Endless Heart

Sammi Cox has issued writing challenge #172.

Here are the parameters: A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.



by J. Lillie

My friend says reality is killing him:Covid-19, lay-offs, election cycles, family stress, overdue bills, black lives matter and white man’s privlege, Democrats, Republicans and the scraps of whatever is left between them. It’s all too much for one man’s mind to fathom never mind survive.

The land’s enshrouded.

Darkness reigns for the moment

But the sun will burn through.

I tell my friend that Reality doesn’t kill. Reality brings life: love, joy, peace, long- suffering, gentleness, kindness, faith, meekness and self control. Surely sin has bent our perception of what is and made it everything that is not real. Reality is the kingdom of God within us.

Eternity dwells

In jars made of weak clay, so

Endless heart live on.

9 thoughts on “Endless Heart

  1. To a degree, I’ll respectfully disagree–as there’s the eternal reality of God’s Kingdom within us, but there’s no denying the reality of the world we live in temporarily, as strangers. I don’t know many people who’ve transcended the condition of the here and now. Many of us, like your friend, feel reality is potentially fatal–to our peaceful well-being, if not bodily. Love your writing, Bro–prose and poetry both ❤

    • Yes this is true. That said this present suffering is working in us an eternal weight of glory. So that said even our suffering is being turned into something glorious in the future. There is so much hope there and what I know is that all this suffering cannot destroy me only enrich me. Even in my stumbling and failing in the midst of it God is building something glorious for me through it. My real life is hid with God in Christ and I become more gloriously aware of that everyday.

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