Friday, June 9, 2017

Five Minute Friday - EXPECT

Five Minute Friday

The Five Minute Friday community has a new look!  My post for FMF each week is also getting a new look...

And I am hoping to link up more often as I try to begin writing again!

For more information on Five Minute Friday, check out the five minute friday community on Facebook.  And, after writing your own post, share it on the weekly five minute friday link-up.

This week's word is:


I didn't expect my words would make a difference!

I didn't expect anyone would even read them!

I didn't expect what I had to say would even be understood, much less read at all!

I didn't expect to continue writing for so long...

Then to just stop!

Maybe I ran out of words?  Maybe I just didn't have anything else to say!

But, the words keep coming to mind.  They don't always get transferred onto paper or the computer; but they keep coming.

I didn't expect what was on my blog would still be read; would still be comforting and meaningful to anyone.

I didn't expect...

But, it happened!

It's encouraging to know that someone has read my words; and they have inspired and touched them.  It's humbling to know that I did that...I wrote those words...


They are not my words alone!  I had help!  One who puts these ideas and words into my mind, touches my heart and soul in order for me to touch others...

I didn't expect it to happen!

But it did!!

{Thank you to my friend for our chat; and for honoring me with your know who you are; and I appreciate you so much!!}


  1. You are indeed a writer! I think many of us have felt this way at one time or another. I'm in the 43 spot this week.

    1. Thank you, Tara! We do all feel this way at one time or all things, not just our writing!!

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Sorry for the delay...I do need to spend more time in my blog, I guess!!

  2. I'm glad you began writing again. I enjoyed your post here and I'm glad you have seen God use your words to bless others. Visiting from FMF #41.

    1. Thank you Lesley! I appreciate your reading and commenting on my post. I keep trying to get my words gets in the way; but then again, life is what gets into my writing, too!

  3. Yes!! So awesome when our words are inspired by... the Word! Love it.

    1. Thank you Tondra! Appreciate your reading and commenting!

  4. I totally relate to these feelings. It's such an affirmation when people comment on my blog and tell me I've encouraged them. #17 at FMF this week.

    1. I have had some really sweet comments of encouragement; they are inspiration for me to continue. I just don't always get to the computer to write (or read) very often. I am also a crafter and can get lost in a project!!

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  5. It's kinda of scary to hit publish,
    and my words go into Neverland.
    I don't know where they end up,
    who reads,
    who understands.
    A simple respond is so reassuring, isn't it?

    1. Yes! You GET me, Leslie!! Once we have hit that publish button, it is OUT THERE for read!!

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

  6. You know Barb I believe WHAT YOU SAID is what we can all say - those who brave words written down.

    1. Thank you, Susan! You are one of those champions that are always there to give a word or two of encouragement! Appreciate your reading and encouraging and commenting and being there...