Thursday, January 24, 2013

Five Minute Friday..... AGAIN

It's time once again for Five Minute Fridays! Check out how to join the fun on Lisa-Jo Baker's site. Once you've accepted the challenge, grab a cup of something hot on this cold day and visit around with the others playing along. Leave comments, make friends and enjoy your fun day. It's Friday, my friend, and anything is possible!

This is how you participate....

We write for five minutes flat. All on the same prompt that Lisa-Jo will post at 1 minute past midnight EST ever Friday. And we connect on Twitter with the hashtag#FiveMinuteFriday
No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font, or punctuation.
Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
Our word prompt today is AGAIN.........
Again, I make promises to myself that I won't keep.
Again, I make the to do list that will never get finished. 
Again, I start on the road to fitness but I wonder how long it will last.
Again, I say I've got things under control, but friends know the real me.
Again, I see that the only way I'm ever going to get through any of this is His help.
Again, I stop and pray.
Again, I think of all that has been lost
Again. I see all that is beautiful in my life.
Again, I stop and appreciate the love of my four children.
Again, I'm thankful my heart has learned to love.
Again, I pick up my pen and put it to paper because that's where I'm free. 
Again, I share with you, because this is our journey, and it's a lot more fun with laughter.
Again, I'm ending at five minutes. 

Have a lovely weekend, my friends. Take a minute or two and join my !00 Pen Project. It's turning into great fun! 


  1. Again, I read an encouraging post reminding us of how precious things can be, even those that are repeated often. Thanks for writing!

  2. Awesome. The thoughts we've all had, so profoundly put. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Your agains I could have written too! From the lists and fitness . . . to loving our children! :)

  4. Don't we all? These are my agains and yours and so many of us. And in the midst of it all, so much beauty and blessing and undeserved grace. Again, you show up and write it out. Us too. Thanks for being a part of this community. I don't know if I've ever 'been' here before. Nice to meet you.

  5. Thank you for this truth, "Again, I see that the only way I'm ever going to get through any of this is His help." Click here to check out my 5 Minute Friday

  6. love it!

    Visiting from FMF! Following your blog now!
    Love, Traci Michele @Ordinary Inspirations

  7. Hi Vanessa
    I have found in my life that we expect quite a lot from ourselves before we will truly be satisfied with just being you! And it is so unnecessary! I am grateful we have a patient God!
    Much love XX

  8. Fun place you've got here, girly. Fantabulous name Sandcastles and Snowforts? Could be a book title for sure.

  9. I love this - the reminders of the very real in life...things we fail at but things that are good too. :-)

  10. Hi, I just found your blog through Faith Messenger :) I love the five minute Friday idea! "Again, I stop and pray" - feel you on that one ♥ ..looking fwd to reading more of your blog!