Five Minute Friday – Fill

by | Aug 8, 2014 | Five Minute Friday

Five minutes of unedited, unaltered, unplanned writing. I love Five Minute Friday! It gets me out of my self and frees me up. Linking up with new friend and host for this group, Kate Motaung. We’d love to have you join us!

This week’s word:



Can someone please tell me where summer went to?Lessons on vacation 03

And why was July only a week long?

It alarms me how fast time is speeding by me. Days are gone as I blink. Nights, even faster. Weeks come and go. Quicker than ever before. And I don’t like it one single bit.

I want to slow down time, slow down my days, but I haven’t figured out quite yet how to do that.

Then I begin to question myself…

How am I using my time? What do I fill my time with? Or more importantly, what do I fill my life with?

Really. What am I doing?

let us beginAm I using this life in a way that makes a difference, or am I just going through the motions?

Am I filling it with eternally-impacting things? Or things that have no significance at all?

Am I investing in others’ lives or just doing things to make me feel good?

Am I making God known or just focused on making me known?

Do I fill my time with memory-making moments with those I choose to do life with that I will cherish until the day I leave this earth?

We have 24 hours today. As I write this, eight hours have already been lived. What will we fill the rest with? We’ll never have the opportunity to live them again.

It’s good to ponder such questions today. Will you join me in making the most of this day, tomorrow, and the days to come, and filling them with things that make a difference?make the most of today edited


Thank you for being a part of my life, and for the fullness you bring to it. So thankful for you today!

Wishing you a beautiful and full Friday!


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  1. Joy B Rudolph

    “Am I making God known or just focused on making me known?” Great reminder, Julie.

    Stopping by from Five Minute Friday.

    • Julie

      Thank you for stopping by, Joy! I get caught in that trap. I needed that reminder, probably more than anyone. 🙂

  2. Mary Hill

    I love your thought inspiring questions that fill my heart with a desire to seek Him even more. Thanks for sharing.

    • Julie

      Thanks for visiting, Mary! May we all have a desire to seek Him more!

  3. Abby

    Such insightful thoughts here today, Julie. I’ve been asking myself these same questions, and wondering where the summer went. May we fill our time with things which make an eternal impact and treat it as the resource it truly is. Thanks for sharing!

    • Julie

      Thank you, Abby. God has been working on me with this lately. Yes, may we be using our time for eternal things! Blessings, friend!

  4. Sabra Penley

    Love the reminder to make the most of every day, Julie. Time is so precious and it goes by so quickly. Blessings to you today, friend.

    • Julie

      Sabra, time is so precious. God continues to remind me of this. Have a blessed week!

  5. Lisa Moles

    What a great reminder. I love that quote from Mother Teresa…Let us begin. I am printing it and putting right here by my computer as a reminder to fill my days with eternally-impacting things and not just nonsense. Wonderful!

    • Julie

      Thank you, Lisa. It’s a good reminder for me also. Thank you for coming by and sharing! Have a great week!


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