Stop, drop & write. It’s #FiveMinuteFriday ! <—–Click to Tweet this

Where a beautiful crowd spends five minutes all writing on the same topic and then sharing ’em over here.

How to Join:

Want to know how Five Minute Friday got started and how to participate? All the details are here.

Featured Five Minute Friday:

And every week I’ll pick a post that caught my eye and share it down there in my side bar – see where it says “Featured Five Minute Friday”? Yea -that could be you! Hop on over and visit some folk who make fireworks in just five minutes. They inspire me.

What They’re Saying:

I also have some Five Minute Friday stories from participants I love to share each week – I can never get over the community that has grown up over a five minute writing exercise. You all are the special sauce. Got a FMF story you want to share with us? Email me.

This one’s from Nikki and I’m stealing it and sharing it instead of five minutes from me today because I love so much how it highlights the heart of this community. How you all encourage and connect with one another? It’s got eternity written all over it in just five minutes.

So, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::


Take it away, Nikki


I was a lurker. I even lurked on the old unlurker page! For nearly two years, I read Lisa-Jo’s blog regularly, never commenting. Five Minute Fridays were my favorite for I was always amazed at how anyone could be brave enough to write raw let alone succeed at pouring their hearts out so vividly.

Then last November, I found myself blogging. And I remember distinctly telling God I would do this for Him with one stipulation: I wasn’t going to do 5 Min Fridays.

That lasted 2 weeks.

Want to know what He’s shown me? Five minutes is plenty of time to share enough of our story to encourage another. It’s enough to prove we’re all a work in progress. Why not hold each other up along the way?

Plus I needed to get over myself.

Fridays are my time to let go and let God shine through my mess. And I continue to be overwhelmed at how He manages to use my ramblings for His glory.

As a lurker, I read all about it but never experienced it: Community. Let me tell you, there truly is community shared here, five minutes at a time. As a new blogger, Fridays were always the one day a week I could rely on receiving comments — the love language to any blogger. And my cup would fill up enough to give me courage for the week ahead.

I have met so many kindred bloggers through this link up and have formed true friendships as a result. Every week, on Thursday evenings, I meet with some of this community on Twitter. We have a mini date night, encouraging each other as we wait for Friday to begin (You can, too, just send me a tweet!).


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