It’s time to PAUSE for a few minutes for our weekly FMF blog link-up!

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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: PAUSE


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When is the last time you pressed PAUSE and just stopped to take note of everything around you?

When is the last time you stopped to notice the smell of fresh air, to feel the breeze on your face?

When is the last time you got quiet before the Lord, inviting Him to speak into your heart and feed your soul with His Word?

When is the last time you noticed the sound of wind swishing through the leaves of the trees above, or watched the birds soaring through the sky?

When is the last time you sat with a friend and listened, really listened, to their story?

When is the last time you left your phone switched off for an entire day or kept your laptop tucked away in its case for a whole evening or afternoon?

When is the last time you read a book for pleasure, took a hot bath, or went for a walk just because?

When is the last time you journaled, you prayed, you sang in the shower instead of letting the day’s To Do List swarm your thoughts?

When is the last time you wrote down a list of things your thankful for?

When is the last time you called a friend or loved one just to say hello?

As much as I type these questions as a challenge for you, I type them to myself.

“Be still and know that I am God.” ~ Psalm 46:10




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In case you missed my announcement last week, I shared some exciting news: My family is going to be spending nine weeks in South Africa this summer! Lord willing we’ll be there from June 9th through August 12th.

I plan to continue the regular FMF link-ups, but I’ll miss the weekly Twitter parties at #fmfparty since it will be the middle of the night in South Africa. 🙂 BUT . . . the lovely Anita Ojeda and Jeanne Takenaka have agreed to carry the torch while I’m gone to keep the conversation going! Be sure to follow them on Twitter to join the fun:

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And don’t forget to join Hope*Writers before midnight on Friday, May 25th!


Join the link-up below with your own five minute free write, then visit the post linked up before your own to leave an encouraging comment!

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