It’s Friday already (what?!), and I’m meeting again with the loving community of Five Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo Baker’s Tales from a Gypsy Mama for some free writing. We follow the prompt, refrain from extreme editing, write for five minutes and encourage the beauty of each other’s offerings. Write with us?

Today’s word is ROOTS.


For weeks these words have lived
in the background of
my world, rising again
and again. Running past my lips in prayer for others,
sitting somewhere deep inside
the recesses of me, pressed down
firm like brown sugar in a cup, shaken out in
clumps here,

…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;
and that you,
being rooted and grounded in love,
may be able to comprehend how high, how broad, how deep
the love of Christ that surpasses all knowledge,
that you may be filled
up to all the fullness of God.
(Ephesians 3:17-18)

Rooted and grounded in love,
or I could be any
tree, with any
searching meaning with a heart that lives here and
there, without tendrils deep that hold

I’d try to grab with my limby arms at pieces fluttering like leaf
but these roots plant me in Soil that
sustains, nourishes,
say you belong here, and let me
remind you who you are, my beautiful

These roots hold fast to the loam, move deeper into the love
love in that place where ever flowing waters
and my limbs stretch wide in


Five Minute Friday

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