Welcome to Five Minute Friday!

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First of all, I’m so excited to tell you that the e-book, Letters to Grief, is now FREE to all subscribers! AND … there’s bonus content! Sign up now and get two free adult coloring pages to go along with the book!




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And with that, it’s now time to WRITE!

This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is:


Rest - FMF


[Tweet “It’s Five Minute Friday time! Join us as we write on REST.”]

Set your timer for five minutes, and let’s GO!


I’m tired.

It’s summer vacation, and instead of kicking back and relaxing, I’ve said yes to way too many things.

I’ve said yes to too much, and I’m feeling the self-induced stress and pressure all the way up to my chest.

I’m sleeping poorly, nervous that I won’t finish what I’m suppose to accomplish. I wake up with deadlines heavy on my rib cage. I make lists and add items faster than they get crossed off.

I need a break.

My kids are feeling it, too. They’re complaining that I’m on the computer all the time, not spending enough time with them.

I promised to take them to the beach.

We went this afternoon.

The forced separation from my computer for few hours was just what I needed. I stared out across Lake Michigan, and took a deep breath.

It was glorious.

As I felt the breeze in my hair and listened to the gentle repetition of the waves, I remembered the goodness and faithfulness of my God, who beckons me to come and hand over my burdens.


[Tweet “”Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” ~ Matthew 11:28″]

So I heave my To Do List and my deadlines onto His shoulders, and I look forward to His promise of eternal rest in Him.




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Related posts:

When You Have a Burden that Needs to be Lifted

On Being a Writer: Rest

Rest is Good


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Happy writing, friends!

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