Unknown-2For the last eight weeks now I’ve participated in Lisa-Jo Baker’s “Five-Minute Friday” (you can find all my Five Minute Friday posts in the ‘related posts’ at the bottom). The concept is simple, and brilliant:

Write for 5 minutes, straight from the heart, on a theme given by Lisa-Jo – and then share it.

No edits, no marinading or reflecting – just write and share.

If you’re a writer or blogger, I’d recommend it – it really challenges and helps you grow as a writer. It’s most definitely helped me.

Today’s theme is ‘Song’. I hope you like the post, and please do let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Here goes:


I love singing. I love putting my iPod on and pretending I am on a band on stage, in my room.


I think secretly, many of us do this. (Come on, confess…) But not all of us can be professionals, because many of us would be singing out of tune.

Life is a bit like singing. Indeed, I would argue our very stories are meant to be beautiful, divine, sacred songs. And like any song, when we all sing in tune, it is beautiful. When we’re in complete harmony with God’s plan for us, when we are living in tune with His song for the world, then it’s beautiful.

But when we don’t – as often happens – then it can turn ugly.

If you went to listen to a choir perform, and one person sang out of tune, who would everyone notice? All the people in tune, beautifully singing in harmony?

No, they’d remember the one out of tune.

The beauty of the rest of the choir would be drowned out by the noise of the one.

And this is the story of our world.

There is so much beauty, love, goodness in the world. If we look and listen we can see and hear the song of the divine in our lives and in the world.

Sadly though, this song is being drowned out by pain, suffering and darkness. And the cynicism which results. The noise of those out of tune is almost deafening. Sometimes we contribute to this noise.

But all the time, God’s song is being sung. And we have a part to play in His choir.

So lets make sure we are singing in tune with God’s song for us, and His song for creation.

Let us have our eyes and ears open to see how God’s song is present within the whole of creation.

Right here. Right now.

Can you hear it?







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James Prescott

Hi, I’m James. I live near London. I’m a fan of good food, comic-book movies, & books. I love to write, and I coach other writers & creative people. Thank you for being part of my community. read more...

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