Hey there! Welcome to the weekend!

I always feel like giving you all a great big high five when we make it to the end of another week with the help of God.

If you’re new in these parts and you’re wondering what Five Minute Friday is all about, first of all, we’re so glad you’re here!

You might not know it yet, but you’ve just landed in one of the most amazing communities on the internet. And I don’t say that lightly, or because of ANYTHING to do with me!

The bloggers who meet and link up here week after week are simply amazing. That’s all there is to it.

Go ahead and click over here to see what I mean.

We’re also gearing up for another round of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes!

All the details for this crazy month-long FMF Party are right over here, including this list of Readers’ Choice Award prompts!

 

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The link-up for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes will open at 8pm EST on Wednesday, September 30th.

Spread the news, will you?

If you’re planning to link up, you might consider posting a “landing page” or a contents page and using that as your url in the link-up, so readers can access a good starting place that will point them to the rest of the posts in your series.

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For today, our Five Minute Friday prompt is:

 

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GO.

I could’ve saved this prompt for an actual occasion. Maybe a birthday, a wedding, or a holiday. But when the word came to mind, I resisted the whisper to wait.

Why?

Because:

We celebrate Today because this is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

We celebrate life — now, and life eternal.

Angels rejoice over one sinner who repents.

The Father kills the fattened calf when the prodigal son returns.

The Bible is littered with commands to celebrate the work of the Lord with festivals and meals of remembrance.

We don’t have to wait for a special occasion to celebrate. 

So rejoice and be glad, for there are eternal pleasures at His right hand.

Every good and perfect gift is from above.

The Lord is good, and His love is everlasting.

Celebrate first days of school and last days and in-the-middle days. Celebrate Fridays and Mondays and going to church days. Celebrate spelling tests passed and spelling tests failed, if effort was put forth to the glory of God.

Celebrate hardships and celebrate trials, for they draw us to the One who holds all things together in the palm of His hand.

STOP.

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37 thoughts on “five minute friday :: celebrate

  1. Celebrating the small moments is every bit as important as celebrating the big moments. After all, big moments only come around every one in a while. But celebrating everyday? That’s way more fun!

  2. It’s so amazing how much there really is to celebrate when we start to look!! I used to think my grandma was nuts when she would be excited about a flower blooming in her vast gardens but now I see the beauty in so many things and how the good, bad and downright ugly, are all worth celebrating because they change us so that we can ultimately bring the One who created all of this glory!!

  3. “Every day is a day to celebrate.” Amen, Kate. Every moment is a moment to celebrate. As God is with us in each of those moments, we have much to celebrate. May I remember this in the days ahead. Great post!

  4. For me, every breath is a victory, every step a celebration. I really enjoy being alive…and it’s kind of a pain in thebutt when people say I should be angry, and cry out to God in protest.

    I mean, why? Why mar even one minute with an anger someone wants me to feel?

    It hurts, sure. The past forty-eight hours have been ugly, and there’s no letup in sight…but…

    1) There’s still joy to be had, if I open my eyes and my heart to it.
    2) Not being able to keep down food is a good way to lose weight.

    Half-full or half empty, it doesn’t matter…as long as the glass still has some beer in it.

  5. […] It has been a long time since I have been in a rhythm of blogging. I have missed joining in with the Five Minute Friday community- a group that writes for five minutes without overthinking or over editing on a prompt from Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt is “celebrate”. You can read the other five minute Friday posts at katemotaung.com.  […]

  6. Wonderful to think on this word this morning. And it’s true … we don’t need a special reason to celebrate. May we eyes to see & ears to hear of the goodness of our God each day. Blessings

  7. Oh, but I thought you *did* save this for a special occasion since my birthday is Sunday. That’s it, right? ;D

    Another beautiful post. Each day we *do* have things to celebrate. 🙂

  8. I have to confess: I read your post before I wrote my own because my mind was going in a million directions and I wasn’t sure which one to pick. And then I knew. There’s always reasons to celebrate, especially when we remember our salvation.

    Thank you for hosting us here each week! You are loved and celebrated. 😉

  9. […] *Five Minute Friday is an initiative set up by Lisa-Jo Baker over at Surprised by Motherhood. It has now been taken over by Kate over at Heading Home. The basic premise is to take the word Kate gives and write, non-stop for 5 minutes. Then you stop and post. Read more about it here. This October, I am taking part in a series based on this called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes”, in which we commit to writing from the prompt as usual, but everyday rather than just on a Friday. Read more here. […]

  10. […] *Five Minute Friday is an initiative set up by Lisa-Jo Baker over at Surprised by Motherhood. It has now been taken over by Kate over at Heading Home. The basic premise is to take the word Kate gives and write, non-stop for 5 minutes. Then you stop and post. Read more about it here. This October, I am taking part in a series based on this called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes”, in which we commit to writing from the prompt as usual, but everyday rather than just on a Friday. Read more here. […]

  11. […] *Five Minute Friday is an initiative set up by Lisa-Jo Baker over at Surprised by Motherhood. It has now been taken over by Kate over at Heading Home. The basic premise is to take the word Kate gives and write, non-stop for 5 minutes. Then you stop and post. Read more about it here. This October, I am taking part in a series based on this called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes”, in which we commit to writing from the prompt as usual, but everyday rather than just on a Friday. Read more here. […]

  12. […] *Five Minute Friday is an initiative set up by Lisa-Jo Baker over at Surprised by Motherhood. It has now been taken over by Kate over at Heading Home. The basic premise is to take the word Kate gives and write, non-stop for 5 minutes. Then you stop and post. Read more about it here. This October, I am taking part in a series based on this called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes”, in which we commit to writing from the prompt as usual, but everyday rather than just on a Friday. Read more here. […]

  13. […] *Five Minute Friday is an initiative set up by Lisa-Jo Baker over at Surprised by Motherhood. It has now been taken over by Kate over at Heading Home. The basic premise is to take the word Kate gives and write, non-stop for 5 minutes. Then you stop and post. Read more about it here. This October, I am taking part in a series based on this called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes”, in which we commit to writing from the prompt as usual, but everyday rather than just on a Friday. Read more here. […]

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