The word "while" written in cursive on pink paper

“While” Writing

“While” requires two or more things occuring at the same time.

The phone rang while my hands were covered in soapy dish water.

My morning coffee cools as it warms my hands while I read my Bible.

Or “while” can be used for contrast.

New spring leaves tend to be pale, while summer leaves are usually a deeper shade of green.

Some folks look for any opportunity to reduce, reuse, and recycle, while others can’t be bothered.

Can I use “while” both ways together?

Let’s see . . .

While I enjoy the autumn season outdoors, I dislike the Christmas decorations lining the store shelves while it is still October.

We easily judge others while we expect to receive the benefit of the doubt, while Jesus is reaching out in deep love to all of us alike!

Did it!! Do I get extra points??

This post was a response to Kate’s Five Minute Friday prompt, “While.” Want to see how others responded? Join in the fun here!

8 thoughts on ““While” Writing”

    1. Sorry. My phone went nuts.

      Cancer sticks me with the knowledge
      that I’m indentured to a death
      here within fall’s awesome foliage,
      governed by a lack of breath.
      How might it be that such a beauty
      is attendant to the flame?
      How can it be that holy duty
      is mere echo of God’s name?
      I look out to see the sunrise,
      unique, and in moment, gone
      lost in seconds to my own eyes,
      but not lost unto the Son
      whose great heart ever recalls
      every sparrow as it falls.

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      1. Beautifully written. Yes, his eye is on the sparrow, and his heart is with you in your breathlessness. Praying for your journey to the fullness of his presence, where “fall’s awesome foliage” fades before the majesty of his face. ❤️


  1. Somebody else who dislikes seeing Christmas decorations on the shelves while it’s still October! But I love the last part “We easily judge others while we expect to receive the benefit of the doubt, while Jesus is reaching out in deep love to all of us alike!” Very true words.
    Extra Brownie points from FMF #12

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