five minute friday {whisper}

September 4, 2014Karen Courcy

e0f2356409673b9f8dcb6e396a475e56Welcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {Whisper}


The word Whisper resonates with me this week! “hope” is the word that whispers loudly in my ears and my soul this week.. hope is the anchor to all the hardness that I have been going through, and when we have more hope, it gives us more strength.

In session yesterday I opened up about something big and I wrote about it, and I am still reeling from the goodness and hope that this openness brought me. Everyday I am holding more and more hope that by being open and listening to the hope inside, it brings me more strength to keep on going, keep on fighting the fight!

I think sometimes the world is so loud that we never truly sit and listen to what God is telling us. I believe God is fighting for our attention in the midst of our hardness. We sometimes become so involved in life and in trying to solve our own troubles, that we don’t sit and really listen to the whisper of God’s wisdom.

That is what happened to me this week. I sat and really paid attention to the quietness, and in that quietness I heard hope, an in that hope I felt strength, and in that strength I was able to lean on support, and the support, care and love that I have circles back around to the hope!

I have begun something new. Every Saturday morning, I allow myself 2 hours of just sitting on the couch with a book, or even my laptop to read. I give myself those 2 hours in the quiet morning just for me, and I realized something in that. We pray to God and make time to say what we need to him right? what about God speaking to us? Do we ever think that maybe God wants us to sit still in life and hear what he has to say to us? That is what my Saturday mornings have become.

Whether it be through the reading I am doing, or the writing I am engaged in, I always find God speaking to me in some form. That is what this week was for me. I really paid attention to what God was praying to me. I think God prays to US too, we just need to really believe in that.

So, this week sparks hope inside of me. I have more hope after this great week in session and really being open about what this hardness has been about. I found hope in the whisper in between the busyness of life and I paid attention to it enough to embrace it, and really lean into that.

If you were to take time out during the week, what would you hear? take some time to really listen, because you never know what the whispers of life is trying to tell you.



  • Sarah Jo

    September 4, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    Love this! I need to sit still and listen for God’s voice more often…

    Visiting from FMF – Sarah Jo

    1. KarenBeth

      September 4, 2014 at 10:13 PM

      Hi Sarah JO! thank you for stopping by and connecting! It just hit me this week, I thought “wait, what if God prays to us like we pray to him?” .. something to think about

  • Sara

    September 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    I so need to do this, just some down time. Time to listen.

    Popping over from FMF xx

    1. KarenBeth

      September 5, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      thanks Sara 🙂 glad you stopped by 🙂

  • Hopeannfaith

    September 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Beautiful. I do this often … just quietly praying in tongues until I feel the presence of God and then I just try to listen and be filled.
    Be still and know that I am God … that stillness is vital in this life.
    Psalm 46:10

    1. KarenBeth

      September 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      Hi Andrea .. I hope all is going well with you 🙂 thank you for stopping by and for the great reminders of the psalm… psalms is my favorite in the bible.. I have learned and lived a lot of those words 🙂

  • boebertj11

    September 5, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    I like conversation with God – that is what prayer is to me. I was never comfortable with the idea of my prayers being a one-way street. God has way too much to do with the things in my life that I pray about: the gratitude, the praise, the asking, the worship. Even the randomness of thoughts out of the blue. So,yes, I think, in the sense of conversation, God is in prayer with us. Definitely thought provoking. On another note, I love to hear the hope in your post. I pray that your hope continues to grow and blossom. How wonderful!

    1. KarenBeth

      September 7, 2014 at 10:26 PM

      Hi!!! sorry it took me a few to respond.. thank you so much for stopping by and connecting! thank you so much for the support in my post 🙂

  • karrileea

    September 5, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    No surprise to me that we both touched on the importance of us stopping all of our talking, and listening for Him to whisper! He desires dialogue more than monologue (His or ours!) Your Saturday mornings sound divine!

    1. KarenBeth

      September 7, 2014 at 10:26 PM

      Hi!! thank you so much for stopping by .. always nice to see you here 🙂 …. hope you had a good weekend

  • Cat

    September 6, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Lovely post, Karen, very inspirational..

    1. KarenBeth

      September 6, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      thank you cat 🙂 that means a lot to me 🙂 hugs!

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