Welcome to this week’s edition of the Five Minute Friday link-up! Whether you’re writing on a blog, an Instagram account, a Facebook profile, or a good ol’ fashioned pen and paper, we’re so glad you’re here!

Every week we gather around a single word prompt and freewrite for five minutes flat.

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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: ACCESS



Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

I take access for granted.

I’m not proud of it, but it’s true.

I realized it more acutely when my mom had to be in a wheelchair in the final months of her life as she battled cancer. It was shocking and eye-opening to see how many places she couldn’t go because they were inaccessible to wheelchairs.

I’ve realized it as I’ve helped my husband and other family members apply for visas, green cards, naturalization, and passports. Access to certain (if not all?) countries is not equally granted to citizens of all countries. Some have (much) easier access than others.

This past week, my husband received is very first U.S. passport in the mail. It’s been a long time coming. There were many months (and years) I never thought I’d see the day. When I opened the envelope and held the little blue book in my hand, I recognized the significance and enormity of the privilege. Countless people would give almost anything to have such access and privilege, and relatively few are granted it.

And yet, while we certainly value and thank God for this access, it doesn’t even come close to the access He gives us to Himself through His Son:

“Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” ~ Romans 5:2



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