Think about those times in your life when you have felt inspired to something really great. Where does that inspiration come from?
The Holy Spirit. God inspires us to do great things with our lives.
----Matthew Kelly

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FMF Writing Prompt: Run

Five Minute Friday: Kate provides a word every Friday. The writer sets a timer for 5 minutes and writes whatever comes to mind. 


Adulting is hard, y'all, and I've been at it for over 35 years! There are times when I just want to run away from it all. The boys aren't acting like I think they should? I could just run away. Bad day at work? I just want to run away. Bad news? Yep, you guessed it: I just want to run away.

But what would running away do? I might be able to forget about the problems or the bad news for a while, but eventually, I would have to face reality and face the problems head-on. Sure, I prefer sticking my head in the sand and living in "Mary's World" makes things a lot less stressful. I don't watch the news; it's just too heartbreaking to see what's going on in our country.

So, what do I do? I run to the Cross. I run to the Adoration Chapel, my Galilee...the place where I can begin again. Things never seem quite so bad after I spend time in the quiet in front of the Crucified Jesus or in front of the Divine Mercy. Jesus, I do trust in You. It's hard though, isn't it? This whole trust thing with Jesus? The whole "giving it all to Him and not trying to take it back"? But I guess running to Jesus is a lot better than running from him. 


  1. So wonderfully spoken Mary. I treasured this message. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it. :)

  2. Indeed, running to Jesus is always the best thing we can do! I'm so often weary of adulting as well and am so glad that no matter how old I am, I can run into the arms of Jesus.

    Visiting from FMF#10

  3. A beautiful reflection. Yes, the best way is to run towards God.
    Visiting you from #28


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