Five Minute Friday: Connect

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Five Minute Friday

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..


Puzzle pieces Isn’t that at the heart of what we all want? To be connected.

A newborn baby’s first task is to find his mother’s breast and nurse. To reconnect with her. This desire for connection starts there and only grows as we age.

We long to have a friend group to feel connected at school.

We look for that special someone we share a connection with to commit our lives to.

We get the right job and build our connections to grow our career.

We update our Facebook and send out tweets. All to stay connected.

We write to connect with our readers. What joy when someone comments saying they can relate or the actually “got” our message when no one else did.

We are giddy in anticipation of connecting in real life with our online friends.

Many different avenues of connection. Many different depths of connection. Many different outcomes from connection.

But in the end, I think it’s what we all really want–to be connected, heard, understood, loved.

This post is linked with thanks to:

Company Girl Coffee
Favorite Things Friday
Weekend Whatever
Faith Filled Friday
Just for Fun Friday
Homemaking Link-Up

Photo Credit: rpongsaj


  1. Mary Beth, this is a great post. I went a similar direction in mine. Sometimes I think I’m the only want that wants or needs connection, but then posts like this remind me I’m not the only one! Thanks! Keep connecting! And keep working on that eBook too.

  2. So thankful for all connections that God has brought into our lives. Love your thought.

  3. connection is vital to our growth, isn’t it? You stated it well. Nice to connect with you through FMF.

  4. I agree, God has given us the desire to connect, to love and feel loved. Good post. :)

  5. Denise Oldham says:


  6. SO TRUE! And, like Crystal, I would love to meet you at Allume. That would be a fabulous connection to make!

  7. This is lovely, Mary Beth–and SO true. :) :)

  8. Look at you, first one to link up ;) Love this post & can’t wait to connect with you in real life at Allume!

  9. CrazyBlessed says:

    This is so very true. I love the puzzle pieces in the picture, they speak volumes partnered with your wonderful message.

  10. StefanieYoungBrown says:

    Beautifully insightful thoughts! We ALL need connections, to feel connected. For this reason He created us.

  11. The need connect is birthed in the heat of every woman. I loved your last line, “to be loved”. So true.

  12. Your picture is perfect for this post :) and I do believe your are right, about all of it! Connecting and love. I do believe God designed it that way. We just mess up a bit along the way… He is faithful!

  13. hi Mary Beth, visiting from fmf. loved this! esp that last line, “…we all really want–to be connected, heard, understood, loved.” this desire is straight from our Creator; this is the glue that holds us together :)

  14. To be loved… Yes, so very true!

  15. This is great MB! So true that it starts the moment we connect with our mothers in the womb! :)

  16. alwaysalleluia says:

    Indeed. We all need to feel we belong somewhere, to be connected. wonderfully true!

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