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Welcome to the weekly Five Minute Friday blog link-up! Learn all about this community right over here.

This week is particularly special, as the Five Minute Friday Retreat is taking place this weekend in Kansas City!

As you read this, 19 women will be gathering in real life to hug, laugh, learn, and build each other up. Pray that the Lord would bless our weekend together and use it to grow us in our walk with Him and in our obedience to our respective callings?

This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is: COLLECT


Five Minute Friday :: Collect


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Setting my timer for five minutes …

Let’s write:

We’re coming from Rhode Island, New Mexico, and Texas. From Michigan, Ohio, and Iowa. From 19 different pockets of the United States, we’re congregating at a little retreat center nestled in the middle of the country.

We gather to bond and grow. To bless and encourage. To meet and be challenged.

We’re coming together to collect memories and laughter, stories and shared sorrow. We’ll collect hugs and heart’s desires, hopes and dwindling dreams.

As writers, each experience God gives us is woven into a larger tapestry, a global quilt that keeps getting bigger, warmer, and more intricately stitched. Sometimes it’s easy to get so focused on our own piece of material that we forget we’re part of something much bigger.

So we set aside a few days and a few dollars so we can invest in the grand ministry of being a Christian writer. With prayer and humility and probably some wobbly nerves, we arrive in Kansas City with open hands, waiting to see what the Lord will have us collect.



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What comes to mind when you think of the word, COLLECT? We’d love to read your thoughts! Join the link up by adding your own blog post or a comment below.


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