Five Minute Friday: Join

Stop, drop & write. It’s time for #FiveMinuteFriday!


This is a great topic for this week as we are connecting people into small groups at our church all weekend. Thousands of people will choose to do life with other human beings instead of walking it alone. How cool is that?! I think very!

As I looked through pictures last night, I found this series that I just love of some of my best girlfriends daughters. After reading Lisa-Jo’s topic this morning, I think it very fitting. We all want to join in. Bad or good, we want to be a part of something other than ourselves. We want to know that other people want us around and to be a part of their circle. Even 2 year old’s want to join.

© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012.

© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012.

© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012.

Often times, when there is something we don’t know exactly how to navigate, all we really need to do is look at our children. They can be far better teachers than adults.

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves,
and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever
explaining things to them”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ~


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12 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Join

  1. I love your post and pics, Joy!
    We tend to over-think things when we are adults. Well, thats part of my problem I think…OVER thinking stuff…and thinking things over and over and over! Kids are simple ..they just DO until they hit that first “wall” that makes them STOP…speaking from my own experience here as a grew up. Like Amanda…I’m still trying to recapture that too…

  2. I teach the 4 and 5 year old Sunday School Class at our church and let me tell you: I have so much to learn from them. …and I so love that quote! I had never heard it!

    What a great 5 minute write. Love your example of grabbing life for what it’s intended for!

    All for Him,

    • Thank you so much Nikki!
      4 and 5 year olds can be quite precarious. When teaching preschool I would tell the parents, “You believe 50% of what you hear and I will believe 50% of what I hear.” It’s a wonderful agreement to have 🙂

  3. You’re so right! We all do want to be a part of something, even if we don’t admit it! And it’s so evident in children, huh! Thanks for sharing this. And I’m so excited for your church starting up small groups. Blessings:)

    • Thank you for stopping by Jacqui.
      I always enjoy watching everyone go from one big crowd into smaller circles where they are sharing parts of their story and showing willingness to stretch out of their comfort zone.
      Blessings to you!

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