Five For Five Minute Friday

When I started my first blog three years ago, I joined Five Minute Friday for my first post. I often wondered if I’d find enough to write about in a blog, but FMF kept me going with prompts every week. [bctt tweet=”I always love a challenge of a prompt to give me inspiration to write.” username=”GaylWright”]

Our word prompt for this week is FIVE, and the first thing that came to mind was that early on my husband and I decided we’d like to have five kids. We were impressed with our pastor’s family who had five and we thought it was a nice number.

[bctt tweet=”Well, we got our five and then some.” username=”GaylWright”] God had something more in mind and gave us a quiver of seven kids. We are so blessed to have our four daughters and three sons. There are 13 grandchildren, and 5 of them are girls. Oh, and my oldest daughter has 5 kids.

Five is an interesting number.

There are 5 days in a work week, usually.

Each hand has 5 fingers and each foot has 5 toes.

Special Announcement

My five minutes are up, but I have a special announcement! [bctt tweet=”On Monday, September 26, our own Five Minute Friday book will be released!” username=”GaylWright”] I am one of many who has contributed to it. My copy arrived today and I’ve already enjoyed reading some of the entries. 



All proceeds go to two ministries in South Africa: The Vine School and the Ten Dollar Tribe.

When you purchase a copy, you’ll not only enjoy some good articles, but you will be helping two wonderful ministries.

I am blessed to be a part of this wonderful book!

I’m linking up with #FiveMinuteFriday, and #Glimpses

18 thoughts on “Five For Five Minute Friday

  1. Hi Gayl :)) You are my neighbor at FMF this week, yey! Wow, I love that you guys decided on five and had seven – brave mama, good job. My parents wanted 4 kids, they had my brother, and then my mom lost two 🙁 And found cancer on her one ovary which they removed and the doctors said she may never have kids again and then seven years later, she had me :)) I did feel the loss of my other siblings at some stage in my life an dit was funny because it wasn’t conscious. But God led me to grieve for them and told me they in heaven with Him. Siblings are so special, my brother is 7 years older then me and how (as you read) expecting his own bundle, I cant wait. Have a fabulous week, much love Aliyah (

    1. Hi Aliyah! So glad to have you visit today! Your mama was brave having to go through that cancer and losing babies. I lost 3 and possibly one more but never went to the doctor about it bc it was so early on. But God is good! I love my kids and they all love each other. We don’t always agree, but there is a bond of love that will never break.

      Much love to you, too, sweet sister! xo Many blessings and have a great weekend!

  2. Hi Gayl! What a beautiful family you have! I think it shows that sometimes, we don’t think big enough for God 🙂

    Congratulations on being published in the Five Minute Friday book, that’s so exciting! What a great idea too, five minute bite sized words of wisdom. That’d be perfect for a morning or evening reflection 🙂

    1. Thank you, Ceil. Yes, I think many times we don’t think big enough for God. 🙂

      It is exciting being part of the Five Minute Friday book! You’re right, they are a perfect length for a short time of reflection. 🙂

      Blessings to you and have a great weekend, Ceil!

  3. Great post! Funny where the number five takes all of us. So excited for our book to come out. I’m in the 37 spot this week.

    1. Thanks, Tara! It’s funny how the prompts can take us in so many different directions sometimes and other times many of us write similar posts.

      I love the Five Minute Friday community. It’s been so much fun getting to know more especially on our Thursday night twitter parties.

      Many blessings to you!

  4. Hello, Gayle! I just realized I didn’t link up my FMF post…need to do that! But, I enjoyed your post on FIVE! I also was stumped about what to write; I think mine is probably silly; but I did it! I am determined that this 31 days writing challenge will help me get back to the FMF writing prompt weekly; I’m using the FMF free writes again this year.

    And, MY BOOK CAME TODAY, too!! I’ve been trying to read the thread of others commenting on Susan’s 31 Day Survivor post, write ahead my write31days posts, and check other Facebook posts AND read the book!!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Barbara! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Sounds like you are really busy. I’m going to try to do the Write 31 Days with the topic of getting healthier, but I want to incorporate the fmf prompts with it, too. I think I can do it in five minutes. We’ll see. 🙂

      I’m enjoying the book. It’s great to read the thoughts of so many people I have “met” online!

      Blessings to you. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks, Andrew! and I do remember the British Invasion and the Dave Clark Five. I remember listening to the Beatles when I was about 11 yrs. old. 🙂 People were complaining about their “long hair” as if it were something bad. LOL

      May God bless you and Barb and I pray you will have a better time this week.

  5. I always enjoyed participating in the Five Minute Friday prompts. Although I haven’t for some time, I will be using the prompts as my 31 day focus in October and hope to rejoin this beautiful community again in November.

    1. Yay, Barbie! I’m going to try to use the FMF prompts, too. We’ll see how it goes along with my theme. I’ve almost gotten the first four ready and so far I’ve been able to use them.

      So glad you’re joining the FMF community again! May God bless you and give you peace and joy!

      Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

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