Imagine ...

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another. - John Burroughs

Today's Five Minute Friday prompt is:  Imagine.

This one tiny word conjures up all kinds of thoughts and ideas..... "what if's" if you will.

Imagine a world where there is no pain, no fear, no prejudice.
Imagine a place where there is no poverty, no hunger, no abuse.
Imagine both a country and a person where truth and trust reign.

An old friend recently contacted me.  It was great hearing from this person.

All kinds of fun from the "good ol' days" popped into my head as well as shame and regret over past sins that  memory after memory dredged up.

Words came out of my mouth and flew through my fingers onto a keyboard that truly shocked me.  They were misguided words misdirected to the wrong person.  They were words of pain bestowed upon me by another person long ago.

I imagine that God used this connection with the past to teach me something about the present.  Thoughts and words of forgiveness, trust and temptation were tossed about.

More words came forth about the dependence we have on Christ to keep us on the path He would want us to walk.

Jesus forgives quickly.  It's me, myself and I that struggle with forgiving myself of the past... after all these years.

I imagine a life and love of commitment, of true trust that is deserved, earned and of acceptance for who each of us was created to be.... flaws, past sins and the promise of hope in the future of tomorrow.  I wonder if such a life and love exist in today's world.

I imagine somewhere it does.  That is my hope, my prayer, my desire for you and for me.

Stop.  Five Minutes of writing.  Done.
I'm linking up with Lisa Jo for Five Minute Friday.

PS:  I used my IMAGINE-ation to create this image with PSE 10.


  1. There are many ways we could imagine the world could be better. And I do think it begins with reflection about ourselves- our past, our present, and our future. I am glad that we are new creations in Christ, in which imagining a better life is within the realm of reality! - Steph, linking up from Lisa Jo,

  2. You give us much to think about. How wonderful that our Lord remembers our sins no more.

  3. your imaginary home is called Heaven and that is when we will see this wonderful world. even when God stepped down from heaven as His son Jesus and walked on the earth, the world continued on its way.

    i like the new look of your blog... and i see you are doing lots of things on your side bar. i love the old camera in your header.