Five Minute Friday: Roar


I’m joining the Gypsy Mama and her Five Minute Fridays. Rules are: for only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not. Won’t you join us?



It’s unusually warm and windy today and thoughts rush through my mind mimicking the roar of the wind outside.

As I reflect on my 2012 word, courageous, and how it’s already impacted my year, I come to realize that acts of courage can come in whispers and in roars.


Whispers tell me to get up earlier, put on my running shoes and complete my mile-a-day.

Whispers tell me to try new recipes, cook at home more, eat out less.

Whispers tell me to take some quiet time, reflect on my readings, explore more devotions (like Grace for the Good Girl)




in the middle of all the whispers is a single, constant roar.

A roar of change, that is screaming to be satisfied. A roar that has been yelling for quite some time


And I know, this is the year to see it through, the make the arching change, to take the leap of faith

to follow all the whispers.


There’s a big change comeing my way in the next few months, and it’s not going to be easy.

Sometimes being courageous and doing what’s best for me is the most difficult.


But when it’s over, I’ll be the one roaring – with happiness.


2 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Roar

  1. martha brady says:

    hi emily, i enjoyed your post today about the roar of change. i also enjoyed getting acquainted w your blog…and you:) i hope to see more of you in the days ahead!

    i enjoyed reading a bit about you. i see you and i share our “grace”. i was never coordinated. always had scrapes from falling. everyone around me seemed to be more graceful and coordinated than i. i managed to grow up anyway…without even breaking a bone! do have some scars, but that’s all. also have a great husband and 3 great daughters with husbands and grands as well. god has been more than good to us all!


    • Emily says:

      God is so good! I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog, I’ve got some exciting posts planned for this evening and early next week, so be sure to check back 😉

      And, like you, I’ve been fortunate to NOT break any bones (knock on wood) but I have more scars than I can count. Oh well, scars give us character 😉
      and make for some good stories, too!


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