FMF – Journey

Write 31 Days is over.  It’s time to get back to my regular pattern (or lack thereof) of posting.  First up, Five Minute Fridays, where we all join up with Kate to get a one word prompt, then we write for five minutes, unedited.  Then you go back and read the person (or two or three) ahead of you and comment on their post.

Today’s word is Journey.

And GO:

The journey has been long.  It has been 11 years in the making.  (I was wrong Kate. I’ve been blogging for 11 years, not 10.)

I’ve written about my mom’s health issues, my dad’s health issues, about all the constant moving, about homeschooling and children.  I’ve written about weight loss and depression and moving forward.  I’ve given my testimony when I didn’t think I had one to give.  I’ve written about life and death and pausing and the Word of God.  I’ve written about the CIA and the Renaissance Festival.  I’ve written about gratitude and simply writing to write.  I’ve written about vacations and staying home.  About faith and family.

I’ve written about the FMF retreat.  I’ve taken so many photos, that I sometimes wonder if I will ever run out of room.

But the journey has led me to this conclusion.

I am a writer.  I have words that need to be heard and words that need to be given.  My words are a part of who I am.  If I give you my words, I give you a piece of myself.  I have tried hard to show you who I am online just like I would in person.

STOP

I am a writer.  And I intend to use the words God gave me for His glory.

Hugs,
Melinda

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14 thoughts on “FMF – Journey

  1. All of THIS: “I am a writer. I have words that need to be heard and words that need to be given. My words are a part of who I am. If I give you my words, I give you a piece of myself. I have tried hard to show you who I am online just like I would in person.” You are indeed a writer frienf. I’m in the 8 spot this week.

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  2. Melinda, you don’t know how desperately I needed to read your words today. Last night was my struggling night . . . about a lot of things, including writing. Today lends a new perspective, but I still needed your words as a reminder. I, too, am a writer. Thank you!

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  3. I love this Melinda! You are a writer and your words are needed. It is true we share who we are online through our words. We pray that they are handled with care. Sure was fun chatting with you last night.

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  4. In affirming yourself as a writer, you have given me permission to claim the same title. Even after all these years, all the posts and the pages, I struggle with that. With accepting such a lofty thing as part of my identity. Thank you, friend.

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  5. There is such power in the truth. You are a writer. YES! That title is sometimes so hard to accept but He promises that the truth will set us free. I believe that all the hard, scary stuff that we share is part of that truth and part of what helps others find their truth as well.
    Peace.
    Patricia (FMF#42)

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