Grand Canyon

Five Minute Fridays Writing Prompt – On Distance

photo taken on our honeymoon – Grand Canyon, October, 2005

The distance between…two souls can seem so, so far. The space vast, as the thousands of gulps of air between the South and North cliffs of the Grand Canyon. Every breath, sobbed, whispered, used for prayer or tears, filling up the space. The empty space. Filled with…emptiness. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. For a wind rushing, for a water roaring, for warmth and life and spring and blossoms. Waiting for God’s breath. Meanwhile, let us gaze at the awesome beauty of a crack made by God’s own hand, punctuation in a life. Purple, brown, blue, orange thread in a tapestry. Monument to faith in a Beautiful Designer. Who allows us to see the beauty in a canyon.


 I’m practically out of breath. Wow. I love Five Minute Fridays – a chance to “just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.” Join the fun! It’s exhilarating and exhausting and amazing!

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11 responses to “Grand Canyon”

  1. NotUnredeemed Avatar

    going to try it. love it and you!

  2. Colleen Avatar

    That first paragraph just took my breath away! What wonderful writing! The photo you share is absolutely stunning as well…I would love to see the Grand Canyon, maybe someday. 🙂

    P.S. Thank you so much for the helpful FB tips.:)

  3. Jessica Avatar

    Great post!
    I know that breath-taking awe feeling….I experienced that when we visited Yosemite Park.

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  5. Trina Avatar

    Thank you all! That was totally thanks to God and Gypsy Mamma's encouragement – it feels so good to write and I'm thankful for the chance and such kind readers who encourage me.

  6. Kateri Avatar

    Ah, yes. So true. Beautifully writen.

  7. Penn and Janet Avatar

    Beautiful. God has gifted you with words. May He be glorified in what you write!!

    Your thoughts on distance and space reminded me of my honeymoon to Alaska…so much wilderness up there and so beautiful.

  8. my3littlebirds Avatar

    Beautiful. Stopping by to say hello via 5 Minute Friday @Gypsy Mama.

  9. Lisa Avatar

    This is a beautiful post! I'm visiting from 5 Minute Friday today and I'm now a follower!

  10. Elizabeth Johnson Avatar

    Beautiful! I have visited the Grand Canyon, and absolutely love the way you linked its breath-taking beauty with the preciousness of human life. All praise to our glorious Creator!

  11. Dawn Avatar

    Hi, thanks for stopping by The Most Perfect Gift. Yes, it is amazing how we echoed one another. Also, our blogs are similiar in conecept! (James 1:17)

    Have a blessed day!

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