Friday, May 22, 2015

Five Minute Friday: "Rise"

Our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Five Minute Friday is Kate over at Heading Home.  Hope you link up with us and join the fun.

For those new to this prompt. A one word prompt is given and we write for five minutes with minimal editing or backtracking.  Just pure raw reaction. 
One of the devotionals I'm reading this year is Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest (a book that is a real struggle for me to get through).  The entry for May 19th hit home.  It was called "Out of the Wreck I Rise." 
Is this really possible?  Is it possible to rise out of the ashes and be something other than used up embers? 
I keep trying to rise and get knocked down time and time again.  I feel like I'm in a big whack-a-mole game where I am the mole.  OK, I'm up!  Whack! Ok, maybe now.  Whack!  Surely someday... Whack! No, this is NOT for you!
What am I doing wrong?  Maybe it is the act of trying to rise at all.  After all, who am I to think that I should?


  1. Hi Shannon, I am your neighbor at Five Minute Friday. I can so relate to the Whack feeling. Sometimes when I am suffering endless headaches I feel like you describe. The good news is that God is good even when I am down and He is good when I rise. Blessings My friend. Diana