Hundreds of bloggers link up over on Lisa-Jo Baker’s website to write on a one word prompt for five minutes. Great fun. Great stress. Great practice.
Set time for five minutes….
The One Word Prompt: Write
When I write I am free to let my thoughts flow into a focused stream. My thoughts swirl in my mind. They won’t let me rest until I let them flow throw my pen into my journal or from my fingers on to my blank computer screen.
This is my world…where words have purpose.
This is where I have learned to pray. This is where I have found healing.
I remember the first time I wrote a poem in third grade and the sheer joy I experienced when just the right words appeared on my paper.
I remember ninth grade English class staying late after school with Mrs. Renard to receive help with my first novel review. I knew I wanted to be a great writer, but I was afraid.
Because I of my fear of failure, I did not push myself. I knew my weaknesses in spelling and in reading. I did not take the hard classes when I had an opportunity….but…
…through the encouragement of my husband I practice and I share.
I practice this craft…I have been stretched.
I share my heart… I have been made vulnerable.
In my attic are journals full of my ideas, prayers, hurts, and joys since fourth grade. There is a poem for every struggle I endured in my twenties. In my thirties, I have blogged.
I am thankful for this gift, and hope to honor the Father through being brave in sharing.
If you are a blogger, consider linking up over at Five Minute Friday!
Love it! 🙂 You left a comment on my blog earlier and said we were word sisters. So I had to check yours out. 🙂 Ah! Vulnerability. Blogs are awesome launchpads, though, right? 🙂
The neatest thing about your post is that I could see my daughter in your words. She is only six, but she is an aspiring writer. 🙂 http://mosaicofmoms.com/lessons-learned-from-my-daughter-mini-me/
You are a wonderful writer. So proud of you for using your talent. Love, Mom