Listen ~ 11/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

I am continuing with 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes which means I’m writing for five minutes on a prompt each day in October.  I’d love for you to follow along with me on this journey or better yet, join in at


I’ve had a little trouble with this prompt today.  Setting the timer I headed in several directions, with nothing coming together.  Stepping away from my computer, discouraged, I sat quietly and these lines began to flow.  Again, I passed my five minute limit but I feel this is what I was supposed to write all along. Hope you’ll forgive me.

“Come near, you nations, and listen; pay attention, you peoples! Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it!” Isaiah 34:1 (NIV) / Pixabay


The world is full of clamor and noise.

Satan uses it as one of his ploys.


TV, sirens, phone calls and chatter

We can’t hear the things that really matter.


Music is playing wherever we go

Engines roar, tires squeal, horns blow.


Video games, commercials, newscasters blare

The louder the better. What do they care?


Debate, protest, march, riot

We want them to hear us. We can’t be quiet.


Step out of the tumult and into His peace

Bow your head, breathe deeply of His sweet release.


Can you hear it on the wind, a baby’s soft coo?

God’s voice beckons, He’s calling to you!

Will you listen?



4 thoughts on “Listen ~ 11/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

  1. Suzette K.

    I like the way you reminded me of the excitement I felt the first time I heard my first child coo. Wow! Did that really happen? I ran downstairs to tell my mom. Then I laid on the bed and listened. Listening is hard sometimes, I think you summed it up quite well. I like your website, too. I’m #74.

    1. Cindy Post author

      Suzette, Thank you so much for taking your time to comment! It means more to me than you know! As a teacher, mom, and now “MiMi” I see God in children all the time! Listening is certainly hard sometimes! My own voice in my head keeps me from it a lot of the time! I plan to hop over and look up # 74! Thanks again, Cindy

    1. Cindy Post author

      God Bless You, Rachelle! Credit goes to the Lord for sure! Words were there, I just had to listen! Hope you are well!


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