Five Minute Friday

Brilliant Renewal {Five Minute Friday}

It’s Five Minute Friday time, where I gather with Kate and many other women to write freely, for five minutes only, all on a common prompt. Kate’s blog has all the details and the link up, but for now, it’s time to write.

Today’s prompt is: Blue


The cerulean sky seems to stretch endlessly, such an intense blue it nearly leaves me gasping. Contrasting against the emerald green grass and bright, bushy trees, the landscape rolls out in front of me. It’s as if the contrast in a photograph had been cranked up high, and yet it is real life.


Spring never ceases to amaze me. And though now we’re on the borderline of summer, I’m still shocked by the intense colors. Even in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, the rich blue of the sky would fill me with wonder. Stretching amazingly from one end of the desert horizon to the other, it felt as if the heavens were opened.

There’s something miraculous in a bright blue spring sky. It’s easy to see the hand of the Creator as winter falls away and spring creeps in with tendrils of life, bringing color, noise, and brightness to our lives. Ruby-throatIMG_4160

Spring reminds me of renewal. Of a promise of redemption and building up again. Of thawing out and warming up. Bringing new life and seeing changes happen slowly, but steadily, eventually shocking us with transformation.

And when I see the brilliant cerulean blue sky, or the many hues of a quiet sunrise, I’m reminded that as it goes in nature, so God can make happen in my soul.



Registration for the first ever Five Minute Friday Retreat IS OPEN! Check it out right here! 

Click here for more details about the retreat, and click here for ticket info on the registration form. Kate’s blog is full of information about the retreat!

Here are the basic details:

Tickets for the whole retreat are $180.

This includes two nights of accommodation, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, and Sunday breakfast. Cost of transportation and Saturday dinner are not included in the ticket price.

Tickets for Saturday only are $45. Day visitors are welcome from 9:30am-4pm on Saturday.

The day visit ticket includes a morning discussion, a special presentation, lunch, and an afternoon session.

There are 25 retreat tickets and 10 day visitor tickets available. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

** No refunds are available for cancellations. You may sell your own ticket to another person if you purchase a ticket and are unable to attend.**

Registration information can be found here! And even better: here’s the schedule! It’s getting real, friends!


9 thoughts on “Brilliant Renewal {Five Minute Friday}

  1. Love the thought that as God makes all things happen in our physical world, He can do the same in our lives, and minds, and hearts. I needed that reminder tonight, friend. Much love!

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