A Five Minute Friday Freewrite exercise.
One word, five minutes.

It seems easier some times than others to adapt. I don’t like change, big or small. So being willing to change is difficult. When a large (to me) plan ceases, adapting to that loss is not easy. I still grieve that loss. Still wonder what will happen in the future.
But I am l

earning, in the pause, in the margin that has now been created. Learning to adapt and move on. Looking at others it seems I am the only one who is effected. But maybe I’m looking from the outside. I’m not in others shoes.
Yet, in this margin I think in some aspects I’ve adapted well. I don’t yet see what all God will do. But, I do see what God has opened up when other doors closed. There are things that may have been more difficult if I had stuck in the rut of the ‘why’.
While there is still disappointment, I see the God -things in that new margin.

Further proof that He does work all things out for good.

“Step Out of the Boat”

“Step Out of the Boat”

Blessed once again to be stepping out of my comfort zone and writing for Breathe Writers Conference.
Praying it’s an encouragement to all.

“Matthew 14:22-33 tells the tale of an encounter Peter had with Jesus.  First though, he had to be in a situation that he was unsure of.  I’ve been there many times. I’m sure you have as well. The disciples are on a boat in the middle of the Galilean sea when a storm happens.

Your Galilean storm, your fishing boat may look different but it’s still a call to step out of your comfort zone…

Read more here –“Step Out”

“When Plans Turn”

Turn-   a Five Minute Friday Prompt
Set a timer for five minutes and write. No editing, no proofing. Just write.

Ready, begin.

brendan-church-182747-unsplashWhat do you do when your plans change? When plans turn out different than you had originally thought?  Usually I fret; and it takes a while for me to see the God-thing in it.  I don’t like change.  But sometimes I do re-evaluate and then I start to see that a turn of events is okay, and completely a God –thing.  Turning to God and seeing what He wants and asking Him for clarity on a path is necessary.
His word says all things work together for good. So that means when there is change in your life, especially when you didn’t ask for it or see it coming, God still has you in His mind. He will redeem the time. He will lead you on a new path.  And that is always a good and God-thing.

Routine or Lack of One.

Five Minute Friday- where for five minutes and only five minutes you use one word and free write.


As a person of faith, my routine should be to get into God’s Word daily and often. As a writer, or wannabee writer I need to get my hiney in a chair daily and write. But, true confession, I don’t. Not always daily and with the writing sadly, a week can go by without me typing or penning words on a page.
I lack the self-discipline. I listen to the wrong voices.
But as a writer and a person of faith I need to be in the Word daily. However I get the Word in my brain and heart that is what I need. My spirit craves it. I know that in order to write about faith and hopefully encourage others in the journey that if I am not being filled up I can’t pour out.
I know I am not the only one who struggles. I know that many times I look at others and see what I want to be. I also know that sometimes I am digging in when others are struggling. This journey isn’t meant to be journeyed alone.

word weavers chair pic and my bible cropped