Five Minute Friday – Writer

by | Apr 4, 2014 | Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday.

Five Minute FridayWhere you write for 5 minutes, without editing, correcting, or updating. No concerns of punctuation, grammar, layout. Just pure writing from the heart. Five minutes. Here goes!

This week’s word:


I remember the day in January 2014 that I enrolled in Compel Training. For the first time, I considered myself a writer.

Really? Me? A writer?

Those two words were never put together in a sentence before, nor ever in my mind ever before.

But I was investing in my writing, and it felt great.

I had been writing a blog for six years already. And I loved it.

I saw how God moved me through my writing.

I saw how He taught me through my writing.

And I saw how He began to touch others through the words He gave me in my writing.

Now, I still may not consider this girl a full-fledged writer. But I will keep on writing, as it has become a passion for me. I’m learning. I’m growing. I’m finding community. I’m finding encouragement. All through my writing.

My dream? I’d love to write a book someday. And I appreciate those who have suggested and encouraged me to do so. But taking this writing thing step by step is a journey. It’s all about this incredible journey as a writer. And I love every minute of it!

Keep writing, writer friends. We’re in this together!

(Five minutes fly by fast!)


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  1. Meredith Bernard

    I’m with you, Julie! I don’t feel like a writer either, but here we are…writing. 😉 Write on. As long as you feel the call and need and desire. I will, too. So glad we are in this together. 🙂

    • Julie

      Amen, Sister! So glad we are in this together! Keep writing! 🙂

  2. Lisa Moles

    Hi Julie – I am right there with you. Love that you are touching others with your words. The community that I am finding through writing has been my most pleasant surprise and a constant encouragement on days when I don’t feel especially motivated. Keep writing and knowing that you are a Writer! Lisa

    • Julie

      Thank you, Lisa! I agree with you about the community. It was something I didn’t expect and has been a pleasant surprised. Writing has opened up a whole new world that has brought wonderful people in my life! Thank you for commenting and for your encouragement. Blessings to you!

  3. Kelly Blackwell

    I love that God is touching hearts Julie and He will be using you to change lives with your gift. You are definitely a writer! Love that you have pressed on and continued. You are an inspiration!

    • Julie

      Thank you, Kelly. YOU are an inspiration as well! I’m thankful I’ve met you through COMPEL. I’m going to search for your FMF post tonight. Hope you are doing great, friend! 🙂

  4. Sabra Penley

    “But taking this writing thing step by step is a journey. It’s all about this incredible journey as a writer. And I love every minute of it!” — Amen, sister!

    • Julie

      Thank you, Sabra. Thank you for your continued encouragement and support. You are such a blessing! I hope I get the honor of meeting you in person some day! Happy Sunday! 🙂


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