five minute friday {because}

September 25, 2014Karen Courcy

photoWelcome 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 {BECAUSE}


I write because I love to use my voice in ways that I never could when I was younger. I write because it helps me to believe in who I am and what I am capable of doing in this world.

My voice was the one thing that was silenced the most as a child, and today as an adult, I use my voice to help not only myself but to connect with others who also walk that path of many unknowns.

I write because it brings me joy, and it relieves in me what gets trapped between silence and struggles.

I write because I am me, and no one else can take that away!

I write because God gave me the ability to express words in a way I never could. God knew this would be my outlet in hard times; in times that I would feel lonely and need a place to put my feelings, hopes and dreams!

I write to believe! I write because it helps me to see the very things I myself sometimes doubt.

I believe writing is a way to release the things that we have a hard time expressing; especially in moments of vulnerability.

I write because it makes me happy!

I write because its what makes me the person I am. I can finally say I am defined by the very gifts that God has given me.

Because of my writing it has made me a stronger person, a stronger healer, a stronger mom and wife and friend! Because of my ability to express words and thoughts. It helps me to connect with others and that is what God wants in this world, and that is connection with others.


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  • Linda@Creekside

    September 25, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Amen, Karen! Let your words tumble forth, let your voice shine!

    1. KarenBeth

      September 26, 2014 at 8:59 AM

      Hi Linda… thank you 🙂 thank you for stopping by my blog and connecting

  • passagethroughgrace

    September 25, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    Yes to every word in this post! So true, so lovely and writing defines, refines and heals. Blessed to be hanging with you for #FMF.

    1. KarenBeth

      September 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      Hey There 🙂 .. thank you for stopping by and connecting .. I love that “refines” .. that is also true 🙂

  • hannahjiejie

    September 25, 2014 at 10:07 PM

    “it relieves in me what gets trapped between silence and struggles.” Um. YES! This is so true…

    1. KarenBeth

      September 26, 2014 at 9:01 AM

      I am glad you connected and found some truth in my writing .. again, that is why I love writing, the connection it makes with others.

  • Hope

    September 25, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    Hello Karen Beth… my first time here through 5 minute Friday (I’ll write mine tomorrow…) Loved this visit and I am curious about your story. Healing you write… it hits home for me. Like I said, curious about your story and what you are healing from. If I stick around, I might find out more. 😉
    Good night!

    1. KarenBeth

      September 26, 2014 at 9:02 AM

      Hi There Hope! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I would love to connect with you. If you go to my “about” section, you will read all about my healing journey. I am so glad that you did stop by … look forward to seeing you more.

  • Liz

    September 25, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Keep writing, friend! You encouraged me this week with the same words practically! Appreciate you opening your space to host Tuesdays at Ten – I have met so many other wonderful people because of you!

    1. KarenBeth

      September 26, 2014 at 9:10 AM

      OH wow really? that makes my heart smile 🙂 you know me and connection 🙂 anytime I can help make great connections, I am a happy gal 🙂 hehehe thank you so much for continuing to support me in this new link up.

  • airman2mom

    September 26, 2014 at 12:41 AM

    I write to stay sane. Loved this post!

    1. KarenBeth

      September 26, 2014 at 9:12 AM

      thank you 🙂 yes SANITY is also a great reason to write 🙂 thank you for stopping by .. see you Tuesday at 10 🙂

  • bluecottonmemory

    September 26, 2014 at 12:52 AM

    ” it relieves in me what gets trapped between silence and struggles” – I understand that – I do that – and writing helps me give it over to Him. So many truths in here – so glad God gave us this!

    1. KarenBeth

      September 26, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      thank you for stopping by from FMF 🙂 I love to see the connection and responses because it also gives me the ability to connect with your blog and others as well..

  • joanneviola

    September 26, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    I am so glad you found your voice & that you share your words. Keep writing. Keep sharing. Let God use you to encourage others. So glad to be here this morning & I do think it was my first visit so, “Nice to meet you!” Blessings!

    1. KarenBeth

      September 26, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      Hi Joanne… I am glad you stopped by as well 🙂 nice to meet you! I have always truly believed that God had a purpose to have people live in the image of him and that is connection .. it makes me smile to know that out of all the suffering I have endured, he gave me something that no one can take away.

      Thank you again for stopping by .. I hope to see you more..

  • Ginger Biggs Harrington

    September 26, 2014 at 7:27 AM

    We write for similar reasons. I’m glad that you share your voice with the world. You’re words are beautiful and honest. Nice to meet you from FMF. Still got to right my post, but I will:)

    1. KarenBeth

      September 26, 2014 at 9:15 AM

      Hi Ginger.. I will have to go look for your writing over at FMF 🙂 thank you for stopping by … thank you for your kind words!

  • Gel

    September 28, 2014 at 9:38 AM


    Nice to see so many more people coming here and sharing too.


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