Friday, February 7, 2014

Five Minute Friday:: Write

I'm joining Lisa-Jo Baker for her Five Minute Friday.  Her rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. 2. Link back here and invite others to join in. 3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community.

The word today is write. GO.
The written word is so powerful.  As powerful as the spoken word, or any word for that matter.  But the written word sustains and is lasting.  Oral traditions eventually fade away.  But when we look at history, it is those who write that have a legacy that lasts long beyond their generation.  Incredibly, in our society, we have access to documents created hundreds of years ago, thousands of years ago, and many thousands of years ago.  To write is to express one's inner thoughts. To read is to hear, and hopefully, understand the thoughts of others. It's a give and a take.

We can read documents from the first century and earlier and know that human beings have not changed throughout most of history.  We can read documents from a hundred years ago, and find that things we have as every day were science fiction at that point.  Or we can see that even if our technology has advanced, we haven't burned all the books like it was foretold in Farenheit 451.

To write is amazing, and I'm glad to be able to share it with you!

and STOP.

Thanks for stopping by!  While you're here, will you check out my devotional for this Shabbat's reading?

Five Minute Friday


  1. Stopping by from FMF. You are so right about the power of words, written or spoken. Love your blog and enjoyed your Shabbat devotional.

  2. I love writing and all the things of the English language. It is amazing how much one can say via the written word, and have it last forever! FMF Is where I came from; stop by

  3. I think one of the most fun jobs would be to collect folk tales - stories passed down for years and years - kind of like the Grimm brothers:) Our stories are a legacy - to our children and our children's children! Wishing you blessing this week in your writing!

  4. That would be so cool to read! It would be neat to compare and contrast the cultures. We could see how similar we are to each other! My mother collects family stories. It's fascinating to see family traits that appear throughout the generations! Thanks for dropping by!

  5. This is why I love to read! So interesting!