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The Way of the Cross

Today, I am joining Kate’s Five Minute Friday community, writing on the prompt: next.





May you know God’s nearness this Easter. His resurrection breath in each loss, trauma and sorrow.



The Way of the Cross 


I know the pull of the next

The quick of the fix

Believing in lists

In this and that step

And then you’ll be free.


I’ve walked in the law

In the cruel of yeast

In striving for morsels

In hungry, bereft

And alone.


But now I am learning

The Way of the Cross

The slow of the pressing

Contracting, the hard and the holy



Now I am learning in silence

“It is finished” to hear

For abundance is breaking

In my daily falling and dying

Open and spacious the yield.



John 12:24 (ESV)

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

13 Comments Post a comment
  1. hi anna, i’m your next door neighbor this week. i think i have been b/f:) i enjoyed your post today.thanks.


    April 19, 2019
    • Thank you for visiting, Martha. I am glad to hear you enjoyed it. Happy Easter!


      April 19, 2019
  2. I love your poem, Anna! This is truth:
    “For abundance is breaking

    In my daily falling and dying

    Open and spacious the yield.”

    In our weakness, in our surrender to Him, in the dying to self – we find that spacious place where He has planted our feet.
    Blessings, love and hugs to you, dear sister! xoxo


    April 19, 2019
  3. I definitely relate to that first verse – the pull of what’s next and the temptation to look for quick and easy steps to freedom. God’s way is often much slower and harder, but worth it in the end. Easter blessings to you!


    April 19, 2019
    • Yes! So worth it! And you’re right that it is so tempting. So thankful for His mercy and His patient leading. Thanks for visiting, Lesley.


      April 19, 2019
  4. Enjoyed your post today, neighbor, at FMF.


    April 19, 2019
  5. Oh, these words go so deeply into my heart today, Anna! Thank you so much for opening your heart to share what God brought to you. Those beautiful tulips just speak so beautifully of the abundance and the slow wait that God’s breath creates. The winter seems to last forever, that dying under the soil. But it is so much:

    “The Way of the Cross

    The slow of the pressing

    Contracting, the hard and the holy


    Blessings, love, and hugs to you on this Good Friday!


    April 20, 2019
  6. Athira #

    Your poem was really nice…Its refreshed my mind and heart- The way of the Cross..
    Thank You Anna..
    And Have a Blessed Easter!

    Liked by 1 person

    April 20, 2019

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