Saturday, March 31, 2012

Five Minute Friday.....on Saturday

Ok, I'm a bit late but I'm joining in on Gypsy Mama's Five Minute Friday anyway. Even if it's really Saturday. The rule on Five Minute Friday's is to write for five minutes. No correcting. No going back. Today's, or should I say YESTERDAY'S, prompt is GIFT.

I long for the gift of time. Time to finish all my tasks and then still some more time to have with family and friends.

More time to complete all the projects that I've began. The scarf I started to knit in December. The chicken coop I've been meaning to build. The stack of books that I want to read. The playroom that stills needs to finished (this project started a year ago....walls are finally painted yet there are still many finishing details that are unfinished). 

More time with old friends. More time with new friends. How often do I say, "Oh, I need to call so and so." or "I would really love to have such and such family over for dinner". Relationships that I'd love to grow and nurture get put on the back burner for another day. A day with more TIME. 

More time with my children. How often do I say, "Not now. I don't have time"? Too often. Occasionally I let the housework slip....ok, maybe more than occasionally...but only occasionally to play a game with my son. 

I'm always out of time. Even now as I see my five minutes have expired.


  1. So true! We long for the gift of time, and yet have already been gifted with it. This gift is a hard one to use wisely... Striving with you to take the time I have for His glory! and I wonder if I succeed, if my "if only I had more time" would turn into "I used all that You gave me."
    I wonder....
    thanks for making me think about this!

  2. Yes, Nikki, you are so right!
    Thankfully I "can do all things through HIM who strengthens me! I may not have time for everything but I need to remember to give my schedule to Him and to prioritize wisely.

  3. Visiting from Gypsy Mama's blog.

    Isn't this the truth? I def feel this way. I know that I wish for more time each day. Good luck balancing everything in your life adn finding the time you wish for. =)

  4. So very true. There is simply never enough time...but we have to use the time we do have...thanks for the reminder that time is a gift!

  5. Hey there.. Oh I know how you feel sista.

  6. visiting from Gypsy Mama's blog:

    yes, time is definitely a that I'm working hard to sit back, relax, and enjoy...