I’ll Go the Distance

 Ready to “fingerpaint with words”?

Joining today with Gypsy Mama’s “Five Minute Friday” writing prompt.Write for 5 minutes, unedited, and then stop.

Today’s topic is “Distance”.


I’d go the distance with you, for you.

I’ll vouch for you. I’ll stand up for you. I’ll be your friend.

“Go the extra mile”– like the Master said. Will you let me go with you?

It’s no fun to walk the long distances alone. Walking together is much more fun, more rewarding.

He goes the extra distance for me. Each day. And Easter I celebrate that.

I live a far distance from  many loved ones. You?

I live a near distance to those I don’t know as well. You?

I wish to cross those boundaries. You?

But among those that live a closer distance… I’m also getting closer in heart to those. You?

And for those wh0 live faraway, close hearts aren’t dependent upon distance, either.

The distances I want to cross are: closer hearts to people

Family friends neighbors strangers

And a closer heart to JesusYou?

I have one more minute to write

And I realize that in this world

Distances are getting “smaller”

Because of the internet.

I can cross over many  miles and meet beautiful people

Like you, and you, and you

But it is no substitute for one-on-one chats in a coffee shop

or in a living room.



10 thoughts on “I’ll Go the Distance

  1. Great post! It’s amazing how many ways we can communicate with others in our technological age and yet, we’re communicating less than people did before this technology. And if we do, it’s at a shallow level. Imagine if we all went the distance to really know others!

    1. Yes, it’s made some forms of “communication” easier, but not as a substitute for going the real, hard distance of knowing one another. Thanks for commenting, friend.

  2. Thank you for stopping by and visiting today! It’s nice to meet others who have similar likes and interests. It’s also nice to meet someone who knows what a doula is! : )

    Your 5-Minute post is very good!

  3. Love this! The form and the words are just right. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I look forward to reading your posts on Friday – hope to see you next Friday? The internet does close distances, doesn’t it?? Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Great stream of thoughts! I liked “It’s no fun to walk the long distances alone. Walking together is much more fun…” –God really did intend for us to sojourn here together.

    1. I agree with you, Jennifer. (Hey- thought you might try the 5 min. thing?) Anyway– just read your amazing post. Commented on your site.

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