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Five Minute Friday: Write

It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with The Gypsy Mama. We receive a one word writing prompt and get to write for five minutes flat. Our word for this week is WRITE.


I love to write.  I can trace it all the way back to elementary school.  I loved to read so writing just seemed to be the natural extension.  I had the opportunity to go to a creative writing class during the summer after fifth grade.  Each day we wrote stories and shared them in front of the class.  Mr. Yocum would critique us.  I discovered that I loved it ...

I began to journal on a consistent basis on January 1, 1994.  That was the day my Nana died.  I wrote about her homecoming.  As I look back over my many journals, I read true stories of joy, heartache, and pain.  I recorded my thoughts and feelings over the years.

But the pattern I see over and over is the God who loves me.  You see, He was there when I was hurt and I held it in and refused to cry.  He was there when I rebelled and did my own thing.  He was there when I was burdened.  He was there to bring joy to my heart no matter what was going on in my life.

I continue to write in my journals.  But for years now I've been blogging. I get to write and share with many people I've never met.  My writing has opened up new relationships with other bloggers.  I'm discovering my voice.  So I continue to write.


Blessings and love,

Debbie Petras
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  1. I am glad that you have picked up blogging; otherwise I would have not met you. I love to read, but I have never really liked writing. But yesterday, I bought a pretty, pink journal that I tend to take along my journey for the next chapter in my life.

  2. You are so right to remind us of the God who is always there... that is why we journal, isn't it, so we can look back and see that!

  3. Very nice post Debbie - I'm in a small group that is reading/discussing Wayne Cordeiro's - The Divine Mentor. In it, Journals are a big part of garnering Wisdom from people (mentors) in scripture, a gathering place of divine insight - it is a blessing. 'This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says "Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you."'

  4. Hi Debbie! Isn't it amazing that through all the writing, you are discovering your voice? We all have one, and yet we are not sure exactly what it's like.

    I hope you will continue to write, and continue to find your strong, faithful voice.
    Happy Weekend!

  5. Dear Debbie
    Oh, the new people that I have met through blogging have enriched my life so greatly and what is best, is that they are all part of my spiritual family! You are such a treasure.
    Much love

  6. It is good that you pursued your heart's passion... it is part of your identity, the Debbie God made - to put into words the story He is writing in you and through you.

  7. Dear Debbie,
    I love reading your writing. I have learned a lot from you, about other things, counting my blessings. Your important conclusion today about what writing gives you, I've never heard before, but it is such a phenomenal description of the joy of writing. " I'm discovering my voice. "

  8. I wonder how many of us bloggers feel just this way? Because I sure know I do! Love reading, love writing, love journaling, and love blogging. Blogging has become my favorite of all of these loves because I have met soo many wonderful kindred spirits! Enjoy your week-end Debbie!

  9. I am so glad you continue to write because I am blessed by your writing every time I visit....I too have been journaling for 35 years and it's wonderful to go back and read your highs and lows and see how God has been there for all of them.....Have a great weekend sweet girl...


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