Mail Me a Letter, God: FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY {Day 14 :: MAIL}


It’s Day 14 of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes. Ya’ll, we’re almost halfway through this crazy challenge. #Write31Days friends: you can link up today’s individual post over at Five Minute Friday too. Today’s word is MAIL.

Set your clock, friends. Here we go!

Opening the mailbox gives me a real thrill. An envelope, thick or longish, with a stamp from a far away place, or one of those tiny envelopes which falls to the asphalt from the stack of junk flyers: it’s gold.

I love to be thought of, like anyone. To be remembered, thanked, asked a question. The waiting involved with snail mail makes me appreciate it all the more.

Someone once tweeted to me, “Thanks for taking the time to write.” The letter I sent had gone to the person’s church overseas. The recipient didn’t know of it for weeks. But when it was discovered, the sentiment was all the more appreciated.

Sometimes I wish God would put a letter in my mailbox. I would pull it out and open the sealed point and grin as I would read,

“Dear, Christina,

I was thinking about you the other day….”

I would tuck it in a book or my Bible and treasure every written page.

This post is Day 14 of Skateboards + Kisses: A Rebellious Poet’s 31 Dates with God, part of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2016 writing challenge. 


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October 13, 2016
  • If you find a way to get a mailbox that God sends letters to, please let me know, I’d love to get that same letter!

  • This is wonderful!!

  • Hi Christina, my first fmf party. I too love letters and cards from family and friends. There is something about holding that envelop and treasuring something handwritten or homemade. When I think of mail from God, I don’t know why I thought of a sunrise being God’s Instagram. #35 on fmf.

  • What a great sentiment! Yes, handwritten notes and letters mean so much more than a cold typed-out response.

    Thank you for hosting this month’s writing challenge, Christina.

  • I agree getting those personalized envelopes is exciting and it means so much.
    Agreed about the letter from God. I’ve wished it too!

  • <3

  • Oh how fun it would be to receive a letter from God! Whew…wonder how much the postage would be from heaven?!? 😉

  • I love receiving mail, but I’m not very good at sending it! I think I’m out of practice from my early lovestruck days… but all this mail talk is making me want to get good at it again… Watch this space 🙂

  • Christina, I so enjoyed this post.I see we think similarly about why letters are so special. I’ve never thought about the idea of God sending me a letter through the US Postal Service, but wouldn’t that be amazing?! I’m so thankful for His word that speaks to my heart in ways that are sometimes so tender. 🙂

    Fun post today!

  • Amen! And this made me think of the verses in the Bible, namely in Psalms that speak of the Lord thinking about us! Love it. Blessings to you!!

  • Tara

    Love this friend!

  • Love this, Christina. To get a letter or card is special…for me, especially for the handwriting. Something in that, whether it’s neat or loops crazily across the page, says so much about the writer; makes it so much more personal.

    I don’t write many letters these day, but when I do, I also try to decorate them with sketches. Just for the fun of it.

    #1 at FMF this week.

  • Christina,
    what a lovely post! And, I believe He does put those “I was thinking of you’s” in our Bible a bit. Just recently (in the last two years) I’ve been discovering them. They’re mostly in the middle of the Bible between Solomon’s books and the Gospels.
    You are a treasure and I’m so happy to be connected to you through FMF. Your photo with Kate was beautiful!
    Thank you for your encouragement!
    (linked up this week for the first time in a month at #2)