Five Minute Friday:: FREE

It’s Five Minute Friday time again…

Five minutes flat of writing on the one-word prompt provided over at Kate’s site.  Unedited.  Often not “great writing.”  More of a stream-of-conscious journal entry than anything else for me.  Always a little scary to hit “Publish” when I’m done.

This week’s prompt:



Ready set go.

“Free! Free! I’m free at last!  Thank God almighty I’m free at la-ast!” (song from back in the diz-ay.)

Yes, it’s true.  I am finally free.  A few years back I had to take some time off work to heal up from a shoulder surgery and it was during that down-time that I realized: I’m a mess!  I had allowed myself to get so busy busy busy with all the demands that life in Sunny California holds that I hadn’t stopped to take the time to just receive from God for… I don’t know… maybe since before I had kids?  Maybe even since before I got married?

Not a good thing, people.  Living without getting filled up is not a good thing.  At least for me.

And I’m pretty sure for everyone else too.  Even if they don’t know it.


So many folks are always moving, always doing, always talking, always posting on Facebook, always searching Twitter, always looking through People magazine, always watching reality shows, always going here and there and everywhere that they… can’t possibly still remain vehemently connected to their Source.

…or can they?

Is it just me that is the ultra-introvert who needs a mass quantity of down-time in order to feel even slightly prepared to give of myself?  Is it just me who doesn’t possess the ability to be uber-connected to the world-at-large AND still remain connected in a meaningful way to my Maker?

Maybe so.

All I know is— for me— I am so glad to be free of all that drama!



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What about you?

What spills out of you when you hear the word “free”?

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


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  1. Nope, it’s not just you! And it’s hard to be that kind of introvert and live with so many people (i.e. husband and kids) – I felt way more connected to God as a single when I could spend hours journaling and praying and singing. Now my worship looks a little different… cooking, cleaning, shopping, tending to children. And still, I need to get away. But let’s! It must remain a priority to keep that relationship strong. Thanks for your words 🙂

  2. denise

    glad you shared.

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