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Welcome! It’s time for another Five Minute Friday… Today’s prompt word is STUCK! ~ ENJOY!


Can you remember your first experience behind the wheel of a car? The fear, the panic if you turned the wrong way or stopped too soon, or even zoomed  too fast? For most of us, I’m sure we could tell stories that would make us laugh until we cried.

Buckle up as I share my first crazy adventure with you. It snowed the day before, and this was way back when we didn’t have snow plows that cleared the side streets. My mom was brave enough to take me out after my first drivers training class.

“Del,” she said, “I’ll start out driving, then when we get off the main street, I’ll stop and move over and let you get in the driver’s seat.”

Sounded like a plan — I was ready. A bit scared but ready. Everything was going great until I got STUCK in the snow. “Oh NO! What do I do?”




I did the only thing any first-time driver would to — hop in the back seat and let mom get us out.

But till today I remember what she did. She rocked! Yes, she rocked back and forth. From drive to reverse and back to drive then back to reverse.

Do you feel like you’re stuck today? Maybe not in a rut of day-old crunchy snow beneath your tires, but STUCK in something called life?

Maybe finances. Maybe health. Maybe problems with family or kids that just seems to keep going round and round and round.

Hope is on the way. First of all, don’t try to jump in the back seat like me and run away. That will never get you anywhere. But start to rock your world with PRAYER!

The same as my Mom had to continue to shift gears from drive to reverse and back and forth until finally, without warning, we cannon-balled into the dead of night!




Same as it is with prayer. Pray fervently. Pray till something happens (James 5:16).

(The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.  James 5:16)


Even if you don’t see the result immediately, continue to press in. Press in further so that when you least expect it, you’ll sail away and God will Rock’n Roll you out of the rut you are STUCK in today!

STOP.. Five minutes is up~


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See you next week, or sooner,




2 thoughts on “Rock’n Roll

  1. Del says:

    You are welcome.. Actually, I’ve reminded my self too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by…


  2. S. Rae says:

    This! Yes!! Thank you for reminding me to press in.


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