Welcome to this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. The exciting part is we get to express ourselves on a specific prompt word for five minutes, then share our thoughts with over 100 other writers, also expressing themselves. We congregate at Kate’s place (http://katemotaung.com/2016/03/10/five-minute-friday-share-2/) … and frankly, that’s the place to be. There is so much talent there, reflecting a wide range of thought in a variety of writing styles. It’s worth the visit.
This week’s prompt is SHARE. The time is set for five minutes, so let’s GO …
The whole purpose all writers write is to share their thoughts. That’s especially true for bloggers. We have something rolling around in our mind and we NEED an outlet for those thoughts to escape through our fingers and onto the screen.
Everyone has a story to share … a good story, a bad story, even an everyday, ordinary story. And everyone should share that story or those stories. It’s what connects us. My story — or a piece of it — might resonate with you. Your story — or part of it — might be the words I’m looking for today.
Over the years, I have shared my many, sometimes crazy thoughts on my blog. But I also share words of encouragement to my friends, family and prayer partners at least weekly and visual thoughts that catch my eye daily on Facebook.
I think that’s part of our commission as humans. And it certainly is part of our commission on the spiritual side. We are commanded to share … STOP
… our faith. Not preach our faith, but share our faith through everyday life. I’d like to think my small contributions do just that — share the gospel not with rote words but through written experiences that reflect the amazing gift of faith I have.
But, most important, I know I’m forgiven!
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Do NOT compare your life with others. You have NO idea what their journey is all about. If we all threw our problems into a pile and saw everyone else’s, we would grab ours back as fast as we could.
Stopping by from FMF! Thanks for your encouragement to share. Today I went to a woman’s luncheon entitled, “Finding American Women’s Voices Through the Centuries.” The speaker shared stories from her ancestors she traced all the way back to the 1500’s. The stories were fascinating and comical. I felt encouraged to share more of my own story and that of my relatives. Your post confirmed it again. Blessings to you!
Thanks for stopping. I firmly believe we all have a story to tell and share. Stories are a way of connecting us. Blessings back at you!
I’ve always said that I think with my fingers… 🙂
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Hello fellow blogger. I popped back for a visit as I don’t believe I have passed by recently and because I recalled you recommending the 5min Fri blog events. Good to see you are still involved. Thanks for sharing your encouragement through the recent prompt. I am still struggling with perfectionist syndrome so do not share as regularly as I would like. Perhaps 5minFri is what I need.
I love your thoughts to remember – wise words about not comparing ourselves with others.
Have a blessed w/end. 😃
Glad you stopped back. Have a blessed Holy Week and Easter.
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And I wish you the same. 😃
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