The coffee is brewing and with my late start I hear the sounds of movement in my house as the kids (and dog) breath life into the house.

I plan to jump in to Five Minute Friday pre-coffee. (smile)

Grasp by Dana Pittman


The topic: GRASP.

Wish me luck….


I see it. Off in the distance. Near the horizon.

Naturally I increase my pace. Left, right, left, right.

Huff, huff, huff, huff.

I swing my arms lightly letting the wind restyle my curly coils. I feel it dry the drops of moisture from my skin.

I am running to get it.

But every morning I have the same intention with no such luck.

It seems in my grasp yet my hands are still empty.

I'm not even close enough to clutch it and whine like a 2 year-old…"this is mine".

Because although I see it…I feel it…I want it…its not mine.

Its not close enough.

Its not within reach.

Its not in my grasp.

Until then I will keep rising early and meeting its teasing head on.

The teasing rings loud and clear…"if you want me, come get me."

And I am gutsy enough to say "You're on!"


Question: What in your life seems doable but not quite in your grasp? Share in the comments.


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  1. Ms. Kathleen 9 years ago

    Oh I like this – you are a woman of integrity and a strong woman of God… I could read it in your words… Ready to take on the world. Awesome!

    • Author
      Dana Pittman 9 years ago

      Kathleen, thank you my sister. I’m ready…now for what, only He knows. LOL! Thank you for visiting and commenting. Take care.

  2. Stacy Voss 9 years ago

    Most everything in my life is beyond my grasp, challenging me to live a life of utter dependance. Strange. Beautiful and humbling all at once.

    Very well written. Thanks for sharing!

    • Author
      Dana Pittman 9 years ago

      Stacy, I agree. It’s funny when I think of how I always wanted to be “independent”. Now, all I desire is being fully dependent. It’s not easy. But with grace, I can do all things… Have a blessed weekend. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. JL Bolton 9 years ago

    Ha. My housekeeping skills. I’m getting better, but I’ve learned to embrace some of the imperfect. After all, we live in the house. There is so much grace in being content and not constantly striving for the ‘perfect’ that seems out of my grasp.

  4. Denise Oldham 9 years ago

    Bless you for being such a strong woman in the Lord.

    • Author
      Dana Pittman 9 years ago

      It’s a daily walk. Daily I have to say yes. I pray you have as well. Take care.

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