The Detox Diaries, Five Minute Friday Edition: Close


Gentle Reader,

Linking up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt: Close.


One word.

Two meanings.

Close: Benny snuggles next to me. His soft fur smashes against my leg. He sighs with contentment. In his doggy-ness, there is nowhere else he’d rather be.

Close: A season of life, coming to an end. Pages flutter. Chapter headings merge. Changes come.

Whether it is close or coming to a close, what matters is the Steady One. The God who remains. The God who sees. The God who beckons me to come close, to sit in His lap, to tell Him all my secrets. The God who whispers that it’s time to end something. The God who promises to be there in the roughness of the ending.

I want to be close to Him in every closing. And close to Him in every beginning.

The trees outside shed their bonny spring blossoms, signaling the start of summer. Silky petals float on the gentle, hazy breeze. It lifts the frizzy hair away from my scalp. Refreshing.

The fingers of God, so close in the closing.


My journey to faith. (15)

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