Five Minute Friday — Together

We call it Five Minute Friday. It’s where everyone writes for five, unedited minutes all on the same prompt. This week, that prompt is TOGETHER.

The initiative was started by Lisa-Jo Baker ( Her rules: no extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font or punctuation. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

It started because she had been thinking about writing and how often our perfectionism gets in the way of our words. And she figured, why not take five minutes and see what comes out: not a perfect post, not a profound post, just five minutes of focused writing.

So now on Fridays a group of people — a couple of hundred strong and mostly young mothers — who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. And I’m proud to say I’m one of them.

So, here goes. The timer is set for five minutes {clock starts now}

We walk along our own unique path … seemingly alone.

Some times, along the way, we’ll connect with others who share a portion of our journey. It’s still our journey, but now we do it together … even if for a few short steps.

But always, we have a companion on our journey. God goes with us — step by step — sometime carrying us. Sometimes we are aware of His presence, other times not as much. But nonetheless, He walks with us … together we journey.

It’s still our unique path, but we know we never have to travel it alone. No,  we travel it together, not because of our insistence, but because of His insistence.

It’s always better to travel together … not alone  … STOP

There you go, for better or worse.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER:  Always second guess a first impulse.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Together

  1. pilatesong says:

    Together is a painful word for a single mom of two who has lost both of her parents. At the same time, ‘together’ can be used as an adjective describing how others view me. ‘Together’, however, is the furthest thing from what I really am right now.
    My mom died only three months ago, and for whatever reason, this is the most difficult time of my grieving process. I look at my sons, 12 and 6, and try and imagine the advice she would give me on how to deal with their grades, their self-esteem issues, their fighting, and their progress. Above everything else that I want for them….I want for them to grow into loving and compassionate men. I want their wives to thank me. I want me to look at them and see the best reflection of me, rather than that flawed one I see each morning.
    God, give us the grace to know what we’re doing as parents, even when we feel lost and apart. We are always together with God, whether we have it together or not.

    • I am so sorry for your loss. My wife died five years ago. She was my “go to” girl. My dad died a little over a year ago. I leaned heavily on him, too, for advice and encouragement. Your reply could have been the Five Minute Friday exercise where we share our stories based on a theme word. You are far from flawed, my dear. You are human. It looks like you’re just starting on the blogging journey. Keep it up. I do have one suggestion for your site. The background overpowers the words … very hard to read. I’m following to see how this all comes together (no pun intended).

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