#FiveMinuteFriday: Song

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I’m tagging along on #FiveMinuteFriday!

In my wanderings this week I stumbled on a blog by Lisa-Jo Baker, Social Media Manager for Dayspring and mom extraordinaire, who believes moms are super-heroes.  Visit her blog at http://www.lisajobaker.com – you’ll be glad you did!  She might just save your sanity!

On Fridays Lisa-Jo posts a one word prompt to hundreds of blog followers, to inspire five solid minutes of soul baring truth to be typed without stopping, without editing, no grammar checks or editorial deletes!

Five minutes – one word – lay it all out there–GO:


He surprised me, you know.  This One that had been so constant and attentive.  Always there, always loving, always providing, always comforting.  But this day I was surprised.

Probably because I needed to hear Him so badly.  There.  There laying on a bathroom floor.  Chemo induced catatonic like state – no strength to talk, or move – barely enough strength to breathe air into my lungs.  I remember looking at the green marble tile promising myself to get rid of it as soon as I get well – I had spent so much time on it, I never wanted to see it again.

I could not respond to a husband sitting so closely by — no strength.  I remember tears falling down my cheek and not being able to wipe them away…and then…the sweetest of sounds.

A song — I heard it…the words humming past the nausea and floating past the tears…”You will bless the Lord, forever…you will trust Him at all times…you will not be moved…and you will say of me…I am your strength…your hope…your Deliverer…Shelter… Strong Tower…Your ever present help in time of need…”

Over and over – He who IS my Song – sang a well-loved praise song — over me — He had changed the pronouns and sang TO me all of the things that He has been, is being and will ever be…

So I can say that the most peaceful and precious time I have ever had was on a bathroom floor – with my Song – whose Presence assured me for all my life — and even for those times when I am saying goodbye at the bedside of loved ones — when the body has lost capacity to move…or speak…or respond…the spirit is very much comforted with Song…never alone…always being sung over…take heart.


“The Lord is my strength and song…” Ex. 15:2

Thanks for sticking with me and head on over to http://www.lisajobaker.com and join in!


Five Minute Friday

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About Debbie Maulsby

My name is Debbie Maulsby...and I am a grandson-aholic. I unashamedly pursue any chance to be within hugging distance of my four boys. When I'm not with them, I can be found taking pictures of my husband, Ken, while he, the great fly fisherman, brings all fish unto himself. I walk, I plant flowers, I share Jesus...and I jump on trampolines with grandsons when they promise not to double jump me.
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5 Responses to #FiveMinuteFriday: Song

  1. Vivid, powerful images here. Thank you for sharing such an intimate experience with us. Blessings! (I found you through Five Minute Friday).

  2. Laura Hedgecock says:

    I’ll have to remember that verse. Great post.

  3. Pingback: My Song | Karan K. Gleddie

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