5minutefridayEach Friday a group of women flow to the blog of Lisa-Jo Baker to receive a specific writing prompt.

The prompt is just one word. A word to spark an idea in our heads. At the start of a timer we have no more than five minutes to string together an array of words – bursting forth from the corners of our minds. It’s a lesson that teaches us to let go of perfection and embrace the idea of writing. No editing. Just raw words to step across the pages of our blogs and out into the streets of a virtual world to be shared with others.

And that is Five Minute Friday.

This week, the prompt is “Nothing” and you’ll find it here. So link up and join the fun!



It’s hard to imagine nothing. I use the word loosely – most often when someone asks what’s wrong and I don’t want to engage in conversation. “Nothing,” I tend to mumble.

But if you’ve ever noticed – nothing is always something. And maybe it’s because we’re blessed enough to live in a nation where we don’t realize exactly what nothing looks like. Our hands are always open to accept whatever they can grasp. Some of us with a grip more firm than the other. Yet, even those of us with little, still have something more than nothing.

We have our dreams. We have successes and we have failures. We have memories and the hope of memories yet to come.

Yes. At the end of the day I realize that nothing just doesn’t apply to me. Except maybe this one thing…

I’ve done nothing to deserve the gift I’ve been given. The gift of salvation. The gift of eternal life in heaven with Someone who loves me more than any something in existence.

To some, that may not seem like much. It might seem like nothing. But to me that is, quite simply…everything.



See? Now wasn’t that fun? Tell me about “nothing” in the comments below – or link up at Lisa-Jo’s blog.