1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:  Ache…


I’ll be honest, usually when I think of the word ache, I think of the negative. The emptiness and ache after I experience loss, the way my neck and shoulders feel after a long, stressful day, sore and tired eyes that just want to know sleep.

But, as I thought about the word I had a beautiful picture of Jenny Lake in the Teton mountains. I remember visiting one year, on vacation. I remember how I felt as my eyes looked across the lake. How I felt when I admired the immense mountains. My heart has a special love for Wyoming with all it’s rugged beauty. I scanned the horizon, where the mountains seemingly touched the sky, and my breath caught in my throat. I literally ached from the beauty. I remember thinking, “Heaven is going to be like this, times a billion”. I got to look at all that beauty, and that was just here on Earth…I can only imagine what God has prepared for those who love Him!

However, as it is written

“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”
the things God has prepared for those who love him— 1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV

English: Jenny Lake and Cascade Canyon in Gran...

3 thoughts on “Ache

  1. ugh
    I have an ache today
    I need things to get better and so I have made an appointment with someone to help with that. But now I need to go to the appointment. And work on those things. And I don’t want to. I knew I wouldn’t want to so I asked my brother if I could call him for prayer before I go and he said to call Thursday night. I called a couple of times.. big brother not in. 😦
    I thought maybe I could call this morning but it was too busy and noisy here. And now it is quiet and I am missing the sound of his voice because I am needing to hear it. In the quiet, in the stillness, I am needing to hear another voice.
    Word of God speak..

  2. Dawn,
    I love to read your stuff. I can feel your heart and hear your passion when you write. I still want to drop in for a cup of Jo with you some day and hear all about how beautiful it is to live in the rolling country side. I miss rural Iowa so much. Nice “Ache” piece. Here’s a link to mine, not nearly as heartwarming as yours. I guess we’re supposed to link back to the one who invited us to 5 minute Fridays. And I believe I received my invitation from you. I don’t get inspired much to write inspiring things like you when I’m limited by time and content. Have a blessed day, and I hope you have no aches for a long time.

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