Five Minute Friday:: BLUE

It’s Five Minute Friday time again!  (Only 3 days late this time!)  This is the time in my week wherein I, along with whole a bunch of other folks, free-write for five minutes flat on a one-word prompt: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.

Though these free-writes may not be “the best writing” I do, they are always great to get the gears in motion and get me tapping away on the keyboard.  It’s always insightful to see what comes out of these times.

Here’s the link for Kate’s website if you ever want to join in!

Here is this week’s prompt:


My husband is Blue.  He wears blue and he works alongside other men and women in blue.  And he is doing it well.

He fights against the dirty, the perverse, the bent-minded, the malicious.  He strives to bring justice where injustice currently resides.  He seeks His Father and does his best and loves the thrill of his job, the pride of his job.  Though not acclaimed as a hero in many others’ eyes, I know the truth: His heart is made of soft, soft gold; the kind that leaks tears and aches for others.  He puts on a tough demeanor, but I know the truth: he is struggling to find the balance.  Struggling to figure out how to numb himself and turn off all the love while he is at work seeing atrocities that no human should ever have to see… and then somehow come home and try to flip the “feeling” switch back on and be joyful, loving, gentle and patient.

I cannot imagine how hard it is to be Blue.

I pray for him.  And for the rest of the crew he works with.  And the rest of them spread across our land, doing their best, trying their hardest, struggling, but persevering.

Lord, please strengthen these men and women.  Please protect them and the families they love and care so much about.  Please encourage them and give them eyes to see that there are so many many people out there who do appreciate what they do, who do support them and respect them and hope for good for them.  Lord Jesus, we need You.  So so much.


blue ocean



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What about you?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “blue”?  

Please feel free to share your thoughts or post your own Five Minute Friday in the comment section below.



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