I Connect

Five Minute Friday

I’m stepping out of my little boat and am trying something new today.

I’m jumping in with both feet and am joining a community of word-slinging women who gather each week over on Lisa-Jo’s blog to celebrate the art of writing together.

She shares one new writing prompt each week and all who want to participate, take that single prompt, ponder over it, and write about it for exactly FIVE minutes – not a minute more!

Our prompt this week….



We are more connected to the world around us than ever before.

As a blogger, tweeter, pinner, facebooker, and instagramer, you might think that I dwell in a constant state of connection, but I don’t necessarily always feel that way.

Some days I feel like all of this hyper-connectivity, this fast-paced, ever-changing social media orb is noisy and harsh.  On those days I feel disconnected and my soul feels assaulted and fatigued by the decimal level of the white noise.

On those days… those white noise, static days… I know I have to shut out the distractions, pull back and renew my mind to my purpose.

Why did I place myself in this position of connection in the first place?

Does this platform that I speak from reach anyone?

If a blogger writes a post in the forest and no one hears them hit “publish” will their words ever be read?

I jest.

Then that heartfelt email hits my inbox.  Kind words from an unknown reader that felt brave enough to reach out and let me know that I ministered and breathed some encouragement into her life.

Did I actually do it?

By the grace of God, I connect.


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