Five Minute Friday — Grace

Here we are … Friday again where a group of us — 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 in a writing flash mob. 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 GRACE.

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

Grace. G-R-A-C-E. Five unique letters strung together to convey a host of thought.

We’re saved by grace. We sing of Amazing Grace. I’ve expressed my awe at how my wife handled her battle with cancer and ultimate death with grace. We say some move gracefully — effortlessly. We seek grace from others — favor. We have a grace period on loans. We refer to certain dukes, duchesses and archbishops by Your Grace. We offer grace at mealtime. We grace fixtures with adornments and then point out how they grace out rooms or courtyards or churches … STOP

There you go, for better or worse … by the grace of God.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER:  How true it is — unspoken anger is never regretted.

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5 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Grace

  1. Julie Anne says:

    Grace… sometimes over used, but I loved the way you brought in all the definitions! I’m sad to say that it took a song on the radio to remind me of Amazing Grace and bring me back to a right focus today!! 🙂
    visiting from FiveMinuteFriday

  2. Mridubala says:

    WOW…that’s great! Graceful writing!

    Would be great if you could drop at :
    Merry X’mas and Happy New Year to all in advance!

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