Welcome to our weekly blog link-up! Each week we gather to write for five minutes flat on a single writing prompt.

Today’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: POTENTIAL





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During our recent trip to South Africa, I had the opportunity to visit some dear friends with nine-month-old twin boys. As I sat on the couch in their house and watched the boys crawl around in their diapers, I couldn’t help but be amazed by the vast amount of potential bound up in their little bodies.

Who will they become? 

I see it in the power of a blank page. The potential to become.

The possibilities are endless.

It’s the potential of an unplayed piano, the potential of a pencil, of charcoal, of paint.

The potential of clay, of wood, a chisel, a hammer, and nails. Of bricks and cement. Of yarn or a needle and thread.

The potential to create. 

What power and privilege we possess by being made in the image of our Creator.

What a gift to be able to take advantage of the potential of a new day.

His mercies are new every morning. 




We start Monday! Join us for this year’s edition of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes
the Five Minute Friday “challenge within the challenge” of the larger annual Write 31 Days opportunity.


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Every day in October, I offer a one word prompt for anyone who wants to participate.
It’s like a month-long Five Minute Friday!



This year I’ll be writing my personal series on 31 Days to Telling Your Story.
Looking forward to writing with you and reading your work!

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