Thursday, July 31, 2014

Five Minute Friday - Begin

Five Minute Friday

Joining the Five Minute Friday folks with Lisa Jo Baker for 5 minutes of beautiful, unedited, raw writing. Take some time and come join us. We need your story. You need your story. 
He needs your story. 

Today's word is...


This is my beginning.

I look around and see the words of all of these amazing women, like Lisa-Jo Baker, who have been writing week after week, year after year.  But for me, it’s really just the beginning.  I only started seriously sitting down to write a couple of months ago.  I don’t even think it’s classified as “serious” writing.  But something is more than nothing, right?  I can honestly and truly say I sit and begin every single day... but don’t get very far.  I have pages and pages of writings from the last few weeks, all started, but most never finished.  I feel my heart aching to get the words out.  I struggle so hard to actually get them out and organized into something worth posting.  #fmfparty helps encourage me to finish what I begin.

I’m so very lucky.  I came upon #fmfparty from the suggestion of an amazingly inspiring woman – Marisa Slusarcyk.  She made one simple suggestion – try Five Minute Friday.  I can’t even being to tell you the emotions my heart and soul have experienced ever since that very first Thursday night. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the mere 5 weeks I’ve been participating in #fmfparty (more reading then writing), I’ve learned that you have to begin in order to get anywhere.  So, every day I will begin, even if I don’t finish.

Thank you Lisa-Jo for encouraging us all to begin something.  

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 (NIV)


  1. Thanks for posting, I am so glad you wrote about this! I have been writing since, well since I could write--and I still have so much unfinished, so much left undone. So don't be discouraged--sometimes He brings us back to things later, or He leads us in a new direction with a piece of writing. Just keep at it. :) thanks for the encouraging post. --an FMF neighbor

  2. Your FMF neighbor stopping by. Yes, when it comes to writing, you have learned the only lesson there is to learn. Begin. Start writing. Really, the rest of it finds its way to you. Happy to have stopped by!

  3. I'm so glad you're writing, Michelle, and just keep at it. I have so much writing on my computer, most of unpublished, but I need to get it out - out of my head, out of my heart, even if no one else ever sees it. I need to write it, express it, see it, and leave it with Him. Looking forward to reading more of what you write.

  4. Michelle
    Thank you so so much for your beautiful comment on my blog today, what a blessing that was to me this afternoon. So glad that you have started to write, blogging has brought me such joy and I will be praying the same for you! :) Kristin

  5. Such good words of encouragement. "You have to begin in order to get anywhere." I too struggle with getting thoughts from my head to the written form. Writing a post can take hours and sometimes days. But I think when we know we are called by God to write we know we have no other choice but to keep on beginning. It's wonderful to connect with another military family. Thank you to yours for your service. God bless.