Hooray for long weekends, and double hooray for Five Minute Friday!
A huge welcome to all, whether you’re brand new to this gig, or a long-time veteran. We’re so glad you’re here!
Learn more about Five Minute Friday here!
I want to start by inviting you all to check out the Breathe Conference, happening October 7-8, 2016!
It’s a conference for writers, featuring Keynote Speaker James Scott Bell, as well as dozens of fabulous breakout sessions — including one led by Ann Kroeker, co-author of On Being a Writer!
Early bird pricing ends May 30th, so go ahead and register now!
Also, don’t miss the huge Dayspring Memorial Day sale!
Use code MEMORIAL25 to get 25% off sitewide, now through Monday, May 30th! Click here to start shopping! (affiliate link)
This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is:
Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.
As Memorial Day approaches, I’ve found myself looking back to past years, standing on the sidelines of the parade as the veterans march past. I always blink back tears, especially when the cars drive by with family members inside, and a poster on the side of the vehicle that starts with “In memory of …”
So we stand up whenever a person in uniform passes by, to show due honor and respect.
And I wonder, What else am I teaching them to stand up for? What else am I standing up for myself?
I hope they see me cheering for others who sacrifice, who serve in all kinds of ways, who pour themselves out for the good of others.
I hope they see me cheering for what’s right, standing up for truth, raising my hand to salute integrity and biblical principles.
I know it’s far to easy to follow the current, to be swept up by the latest trends, whether they match God’s words, or not.
I heard a quote recently that really struck me: “Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you” (Luke 6:26). It made me think — am I cheering for the exact same things as the rest of the world, or can others see that I march to the drum of Christ?
Bronwyn is also giving away a copy of Melanie’s book, Women are Scary: The Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding Mom Friends. Click over and check it out!
Link up your own five minutes of free writing below!
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