It’s Five Minute Friday time!

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This week’s FMF prompt is:



Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.


Some people don’t think it matters much. Others disagree.

Some think it’s subjective. Others die for it.

In writing a memoir, one’s perception of truth can become a slippery slope or even a stumbling block if and when it differs from another. The question arises, “Whose truth is true? Yours or mine?”

In moments like these, when faded and tarnished memories leave question marks hanging in the air, I’m even more grateful that truth has come, and is still coming again.

“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” ~ Jesus, John 14:6




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25 thoughts on “five minute friday :: truth

  1. Thanks for this Kate! I am also writing a memoir and struggle a lot with “my truth” vs. the truths experienced by the others involved. I often think back through the moments that I’m writing and wonder if my remembrance is completely crazy! Lol. Is that really how it happened? All I can do is tell my truth and how God walked alongside me through my experience of those events. Thanks for the reminder that HE IS truth!

  2. Oh, boy! It’s so easy to spin the truth, isn’t it? Have you read Glass Castles? It’s one of the most beautiful, non-condemning memoirs that I’ve ever read.

  3. Kate, so much truth packed into your words. You’re so right. When people come against us, when they declare what we’re saying is not true it’s hard to continue standing. At least for me it is. I guess it comes down to knowing Truth. The Person. Like you said: “truth has come, and is still coming again.” We can find confidence in this and stand on His Word. Thank you for this reminder, friend.

  4. This is gr8, K8! (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

    In looking back over my life, so much of what I thought was true and good was really mean and self-serving, and some of the things I thought stupid were actually my best moments. The ‘truth’ then is not the Truth of Now.

    And the truth now is imperfect, because it’s seen through human eyes.

    So I’ll ditch all that, and hold to “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life…”

  5. Kate, sounds like you need a one-woman retreat. Pack your laptop and come sit on my porch in NW NC. I will fix you copious cuppas tea with milk (as Lisa-Jo requires) and you can listen to the creek, the birds, and the noise of no traffic. I have guest beds at the ready. xoxo This is the TRUTH.

  6. […] Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on truth. Go. […]

  7. Kate,
    reading between the lines, it seems you are overwhelmed with editing right now. Praying rest for you!
    And, praying that God’s leading will let every word ring true and work for His purpose and glory as it makes it to print.
    May you find small, tangible moments of joy as the earth awakens and begins praising Him abundantly with new life! I am just SO thankful that I’ll actually get to spend time worshiping Him with you in a few short weeks!
    (#5 this week)

  8. Truth is a slippery slope when writing memoirs. My brother certainly remembers things waaaay differently than the rest of us. 🙂

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