INSPIRATION & FAITH Free Writes – for 31 Days!


FAIR WARNING:  Today begins the 4th annual 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes hosted by Five Minute Friday. My intent is to post a five-minute free write each day in October. Don’t worry… I’ll still work in seasonal thoughts and decor! This is a once-a-year event (so please don’t unsubscribe). 🙂  If you don’t want to read a day’s email, you know where the delete button is.



Worship:  to honor with extravagant love and extreme submission; as a lover (Webster’s Dictionary,1828).




I love the 1828 definition. The lavishness of the imagery.


Worship isn’t a place I go on Sunday mornings or a style of music. Worship isn’t even particular words or prayers I pray.


It’s an action. Worship is a verb.


As with a lover, to worship my God is to focus unselfishly on him. To let him in on my deepest thoughts and secrets, fears and dreams.


To acknowledge his place as my Creator . . . because of who he is — not what he can do for me.


My spirit is drawn heavenward in worship when I stand in a cathedral, hear a baby’s cry, listen to the cooing of a dove.


I worship when Autumn light glistens in the trees and winds rustle their leaves.






 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 100:1-5 (NIV)

Continuing the series…

Day 2:  tell

Day 3:  create

Day 4:  hope

Day 5:  trust

Day 6:  story

Day 7:  hold

Day 8:  truth

Day 9:  plan

Day 10:  listen

Day 11:  remember

Day 12:  write

Day 13:  invite

Day 14:  try

Day 15:  remain

Day 16:  read

Day 17:  grow

Day 18:  share

Day 19:  brave

Day 20:  discover

Day 21: give

Day 22: light

Day 23: work

Day 24: revise

Day 25: because

Day 26: change

Day 27: overcome

Day 28: connect

Day 29: follow

Day 30: refine

Day 31: rest


If you enjoy 31-day series, October is your lucky month!

Writers all over Blogland are challenging themselves:  some through free writes (like this one); others by picking one topic, as I’ve done in previous years. Click on the image to see the posts!


Link-ups for 2017:

31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

Write 31 Days  At the top of the page, click “Linking Up” and choose the topics you’d like to read. (My Place to Yours is linking up at the Inspiration & Faith section.)


  1. So true! Worship is all about Him!