five minute friday {tell}

August 14, 2014Karen Courcy

46272_10150262410025171_4694439_nWelcome 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 {Tell}


I have been blogging now for about 5 years, and my soul purpose for writing my blog is to “tell” my story and no longer sit in the silence I was forced into since I was little.

When I first began the blog I slowly began with just photos to words. I slowly would talk about my life as a mom to 3 amazing boys, and how my husband and I have been married for 20+ years and how much I love being a mom and wife and more so a child of God and about my faith.

I slowly began to bring my words to bigger thoughts and my thoughts to a story. I found that my voice from the silence that was put upon me was “connecting” and not only connecting but it was the power of “telling”.

5 years into my blog writing and I am telling my story, and I am not longer sitting in the silence of pain and suffering. I use my voice and tell my story for a purpose and I believe God has given me a purpose.

I am an adult survivor of child sexual abuse and I have a story to tell. I write my truth about my healing process and write about the good and hard days. My truth is the path to healing and the path to healing is a connection not only to others but it’s my path to God.

I use my blog as my voice, and everyday I am grateful for this space to be whatever I need and or want to be. NO one can take this voice away from me – not this time.

I can tell my story however way I need to and I am blessed that God has given me the ability to do so.

If you have a story or truth that holds you from being the person you need to be – TELL IT! Tell your story!

God gave us a voice for a reason, and there are people who are waiting to embrace you in that.

“Tell” me your thoughts, I would love to connect with you.



  • hannahjiejie

    August 14, 2014 at 10:11 PM

    *tear* I just keep thinking about how He DOES make beautiful things out of dust, and what a scary responsibility we have to TELL others and spread the glory of God to the hurting, broken or just plain confused. Thanks for your bravery.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 15, 2014 at 2:04 AM

      Hi Hannah.. thank you so much for your comment and connection… that means a lot to me 🙂

  • Ashley Ditto

    August 14, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Every bit of this was powerful, and lovely!

    1. KarenBeth

      August 15, 2014 at 2:04 AM

      Thank you Ashley 🙂 .. thank you for stopping by for FMF

  • Linda@Creekside

    August 14, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    Yes, yes, Karen Beth. Tell your story, loud and clear, or quietly and gently. Whatever way you feel safe, however you feel heard.

    We are listening. Yes we are.

    He is, too …

    1. KarenBeth

      August 15, 2014 at 2:05 AM

      Hi Linda.. I love your energy.. thank you for that and thank you for topping by my blog with that great reminder 🙂

  • Katie Reid (@ImprintsKatie)

    August 14, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Your blog is uniquely beautiful! And my guess is that you are too.:) Thank you for telling- stopping by from FMF.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 15, 2014 at 2:06 AM

      Hi Katie! thank you very much! and I appreciate you stopping by as well 🙂 I will visit your blog as well.. love connection with others 🙂

  • Paula Kaye

    August 14, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    It is important to tell. And for others to listen. Visiting from FMF

    1. KarenBeth

      August 15, 2014 at 2:07 AM

      Thank you Paula for stopping by .. its always nice to see others blogs to go and connect to as well.. I will go on over and visit your blog as well 🙂

  • Barbie

    August 15, 2014 at 2:51 AM

    I am so thankful you share your story. I know God is using it to bring hope, healing and freedom to many.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM

      Hi Barbie .. love to see your wonderful self here on my blog 🙂 thank you for stopping by and connecting with me today.

  • boebertj11

    August 15, 2014 at 6:12 AM

    Powerful and true. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize the real in the people we read in this blogosphere. This is my first time visiting with you and what you have gone through, and your strength in telling about it have both hit me like a sledgehammer. You make your story real. I am so sorry that you experienced what you did. In tears for the loss. I am incredibly proud of you for your sharing what is difficult because I know there are countless others you and your story are helping.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 15, 2014 at 8:50 AM

      Wow … this response was touching on many levels!!! thank you so much for responding and connecting with me! Thank you for “your truth” in your response. I feel less alone out there and I am so glad that I can touch others 🙂 thank you so much for stopping by and connecting with me.

  • Holly Barrett

    August 15, 2014 at 6:57 AM

    What a powerful testimony of healing you have. God has blessed you with truth and the ability to share it with others. He will continue to bless you as you tell the story.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 15, 2014 at 8:49 AM

      Thank you Holly! thank you for stopping by my blog and being open to the connection.. that means a lot to me. 🙂

  • Gel

    August 15, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    I love You!
    Thanks for telling. Telling it directly instead of keeping it festering inside.


    1. KarenBeth

      August 15, 2014 at 8:48 AM

      heheh GEL .. I opened up your response and It said “I love you! I was like awwwwwww! hehehe what a nice connection .. thank you very much, I love you too dear friend 🙂

  • Jen Daugherty

    August 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    I love that you’re telling your story, and encouraging all of us to do the same. It’s not always easy, but learning to tell is so important.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 15, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      Hi Jen! Thank you for stopping by my blog today 🙂 connection is why I write … I love connecting with others 🙂

  • Chavos

    August 15, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    Thank you for sharing your story and bravery! I’m reminded of the scripture in Rev 12:11 “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony.” Every time we share our story we overcome and we have the victory and so do others through our story. 🙂

  • eil1een

    August 15, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Keep sharing, Karen! Beautiful 5 minutes.

    1. KarenBeth

      August 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM

      thank you Eileen 🙂 thank you for stopping by and connecting 🙂

  • Tanya Anurag

    August 15, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    I am so glad that I stopped by! I could feel the strength and feelings behind those words. You are inspiring a lot of your readers by what you ‘tell’ here. Wishes for the good work!


    1. KarenBeth

      August 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM

      Hi Tanya!! Thank you so much for your connection and stopping by my blog! its nice to meet you! I will have to stop by your blog as well… I am glad I can be inspiring to others, that means a lot to me to let others know “your not alone and you have a voice too” .. thank you again

  • Leah Adams (@PointMinistries)

    August 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Hello, this is my first time to post in Five Minute Friday, and my first time to even visit. It has been fun. I love that you are stomping on the devil’s head by telling your story of child abuse. Allowing truth to be heard is like throwing water on the devil’s fire. Good for you! God bless you as you tell!

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

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