5 Minute Friday: Together

October 26, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Posted in 5 Minute Friday, Hubby | 6 Comments


It’s Saturday night – I’m a day late for 5 Minute Friday.  To find out what Lisa Jo Baker wrote about this week’s word prompt, simply click the above icon.  To learn about what 5 Minute Friday is, you can click Five Minute Friday – which will lead you to the page explaining how it came about.

Okay, now, time to take a deep breathe and relax, put down the frozen Coke and find out the word and start typing…….

The word prompt is:  Together

The first thing that popped into my mind is the song that Raffi sang with the line, “The more we get together the happier we’ll be” and then the song we sing at Mass on Sundays, “We gather together, to sing the Lord’s blessings….”

Together is a very nice place to be, whether you’re singing a song with preschoolers or rejoicing in the House of the Lord.

Together is the best place to be, now that my beloved husband is home from the hospital(s) where he had been for the past few weeks.

Together is where we will spend the rest of our lives.

Earlier as I helped him get into bed, I asked him, “What am I going to do with you?” because he told me he had another scrape to be bandaged (his skin is very fragile; I was joking with him) and he replied, “You’re gonna love me” and I, of course, said, “You betcha!”

Then, I helped him get ready for bed, bandaged him, helped him lay down and get comfy and kissed him goodnight.


It’s Sunday and I was sitting in church this morning thinking about the hymn I mentioned above.  I got the words wrong!

Here they are:

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to his name: He forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining his kingdom devine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!


This is a direct quote from Wikipedia:

We Gather Together” is a Christian hymn of Dutch origin written in 1597 by Adruanus Valerius as “Wilt heden nu treden” to celebrate the Dutch victory over Spanish forces in the Battle of Turnhout.  It was originally set to a Dutch folk tune. In the United States, it is popularly associated with Thanksgiving Day and is often sung at family meals and at religious services on that day.



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  1. Yay! So glad your hubby made it home!

    • Thanks! Me, too!


  2. What great words! Thanks for sharing. I am hoping your husband continues to heal.

    • Thank you, Holly. Every day shows just a bit of improvement – God’s blessings continue!


  3. I am so happy to hear that your husband is home TOGETHER with you. That must be such a blessing after a prolonged hospital(s) stay. Thanks for sharing the hymn. I especially like the part that says, “now cease from distressing”. That’s the best part of being TOGETHER with Christ: there is no reason for distress. Enjoyed your post on FMF. Thanks again for sharing!

    • Thanks for your sweet words, Rhonda! Yes, we can “cease from distressing” when we put our trust in Him, our Creator!


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