Friday, December 30, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Open

On Fridays around these parts we link up with Lisa-Jo and we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?   

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:



Ah, it seems that I am having another "opposite day" with the Gypsy Mama. She wants us to write about "open" when I feel closed off. Would that I could wave a wand and make it different.

I need to be open. I need to be very open - to change, to new ideas, to the path God is leading me down. I need to be open to receiving what He needs to give me for this next leg of the journey. It will not be easy, I know, so being open to His wisdom is going to be paramount.

I need to be open to trying new things - new foods, new social situations, new ways of thinking about my life. I am trying to surround myself with people who can teach me about these things and people who can just love and support me while it is happening. 

I need to open up my heart to the people around me and share the love that God has given me for all of them. It sounds easier than it is sometimes. But that is what I want - for the people around me to FEEL the love I have for them - not just know about it in their minds. What amazing things could happen if I opened up my heart.

God, open me up. I am Your vessel. Open me to whatever You need me to do for Your work. And bless those around me who are trying to be open to You as well. May the journey be smooth for them. 

In Jesus name, Amen.


As always, I'm linking up with Lisa-Jo, the Gypsy Mama, and the rest of the gang for Five Minute Friday. Definitely go check out what other people are saying over there!



  1. in many ways, praying those same things right along with you.
    appreciate your opening up and sharing this day. thank you.

  2. Thank you for leaving a comment on my post, bringing me here :-)
    I get what you're saying, totally!
    It sounds like an easy thing to do, to be open I mean, but it's hard, really hard, most of the time!
    Wishing you all the best for 2012!

  3. Great post. Thanks for being so real!
    Blessings, Tirzah

  4. Lord, fill our cup that we might pour out your blessings to all those on our way, for your glory. Trusting with you ...

  5. Sometimes when you want to do one thing, but the Lord wants to give you a gentle nudge in the other direction, he will toss something as easy as a writing prompt in your lap. I believe the fact that you wrote this and asked for God's help is you opening up right there! God bless, Carolyn!


Thank you for joining me here.

Moral support, prayers, and witty comments always appreciated.