Five Minute Friday: Rest

I apologize for the lack of blogging this week. I’ve had strep throat, and if I had attempted to write anything before today, it would have been an homage to my fleece sheets and vinegar gargle.

But I’m feeling up for a quick Five Minute soiree back into the land of the living, or at least the writing.

For a few months now, I’ve the pleasure of participating in Lisa Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday blogging challenge. Every Friday, a group of eclectic bloggers turn off our inner critics and perfectionists and just write for five minutes straight. Zero editing. Just a stream of consciousness free for all. And then we all link up and encourage each other. To learn more about Five Minute Friday and how you can participate click here.

Five Minute Friday

Today’s Five Minute Friday theme is, fittingly, REST.


An homage to fleece sheets may not be off base after all. Rest. I’ve had too much of it this last week and still want to sleep for days.

I don’t rest much without being forced. And this week I was forced. A forced retreat. A forced reset.

As my body fights toxins, I contemplate what other toxins I need to cleanse from life.

Is this a chance to reset not just my immune system, but my whole system?

A chance to plot and plan small, deliberate steps to choosing a fuller, deeper life?

To reset my mind. To reset my soul.

To cleanse my life of the toxins that

and devalue life and time and relationships.

Ha. Of course I see rest as I time where I need to DO something. Figure something out. Be active in my own cleansing.

I can’t just be. Just let the Healer do His thing. I look for my own part, my own failure or challenge.Is that true rest?

He calls us to be faithful even in the small things. Can I be faithful enough to just be still?

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9 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Rest

  1. Faithful enough to be still. Whew. That’s a hard one, but one we all need. Hope you’re feeling better!

  2. Rachael says:

    Good question! I have never thought of rest as a form of faithfulness to God. Excellent thought! May your rest bring the healing you need!

  3. rkrumpe94 says:

    Good Question! I have never thought of rest as a form of faithfulness to God. Excellent and much needed perspective change for me. Hope you get the rest you need to bring complete healing to you! Blessings, Rachael at Inking the Heart

  4. Kerri says:

    I am not sure if sickness equals rest, but maybe sickness because you didn’t rest? I hope you feel better soon!

  5. Colline says:

    Being still is the hardest to me – and yet that is what we need sometimes. Even to hear what it is that God whispers in our ear.

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