Welcome to a brand new week of Five Minute Friday!

I’m so happy you’re here. Really. YOU are the reason this link-up community is so amazing! Thank you for stopping by, reading, linking up, and leaving comments. I’m so grateful for you!

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This week’s prompt is:





The winds of change, they are a’blowin’. Not in this space, thankfully, but out there — the branches sway. The leaves barely grew back and they’re flying off again, flailing in protest as they fall to the ground. They want to stay on the tree. A little like me.

But there’s something I’ve noticed.

Whether the winds are blowing or not, whether or not there are leaves on the trees, whether or not there’s snow on the ground — the sun still rises.

Every morning.

[Tweet “Change abounds, but the Lord is constant. “]

When I’m being tossed about, hair whipping across my face from the force of newness and movement, He remains the same.


Jesus Christ is the sameyesterdayand


So I make like the sun and rise up each day, depending on Him to make me shine. Because even when it’s windy, the sun can still warm the earth with her presence, her steady character. She casts away shifting shadows of doubt with her resilience and her strength.

She takes her orders from the One who made her, and lets Him work His purposes in her. Even in spite of the wind.




You’re gonna love this video with Asheritah from OneThingAlone.com interviewing Tammy Belau. Such helpful and encouraging words! I especially loved what Tammy has to say about the prompt words each week. 🙂 You can find Tammy on Twitter @tammysincerity, and on her blog by clicking here.

[Tweet “Check out this FMF Intro Video with @asheritah and @tammysincerity! #fmfparty”]



And what a great quote from Tammy in the video:

[Tweet “”If you have one person that’s affected by your post, then you are effective in God’s Kingdom.” ~ @tammysincerity”]



Don’t forget to sign up for the FMF Retreat, happening in Nashville from August 7-9!

All who register will get a FREE 20-minute website consultation from retreat sponsor Fistbump Media!




[Tweet “Register for the FMF Retreat and get a FREE web consultation from @FistbumpMedia!”]


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We have a lot more in store for the retreat as well! Click here for more details.




[Tweet “Come write with us! This week’s prompt is: RISE. Link up at katemotaung.com via @k8motaung”]

Now go ahead and link up your own five minutes of free writing on the prompt, RISE, by clicking the blue button below. Then visit the blog of the person who linked up before you to leave an encouraging comment!

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