Five Minute FridayIt’s Five-Minute Friday with lovely Lisa-Jo!

Set a timer and just write. Don’t worry about making it just right or not.

For me? An exercise in letting go and letting words flow. Five minutes only. {yes, I do set a timer and it quacks like a duck at 5 minutes, which totally makes me smile}

Today’s prompt: Brave.

And go…

Our days already seem so busy and our oldest child only just turned seven a few weeks ago. The evenings fill up fast with church and taekwondo and other good activities, but the “good” doesn’t stop it all from being a little overwhelming.

And compared to most families, we’re really not involved in that many things. Sports and dance and youth group and homework and…they all vie for the attention and time of our family members until we don’t know where our time to even breathe went.

In our society, filling our schedules has become the norm. But choosing our families is really the brave thing to do. We must bravely FIGHT for our families or they will be a place of strength and refuge and love and nurture no more.


Brave parents, won’t you join me in fighting for the family? For conversation, for movie nights, for bedtime stories and morning devotions? It doesn’t mean saying no to everything else, but rather saying a brave YES to God and the ones with whom you are blessed to share a home.

How will you BRAVELY choose your family this weekend?


And now I’m off to link up this post with the fabulous Five Minute Friday community! You MUST take the time to read the words of these BRAVE writers!


A few quick reminders:

*D6 Days is going on all weekend! Lots of free content to encourage you as a parent!

*My KraftyKash map pendant giveaway for you and a friend ends tonight! These would make GREAT Mother’s Day gifts!

*The Ultimate Homemaking Ebook Bundle Sale ends Saturday night! Did you know the 97 ebooks average out to 31 cents a piece?! Totally worth it.

Happy weekend, friends!