On Fridays around these parts we have a little tradition. We throw caution (editing, revising, and worrying) to the winds and just write. Without wondering if it’s just right or not.

For five minutes flat. You’re welcome to play along. The rules are easy.

  1. Write your heart out for five minutes and show us what you’ve got.
  2. Tell your readers you’re linking up here and invite them to play along.
  3. And most importantly, go visit, read, and encourage the fellow five-minuter who linked up right before you.{Pretty please turn off word verification for the day to make this easier!}

Easy peasy.

Oh and there’s always a little fun something-something in it for one five minute artist. Last week I got to give away my very own DaySpring Mother’s Day card (how cool is that?!) to random winner Dancing Joyful. It’s not too late to order your own right here.

This week there’s a totally cute All Things Are Possible Water Bottle by DaySpring up for grabs.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:

If I Knew I Could, I Would…

Write something longer than a blog post. Write words to encourage women, tell them they matter beyond their mounds of laundry and the car pool lane. Write about this remarkable time in history when we have incredible tools of communication at our disposal to share the Good News, spread arms wide across oceans and span continents for tea dates with mothers living in Kyiv, London and Pretoria.

I would write a love story to the Internet and how it levels the playing field, how it gives a platform to any stay-at-home mom, how it equips women for such a time as this to connect, to challenge, to learn, to love, to grow alongside one another and deeper into the heart of Christ.

I would write all the words that clog up my head and beg for a page to pour out onto. I would write for hours rather than sporadic interrupted minutes. I would write only pausing to eat chocolate and read Ann Voskamp.


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