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Friday, November 8, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Truth

On Fridays at 12:01 a.m. Lisa Jo Baker posts a one word prompt and people all over the world pause, then or sometime later, and write for 5 minutes on that one topic. Little editing, just us and our keyboards and our thoughts writing for 5 minutes. Ready? Set? Write.

Truth. Do we speak truth? Do we live truth? How often do the half-truths, the white lies, the things we say that we don't mean creep into our conversations?

I value truth. I seek to speak accurately and truthfully. Sometimes I struggle, though. I want to tell the truth and I don't want to hurt someone's feelings. I want to tell the truth and I don't want to get into a big messy conflict. I find myself conflicted, seeking to say the right thing, the truthful thing, the gentle thing, the diplomatic thing. Sometimes it's not easy to find just the right truthful words.

How do you handle those conflicted moments of speaking the truth when it is risky?


  1. Hi Darlene! I am your neighbor today over at the FMF! It is hard sometimes to have just the right truthful words to say in certain situations. Sadly, I often choose to not say anything. Shrinking back is so much easier then creating conflict. But I want to learn to be bold, to speak His truth in love and to not worry about the fear of man. Have a lovely weekend.

    1. Hi Barbie,
      Thanks for stopping by from FMF!! Thanks for sharing your encouraging words that tell me I am not alone in this dilemma!! Hope you have a good day!