Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday. On Friday. Wait, nobody else is around.

The Five Minute Friday community is on a break this week. We’ll return for more flash writing next week.

But the absence allows me to continue with the explanation about the tweaking to the blog.

Friday, obviously, is the anchor for Five Minute Friday. Who knows? Maybe it will be the spark for me to actually write on Friday!

As you read earlier this week, almost half of my 2018 posts were off Five Minute Friday posts. I looove the exercise. The one word prompt stimulates my mind … and sometimes takes me down interesting writing paths. I love the camaraderie of the community. I love reading others’ takes on the same word. I love the insights from generally a younger female perspective.

I thought I would share some of the Five Minute Friday specific stats from last year. Those with above average likes and/or comments were Five Minute Friday — Burden (11/9), Five Minute Friday — Agree (2/3), Five Minute Friday — Complete (9/21), Five Minute Friday — Who (10/19), Five Minute Friday — Restore (6/16), Five Minute Friday — Deep (11/30), Five Minute Friday — Regret (3/2) and Five Minute Friday — Crowd (9/14). The most liked was Burden. Generating the most comments were Burden {by far}, Deep, Who, Agree and Moment.

To remind you how the exercise plays out, here’s my contribution from Burden:

As humans, we all have our own burdens. We have the burden of getting along with our neighbors. And it is a burden because it’s a responsibility. Without cooperation, without listening and sharing, civilization is chaos.

As Christians, we carry an extra burden. Not only do we have to get along, but we have to reflect a Higher Power. Our actions, our words, our behavior should always reflect the light of the Christ we profess to follow.


Because we often — myself at the head of the line — don’t reflect the Light. We tend to go our own merry way, talk {or write} before thinking, interact … STOP

in anger, respond in an un-Christian way.

We have a duty shine the Light. We have the obligation to live for others. We have a huge responsibility as Christians. That’s our burden.

Well, that’s what I came up with. What’s your take on the word “burden”?

And, please, don’t forget I am tweaking the blog slightly to make it more interactive. The reason for the new emphasis is because I don’t want this venue to be one-sided. My vision is to use the platform to become a clearinghouse for sharing, caring and, most important, prayer.

That’s where you come in. I can’t share your praise nor can other followers if we don’t know your joys and I can’t pray for you nor can other followers if we don’t know your concerns. All it takes is a couple of keystrokes under the “Contact Me” button on the top bar {and I believe to the right if you’re not a follower yet}. I hope it becomes your best friend as you navigate around the site. You can also comment or reach me at

I am also inviting readers to share a blog post or thought with us as part of our outreach. I’ll choose one to “share” during our Prayer, Care, Share time each week and link others along with the joys and concerns on Saturdays.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: If it changes your life, let it.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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