Because. I find Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday word choices challenging. I often need to take (more than five minutes) time to think about the prompt and how it applies to my life experiences. I enjoy this time to myself to reflect because I feel it helps me grow as a writer and a child of God.
I am a firm believer in writing bribery. I encourage my students with the use of Extra Credit to respond to Writing Workshop Wednesdays because I want them to grow as writers, too. They have so many thought provoking and honest issues to share with others, and I want them to know this.
There are often times I would rather sleep in (okay, I like the idea, but with two young kiddos this rarely happens) or simply be grubby for an entire Sunday. However, because my daughters look forward to their memory verses, seeing their friends, receiving their Bibles, and playing the cello in church, we make that effort on days when staying home sounds more appealing. Because I like squeezing on women blessings, wrapping my arm around my hub during the sermons, listening to such motivating messages, and hearing goosebump generating music. I am grateful afterwards (every time) for our attendance. Because.