Take a deep breath. You made it. It’s Friday.

Got five minutes? Let’s write. Let’s write in shades of real and brave and unscripted.
Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Go buck wild with encouragement for the five minuter who linked up before you.

It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week. And it gives me a chance to give one of you a little somethin’ somethin’ from DaySpring, who I love more than white cheddar popcorn – and um, yea, that’s a lot!

Last week the Victorious Life Charm Bracelet went to Lisa Marie!

This week the God Loves You Like Crazy Wind Chime is up for grabs.

OK, are you ready? This week’s prompt is brought to you by twitter. Or at least, by the responses I got on twitter when I asked for suggestions. Thanks Lindsey for this great one. Or as we would say in Afrikaans, Baie dankie (pronounced “Buy a donkey” I kid you not!)

Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:

When seasons change….


God’s clock ticks by outside from dry and brown plaid gardens to the fresh greens and pinks and polka dotted blossoms that color in the neighborhood. Dandelions stretch and yawn and roar their fuzzy manes all about while young boys run them, hunt them down and present them as gifts to mothers who tenderly receive and treasure these spoils of battle in vases of tall water.

The sun comes back. He lingers. And we remember how much we love to be warm.

A hemisphere away his rays are weaker and people shift closer to their heaters, pull coats around shoulders and stack fireplaces full of wooden warmth. We will slip out of bathing suits and swimming pools for three weeks this summer to revel in the crisp cold of a South African highveld winter.

But we will be taking the sun with us. And I am certain we will be anything but cold deep down where it counts the most.


OK, your turn – show me what you’ve got.

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