February 6, 2014

A Writers Gonna Write - Five Minute Friday



It's Thursday night, so you know the drill! This is when I gather up with this amazing Community of writers and we love and support and pray and laugh together while we wait for our word prompt. Even tonight - with all sorts of busy (and the Olympics, ya'll!) - I made time to slow it down and tap out words and connect hearts over on Twitter, even for just a few! Because - this Gathering? I wouldn't miss it!

Oh but - first - the fine print: if you don't know what FMF is!  Five Minute Fridays are hosted by Lisa Jo Baker.  It is open to anyone, so to learn more about it - and to jump in yourself (the more the merrier!) or just to find a linky to see what everyone is writing about today - click HERE!  The idea is to simply write... for Five Minutes flat... no editing, no deep thinking - or at least REthinking, no spell check - just write! Let it flow! We all write using a prompt that Lisa posts at 10pm Thursday night (EST.)  I'm loving the community of amazing bloggers and the creativity that flows from these magical Five Minutes!

So - here goes: Five Minute Friday - The Word Prompt is: WRITE

{GO}

I know you have heard it said...

A haters gonna hate.

That one is easy.

But... how about we all get brave and stand up a little taller in to who He is becoming (in) us and walk right on up into the harder parts of us.

Oh - we can give in to the low, to the easy, to the flesh... but let's reach up to the higher ground, lean in to the spirit, and be led.  

Let's come in to agreement with our giftings... our callings, and let's grab that same attitude and say it as a matter of fact:

A Dancers gonna Dance.

A Painters gonna Paint.

A Singers gonna Sing.


A Writers gonna Write.

What If... that was true?  

What if - we really did?  

What if we stopped listening to all the reasons why... why we are not a Dancer/Painter/Singer/Writer... why we aren't qualified, aren't as good, can't compare, can't compete.

What if we just leaned in and we let it happen... consistently, not because we think we are somehow finally educated enough or gifted or we finally have an audience... 

but what if we let it happen because...
because we simply can't not.


I write.  I write by hand, pen to paper... messy and quick-like.
I write. Fingers across keys, clicking and tapping and pausing ever so slightly, waiting for the next thought to come.

I write.  Not so you will read, although - I pray you will

I write - because I can't not write.

I write because when I write -
I hear my own thoughts...
I process out my feelings...
I preach to the choir.

When I write - I see words turn into pictures
and the pictures are the portraits of my life
and I want to frame them and put them on display
not so you will look to me,
but so that you will look to HIM

The Author and Finisher of every piece... 
of every post... 
of every heart bled out dry here on this blog.
The Healer and Lover of my soul
who holds me tight,
as I slowly exhale,
leaving it all out in the open,
and I bring this to a close.

{STOP}

How fun how these Five Minutes can take us by surprise, isn't it?

Speak Life. Be Love. Shine On.
~Karrilee~

Five Minute Fridays gives us the chance to dive right in and share what He puts on our hearts! Click here to read what others have to say about "WRITE"  
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29 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness sake....so beautiful! I am glad you write!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by - and for leaving such sweet encouragement! Have a blessed weekend, Paula!

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  2. Keep writing Karrilee!!! So beautiful!!!!

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    1. Thanks Natasha! How can I not, right? Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Words to live by, for sure! I loved this "When I write - I see words turn into pictures and the pictures are the portraits of my life and I want to frame them and put them on display not so you will look to me, but so that you will look to HIM."

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    1. NJ - yes... is this not truly why we risk our words all out here, uncovered? So appreciate you and glad we are standing tall into Writer together!

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  4. Such a wonderful post. How easy it is to give into those voices that tell us we aren't good enough, aren't qualified enough. But as you say, "writers gonna write" and I know I can't keep away. Glad you can't either, because this post was such a blessing!

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    1. Aaah yes... another kindred spirit... a writer who can't not write! So thankful you stopped by today!

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  5. I'm feeling the encouragement here, Karrilee! From someone who has struggled to claim things in her life, I appreciate the call to just do it, step out in faith and do it.

    Christy @ A Heartening Life
    www.ahearteninglife.com

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    1. Yes - Christy... that is the challenge, isn't it? To just do it afraid... to not let fear or doubts or insecurities silence the stories that only we can tell? So blessed to be Writing with you, friend!

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  6. These words resonate with me "I write because when I write - I hear my own thoughts... I process out my feelings... I preach to the choir." You said it perfectly! Cheering you on as you write bravely!

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    1. Thanks so much for hanging out a bit today! Yes - how often do we find ourselves rereading our own words and getting ministered to? I know I do... I pray if it blesses me... it will bless my readers too - and mostly - it will bless Him! Write bravely... I am cheering you on as well!

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  7. Oh, my soul sister! YES! Amen and amen!
    Have I mentioned lately how thankful I am for you? You bless my life in so many little ways. Love to you!

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    1. Girlie... just right back at you!!! Love you so! So thankful for your encouragement and support...and your words! So thankful that we are standing up into Writer together!

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  8. I am at a loss for words, love it- doesn't seem good enough, but I do!! Love you.

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    1. Love it? That is more than good enough, sweet friend! I love YOU for saying it... and meaning it! So happy that we are Writers together!

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  9. Karrilee - love this...a writer's gotta write! Yes, that's the whole truth, and then the why --
    Because the Word breathes words that then become pictures across miles. Joining hearts - yes, friend, that's exactly what you do here!

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  10. And I love these photos! Another way you speak through pictures! Xoxo

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    1. Ash... I am so thankful for you and all your sweet encouragement! And - have I not mentioned it yet? I can not WAIT for March! XoXo

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  11. Wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my FMF post...and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your journals!!!

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    1. Thanks Pattie... well - because an Artists Gonna Art too, right? ;) I appreciate you stopping by today! Have a blessed weekend!

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  12. I write because I can't not! So true. I pray that every word we all write reflects His glory. Great post, Karrilee!

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    1. Oh Holly... I pray that too! Yes and Amen, sister!

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  13. Beautiful and OH so true. It's so easy to get caught up in why we aren't instead of celebrating that we can! I wonder how many more of us would, if we would stop saying "can't". Wonderful perspective.

    Courtney
    The Pink Porch
    follow me @ www.thepinkporch.com

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    1. Courtney Jo - thanks so much for stopping by! Imagine... I love that... imagine if we all would stop saying can't! (Off to visit your site, now!)

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  14. Just. Love. every word. ANd the pics. You gave me a big fat cheshire grin, tonight! I conked out early last night but linking up tonight. Better late than never! So love your handmade journals! Making a few myself. Tips?

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    1. Oh - I love you so, Dawn! I can just see that smile on your face (quite literally, because - you know... your thumbnail right there!)

      Oooh - tips on the journals? A Hole Puncher is your friend to add the ribbon that ties it closed and holds a pen. And Spray Adhesive... spray adhesive makes it super easy!

      Love you friend!

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  15. Oh Karrilee! This was so gorgeous - the words you write becoming pictures that are beautiful portraits of your life? I could read that paragraph again and again. I'm so glad you write brave, because it is beautiful.

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  16. {Insert a bit of Blushing here} Thanks so much Missy! Can I just say - I love that paragraph too and it it has been on replay over the whole weekend! Like I said, I write and preach to my own self... and I am honored when it ministers to others as well!

    Love you friend! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I always love to hear your thoughts! Remember to: Speak Life - Be Love - Shine On!
~Karrilee~

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