Five Minute Friday – CREATE

I’ve just joined a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES every Friday. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is CREATE. Go!

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So I’m preparing to write on “create” and all I can hear are melodies in my head. Lilting melodies, moving up, moving down. Beautiful, mysterious.

But that doesn’t help me write for 5 minutes! I need words!

Narnia

And then a flash of memory bursts into my mind.  Narnia, Aslan, darkness. You remember… It’s “The Magician’s Nephew” and Digory and Polly are in darkness, afraid, confused, in danger. Read more

Help, I Have to Read to my Child (part 1)

CONGRATULATIONS, PARENTS!

 

The very fact that you are reading this article means that you are passionate about seeing your child become a strong reader! And why shouldn’t you?! Reading is one of the surest ways to improve ALL areas of your child’s cognitive, academic, and emotional development (just to name a few). The BONUS is that you also get to make some wonderful memories together! Win Win!

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Five Minute Friday – BUILD

I’ve just joined a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES every Friday. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the prompt word is BUILD… Go!

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Build - wideBuild. Even the word evokes a smile in me. I have strong memories of sawdust and raw materials, working alongside my carpenter dad in the garage. I LOVED making stuff. I loved starting with nothing and ending up with a masterpiece.

But isn’t that the beauty of building… to create something out of nothing?

  • 5MF- Build(1)Musicians build a repertoire
  • Artists build a portfolio
  • Lawyers build a case
  • Birds build a nest
  • Campers build a fire
  • Couples build a life together
  • Husbands and wives build a family

Sometimes, we get to start with something, and then we build upon it to make it even better…

  • Build your reputation
  • Build up your courage (Deut 1:38)
  • Build up hope (1 Thess 5:11)
  • Build up faith (Jude 1:20)

When we do this to a house, it’s called a renovation… and it’s actually very MESSY! Read more