Five Minute Friday {Gather}

family-tree-image-from-cover-of-2013-ARWelcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggersΒ are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {GATHER}










I am a huge believer in “Connection”

My main goal for writing and creating my blog 8 years ago was to not only write for myself as a release and outlet, but it was also to connect with other people, and show others that having a voice was important and accepted.

Coming from a childhood where my only connection was with God and the very few who I let into my life, connection was not something I trusted or even understood.

Today I have learned a lot about what connection means and what that looks like to be in connection with others; which also helps a connection to self.

I truly believe that God created us to be in connection with each other; that he gathers us together and we are all walking the same path together at times.

I believe all of us who write daily on our blog do it to not only put our voice out there, but to “gather” people together to read what we each go through, making a connection with others to walk the path of life together hand in hand.. we are never alone.

That is why I write! I write to connect –Β  another part of that direction that I feel God spoke through me to create yet another way for write from the heart to be in connection with others.


6 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday {Gather}”

  1. Oh yes, the connections! God does gather us together for those connections; and I am so blessed by each of those people I have connected with through our blogs!

    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Yes! I am quite obsessed, addicted even, to connection. I love when I have a natural affinity to someone and we go deep quickly, discovering how our souls relate.

  3. Loved reading this, Karen Beth and totally agree with you….people who have been through things like the things we’ve been through need connection….they need it to re-establish themselves, to re-establish trust and faith in humanity…..(and isn’t the blogging community *amazing*)…..

Please take a moment to comment! I love connecting with others!