Hey everyone!

Welcome to another round of Five Minute Friday!

I’ve recently heard of a handful of newcomers who just learned about Five Minute Friday — a very special welcome to you! We’re thrilled to have you with us! I hope you make yourself at home.

We’d love to have you join us on our FMF Facebook page, and on Twitter on Thursday evenings at #fmfparty!

This week’s prompt is:



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Setting my timer for five minutes, and … GO.


We were made to create.

The One who knit us together in our mother’s wombs, the same One who carved each mountain and shaped each hill, who dug each ocean and filled it to the brim — He made us in His image.

He made us to be like Him.

No, we can’t create something out of nothing the way He did — but He has lavished us with an abundance of resources and astounding imaginations.

I often find myself looking at what others have created, and I wish I could do what they do.

I wish I could be where they are, achieve the excellence they’ve achieved.





But that’s not who God made me to be.

He made me to create in my own way.

And sometimes that looks like playing Play-Doh on the kitchen counter with my kids.

Sometimes it looks like building sandcastles on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Sometimes it looks like cooking another meal I don’t want to cook.

Someone asked me recently about what it’s like to host Five Minute Friday. I told her I can’t possibly read every post that is linked up every week, and sometimes I feel bad about not investing as much time as I’d like to invest.

But I realized last year that maybe just creating this space for others to interact and share is what God has placed me here to do. Maybe by creating this space He even allows me to reflect His image.

And that is a gift.

So here you go. This space is my gift to you. I’ve carved it out with the hands carved for me, and I pray it is a blessing. If nothing else, your presence here is a blessing to me.




What does “create” look like for you?


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It’s your turn! Share your own five minutes of free writing on the prompt, CREATE, below! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

And don’t forget to visit the blog linked up before yours to leave some encouragement! Thanks for being here!


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