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Friday, February 7, 2014

Five Minute Friday - Write

Lisa Jo Baker started a gathering a few years ago and challenged others to write for 5 minutes each Friday on one specific topic. The idea is to write . . . just write unscripted and unedited for 5 minutes and then link up with others over at her site.  Today's prompt is "WRITE"

Ready? Set? Write . . .
I have loved to write since I was a small girl. I purchased an ancient typewriter as a pre-teen and would crank out the "Violet Hill Newspaper" filled with fictional stories of things that happened on Violet Hill. As I grew older, I wrote letters, in my diary, even a couple of novellas when I was in high school.

My favorite place to write has become my journal, a place where I can process life in God's presence and with His guidance. My journals are also where I engage in many of the spiritual disciplines that help me to build my relationship with God through Christ.

Not only do I enjoy the act of creating something with words, putting words together to form sentences that create pictures and express ideas, I also love the physical act of forming the words with pen on paper. There is something precious in the old-fashioned act of physically writing the words on paper, of seeing a person's individual handwriting.



  1. I love this "I love the physical act of forming the words with pen on paper." I get that completely. There is something about it that is so much more freeing when you do it that way. Visiting from FMF. Have a blessed weekend!

    1. Chandra, thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a blessed weekend also!

    2. I agree Chandra and Dar! I have found the act of writing to be very helpful in processing my emotions and my thoughts. Writing helps me not to bottle everything up so much.


  2. I'm an avid journaler, like you and have been since high school. I love words too and putting them on paper. For me, it's been a lifeline. Thanks for sharing your passion!

  3. I like writing the old fashioned way too. I enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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