Five Minute Fridays

Five Minute Friday: Jump

Friday, April 19, 2013

“Write like you used to run. For the pure joy of it.” –#FiveMinuteFriday –>click to tweet.


When you pull yourself off the ground, as in two feet off the ground, with your strength, core muscles, leg muscles.

For a moment you are not touching anything, right?

And yet so much is touching you.

The air - full of molecules - full of support.  That air is supporting you - bringing you back to the place on the ground.  That place of stability.

Jumping takes the stability away for a moment. A moment of freedom? Maybe...

Or is it just a new perspective on the same reality you had seconds before, when you were standing in one place, in control - or semi-control.

Growing up we are told to be in control - control your thoughts, your actions, your words. Take control of your life, choose a path.

And I'm not saying those decisions are important and necessary. But control? Is it in my control?

At any moment I could jump from those chosen paths. Or for that matter I could be forced to jump.

Where does that force come from?  Within? Out side? Can I see it? Can I touch it?

That moment of jumping though - it's different, and for half a second there is a freedom in the new, the different. Then reality comes, the landing, the back to choosing.  To control the next step - control my ability to jump quickly or just stay put. 

There is a freedom in the jump, the ability to jump. We were given the ability to jump, to stand, to feel...

This was inspired by Lisa-Jo's Five Minute Friday prompt - five minutes of writing, just to write, not to impress...

Cozy book hop

A Cozy Reading Spot

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I was totally impressed with last week's turn out for A Cozy Reading Spot & Book Hop (I know crazy long... hmmm...).  It was fun to see what you all have been writing.  I can't wait to see what you've got this week.

Here are the favorites from last week:

From the Reading Spot

Alyssa shared a great post on challenging her blog's name.

Karyn shared a guest post from Ashley on the potential drawbacks to homeschooling.

From the Book Hop:

Elizabeth shared Reading By Candlelight.

 And now on to a new week of sharing!

Please link directly to a post, and not just your homepage. Also try to keep the content friendly, as I will delete offensive posts. 

If you leave a link back to the hop in your post, I'll give you a shout out on facebook and twitter this week. 

Oh and if you could find the time to stop by some of the other posts, that would be great. I love seeing little messages on linked posts that show you all leaving encouragement. So sweet to see a community grow.

Linked up with:

Beverly Lewis

The Covenant

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Covenant, The (Abram's Daughters)
Beverly Lewis

Here's another Christian Fiction Series book - the first of a four book series by Beverly Lewis. This book holds to Lewis's traditional Amish characters around Lancaster County PA. The Covenant is wonderful introduction to Abram's Daughters - four in all - Sadie, Leah, Hannah and Mary Ruth.

Abram and Ida Ebersol are the parents to these unique girls, who are full of dreams and desires, even if they do live a "plain" life.


When Comes the Spring

Monday, April 15, 2013

When Comes the Spring (Canadian West #2)
By Janette Oke

Since I enjoyed When Comes the Heart so much, I wanted to continue on with the series, and of course I wasted too much time one weekend and read it straight through in a couple of days.  So here are my thoughts on this second book of the series.

I should probably state that in order to discuss this book, I have to give away some of the plot from When Comes the Heart, so if you are reading that book and don't want it ruined, STOP reading now.  Otherwise, here we go.

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