Awake {5 Minute Friday}


On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just writewithout worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?

              1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
              2. Link back


        and invite others to join in.

      3. Most important: comment and encourage the person who linked up                                            

          before you.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:



The husband places his head on the pillow, and is snoring within seconds…….literally seconds!
As I lye awake through the night, my mind races
races with thoughts
Thoughts about the past, the future….
Where have I gone wrong as a wife, as a mother, and as a follower?
Why do I critique our lives so much?
Why can’t I accept and move forward?
Why are these expectations so unrealistic?
Are they unrealistic?
As morning approaches, I know I want to awake before the wild things….
but I’m so tired
so weary
my heart still heavy
with each new morning.
But ah…yes, His promise of new Mercies each morning…..
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail. 
 They are new every morning; 
{Lamentations 3:22-23}
can I awaken to them?
Awaken my soul Lord…..but first let me rest!
Would you like to join me in a 5 minute Friday writing pose? Head over to The Gypsy Mama and link up…


About multipurpose-mom

Stacey is a: Saved by Grace, God fearing, Bible believing, Child of the King! In her chaotic world of full time employment, being a wife, raising 5 boys, laundry, dishes, carpool, PTSA, and on and on: She is STILL trying to fulfill God's call in her share her story, her battles, her triumphs, and testimonies of being a teen mom from a drug addicted home, to being the not so perfect wife and mother she is today! Her prayer is to lift up and encourage others through the words that God lays before her! In her chaos she has learned, she is not just a wife and mother.....she is a taxi driver, a nurse, a referee, a counselor, a maid, a cook and so much more...she has MANY purposes! Welcome to, Here we hope you find strength, humor, tears, and tangibility for your journey....whatever it is! Please feel free to comment (we LOVE comments) and if you are blessed, please won't you share the blessing with others! Thanks for Visiting! In Christ!

12 responses »

  1. I have the same problem — my husband’s head hits the pillow and I toss and turn. Recently, I started offering up one sentence prayers, followed by “Lord, in your mercy, hear my prayer” after each sentence. The repetition made me sleepy and I was allowed to leave my burdens in His hands.

  2. Great reminder here: “His promise of new Mercies each morning.” It’s because of that mercy that we wake up each day; can’t get over the beauty of that!

  3. Reblogged this on The Woman At The Well and commented:
    I LOVE this idea..I’ve always wanted to try it but chicken out at the last second, or forget it’s Friday till like tuesday and then I say, OH! darn it, maybe next week. Too much of my life is getting put off by me making that statement, this might be just a little stand but I wanna make it there this time, today..Follow the link and say you’ll join me?

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