Day 3: YOU are a Proverbs 31 Woman

This largely unedited free-write is linking up with the annual Write 31 Days Challenge. // indicates the start and stop of five minutes.

The prompt word for today was supposed to be WARDROBE, but I’ve decided to “call an audible” (as in when football players change the plan in mid-play). We can’t discuss what we wear before we discover who we are.

So… today, the prompt word is going to be YOU. Go!



// The Proverbs 31 woman―you either love her or you hate her. She will either inspire you to greatness, or she will remind you of your weakness.

Rising early, working late? No thanks. I can’t compete with that. I am definitely not a morning person. Does that really mean that I’m NOT a Proverbs 31 woman too?

Great. More guilt!

Years ago, when the kids were little, I remember having a conversation with the Father in the middle of Walmart, of all places. (Yes, God shops at Walmart.) Read more

When the Plan Changes Forever

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Feeling sore after a good practice wasn’t a strange thing. Every musician knows the drill. Practice hard, rest well. Exam season was around the corner, and I was determined to ace this one.

But something felt odd today. My hands were unusually sore, and that soreness kept radiating higher and higher with each passing hour. Flip, I must’ve played longer than I thought I did. That happens when the metronome is clicking.

The metronome. That love-hate relationship with the click-clack-clack.  Like a teacher you love to hate, it annoys you at first but then lulls you into a hypnotic state of precision and excellence. It was just such a moment that took me ‘over the edge.’ Read more

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!


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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