Influence {Five Minute Friday}

Maybe more important than who we are influencing is that we consider who we are influenced by at the same time. Are our hearts being formed in Christlikeness or are we striving for what the world deems as important? Are we putting stock in fearmongering or are we weighing in with grace, hope, and lovingkindness … Continue reading Influence {Five Minute Friday}

Better {Five Minute Friday}

Five Minute Friday is five minutes of free writing on a specific word. Just for fun and practice and getting past the fear of not posting something long or perfect. Here's mine for today on the word 'better'. If I want to become a better writer this year what does that even mean? More creative? … Continue reading Better {Five Minute Friday}

Moment {FMF and Whole Together Family 21/31}

At this moment I am a little bit exhausted. I would prefer to just shut this up and go to sleep, but since I skipped yesterday I really do need to write a few words today. So that's what I'm doing. Choosing what to do in the moment is good for sometimes, but sometimes I … Continue reading Moment {FMF and Whole Together Family 21/31}

Each Individual Who {Whole Together Family 17/31}

The who is the most important part of the whole. It's not about being whole one way or another, it's about considering our who. Each one of us in this family is a different who. And each one of us has a different way of being in the world and a different way they need … Continue reading Each Individual Who {Whole Together Family 17/31}

Rain {Five Minute Friday and a writerly opportunity}

As far as I remember, it has rained all of once in the last three months. The sidewalk chalk was gradually wearing off scuff by little scuff. One of our trees seems to have chosen to let a few leaves go by the wayside. Hopefully those parts of the tree will just come back next … Continue reading Rain {Five Minute Friday and a writerly opportunity}

Loyal {Five Minute Friday}

Part of living life creatively means jumping in with two feet and being loyal to your vision of what is possible. It is easy to get discouraged with your progress or lack, with your ability to forge ahead or tendency to pause longer than you'd like, or anything else where your confidence gets a nudge … Continue reading Loyal {Five Minute Friday}

Woman {Five Minute Friday}

Woman. That is what I am. Though I shrink to hear the way the word is sometimes used to manipulate, control, and order. I am woman. But I am also free and strong and here. I believe myself capable of many things. At times the weight of 'woman' pulls me under my capability. I should … Continue reading Woman {Five Minute Friday}

Thirteen – together and alone {Five Minute Friday}

There's something about 13.1 that feels doable. The distance is set and measured. The starting line is here. The finish is there. Each step takes me a measurable distance closer to the finish line that is as close as possible to exactly 13.1 miles away. It's a race. Mostly it's just against myself since I'm … Continue reading Thirteen – together and alone {Five Minute Friday}