Friday, September 9, 2011

Five Minute Friday - In Real Life

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Go a little overboard encouraging the writer who linked up before you.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:

in real life…


So today's prompt is "in real life". If you go to the Gypsy Mama's page (click link above), you will get details about a way for us girls to link up in real life next April. It sounds fun and I think I will probably participate in some way.

In real life... so I did not win the free trip to the Writers' Retreat at Laity Lodge. But thanks to some gracious people, I will still be able to go. So, "in real life", I am going to get to meet some amazing Christian bloggers, book authors, editors, publishers, some beginners like me (hopefully) and be part of a community. And that is something I crave: community. I've been locked away too long in the little corner of this room with depression (ongoing struggle) and grief (since we lost Mom in March). I need to get out and meet other people who are interested in doing the same thing that I have evidently developed a passion for. I'm looking forward to meeting all of these people and maybe even getting some hugs.

In real life, I would also like to meet some new online friends of mine. There are only a few of us (5? 6?), but we have developed such a camaraderie. It also really feels like we do "church" together online. We are all seeking Jesus and we talk about how we find Him in our lives. We share some worship too. So I'm holding out that God will give us the opportunity to meet in real life and love on each other even more than we do online.

So that is my story and I'm sticking to it.


Now let's go see what other people who are linking up at the Gypsy Mama have to say in five minutes!


  1. i was just thinking this morning how much i would love to meet some of my bloggy friends (more like soul sisters!) in 'real life'. this community is such a blessing!

    i'm so glad the gypsy mama led me to your blog!

  2. Well hello there and welcome to my little patch of internet real estate. Where ya at? When am I going to meet you? I kinda suck at real life, but that doesn't stop me from trying. If you're game, I'm game!

  3. Carolyn, I'm so glad that you're coming to Laity and I look forward to meeting you in person! :)

  4. Dena, I'm looking forward to meeting you in person as well! Wishing for the days to fly by til then!


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