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


  1. yay! something pretty amazing about first finding and then giving... voice!

    that's why blogging is therapeutic!

    1. Yes, I thank God for finding me just at the right moment. Now I hope to be heard and may others learn about the God who forgives, redeems and give life.

      Thanks for the visit.

  2. You put a smile in my face this morning. I tried too learning to play guitar to entertain the elderly i work for, but my voice is out of tune. Really terrible. So im glad that I found this blogging world. Here we can be the voice of God in what we share.
    Now my guitar is hanging on the wall as a decoration:)

    1. Yes, Joy. I have given up learning then and there. I want to sing in church but all I may volunteer doing is to be a hand in arranging the song files etc.... never sing. But I can get by in chorus. LOL!

      Thanks for always giving your voice here. I hope to visit you soon and see all the lovely photos you share and the insights you give.

    2. Dropping by again. Just want to thank you for the effort na you are doing to help me. And I am giong to give it a try again. Thank you so much and have a bless day.
      I usually share words from God in my other blog: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com
      Have a nice week end:)

  3. I momentarily thought about writing about my voice, and feeling sorry for whomever is sitting in front of me at church - but so many thoughts came.

    Someone said to me once, (may have been my tone-deaf mother) that God hears the heart. So sometimes I find myself quite self-conscious when I sing, other times I don't care and pretend that it is just me singing Holy Holy Holy in the throne room of the king.

    And, I thank God every day for the internet. I am not alone.

    Blessings Sister!
    FMF Neighbour

    1. I love it Jen, I hang on on that truth.... God sees our heart without even giving it a voice and knows what's in our mind and sees the motives why we do and say things.

      I can shout, I can sing inside of me for the Lord.

  4. Thanks for such a blessing of a post.

    1. Your kind words are so appreciated here, Denise. Thank you and God bless you.

  5. Your voice is beauty on the Internet, Lolita! No discordance here! I'm so glad to see you able to be posting again...thanks for all your word pictures in this one!

    1. Thank you, Pam. You inspire and encourage me.

  6. Lolita...I once tried to learn guitar and piano...but found my love in singing. I hardly ever sing anymore for churches. When God ends something there is no regret...like you I have found my voice in blogging, writing articles.

    This was good post...well written...blessings my wise hearted friend.

    1. Yes, I thank God for this venue, for in here I have found community and sisters in Christ.

      You are a blessing too, in this Blogosphere, Betty.

  7. Yes, Lolita, I agree! Making a joyful noise is necessary and fun.

    Thank you, Lolita. I appreciate you.

    Hey, have you been affected by these storms there?!

    Jennifer Dougan

    1. Thanks for the concern, Jen. Yes the storm was in our path but it was not so strong.


Thanks for your company. I am glad you are here. Your encouraging word is appreciated. It brings joy like a cool breeze on a hot day. GBU!