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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: BEFORE
Take me back to before I said those words I regretted as soon as they were spoken, before all the mistakes I’ve made, before things changed.
Take me back to before the diagnosis, before the treatment, before the grief.
Take me back to before I knew what it meant to be broken, before I knew loss, before the news.
Take me back to the days of riding bicycles on summer days down Lakeshore Drive all the way to Sluggo’s for pizza and hot, buttery breadsticks with friends.
The memories are filtered there, sweet-smelling and bright. All the rough edges are blurred out, the smiles unblemished and real.
But maybe it’s better this way, here where the jagged edges still cut and the words know how to bite, because I’m ever more aware of my need. My need for grace. My need for forgiveness. My need for rescue from the only One who can.
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If I could but go back in time
to when it all made sense,
perhaps I’d find the holy rhyme,
the poem of innocence.
If I could just turn back the years
to when my heart was whole,
I’d not have shed the bitter tears
that my fell pride stole.
If I could but see the faces
that are misty, fading now,
I might recall the bright-hued graces
that did their smiles bestow,
but I have to, and I will
have faith that they are smiling still.
But we NEVER want to go back to “B.G.” Before Grace!!!
This is beautiful, Kate!
I am so thankfully for grace and mercy unending.
Before Kate came along I was fumbling in the dark. Her e-mails and link party keep me motivates and focus 🙂
Before: Before l was saved. I was really lost. Before I knew Jesus I had alot of in my life. Before my grandparents took me to church when I was younger, when my parents would let them. I had never seen inside of a church or knew what Sunday School class or Vacation Bible school was. Before I meet my husband I haven’t been back in church since my grandparents took me. Before I started going to a church that believe in rightly divine and that you were, saved by Grace. Before I started attended women Bible study there. I went to church every Sunday,I read my Bible every morning studying His word. I prayed every morning. Now I attend Women Bible Study every Spring and Fall and really enjoy it. I love all the women in my Bible Study and at church. I really enjoy the fellowship I have with the other sisters in Christ. I really needed this. They have really helped me to get remarkable closer to God and I am really glad. Thank you to all my Sisters in Christ..