Wednesday, October 12, 2016

31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes 2016 - 12: "Sky" - The Weekly Hodgepodge

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What would you say is the best and worst thing about moving house?
I can't really think of a good thing about my moving.  For me, the worst thing has been that where I was going wasn't a place I could call my own.  Plus, each time I move, I have less and less to take with me.  My next move may only contain books, electronics equipment, and a few craft supplies.  However, I'm willing to risk that if my next move is into my own house.
What's moved you recently?
I'm nearly finished with a devotional on communion by Andrew Murray called The Lord's Table.  (If you would like, come back to my blog Friday for the review).  I timed the reading of the book with my church's observance of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday.  The book takes this from mere ritual to the spiritual experience it was intended to be.  I was deeply moved by Christ's sacrifice and the true meaning of communion.
Do you feel your life is moving forward, backward, or is on hold? How so?
Oh dear, do I have to answer that?  I see Joyce wagging her finger at me. Many areas of my life are on hold and I feel stuck.  There are decisions I can't make because of it.  Relationally I feel that I'm moving backwards; I don't feel that I have any close friends or people to fellowship with.  It wasn't always this way. I'd hoped that my working to change for the better would make people want to be around me more.  Apparently not.  I don't feel that I'm moving forward on much at all. 
On the move, move mountains, get a move on, it's your move, or bust a move...which phrase best applies to some aspect of your life right now? Explain.
As I said in the previous question, my life isn't really moving, so I need to get a move on.  The question is: how?
What song makes you want to get up and move?

Your favorite snack to grab when you're 'on the move'?
What one accessory makes your house feel like home?
Do my books count as an accessory?
Insert your own random thought here.
I'm in the throws of the 31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes this month.  Today's word prompt is "sky." 


View on the Ladiga Trail
I took a walk out on the trail this afternoon.  It wasn't my best and I was in pain, but the gorgeous blue sky called to me.  Fall temperatures, clear skies, and the crackle of the leaves made it all worth it.

As a painter, capturing the sky at different parts of the day in the various hues God paints it is a treat to try to recreate.  I've painted a lot of still life lately, but next year the sky's the limit with landscapes.

Morning sky is my favorite.  It's one of the benefits of being up so early for work.  When we've not been busy, my boss has let me go out on the front porch at the Y and see the beautiful early morning sky.  I need more sunrise skies in my life.

I took my first flight several years ago.  As we broke through the clouds and leveled off on our way to California, I thought "this must be how God lives!"  Being high up in the sky was glorious.  A song lyric comes to mind:

I wish that I could fly into the sky so very high, just like a dragon fly.
I'd fly above the trees over the seas in all degrees to anywhere I please.
I want to get away.
I want to fly away.
Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz



  1. I love a fall sky. We get so many crystal clear cloudless days here this time of year. I hope you can find community somewhere. Don't give up on that. Have a nice weekend Shannon!

    1. Thanks, Joyce. Sometimes I wonder if it's worth the struggle anymore.

      I've got a 5k this weekend, so it should be fun.

  2. Books most certainly do count. I love my books! Thank you for your kind words and your visit to my blog page.

    1. You're very welcome. I hope you and SWMBO are doing better this week. I look forward to reading your posts.