Comfort is the Word for May 10

5minutefridayComfort — what a great word.

Today’s topic for 5 Minute Friday is Comfort.  Here the rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community…

Now GO …

My first thought is a quote that a friend of mine says, “I was built for comfort not for speed.”  Isn’t that a great way to explain being a bit overweight?  I thought it was priceless.

Next I started thinking of things that bring comfort to me.  Primarily for me, it is being at my home with my family and friends.

This year I have been away from home quite a bit.  At times that gets very difficult since we are staying at someone else’s house.

As I write this, I am home and it is wonderful!  Pure comfort and bliss, to be sure.

You don’t realize how precious your own place is until you are away from it for a long time.  My home is like a cocoon and I always feel glad to be back.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I don’t like spending time at someone else’s home.  But, there is a lot more freedom at your own place.

My home is in the town that I grew up in and that is special.  My neighborhood is full of people who know one another and care to see you.

I feel very blessed to live where I do!!  My husband and son also love where we are.  That is pretty great if you ask me.

Comfort means many things at different times in our lives and this is what it means to me on this particular day!

I wonder what other ways I can be comforted or comfortable?  I know there are many more than I can imagine.  Hope you have a comfortable day!!!

Now STOP!  Times up.

Read more thoughts on “Comfort” at 5 Minute Friday’s link today.

Amazing Grace

graceIn a time of loss or struggle, the words of the wonderful hymn Amazing Grace can truly be a source of comfort.

We are so blessed to have God’s grace as this song by John Newton, so clearly explains.

  • Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
  • That saved a wrench like me.
  • I once was lost but now am found,
  • Was blind, but now I see.
  • T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
  • And Grace, my fears relieved.
  • How precious did that Grace appear
  • The hour I first believed.
  • Through many dangers, toils, and snares
  • I have already come;
  • ‘Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
  • And Grace will lead me home.
  • The Lord has promised good to me.
  • His word my hope secures.
  • He will my shield and portion be,
  • As long as life endures.
  • Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
  • And mortal life shall cease.
  • I shall possess within the veil,
  • A life of joy and peace.
  • When we’ve been there ten thousand years
  • Bright shining like the sun.
  • We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
  • Than when we’ve first begun.

Amen and Amen!  Wow, what an amazing comfort!  I so needed these words this week!!

Lord, may these words and your Grace be a source of love and comfort for those suffering and dealing with loss today!  Amen.