Five Minute Friday {Gather}

March 6, 2015Karen Courcy

family-tree-image-from-cover-of-2013-ARWelcome to Five Minute Friday to where us bloggers are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing.

No editing or backtracking. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours. Set the timer and write away! Stop at the 5 minute mark no matter where you are!

Today’s Five minute Friday word is {GATHER}










I am a huge believer in “Connection”

My main goal for writing and creating my blog 8 years ago was to not only write for myself as a release and outlet, but it was also to connect with other people, and show others that having a voice was important and accepted.

Coming from a childhood where my only connection was with God and the very few who I let into my life, connection was not something I trusted or even understood.

Today I have learned a lot about what connection means and what that looks like to be in connection with others; which also helps a connection to self.

I truly believe that God created us to be in connection with each other; that he gathers us together and we are all walking the same path together at times.

I believe all of us who write daily on our blog do it to not only put our voice out there, but to “gather” people together to read what we each go through, making a connection with others to walk the path of life together hand in hand.. we are never alone.

That is why I write! I write to connect –  another part of that direction that I feel God spoke through me to create yet another way for write from the heart to be in connection with others.



  • shalomshannon

    March 6, 2015 at 12:22 AM

    Thanks for sharing. G-d deeply loves our connecting one to another. Keep writing and keep connecting. Blessings to you today!

  • Barbara

    March 6, 2015 at 12:40 AM

    Oh yes, the connections! God does gather us together for those connections; and I am so blessed by each of those people I have connected with through our blogs!

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Liz

    March 6, 2015 at 1:00 AM

    Yes! I am quite obsessed, addicted even, to connection. I love when I have a natural affinity to someone and we go deep quickly, discovering how our souls relate.

  • traceyatwaterintowine

    March 6, 2015 at 3:24 AM

    Beautiful post, beautiful words, beautiful heart. God Bless – Tracey

  • iwillbloom

    March 6, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Loved reading this, Karen Beth and totally agree with you….people who have been through things like the things we’ve been through need connection….they need it to re-establish themselves, to re-establish trust and faith in humanity…..(and isn’t the blogging community *amazing*)…..

  • Tiffany @ simplyforone

    March 6, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Amen, Karen Beth. I have a heart for making those genuine connections too. Especially the ones that God knits together with truth and authenticity. So vital to our walk with Christ!

Please take a moment to comment! I love connecting with others!

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