Thursday, August 6, 2015

Here: Five Minute Friday

Another week, another chance to write on a one-word prompt for only five minutes. We set timers, type quickly, and let it flow without criticism. Then, we link-up our posts so we can read others' posts and they read ours and we have a community that grows from one word each week.
Five Minute Friday.

Go!

Here, not there.
Well aware.
Omnipotence, He's everywhere.
He is here.

Always listening, always hearing
Peace He gives us, love endearing.
Storms may come, but then are clearing.
He is here.

In control though I am not.
All my battles He has fought.
Lessons learned that life has taught.
He is here.

For my children, He is here.
Never far but always near.
Lead them to their Shepherd, dear.
That is why you're here.

For His glory, for His fame.
Let us praise and raise His name.
Not to us, no great acclaim.
He is here.

Paper cups that pass away.
We are like a brilliant day.
Sunrise, sunset, then turn gray.

Still He is here.

Here I am, send me, I cry.
Trusting even in the "why?"
For us all, our Savior died.
But He is here.

Present is a passing gift.
What will I now make of it?
Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not promised,
but always...
He.
Is.
Here.

~Tammy
P.S. Blogger doesn't tell me where you're linked, so please sweetly leave your linkup # (or your blog address) in your comment. Thank you!

19 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I look forward to reading yours. :)
      Love,
      Tammy

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  2. Tammy, how beautiful. And, as you read my post, you know why this stanza spoke to me:
    "For my children, He is here.
    Never far but always near.
    Lead them to their Shepherd, dear.
    That is why you're here."

    Yeah, this is what I needed tonight. :)
    I always appreciate your insights.

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    1. Jeanne,
      we may not be in Nashville tonight, but I'm hugging you all the same! :)

      So glad it was what you needed. You are an eternal friend.
      Love,
      Tammy

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  3. Beautiful! You have GOT to arrange a musical setting for this, sing it, and POST it.

    No excuses. Get to work. We are waiting for the magic.

    And here I am, the #8-ball of this week's FMF. How approriate.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2015/08/your-dying-spouse-40-here-tomorrow.html

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    1. Andrew,
      wow. You compel me. And yet, I did not have a song in mind. I guess I can pray on that one, eh?
      8 ball indeed. I still am delighted just that you are here. :) (And very selfish too, for saying that.)

      Always I am thankful and moved to read your posts too.

      ~Tammy

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  4. Tammy, beautiful! I needed to hear these words this week. I'll tell you more later. I'm parked in the #12 spot this week.

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    1. Tara,
      thanks so much for stopping by! I promise to come over and see yours tomorrow. It's sign-off time here.
      Can't wait for you to tell me more, either!
      Love,
      Tammy

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  5. Hi Tammy!
    I'm HERE!! (Didn't make it last night, I just wasn't THERE.)
    But this: Paper cups that pass away.
    We are like a brilliant day.
    Sunrise, sunset, then turn gray.
    WOW. You have a poetic gift! I could never do that! This whole thing was beautiful, thank you for sharing it HERE. ;)
    Enjoy seeing you each week, friend. Someday, the 3 musketeers are gonna meet, either HERE, there, or in the air! :)
    (Oh and that blurb about copying and pasting our site - genius. I have the same problem. But soon, I'll be moving my site. I'll no longer be HERE. (On blogger.) Because I'll finally be THERE! (WP)!
    http://www.ruthie-livelaughlove.com/

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    1. Ruthie! Thanks so much. Sorry for the late replies. We had a full weekend and are finally done.
      We feel the need to meet, for certain!
      :) The paper cup is from something Darlene Zschech said. Something about we're all just paper cups. I took it and went further. So, not 100% mine.
      Love you!
      -Tammy

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  6. Wow! This is beautiful, Ms. Tammy! What an amazing gift the Lord has given you to be able to write poetry! (and for it to make sense--in five minutes!) Thank you for sharing your gift with us!
    ~Number 46 at FMF :)

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    1. Trissy, thanks! I can't wait to check yours out as well.
      Sorry I couldn't reply until now. It was a full weekend. :)
      I'm so glad to have you come visit. I usually don't do poems, but I had no long sentences stirring with this week's prompt.
      Love,
      Tammy

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  7. I'm so glad he is always here--with me, and especially with my children. Thank you for the beauty of your words :).

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    1. Anita,
      I googled your blogger name to discover your identity. You had me puzzled last week. :)
      Thank you again for the compliment. I (as you know) really enjoyed your post as well!

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  8. Yes! Tammy, yes! Love this reminder that He is here! (#43)

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    1. Tondra,
      thank you. Oh and I loved the song you chose on your post!!
      Love,
      Tammy

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    1. Amy,
      I am so glad to see you again! It's hard sometimes with so many people posting to get to see a repeated visitor. Thank you for stopping by. I really enjoyed your post as well.
      Love,
      Tammy

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