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Everything Old Will Be New Again

5minutefridayI’m sharing 5 minutes of non-stop, unedited reflection today along with other writers at Five Minute Friday. Today’s prompt: Messenger

When it’s 1:30 a.m. and you can’t sleep and you’ve just finished a very satisfying novel (and you’re not ready to jump into a new one), what do you do?

You write. At least I do.

It’s not like I have anything profound to say at this hour. But there are these thoughts, keeping me awake. Thoughts of a new life, a fourth son welcomed into my friend’s family yesterday. Of my own grown sons embarking on adventures that could take them far from home.

Of a dear friend watching the waning of her much-loved mother’s life, as illness drains color from her mother’s cheeks and keeps her in her bed.

And of changes coming in my church family as pastors respond to God’s call on their lives and people I’ve grown to love learn how to walk in this new reality.

This life rests on shifting sands. Nothing stays the same. A new creation awakens as one that is spent fades. New roles replace old and we adjust and life goes on.

If there is a message to be shared at this hour, in these days stretching out to the fullness of summer, it is this:

Nothing stays the same; everything old will be new again.

And while I cannot slow the spin of my world, I can lean into the One who holds it all together, and who makes sense out of chaos.


  1. marykatbpcsc45

    Really beautiful thought for an early morning message. I too am up tonight writing. 🙂
    Your neighbor on FMF.

  2. kayetkm

    Thanks for writing when you should be sleeping 🙂 I’m glad I came to visit – and keep on writing, but try to get some sleep too.

  3. joanneviola

    Read & write – what I also do when sleep evades me 🙂 So grateful for the reminder this morning that while life may be shifting, He stays the same. Visiting from FMF & am so glad I did. Have a blessed Friday & may you get a little nap in today!

  4. Levi Thetford

    Good words from a tired Lady. Lol . Thank you. Get some rest..

  5. Ingrid Lochamire

    Thanks for reading my groggy ramblings, friends.

  6. Lisa M

    What a beautiful post. Wonderful words to say what I already know about change…but so nice to read it as a reminder. Hope you got some sleep, but really glad you were awake to post at FMF!

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