Tag: Five Minute Friday

  • What do you do when you can’t sleep and are up in the middle of the night nibbling on a peanut butter sandwich because baby wanted a snack? Oh, just a little free writing with the Five Minute Friday prompt “Worship”… I’ve been sharing in this story how I was raised with some rather rigid religious…

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  • I’m a bit rusty at this. For four months I’ve funneled most of my writing into the shape of a book, and not allowed myself the freedom of writing for even 5 min. just for the fun of it. I’m starting up again today because my friend Gretchen encouraged me…she said “making time for beauty…

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  • Does opportunity thrill you or scare you? I’m usually in the thrill category. Anything new and exciting, I’m on it. Somewhere I can embrace my passions and serve God at the same time? I’m on it! But lately I’ve had a little root of fear crop up. What if I fail? What if I start…

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  • Expectation

    This month is full of expectation. Especially in the garden. Every day (Ok, I admit, usually at least three times a day) I look around to see if anyone’s watching  if the kids will be ok for a minute without me, and I run out, barefoot across my new patio stones… (‘love, love, love’ my…

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  • Welcome to Trust

    Five Minute Friday: Trust I came home from Relevant with many goals. New friendships to pursue, stories to tell, and a blog to redesign. But my main goal, inspired by every conversation and speaker, but especially Ann‘s session, was to become an upside-down, spirit-led blogger. It took several months of processing and prayer and sweat…

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  • Vivid When I think back to my most vivid memories of the homestead — those not triggered by the 2 dimensional aid of a photograph — I can almost feel the goosebumps. There were moments (ok, hours) of intense cold. That second winter when Joel and I crawled around under the log cabin in February…

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  • Best of 2011: Freedom Fridays

    This spring I discovered the delightful and inspiring Lisa Jo over at Gypsy Mamma and her Five Minute Friday writing prompt. It came at just the right time — on the days when I didn’t know why I was blogging, or the weeks when I didn’t have time to write, or when I felt like…

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  • Five Minute Friday Prompt: Connected Now, more than ever, we are connected. Our phones, computers, cars that get us places fast, airplanes, skype, texting – so many ways to stay connected. But are you connected? Do you use these tools in a way that deepens relationships, or do you use them to entertain, escape reality,…

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  • I know it’s not Friday, but this prompt was dear to my heart. Here’s Five Minutes of me writing on a highly overrated state – Tired.  What are you too tired to do? When was the last time you felt truly rested? Who would you be if you weren’t so tired? What are you willing…

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  • Five Minute Fridays – Today’s Prompt…Unexpected UnexpectedHow you come inShining light into all my hopelessnessWas it something I did?Or is it just YouLover of creatingSurprisesRedemptionAnd hopeHow is it I can never explainThe deepest workings in my heartThe moments you step in and redirect my heartChange my life?I guess it’s all just to give youMore GloryThis…

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  • Five Minute Friday: Remember

    Five Minute Fridays with Lisa JoI got to do this writing exercise/indulgence live with Lisa Jo and dozens more at Relevant last week. It was amazing!!! Five Minutes!!! with Lisa Jo If you love to write or would love to write, this is a great way to get started! Today’s prompt is… Remember…that moment when…

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  • Five Minute Friday’s Theme: Backwards… 1 year: I was growing achingly larger with my third child, hoping, hoping it would be a boy so I could name him Seth. 2 years: We were walking through a darling old house, falling in love and praying we’d win it at auction. 6 years: We were falling head-over…

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  • Gypsy Mamma’s writing prompts help my sanity because, for just 5 min. a week, I tap into the artistic and pretend I really am a writer. Today’s prompt hit me right in the middle of analyzing the kind of love I offered my son today, and how miserably it compared to the Love God showed…

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  • Grand Canyon

    Five Minute Fridays Writing Prompt – On Distance photo taken on our honeymoon – Grand Canyon, October, 2005 The distance between…two souls can seem so, so far. The space vast, as the thousands of gulps of air between the South and North cliffs of the Grand Canyon. Every breath, sobbed, whispered, used for prayer or…

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