Friday, March 16, 2012

5 Minute Friday ~ Brave

I've been wanting to try this for so long - and I guess my only excuse for not doing it sooner is that I was a bit scared, but who doesn't have 5 minutes?  So I'm trying it for the first time here at my cozy little more-personal blog - less scary.  :)  Do you feel the need to just write?  Stop over at The Gypsy Mama every Friday for her 5-minute writing prompt and go for it!

Today's subject is BRAVE.  Eek - nervous at the thought of putting unedited thoughts out there!

OK, Starting now...

When I think of being brave, my first thoughts go to knights of old with their armor and shields standing ready for battle.  And then I think of the soldiers of today.  I'm so thankful that they and their families sacrifice so much for our country.  They are truly brave.

But then I think of bravery that occurs every day, in the Christian soldier's walk of life.  This life here on earth is not easy - and much harder for some than others.  I have friends with medical struggles, financial struggles, marriage struggles and more.  It takes bravery just to face and get through each day.

But we can look to the Lord - to be our strength and our shield.  I can be much braver with a huge shield in front of me and the knowledge that I have the strength of a thousand armies behind me.  It makes me stand a little taller, put my hands on my hips and say "Bring it on."

And Stop!

Um, wow - that's it???  I need more time - LOL!!  I think through my thoughts too much before getting them out and now I see why I'm such a very slow blogger.  :)  We're supposed to leave this unedited or else I think I would take back the "bring it on" part!  :)

Oh my, but it does feel good to just write and not worry about the editing part (although I confess I correct spellings and fix phrases as I go - cannot help it!).  Now why don't you give it a try?

Thanks for stopping by my little blog - I will be posting on my main blog later today (with a giveaway - woo hoo!) too.

Smiling in the sunshine {except that it's raining nonstop, but I know there's sunshine up there somewhere},
Lisa  :)


  1. I think you did amazingly... I have the same problem at times... Im extremely "WORDY" haha... when the five minutes is up .. im like I STILL HAVE THOUGHTS FLOWING .... lol ... great job! Thank you for sharing!

  2. p.s. New Follower!!!!!!

  3. Very cool my friend and I think you did a wonderful job!
    Love ya!

  4. I confess, I always fix typos/spelling as I type!! The secretarial major in me makes me! Great Five Minute Friday!

  5. When I was teaching (now SAHM mom), I often had kids do short writing bursts like this before getting into our "real" writing class for the day...unedited is raw, pure work...often the best! As a new blogger, I might try that idea out myself on certaiin topics as well...I'm enjoying your blog!


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