Hey everyone!

Welcome to another round of Five Minute Friday!

I’ve recently heard of a handful of newcomers who just learned about Five Minute Friday — a very special welcome to you! We’re thrilled to have you with us! I hope you make yourself at home.

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This week’s prompt is:




Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.


We were made to create.

The One who knit us together in our mother’s wombs, the same One who carved each mountain and shaped each hill, who dug each ocean and filled it to the brim — He made us in His image.

He made us to be like Him.

No, we can’t create something out of nothing the way He did — but He has lavished us with an abundance of resources and astounding imaginations.

I often find myself looking at what others have created, and I wish I could do what they do.

I wish I could be where they are, achieve the excellence they’ve achieved.





But that’s not who God made me to be.

He made me to create in my own way.

And sometimes that looks like playing Play-Doh on the kitchen counter with my kids.

Sometimes it looks like building sandcastles on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Sometimes it looks like cooking another meal I don’t want to cook.

Someone asked me recently about what it’s like to host Five Minute Friday. I told her I can’t possibly read every post that is linked up every week, and sometimes I feel bad about not investing as much time as I’d like to invest.

But I realized last year that maybe just creating this space for others to interact and share is what God has placed me here to do. Maybe by creating this space He even allows me to reflect His image.

And that is a gift.

So here you go. This space is my gift to you. I’ve carved it out with the hands carved for me, and I pray it is a blessing. If nothing else, your presence here is a blessing to me.




What does “create” look like for you?



It’s your turn! Share your own five minutes of free writing on the prompt, CREATE, below! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

And don’t forget to visit the blog linked up before yours to leave some encouragement! Thanks for being here!


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30 thoughts on “five minute friday :: create

  1. Kate, I love your perspective about embracing creating the way God designed us to create. I hadn’t thought about creating meals, but that is a good thing to consider . . . especially when I’m standing at the stove wishing I could be somewhere else. 😉 That meal? That’s a creation for my family, a gift to them.

    I love that you have created this space, offered it with open hands. It’s such a joy to connect here each week.

    I Love that picture!!

  2. Love that picture of you guys! So awesome to meet your fellow creatives. (I’m next. Hee hee.) That must be hard not to read everyone’s posts. I feel similarly because they’re all so good. I love this big creative family!

  3. Love the word today Kate it really blessed me and made me leap for joy when I saw it this morning! Blessings from South Africa Lauren

    • Lauren, I saw your email address before I saw your comment, and I thought, “Oh! I wonder if she’s from South Africa!” So fun to have you here! Enjoy my favorite country for me while I’m not there! 😉

  4. “He made me to create in my own way.”

    I needed to read that today. Just sent off my book proposal to the second round of agents. I was feeling all bummed out. I started to wonder how come I wasn’t successful right off the bat. But God made me to be me and has a plan that’s just for me. I don’t have to be or do things like anyone else. Thanks, Kate!

  5. Kate, I really love your post on CREATE! Such an encouragement to see value in even our less-than-impressive efforts for the Lord and for our families.

  6. Oh Kate, no, there’s no way you can visit each one of our pages…and you’re right, you’ve creared a space for community and that is such a huge blessing to each one of us…as are the words God gifts you each week.

  7. Kate,
    after creating the illusion of “Tammypatra” in ancient Egypt every night this week for VBS, I didn’t have time left to create a post. (That and the college class…) But, I did ponder it and would have gone in the same direction.
    That God created us in His image and when we create, we are the mini-creators, copying our Lord.
    I was actually going to mention my first creations of play-Doh and the snail in 3rd grade I made from clay.
    How creating music and art and plays, that I can’t stop.
    Fun coincidence? My swag from the Jumping Tandem retreat was a Krafty Kash necklace with the word, “Create” in it.
    Thank you for creating this space. It has affirmed me SO much the last two years and continues to do so!!

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