Five Minute Friday, Growth, Journey, Trust


Around here, on Friday’s we like to let our hair down just a bit. We write for just five minutes without stressing over our words and we publish it. No second guessing, no fretting. Lisa-Jo picks the prompt, and today it’s Here.



There’s this story I’m wanting to tell, here in this space–to you.

The words, still tumbling around in my head–letters in the Bingo tumbler, just tossing around, knocking into each other.

I keep waiting for the winning combination–I might be waiting a while.

This place is new to me.

Unfamiliar territory.

But that’s how God writes our stories, isn’t it–when we let Him. He brings us to places we never imagined, places we didn’t know we needed to go.

I take off my shoes, I bend my knees.

Head and hands folded in together I’m learning to wait–to slow.

Waiting on the Lord can be the most active thing we do.

I’m here, this place of stillness, praying for the wisdom, the words–the winning combination to let my story tumble out.


Joining Lisa-Jo and fabulous others for a five minute write. Join us?


  1. Can’t wait for you to write this story that is coming together in your soul. Beautiful post and I am full of hope and expectancy to hear what the Lord has brewing with your words that are to come. Bless you as you navigate through it. I have been there. I know this. May your weekend be filled with JOY.

    1. alwaysalleluia

      Elizabeth- thank you for your encouragement! Your comments always encourage me and breathe heaven into my soul. Thank you for that. You bless me!

  2. StefanieYoungBrown

    Love this thought, Kris:
    “He brings us to places we never imagined, places we didnโ€™t know we needed to go.”
    So thankful He’s a Father who knows best and has our best at heart.

    1. alwaysalleluia

      Thanks Cole. I’m learning so much about not rushing the process! It’s hard isn’t it? But so worth it… Praying for you my friend!

  3. Oh the places we don’t know yet that we need to go! That is the scary, totally-trusting-God part in the unknown isn’t it? Exciting and frightening at the same time.Oh that I could do that all the time!

    1. alwaysalleluia

      Yes, Dawn! Some moments it feels so crazy and scary, but God never fails and so we trust His goodness again and again! Praying with you–Lord make us willing!

  4. Wendy Douglas

    “Waiting on the Lord can be the most active thing we do.”
    Can’t even tell you how much your post spoke to my heart today. Thank you. Blessings!

  5. I agree with Wendy. This is something that is so hard for me but is always needed. “Waiting on the Lord can be the most active thing we do.” I can’t wait for this story to tumble out. I really want to hear it.


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