Five Minute Friday — Name

Another Friday. Another Five Minute Friday post.

I don’t think I’ve ever told you how important these five minute writing exercises are to me {yeah, you’ve heard it before … just about every week}. They are. I look forward to getting the prompt word, pondering it, letting the neurons out to roam free, collecting their thoughts, transcribing them and sharing them at Kate’s place in the Community section at Then I get to sit back and read what my fellow writers have posted. It’s always enlightening and a perfect segue into the weekend and Sunday worship.

That’s my pitch. Lately I’ve been including snippets from other writers, taken from Five Minute Friday: A Collection of Stories Written in Five Minutes Flat. Listen to why Kimberly finds Five Minute Friday so rewarding. Maybe she can convince you to visit or, better yet, give it a try!

“I found Five Minute Fridays as I was struggling to balance motherhood with the demands of a robust career. Working 40+ hours a week, raising a daughter and trying to be a good wife/daughter/friend left me feeling drained and emotionally exhausted. But each Friday, my spirit was renewed as I carved out a few moments for myself. And over and over again, as I read the beautiful writing of others and as they commented on my own submission, the stress slipped away, even if for the briefest of time. I made connections that blessed me in unimaginable ways.”

The prompt this week is NAME and the timer is set, so it’s time to GO…

I was visiting with my Five Minute Friday friends at the Twitter party when I received a notification from my granddaughter. Last night was their gender reveal. I will be blessed with another great-granddaughter! No. 4 … all girls.

But the amazing thing about the announcement was the prompt this week is Name. Taylor and Michael have already given this little one a name — known by God already. I can’t wait to meet Ivy Lynn this fall!

Taylor and Michael were also in the dark, with only their friend Allie knowing the gender. She managed  to keep the secret under wraps for two weeks before the reveal. As they peeled away the covering on the super sized box and pink balloons started rising, Taylor quipped, “Completely shocked that we’ll be having an Ivy Lynn instead of Michael the fourth 😅💕 was so sure she was a boy!”

I am so blessed. I have had the privilege and honor of raising five amazing children, who have given me 18 grandchildren and soon to … STOP

be four great-grandchildren. That’s a lot of prayers to be offered for their well being. It keeps me busy.

Proverbs 17:6 states, Children’s children [are] the crown of old men. In this case, it’s children’s children’s children are the crown of this old man! I’m sure Karen is smiling from above. Kiddo, we have another one to guide.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: There’s only one way to portray Jesus. Let Jesus do it.

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8 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Name

  1. Never had any kids of my own
    and it’s probably just as well
    for any seed I would have sown
    would have been raising hell.
    I figure God gave fists for fightin’,
    a hard head for breakin’ noses,
    a thirst for moonshine and white lightnin’…
    I like how God disposes!
    But those were in the days of yore
    when offendin’ warn’t no sin,
    and civilization became a bore
    where a brawler don’t fit in.
    Today’s world needs no hooligans whatsoever…
    or maybe now it needs us more than ever.


  2. Well, in that case, I’ll stick around for awhile! 🙂


  3. Jeannie Prinsen says:

    Congratulations on another grandchild coming. And yes, that is a lot of prayers. They’re blessed to have you praying for them.

    Jeannie (just after you in the linkup this week)


  4. Congratulations Michael! I pray for a healthy delivery for mom and baby. On another note, I appreciated your words on five minute Friday. I have returned to these Fridays after about a year. I find myself looking forward to the word prompts too. Glad to have connected here. Have a wonderful weekend. In Christ, Julie


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