Welcome to this week’s editing of our weekly blog link-up!

If you’re new, we’re thrilled to have you joining us! Each week we gather around a single word prompt to freewrite for five minutes flat, then read each other’s posts and leave encouraging comments.

Learn more about the link-up here.

We’ve got lots of exciting opportunities coming up, so be sure to join the mailing list to stay up to date!

This past week, we had our first ever FMF Fellowship on Zoom and it was so much fun! I’m so glad Sarah Geringer took this screenshot, because I totally forgot:


five minute friday


We had about 35 people attend from all over the US, plus a few from countries in Europe and one from Australia! Hoping to offer something similar again in the future.


This week’s FMF writing prompt is: FIX




Over the past couple of months, we’ve been slowly working our way through a list of house projects — mostly painting rooms, but also tasks like hanging new curtain rods, changing light switches . . . that sort of thing.

I confess that before a few months ago, I wasn’t entirely sure how to properly use a drill. Embarrassing, I know. My husband graciously showed me what to do, and now I’m hooked. (Okay, I did take a good chunk out of my finger on one unwieldy occasion, but I recovered and overcame the trauma enough to pick up the drill again.)

I’ve been surprised by how satisfying it feels to fix something. To drill a hole and make something work. To build a structure that didn’t exist before.

Then I realized that this, too, is part of what it means to bear the image of God. He is the ultimate Creator, the ultimate restorer, the ultimate fixer of all broken things. He is the only one who can truly build, heal, and make whole.

Yet He gives us opportunities to reflect His image, His character, His qualities in what He enables us to create. Including the use of our words.

Consider the poem that Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman wrote and read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony this past week.

Was it not a reflection of the image of God, using the power of words created by the Word made flesh to promote healing and restoration among the broken?




In other news . . .

Hope*Writers is NOW OPEN!


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Want to learn more about Hope*Writers before you take the plunge? 




Whether you choose to join Hope*Writers or not, you’re invited to attend a free webinar with Emily P. Freeman on Monday, January 25th at 2pm or 8pm EST:

3 Secrets for Writers Looking for Clarity

In this workshop, you’ll discover what’s really keeping you from finding your writing rhythm, design a simple plan for progress, and learn why community is key to your writing success.




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In this live workshop on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 at 2pm EST, I’ll be demonstrating how to use the free version of Canva to create your own graphics to use on social media, in blog posts, as book covers, and more!

Bring your questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them on the spot.




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