All posts written as part of the Five Minute Friday group.

Five Minute Friday – HELP!

Every Friday, I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is HELP! Go!

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I see my need for HELP

  • Rachel can you help me with supper?
  • Honey, can you fix my computer?
  • Mom, can you watch the kids tonight?
  • Boys, can you help run the dogs?
  • Or my personal favourite… “Company’s coming! Aaagh! Clean your rooms, clean the bathrooms, bake some brownies, pick up the poo in the yard…

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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

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