My 5 Minute Fridays

Five Minute Friday: Stay

November 15, 2012

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.


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Stay here with Me.

Breathe in every moment.  Do you feel My presence in the wind?

Take My hand and let’s walk together, side by side.  Do you see the light breaking through?

Come, stay with Me, and leave your cares and worries behind.

Stay with Me.  I promise that I will never  leave you.

Walk with Me.  I promise to lead you safely along the path.

Stand Still.  I promise to guard you and protect you.

Will you come and sit?  Will you come and stay a while?

I long to share My heart with you.

Stay in this moment, where it’s just you and Me. 

Five Minute Friday


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  • Reply denise November 16, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Such a lovely post.
    denise recently posted..Five Minute Friday/Stay

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Thank you so much Denise!

  • Reply Rebekah@weliveinspired November 16, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I would love to come and stay awhile! This sounds wonderful to me!! Lovely writing today :) you are my next door neighbor at FMF.
    Rebekah@weliveinspired recently posted..“Soul-full Seasons” -Series on Change Pt. 3 (Five Min. Friday)

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 9:24 am

      Thank you Rebekah! I just left a comment over at your blog!

  • Reply Mary November 16, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Barbie, this is lovely…just lovely.
    Mary recently posted..The battle at the scale…

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 9:25 am

      Thank you Mary. Have a beautiful weekend!

  • Reply Debbie November 16, 2012 at 5:03 am

    I think we were on the same page today for this one. Stay in His presence. It’s the best place to be Barbie.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie recently posted..Five Minute Friday ~ Stay

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Yes and Amen! No place I’d rather be than remaining in His presence!

  • Reply Jennifer {StudioJRU} November 16, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Breathe in every moment. Yes. Wonderful, Barbie.
    Jennifer {StudioJRU} recently posted..this week in the studio… new original art.

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Jennifer!

  • Reply Jennifer peterson November 16, 2012 at 6:10 am

    So beautiful!! Lovely post Barbie.
    Jennifer peterson recently posted..Stay

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks for visiting Jennifer!

  • Reply Nikki November 16, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Yes! He whispers this to me, too…

    you reminded me of that Bethel song “A Little Longer” By Jenn Johnson. do you know it? I wanted to write on that, but I have a couple times already : ) So thank you. for this. Loved it!
    Nikki recently posted..STAY ~ Five Minute Friday

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Yes! Love this song. Love how it draws me in closer to Him!

  • Reply ~Karrilee~ November 16, 2012 at 9:31 am

    As usual… beautiful! It brought me back to a season (YEARS ago!) of 2 a.m. feedings and sleep-deprived days when the Lord would wake me up and ask me to just come and “Be with Him”. Those quiet midnight moments spent simply sitting with Him shaped me… while I was shaping her! LOVED this!!!
    ~Karrilee~ recently posted..Five Minute Friday – STAY

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Ah, I love this! Such much of my relationship with God was cultivated in those wee hours of the morning!

  • Reply Allison November 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    So great! What a comforting thought–sitting with God for a while! Really enjoy reading what you have each week! :)

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you Allison!

  • Reply Heather Lapierre November 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    This was beautiful Barbie; so peacefully written.
    Heather Lapierre recently posted..Five Minute Friday} Stay

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Sandra Heska King November 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Stay in this moment. It’s a theme that seems to be repeating itself today. I think He’s trying to emphasize it.
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    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      So true! I am learning to slow down and capture each moment!

  • Reply Dana Butler November 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Really love this. So sweet, these words from His heart to ours.
    Dana Butler recently posted..My First 5-Minute Friday: "STAY"

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you Dana!

  • Reply Stephanie November 16, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    This was like a love letter from God, beautiful!

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Stephanie!

  • Reply Rebekah November 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my FMF.
    Yes, how we need to Abide in Christ. Beautiful reminder.
    Rebekah recently posted..Sure to Stay

    • Reply Barbie November 16, 2012 at 11:27 pm

      I appreciate the visit Rebekah!

  • Reply Kimberly November 17, 2012 at 1:43 am

    A breath of fresh air, this post:)

    • Reply Barbie November 17, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Thank you Kimberly!

  • Reply Dolly@Soulstops November 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    What a gracious invitation…Thank you, Barbie :) Hope to see you on 11/26…did you see Jennifer’s email? Hugs to you :)
    Dolly@Soulstops recently posted..Five Minute Fridays: Stay

  • Reply Jerralea November 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Yes, I’d like to stay awhile and hear Him share His heart. I wouldn’t mind sitting on the red bench to hear HIm!
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  • Reply Kathi D. Denfeld November 18, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Barbie, This was beautiful. There really is no place like his presence.

  • Reply Lisa November 18, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Beautiful Barbie. Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa recently posted..Stay.

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