I Belong Awake

I belong awake.

It is 4:22 a.m.  I’ve already been awake for an hour.  Some days I “sleep in” until 6 or 7 a.m., but those days are rare.

Why? Why am I up so freaking early?  I ask God some days, and I ask myself…

Is it because I need to go to the bathroom?  Check did that…still cannot fall back asleep.

Is it because I need to pray?  Check did that.  Okay now what God?

Is it because the cat needs my company?  Probably not.  She is back asleep in front of me on the desk as I type and surf the social media web.

Is it because I blog?  Yes, I think that is the reason.  I have this quiet time.  This quiet place.  I belong awake to write.  I have time to Tweet encouragement, Read God’s Word, read the news, and respond to the prompt of today’s Five Minute Friday gathering…”Belong.”  We are the crazy bloggers who fill white space in the wee hours of the night, the spaces of quiet when our children are playing nicely, or now…when most of the world sleeps.



Click the icon above to view other posts from fellow Five Minute Friday bloggers.  Today, the creator of this concept, Lisa Jo Baker is on vacation.  So, her sweet (and my virtual sweet friend) Crystal Stine is hosting today.

Categories Uncategorized

8 thoughts on “I Belong Awake

  1. I’m learning to appreciate the early morning hours…there are definitely days when I’d love to get another hour of precious sleep, but there is something about mornings and words, both reading and writing them. 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day, friend!


    1. graceglimmers 2014-07-14 — 05:24

      Hope you have a magnificent Monday to Mel! May your morning be blessed with glimmers of grace!


  2. I love the early-morning-quiet as well, and most days love getting up at 5am (not so early as you) so I can take the morning slowly and rest in Him a bit as the day begins.


    1. graceglimmers 2014-07-11 — 18:51

      Glad I am not alone…thanks for commenting and following my blog!


  3. The best time to blog is in the quiet of the morning.


    1. graceglimmers 2014-07-11 — 09:09



  4. Visiting from FMF 🙂 It is so true, we do wake up early to enjoy the quiet and read & write. Wonderful post. I love the CS Lewis quote too! Have a great Friday!


    1. graceglimmers 2014-07-11 — 02:54

      Thank you for stopping by to visit and comment! C.s. Lewis was an anwesome writer!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close