Five Minute Friday — Practice

You know how much I  value this Five Minute Friday exercise … and the feeling is shared my many comrades in the FMF community. Here’s what Christina has to say, taken from snippets in Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. Don’t listen to me. Listen to her.

“Five Minute Friday helped me get over being a lone ranger writer. A consistent creative community with guts and heart.”

Amen, sister! I’ve asked you to join in [you really, really should]. It’s quick. It’s easy {okay, sometimes not always}. It’s challenging. And it’s oh so rewarding. Just visit Kate’s place in the Community section at for more details and/or to visit with members of this special writing confraternity.

The prompt for the week is, appropriately, PRACTICE. The timer has been set for five minutes, so I guess it’s time to let the neurons fire up and GO

What do sports heroes, rock stars, accomplished musicians, successful businessmen and even writers all have in common?

Practice. Practice. Practice. Perseverance.

The key to success with any endeavor is practice.You have to keep honing your skills. Natural talent goes so far, but practice makes perfect. Practice makes perfect. Practice makes perfect.

And so it goes in our faith walk. We have to keep using the talents were given with the resources at hand to practice our faith, to hone our faith.

We have the tools. We all have the tools. But we have to delve into the resources. Every day is a learning experience …and we have the guide book readily available.

I sometimes  think our lives today, right here, right now, is our practice time for eternity. As we dig into our shortcomings and practice overcoming them over and over  and over again, we start perfecting our lives for something oh so much better.

So, keep practicing. You can turn that double play, you can pull down … STOP

… that Hail Mary pass, you can be ready when the Big Guy calls your number.

All it takes is a little practice.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Happiness is the best gift, given with a loving heart.



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6 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Practice

  1. I knew that I could make the grade,
    my aim was sure and true.
    All the three-point shots I made
    and how my hangtime flew!
    I could check and dodge and weave
    and had a magic dribble;
    my speed you could scare believe;
    how to stop me was the riddle.
    I practiced my skills day and night,
    spun the ball I always carried,
    training under the street-light
    instead of being married.
    And then, the words that made me holler:
    “You should have practiced being taller.”


  2. Thank you for the reminder that persevering with our practices is powerful. I also enjoy the challenge of the FMF prompts.
    Blessings ~ Wendy Mac


  3. so true, practice takes perseverance and using the tools you have at hand indeed. Neighbour 34


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