time and write for five minutes, and then just stop. Where you are, no edits, just publish raw words.


It’s 12:41 as I type this. I’ve been frantically working with a lovely lady to edit something for work…for 39 minutes.

And we eventually just had to change the whole plan.

So the fact that my first ever #FiveMinuteFriday happens to be today, and it’s on REST?

Oh, God’s irony. It’s my absolute favorite.

I choose a word each year and I never really know what it’s going to be until a month or two into the year. Last semester particularly, that word was rest.

It never seems like we do enough of that. Example A: I’m sitting here in the morning, with college classes beckoning in just a few hours.

The thing is though, rest isn’t always an action – though it often can be a physical thing. I think it’s also a state of mind, a way of viewing your day.

I can go into tomorrow worried about the interview I have at 2:00, the packing that must happen and my to-do list that has to be completed before leaving for home {I can’t wait! It’s been way too long!}…or I can wake up, spend a few minutes in the Word, head to class, and be intentional with every conversation.

In the cafeteria, rest. Talk to a friend, don’t rush.

On the way to the interview, rest. Talk it over with Him, place the control in His hands.

While packing and doing all the little things, play worship music and breathe. REST.

Tomorrow I’ll be resting in Him.

And maybe I’ll even add a nap in there. Bonus points for putting it on my to-do list…one more thing checked off, right?