Welcome to our weekly blog link-up!

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Every week I share a one-word prompt, and we freewrite for five minutes flat, then share our work. (The sharing part is optional). 🙂

This week, we have a special guest! Heather Gerwing is a long-time Five Minute Friday community member. Heather hosts her own link-up called Share Four Somethings once a month. Visit her website to check it out!

When Heather graciously offered to share a guest post, I asked her to send me three prompt suggestions. We had already used two of her three suggestions fairly recently, so I opted for the remaining choice:

This week’s writing prompt is: LIFE

We decided on the prompt before the tragedy occurred this past Sunday, when the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others crashed, killing all nine people.

If anything, I have spent the week thinking about the brevity and fragility of life. May we all seek to “number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).




Please join me in welcoming Heather Gerwing to this week’s link-up! 

Here’s Heather: 


There are a lot of things that come to mind when I think of the word life.  

The miracle of life, eternal life, life hack, March for Life, and Life Savers, to name a few.

For me, though, I ultimately think about the kind of life I want to live and the legacy of my life. 

There is only one way to live my life, and that is full. God sent his Son to die on the cross for my life. I don’t want to waste away my life or take his sacrifice for granted. I don’t want to live passively when my Savior gave his life for me. 

I’m not claiming a perfect or pain-free life. I have trouble, hardships, and hurts as does everyone. However, how I choose to live in and through my circumstances is a way I can give glory to God and shine a light for others to find him. 

We are not guaranteed tomorrow; we only have this one life here on earth — how are you living it?

I want to live a life full of love, grace, and thankfulness. Jesus came to give us life and life to the full. 

I’m on a journey to living a full life; please join me


lifeHeather Gerwing is living the full life with her husband, Jeff, four kids, and a dog in Metro Detroit. Heather enjoys reading, writing, coffee-ing, and serving in youth ministry. She was born a Jersey girl and feels most at home on a beach.

She is the host of the monthly link-up, Share Four Somethings. You can join Heather on the journey to living the full life at www.heathergerwing.com, Facebook, or Instagram.



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