Friday, 12 April 2013


Welcome to my fifth Five Minute Friday foray. 

By the way, did I mention that I just love littering my words with alliteration?

Here we write on a given topic for 5 minutes only, no editing, no over-thinking, no backtracking, just whatever comes straight from the heart.



"This moment is different from any before it. This moment is different, it's now" ~ Incredible String Band

Here. Now. Present in the moment.

Here. In Your presence. Only finding You when we pause.

Stop our mind's constant chatter.

Trust You now, not just when life is easy.

For our see-saw emotions are unreliable.

We feel lost to You.

But You never move away. 

You are continually present.

Ready. Waiting. Listening. 


If...we stop the mind wandering,

still the soul, be quiet before You,

then...This, now, becomes holy.

We surrender and hear You speaking

into the silent chambers of our spirit.

A voice is heard; Your love ever present, 

Your grace new every day; Your peace always surrounding us

if...we remember to seek and pursue it.

Meet me here, Lord, in this short span of time;

help me pay attention, help me find You.

Invade This Moment with Your love.

Help, heal, restore, renew, refresh

this dry and thirsty soul.

I am waiting.

I am here.

I am ready

for Your outpouring.

I receive You. Here. Now.

Thank you.



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  1. oh yes ... 'our mind's constant chatter' ... true, true.


    1. Indeed. It would be great to be able to switch off the internal dialogue sometimes! Thank you, Linda.

  2. Amen :) Beautiful, Joy - thank you for sharing. He is all we need.

    1. I agree with you, Lois. God is everything to us, if we let Him be. Thank you for stopping by! :)x

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! I really appreciate your comment. :)xx

  4. Isn't it an overwhelming feeling when we realize that we are in a holy moment...and we're simply accomplishing the mundane, but we're doing it for Him? This was lovely, thank you for sharing your heart with us.

    1. Oh yes, Linda. It warms our hearts to see the sacred in the secular and the Divine in the daily mundane tasks of life. Thank you for your lovely comment! :)x

  5. Grace new every day...
    Beautiful. Always He's here, just waiting for us to be here with Him.
    Thank you.

    1. You say it well, Helen. And we are so grateful that He is. Bless you :)xx

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    1. Thank you, Denise! You are such an encouragement. Bless you :) xx

  7. Amen! Your blog is a blessing. Greetings from me out a very rainy Holland.

    1. Hi Jedidja! Great to see you again, my friend. Have missed you here. Thank you for the lovely words. Greetings from a balmy, windy, mild England. Hope the rain lets up for you soon. :) xx

  8. I related to the line about the "minds constant chatter." Thank you for a lovely 5 minute Friday. Your writing flows and comforts. And I love the beautiful butterfly.
    God bless you, Joy. Sent with love, Deborah

    1. Yes, it is a constant problem! I'm so pleased this resonated with you, Debby. The butterfly image is beautiful, but it wouldn't show up when I tried to download the post on Facebook, unfortunately. I appreciate your encouragement. Blessings and love :)xx