Five Minute Friday: CROWD

It’s time for another Five Minute Friday (except it’s Wednesday, and I’m playing catch-up).

A blogger named Lisa Jo Baker posts a random prompt every Friday with the challenge to write for five minutes, a free write. Bloggers from around the world (literally) are challenged to silence the inner critics and just write… whatever comes out is what comes out.  OK, ok… I admit, I might correct spelling and grammatical errors.

Today’s prompt?  I’m glad you asked:  CROWD

Ready, set, go…


1:25 pm


the word alone can trigger so many emotions in me.  i DO NOT like crowds.  i immediately think “frenzy” and ask “what if?”  i once spent New Year’s Eve in Times Square.  WHAT was i thinking?!   (Well, now i can say ‘i did it!’)


but instead of freaking out, let’s focus on the positive…

when i challenge myself to look at the word in a more positive light, i think “community”.  then picturing myself in a friendly crowd i see myself in a worship service at church.  we all have the same focus, we’re standing by each other in unison… we are all facing in the same direction… with a common purpose and motivation.

at times when i think “community” i picture myself in a living room… surrounded by friends, mentors, family… a friendly group of people who are on each others’ side.

now THAT’S the kind of crowd i want to be a part of … a TEAM… I’m all about teams with one focus, and a similar direction and purpose!

thinking eternally, i picture myself walking the streets of Gold.  Heaven: full of a community of Jesus followers.  i’m at rest in that kind of crowd!

1:30 pm – and STOP!


Thank you for the challenge Lisa Jo Baker…

Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not. Here’s how to play along:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my blog footer}.
3. Go and comment on the post of the person who linked up before you. This is the one rule of this community.

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