Most Fridays I join Lisa-Jo for her 5 minute Friday link-up.  
Here are the rules…
Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Today’s word prompt:  HERE


Here and now…that is the time I have.

Time to spend anyway I chose, but it is ALL I am promised.  HERE and NOW.

It could be gone in the blink of an eye.  It could disappear like a vapor…or I might get another chance.  But I must seize the HERE and NOW and live.





Live…loudly. (yes AND quietly)

Live…as if there is no tomorrow, because there might not be.

I need to watch my words…

I need to speak carefully to those I meet.  To those I live with…to those I love.  Carefully chosen words, spoken only after praying…even a split second prayer before speaking.

Here…and now is all I have.  Lord, help me to use it wisely.  Help me to use the here and now to honor you with my life, with my thoughts, with my word and deeds.

Here in this place, new light is streaming
now is the darkness vanished away. 
See, in this space, our fears and our dreamings, 
brought here to you in the light of this day. 
Gather us in – the lost and forsaken, 
gather us in – the blind and the lame. 
Call to us now, and we shall awaken, 
we shall arise at the sound of our name. 

Gather Us In… by Marty Haugen


Linking with Lisa-Jo for 5 minute Friday.  Check out other 5 minute Friday posts here.


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