Five Minute Friday — Routine

Welcome to Five Minute Friday … on Friday!

Our facilitator,Kate Motaung turned the prompt — this week ROUTINE — over to the FMF crew last night to expand and embellish. And, of course, we meet and greet at her place (in the Community section at to share and network. It’s fun, fun, fun and keeps our neurons sharp.

I’ve been sharing reasons from our writing corps about the value of the exercise. They were taken from Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. This week, don’t listen to me, listen to Holly.

“The Five Minute Friday community helped me see what the online community was all about. When I first started going to the Twitter party and linking up with everyone, I was so new to all this. Everyone welcomed me right in and were so encouraging. Then a couple of years later, when we all got to meet at the the FMF Retreat, it was amazing! The online community in real life, putting names to faces and hearing everyone’s voices. It really made the community come alive. I’m grateful to be a part of such a wonderful group of friends.”

And that’s what we are … friends who support each other, laugh with each other, cry with each other, listen to each other, share with each other, pray for each other. I would really like to have you join us weekly or as you are able. We don’t have many “rules”, but “suggestions” which are available at

With that said, it’s time to let the mind wander as the fingers try to keep up. The timer has set so it’s time to GO …

We all have routines. Many are dependent on our work status, and by that I mean ALL work, not just paid work {like motherhood?}.

My routine, for example, consists of getting up too early to puppy eyes and stares, taking care of the dog, brewing coffee, taking a “good morning” photo to share with my kids,  taking my meds, spending time with the Lord, getting breakfast, reading Ron Hutchcraft’s Word With You {Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat on weekends} and sharing a nugget with family and friends on Facebook, sharing a personal inspirational thought on Facebook, sharing a visual thought for the day and daily reminder on Facebook, catching up on my Facebook feed, catching up my news feeds and going through my e-mails.

On Mondays, I take a moment … STOP

to pray individually for my family and friends with an e-mail “words for the week” message and try to get the Facebook week off with a smile. On Wednesdays I share some midweek mirth with family and friends. On Fridays {okay, usually Saturday} I sit down for some serious Five Minute Friday free range thoughts.

That’s my routine … a couple of hours a day committed to sharing my life with those most important to me — from God to family to friends to sometimes anonymous Facebook followers. And if truth be known, if any of those steps are skipped, when I lay my head on the pillow at night, I don’t feel like it was a successful day.

We all have routines. My prayer is those routines have meaning.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle. You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. — Charles C. Noble


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2 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Routine

  1. Excellent post.

    If we’re truly children of the Father, every routine, no matter how trivial, has meaning and deserves our best efforts, because our best is the only gift we can give Him.

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