When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

I am a Writer

"What doesn't kill us, 
gives us something new to write about."  
Julie Wright

Today, I am joining Lisa Jo over at her blog to write for my own five minutes.  We call this "Five Minute Friday".  The rules are simple
  • Write for five minutes without worrying where it is just right or not
  • Link up over at Lisa Jo's Place
  • Leave a comment for at least one of the others who posted before you. 
Short sweet and simple.  So, join us today for your own version of the prompt......



I started writing so many years ago, poems about hurt and heartache, about laughter and sadness,about sunshine and rain.  I kept writing  through the years of hopes and dreams and trials.  I put my heart and soul and testimony into my words.  I found God in the struggle to write.  I found the gift of putting dreams into thoughts and into words.  And in those words I often found my heart turning toward Him.
Sometimes, I would write a lot.  The words poured out of my soul faster than I could write them down.  It became a nearly aching need of healing to write everything as I struggled and learned and grew.  I found comfort in the pages of my journal each night.  The words in ink pouring onto the pages as memories.  Messages to generations further down the line.  My fingers aching with the writing, all in my own hand, sometimes many pages at a time. 
Today, the computer beckons me each day, and calls my name with guilt or love, or shame or acceptance.  It all depends on how much I ignore my dream and desire to write.  Sometimes, I need to wait to speak those words.  I have to heal in other ways.  But then, I return to my computer and write my heart upon the pages of my blog.  Here I have found a place to write my words.  A place to share my heart, my soul, my love and my dreams.  Here I become a writer.


Now it is your turn.  What can you write in your own five minutes?  Don't forget to join the rest of us over at Lisa Jo's.


  1. Patricia,
    I love how God created the world with his Word and heals our hearts with ours. This is my favorite line in your vignette about journaling: "The words in ink pouring onto the pages as memories." Sweet Blessings to you!

  2. Patricia.
    "The words poured out of my soul faster than I could write them down"
    I love this line, and can really relate to it. That's the way it is, when part of our healing process is done through writing! You describe so well how the writing has been your comfort, joy, healing and hope! Beautiful. Blessings
    -Ava Sophie

  3. Thanks for visiting me. I love how writing helps is to process. Putting words on paper or typing them on a screen makes them real.

  4. You are a wonderful writer! Brilliant and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. And please, always keep writing.