Saturday, November 17, 2012


I have heard of Five Minute Friday for some time now and had considered participating in this writing exercise, but it would slip my mind and time would go by.  The directions are simple...take five minutes and write what comes to your mind on the assigned topic with no fancy editing, over thinking, drafting, etc.  You see a word, and you write.

Honesty, I love this type of exercise! But Fridays are often full - yesterday for instance I subbed 5th grade, went to the grocery store after school, welcomed my father-in-law in our home for a visit, and cheered on our local football team at a playoff game as we had youth group students represented on the football team, cheerleading team, and band.  And here it is already Saturday, but the link is still open and I think I want to give this a try.

So here we go.  Five minutes. The word is...


As women we constantly want to stay.  Stay in shape.  Stay in love.  Stay in the same jeans size.  Stay in control (yikes).  Stay within the budget.  Stay in tune with the people in our lives.  Sometimes we are in transition and want to stay in the past in a time that might have been simpler, easier, happier.

One place I want to stay is in the present.  I don't want to miss these moments.  It's way too easy to do just that.  We get busy, distracted, overwhelmed and all of a sudden we blink and that season we thought would never end is gone and we want it back.  Each day is a gift from God and I want to be present.

I want to stay committed to my family because too many people leave these days.  I want to stay even when staying is hard.  There is power in staying.  

I want to stay faithful to my Savior.  Even when faithfulness takes sacrifice and I feel like I stand alone, I want to stand faithful.  To stay fully committed to Him.


Five Minute Friday


  1. Staying in the present. Great reminder! Thanks! And... The link stays up all week, so there's plenty of time. No rush to get it done on Friday. Welcome to FMF!

  2. Thank you so much for the challenge to stay faithful in all areas of our lives! It is wonderful to know that there are other people in this world who are staying faithful to their families and to God! :) thank you for sharing your heart and joining the FMF community!

  3. Yay, Jen! Welcome! I'm so glad you're doing FMF. :)

  4. Thank-you for sharing your thoughts. It really is hard to stay in the present and not think about the past or the future. But, "this is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it".