Friday, 18 January 2013

Cherished Rain

Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s word is: Cherished.


My mind is blank. I don’t feel as if I have anything to say. Cherished?? Right now I would cherish some cooler weather…

I sat and ate a hot meal (I know, I know) in front of the news tonight. Watched stories of heatwaves and bush fires and lives lost. Somehow the heat we've been experiencing seemed nothing compared to the heatwaves 10 degrees hotter in other states.

My eagerness for this latest round of renovating to hurry up and finish already was stilled for a moment as I watched my countrymen’s homes burn. Fire fighters abandoning houses because there is nothing more they can do. I will not complain.

Lives lost. Devastation. I ache for their cherished ones. As the newsreel wraps up the weatherman reports how for a wet season it has been so pitifully dry. Only a few millimetres in the gauges when there should be so much more.

Rain. We need rain Lord. Please send the rain; bless this country we all cherish so much.


Now, your turn…


  1. I am so sorry that your wet season has been so dry. I am sorry for those who have lost their homes. Please know that God cherishes each of his children and it will all work together for the good of those who love Him.


    1. You are so right Sophia. God is in control. Amen for that!! Blessings :o)

  2. I had a blank mind today when I started too. I actually had to stop the timer and regroup a bit haha. Well that stinks about your weather. We have had that lately in summer too. Not much rain, not much crops as a result. I am hoping this year will be better, but so far even our winter here has been mild. It appears the weather has been a bit crazy everywhere...

    1. Here's to a better year for everyone then! Blessings :o)

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    1. Thank you Denise. Bless you heaps :o)

  4. Great post! Blown away that in 5 minutes, perspectives can change just like that. I'll always cherish that.


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