This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single-word prompt to free-write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes. This weeks word prompt is {{Anticipate}}

This is a timely word for me. I actually had plans to write about anticipation this week. Thanks Kate! 

Your Dictionary says that to anticipate means: To look forward to; expect, To think of (a future event) with pleasure; look forward to. Synonyms include: expect, await, hope for, look forward to. 

So what are you anticipating Paula, you ask? Well, my beagle Little Girl and I have been house/dog sitting for my friend and her husband who have been away since Sept 22nd and will be returning on Oct 19th.  

I am so ANTICIPATING going HOME! I don’t have far to go though, 6-7 miles. My recliner is calling me and so is my bed. I’m used to doing my writing on my desktop and I have a TV as the monitor. While I’m away I’m using my laptop so everything’s smaller than I like. 

The reason I was planning to write about anticipation anyhow, is that my own anticipation got me thinking. 


The things we can hardly wait and get so excited with anticipation about an event, vacation, cruise, visit, reunions, holidays and anything else we expectedly wait for. 

Why is it that we don’t have sit on the edge of our seat, we can’t wait or sit still we’re going to burst excitement for Jesus to come back? 

Please understand that I know we are anticipating his return. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got to be raw and vulnerable here and tell you that while I’m watching, waiting, and looking forward to him coming back for us, my recent anticipation has me wondering why I’m not like that little kid sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to pop? Am I missing something? 


It’s the wait? Waiting can help us anticipate, mature and appreciate God’s Blessings and prepare our hearts and minds to receive him expectantly along our way. And dear friends may we have joy as we wait and anticipate His return. 

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  1. I’ve got two minds ’bout Christ’s return,
    and yeah, maybe a jaundiced eye,
    ’cause this old world first has to burn,
    and lotsa folks are gonna die.
    What should a first responder do?
    Try to pull the damned from flames,
    and to my oath be ever true
    though I do not know their names?
    I was made by God to fight
    to keep the hurt and fear away,
    and how the heck could it be right
    to look forward to a day
    that comes after, truth to tell,
    the coming of an earthly hell?

  2. Oh, I can so relate, Paula.
    Thanks for sharing.
    P.S. I like that quote on your sidebar by Judah Smith (about the Bible).
    (Your FMF neighbor this week, #15)

  3. May this month of house and dog sitting be a time of refreshment for you, Paula. Sometimes a change of scenery helps awaken our senses.

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