Friday, October 26, 2012


Easing my way back into a writing routine after a very stressful week that stole these moments from me...


Unscripted.  Unedited.  Real.
Writing for five minutes.
A sort of writing flash mob.

Five Minute Friday

Today's Prompt:

You have been here, all this time. 
You were borne into me in the rushing of waters and the swirling of dust. 
Small and frail, perhaps, but you entered the world on holy orders.
You were called into being by the Voice that spoke life into all of creation and, as a result, you have meaning.

You have been known to hide. 
For years, even. 
Taking refuge in the shadows created by other voices, you believed you weren't as important.
Or as eloquent.
Or as relevant.

But there came a day when your timid little soul could hold back the damn no longer and the words came rushing, tumbling and rattling themselves across time and space.

And, standing there, bare and naked, washed clean by the holy waters, you remained.

And though some days you are an Aspen leaf, shaking wildly in the wind, you are golden.

Go, then.
Fling yourself upon the expanse of creation and sing...echoing, all the while, the Voice that breathed you into being. 


  1. Wow, beautiful! I LOVE your words and thoughts!

  2. Oh, Holly. Praying that the things that have kept your voice silent this week are removed so that we can continue to hear the God-breathed Voice that speaks light and life to this world and makes the Father proud.

  3. Found your post from twitter. What beautiful words! You so elegantly captured the expanse of creation and individual purpose. Lovely! I will be back to visit for sure. :)

  4. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God bless you Holly.

  5. So sorry it's been such a tough week - I've had one too, but for very different reasons. Nothing like a small flood (or not so small!) to completely ruin almost everything for a while. But it surely did not dampen that glorious voice of yours, that one that I thank God for whenever I come here.

  6. Thank you, Diana. Your words never fail to encourage me.

  7. Oh Mollie, so glad that you stopped by! Thank you for your kind and encouraging words.

  8. Brenna, thank you for your prayers. I'm so glad that we found each other and can speak into each other's lives. You are such an encouragement to me.

  9. Thank you, Esther! So glad to have you in this space!