Friday, April 4, 2014
Five Minute Friday - Writer
Last week was my first foray into joining writers everywhere as they wrote without worry or hesitation. The feeling in a word...FREEDOM.
Sometimes you just have to let go, and the writers who meet up at Lisa-Jo Baker's website and blog for Five Minute Friday engage in letting go once a week starting with a prompt from Lisa-Jo. Once fingers finish typing away, the joy of sharing and blessing begins.
Join this wonderful group. You will be glad you did. There really is only one rule, visit the writer before you...read...encourage. But if you are like me, you wont be able to stop at just one.
Enjoy and learn more here.
Today's prompt is:
Imagine my horror at the word "writer."
My dreams and my fears all poke in my mind at the very thought of the word "writer."
Writing has been my peace. Writing has been my comfort. Writing has been my therapy.
It has also been my agony. Well...not so much the writing. The empty screen in front of me. The need to fill it with the fleeting idea that was so strong when I woke up and now is just tickling the edge of my mind. Aggravating when things aren't working. Fulfilling when they are.
My act of worship.
My way of being me.
My big ole world is all wrapped up in a ball of anxiety and thrill.
The ups and downs.
My dream come true some day. IF....
If I choose to type anyway.
If I choose to get up and get uncomfortable.
If I choose to dig deep when need be.
If I open the door and let someone in.
If I choose to give my whole heart's desire to God.
I did this prompt tonight because it has been a crazy long week. This week was my radio station's gift drive. It is that we share God's vision with our listeners. It is a time of long hours. Because I had to be in the office at 6 am, and my head was filled with how things would go on this final day, I decided to hold of on Five Minute Friday. I thought for a moment about holding off until next week. But I began this journey last week, and there was no way I was going to let one long week pull me out of it. I'm here, and I'm happy because I am a writer. :) Nice to say that.
I hope that you have a wonderfully blessed weekend, and that you get the chance to meet some of the other writers who are sharing their hearts this week. I gave the link up top, but it is worth giving again. Join us here.