Five Minute Friday: Community

Let’s spend our five minutes of writing today, sharing about community. Fight it, love it, hate it, hurt or healed by it, we were certainly built for it.

Set a timer and just write. Don’t worry about making it just right or not.
Go all in with your words.
Are you ready?

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on: Community


This topic is quite fitting today as I sit in my pj’s, wanting to close the blinds to the outside world. My last entry was about my beautiful friend, Elliot, who is fighting a deadly form of ovarian cancer.

I have been amazed by how many of us have connected through her story. Women who will never meet, all praying and coming together as a community to support and lift up our friend as she walks through the most difficult time of her life.

It instantly connects us. That’s what community does. We are all here for a common purpose and therefore all connected.

If she needs to crawl, we will crawl with her. If she walks slowly, taking many breaks along the way, we too will walk slowly, breaking frequently. If she wants to scream, we will scream with her. When she cries, we will cry with her. When she laughs, we too will laugh.

That’s what community does. We lock arms and we storm the gates of heaven with our pleas and our praise.

That’s what we do, today, as women and sisters, daughters and mothers, wives and friends. That’s what we do for each other. For you, my sweet friend, Elliot.
Please join me in praying for Elliot today as she begins a stronger form of chemo in hopes that it will combat this aggressive form of cancer.


11 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Community

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  2. Prayers for your friend today. I just went into remission after a 4 year battle, and though it is hardwon and with a battleworn body to show for the war I’ve fought, it is worth every second of pain, puking, and exhaustion to be where I am today. May your friend soon hear that magic little word, “Remission”.

  3. She is a beautiful person with a beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with her. May she draw strength through her faith and support. She will beat this.

  4. I love this beautiful story of community forged through the fire…I think sometimes this kind of community beauty is shines more brilliantly. My granddaughter’s name is Elliott(ellie)…not many girls with that name:) Prayers for Elliot as I write….blessings to you~

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