While There Is Still Time

Today I thought it would be fun to participate in 5 Minute Friday with The Gypsy Mama (hosted over at (in)Courage today).  I have seen this on many of the blogs I read and always wondered what it would be like to participate in this writing exercise.  It’s a time to write freely, without worrying about editing or perfection.  A time to write from the overflow of your heart.  Although I was pulling my hair out at the 3 minute mark, as brain block tried to rear it’s ugly head, I am thrilled with my accomplishment.  And, it was fun and oh so freeing.  You should try it!  I think I found a place to come and visit on Fridays!

Today’s word = “Still”……


While there is still time…

I would like to tell you I love you.  You make me smile.  My heart skips a beat when you walk into the room.

While there is still time…

I would like to say I forgive you, for not being perfect.  For not always being there for me.  For not holding my hand.

While there is still time…

I would like to say that You matter. Your thoughts, your opinions, your unspoken words.

While there is still time…

I would like to say you don’t have to change.  I accept you just as you are.

While there is still time…

I would like to say please be patient, I am still learning to love, even after all this time.

While there is still time…

I would like to say I am so thankful that God is still molding and shaping me.

While there is still time…

I would like to say we are good together.  You and me.  And that is all that matters.


Would you like to try?  You know you want to.  It’s easy:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word on the prompt, “Still.”
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Get a little crazy with encouragement in the comments of the five minuter who linked up before you.


Seeking beauty in the ordinary and embracing life to the fullest. Thank you for stopping by and come again soon!

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39 Responses

  1. suzy @ scraps of starlight says:

    Breathtaking post.
    So glad to have found these beautiful words today.
    They have truly touched my heart.
    (suzy from scraps of starlight visiting from Gypsy Mama)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Welcome, Barbie!  How I LOVE Five Minute Fridays!  It’s like a jolt to my brain and heart, get’s me going on Friday mornings!  This was lovely, and I look forward to seeing you in this space more and more 😉  God bless you, friend. 

  3. Cami says:

    I love your 5 min Friday answers…so great 🙂 Many blessings to you + yours this weekend!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life Life

  4. Miranda says:

    So beautiful it gave me shivers :). I love your take on the word “still”.

  5. Theresa says:

    Barbie, this is so beautiful! And my heart says, “yes!” to every single one of those statements. You have captured a beating heart.

  6. Brenda says:

    Wow, this was beautiful. Thanks for these words!

  7. Carrie says:

    I love your take on the prompt.

    What a lovely post!

  8. Oh, WOW! This was my first 5-minute Friday, too! I love your blog, and I LOVE what you did with the simple little word “still”. Amazing!

  9. Elisabeth says:

    Oh I love your whole blog –the title drew me in-AND your five minute friday post. How SWEET!

  10. What a beautiful and poetic reminder. Life is short. People are precious.  Thank you for your prayers today.

  11. Beck Gambill says:

    Great first 5 minute post! I love joining in, something liberating about just writing for fun with one thought in mind. I always enjoy the variety and sometimes the surprising themes I see in the different posts.

  12. Laeonis says:

    Loved your post and welcome to 5mf.  Everyone should should do things ‘while there is still time.’  Enjoyed your post =)

  13. i love this. needed this today. 

  14. HOPEannFAITH says:

    Lovely. Glad to meet you here.

  15. Phoebe says:

    This is lovely. Thank you. 🙂

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hi there…
    Thank you for coming over and visiting my blog today. 🙂 It seems that so often, marriage is portrayed as ugly, too difficult, and just….not what you and I seem to think at all! So glad to hear someone else talk positively about such a beautiful committment. Blessings to you.

  17. Traci Michele says:

    BEAUTIFUL! LOVE THE PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  <3 Traci
    http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2011/07/five-minute-friday-still.html Ordinary Inspirations

  18. Stacy Sanchez says:

    I’m so thankful for this beautifully written reminder to make the most of every moment  and to speak the words of my heart while there is still time.  Thank you for sharing.  My heart was blessed.

  19. mari mayborn says:

    Barbie, Wasn’t it great to have the 5-minute Friday to nudge you to write today. Today was my first one, too. Like you I’ve been reading them for a long time thinking: ya know, I should really do that. And, hey, it WAS fun.

    I love your post. It’s a beautiful, beautiful read. {My sweetie came to mind after the first couple lines.} So good to be reminded to love everyone in our lives while there is still time to.

  20. Amy Hunt says:

    Oh, so beautiful, Barbie! Your words are my prayer for my groom today…

    Rich blessings on your time together…

  21. Heatherlapierre says:

    This is beautiful!  Absolutely Beautiful!!!

  22. charis says:

    this was beautiful – brought tears to my eyes and encouraged me to speak out my love while there is still time.  

  23. Lea says:

    Oh, Barbie, I’ve missed you and what a wonderful entry! You always amaze me with your inspiring words. Thanks for your words of encouragement and prayers during this difficult journey that we are on with my precious Dad. Blessings!

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