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!



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.


Before we get writing, I have to tell you about some amazing deals going on at Dayspring right now!

First of all, there’s a FLASH SALE through Sunday on THREE different Karen Kingsbury Gift Sets!

The Letter Sorter, Pencil Holder and File Folders Gift Set, the Mug, Plaque and Mini Notepad Gift Set, AND the Mug, Journal and Magnets Gift Set are ALL just $10 each through Sunday, September 20th! The only problem is deciding which one to choose! (Or just deciding to buy all three …) 😉

Besides that, Dayspring’s Boxed Cards are currently Buy 2, Get 1 Free!

That means for just $12, you could get 36 cards!! That’s, like, only 33 cents per card! You really can’t beat that deal.

And in case that weren’t enough, here’s a coupon code to top it all off! (You’re welcome.)

For today, our Five Minute Friday prompt is:


starry ends



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.



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.


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