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Dear Ones Who Bear Sad Tidings This Year (Five Minute Friday)

It can be hard this time of year to find the joy in the twinkly lights and the broken nativity and the limp garland when all you want to do is hide away in a corner from the well-wishers and the do-gooders and the hope-bringers. It can be hard to be facing a holiday ringed… Continue reading Dear Ones Who Bear Sad Tidings This Year (Five Minute Friday)

Friday Five · linkups · reflections · writing

When It’s Just Fine to be Finished {five minute friday}

On Fridays the writers gather at Lisa Jo’s. We write in five minute increments like ones scared braved. We’re not supposed to edit or backtrack or over think, though everyone confesses to that at least once and that’s why there’s grace for even the most ordinary of writing tasks. Except on Fridays five minute ordinary becomes… Continue reading When It’s Just Fine to be Finished {five minute friday}

Friday Five · summer · writing

Release {Five Minute Friday}

On Fridays the writers gather at Lisa Jo’s. We write in five minute increments like ones scared braved. We’re not supposed to edit or backtrack or over think, though everyone confesses to that at least once and that’s why there’s grace for even the most ordinary of writing tasks. Except on Fridays five minute ordinary becomes… Continue reading Release {Five Minute Friday}

Friday Five · joshua · marriage

His Hands {Five Minute Friday}

On Fridays the writers gather at Lisa Jo’s. We write in five minute increments like ones scared braved.  We’re not supposed to edit or backtrack or overthink, though everyone confesses to at least once and that’s why there’s grace for even the most ordinary or writing tasks. Except on Fridays five minute ordinary becomes extraordinary.… Continue reading His Hands {Five Minute Friday}

Friday Five · gus · motherhood

Yes in My Mess (five minute Friday)

Disclaimer: I wrote this on the iPad. Typos should be met with grace. But that’s what #fmfparty is all about. Well that and writing and hash tags and food references. We’re at Lisa Jo’s and you’re welcome there too! Mess He wasn’t supposed to even exist. That’s what sends me to my knees now and… Continue reading Yes in My Mess (five minute Friday)

Friday Five · writing

How I Became a Writer {Five MInute Friday}

When I look back at four years of blogging, I find that my best and rawest moments have come in five minute increments. Because like Lisa Jo says, sometimes writing time is stolen five minutes at a time. Linking up with the Five Minute Friday community right here and telling you why I’m surprised by motherhood and writing right… Continue reading How I Became a Writer {Five MInute Friday}

birthdays · Friday Five · http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008/kind#post · motherhood

How She Gave Away Her Birthday Cake and Gave Me Joy {Five Minute Friday}

On Fridays this community of prayer warriors and sleep-deprived mamas and funny college students and thoughtful friends takes one word and writes without editing, without backtracking, without over thinking for five minutes.  Sometimes we cheat a little, like me today, because I needed about 8 minutes to get it all out. But Lisa Jo knows… Continue reading How She Gave Away Her Birthday Cake and Gave Me Joy {Five Minute Friday}