October 25, 2012

FMF Community: V O I C E



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During my teens, there was this rave over learning how to play the guitar.  I live in an island which is known for the production of world-class guitars and it is just right for us to know how to strum those chords to tune.

Do I have a singing voice?  Nah!  Quite the contrary, I can only croak.  Yes, I am definitely an out-of-tuner yet I desired to voice my song through the strings of the guitar.

At one time, I was learning to put the chords I learned into a song.  I was making a sound and I thought I was alone.  I croaked and worst, I played against the rhythm of the song.  I know it was not a pleasant sound because my Momma had to peep into the little room where I was to voice her thoughts and perhaps to stop the noise I was making.

It was then that I poured my attention into reading and I again, this time, thought I could sing silently or play silently in the lines of the stories I am reading.  I dreamed of writing poems and short stories to voice my feelings and tell the stories of my life.

Then there came into the internet world a new word, a new community, sisterhood, brotherhood, even a community of inter-connected Christians, into writing which they called BLOG.

And here my dreams, aspirations, stories or even discordant poetry, found a voice, which, perhaps to my own kind, encouragers, journal writers, etc...... I may not be a NOISE, but my own VOICE.  In this way, in this media, I hope to speak encouragement, hope and joy, and maybe to the right ears or eyes, they may lift some heaviness of heart or mind.  And from the same, from others' voices, I may also journey in perfect thythm with those along my path.

Now may the God Who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement, grant you to live in such mutual harmony and such full sympathy with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus.

Bear (endure, carry) one another's burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it].

From the above verse, I am certain and I do believe, there is a joyful noise in this community.


Today, I am happy to be in community with FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY, writing to the word prompt:  VOICE.  Come in with us and join,

"a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.......not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing."


Five Minute Friday

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and with Pam @ Writing Apples of Gold

October 19, 2012



 It is so weird to think of how we liked to look good and be our best when we were young.  We have our own idea what is attractive and trendy.  We peer into mod magazines to see what is new and popular so that we can imitate them.

Then as we grow older, suddenly we look into the character of the person, what is inside rather than what is outward.  We laugh at our attitude of youth when we went overboard just to look like everyone else.  We met our prince charming and we settle down.  We grow close and accept one another's shortcomings and conclude that love is greater than any of them.

Certainly character lasts, which can be proven, much as we may deny it, by the wrinkles that we are clothed now.  Gone are the smoothness and softness of youthful skin.  Our hands ache with arthritic pains and stiffness.  And we look for the character which our loving Lord wants us to manifest. Do people see Jesus in our face or actions?

To me, the knowledge of our Savior's grace and living the love He gave us so that others may see whom we believe in, is the greatest look of all time.  Mirroring the image of our Lord is the most beautiful countenance of all- the look of LOVE.

Matthew 5:16

King James Version (KJV)
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

I am thanking the FMF community for the word prompt for today (October 19, 2012)-LOOK.

In community with FMF
Five Minute Friday 

and linking up with Hyacynth @

Simple BPM

and with Sandra @ SANDRA HESKAKING