I’m joining a community of bloggers today. Yes it’s Five Minute Friday and this weeks subject is ‘here‘.

The rules…

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..



‘Butterfly fly away’ plays on Bella’s iPod. Emily watches a nativity on an old camcorder. The sound of Ava Maria flowing through the tinny speaker.

Em looks out of the window and screams hurling to the door,

‘Jolyon’s here

Surprise. Surreal.

When a good friend arrives here. We are thankful for the gift.

Dazzling light on perspective, adding weight to vision, cheering and more cheering.

Because the fact is sometimes it is hard in the foreign land. Where people look so similar and speak the same language. Yet…

And has he returns to life in our other land. We still hear the cheers. Giving energy to run well, to run with focus and vision.

Reminded once again we are the ones who threw our hands high at the One shouting

‘Here we are Lord, send us, send us’

Reminded of calling.

And You did send Lord, and we are renewed and determined to fulfil all you have for our community.


How about you? Are you surrendering to that call yet?

Foreign lands or familiar streets, seek out your place to say ‘Here I am.’ I’ll be the first to cheer you on.

Got to fly – our friends the Tilbys will soon be here!



Five Minute Friday

5 thoughts on “Here

  1. Great Shell….just great…….God is amazing……..the gift He has given you is amazing…..your words set us all thinking…..


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