On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:



Sometimes you slip out of your mommy skin and find your voice sounds different. In a room full of women it is less talk of tonka trucks and instead echoes of calling and family and faith and figuring out the wholeness of who you are when puzzled together out of all those bits and pieces. Sometimes it takes getting away from our day to day to see the bigger picture that gives the ordinary extrodinary meaning.

I am with women who have done that this weekend.

Women who lavish encouragement on one another like so many second helpings of ice cream. Women who want what they share in the four walls of their blogging home to be relevant to what goes on in their real life home. To be relevant to their community. To be relevant to their faith.

These women, I wish I could instagram them all for you. I wish I could give you a bird’s eye view of them smile-boothing the evening away with laughter and arms wrapped around each other and hearts filling up right there before our eyes.

It is the picture of flesh and blood body of Christ.

It is a holy wonder.

It is cyber neighbors coming over with pie to welcome you to the neighborhood.



{Oh and if you’re at the Relevant Conference – we’re totally gonna play five minute Friday at Writing Session III on Saturday! Come join us!}

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