Five Minute Friday: Here

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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..


I am a wife and a mother.
A daughter and a sister.


I am a friend and a teacher.
A writer and a dreamer.


I am a believer and a fighter.
A Christ follower. A vessel.


I am weak but strong.
Weary but persevering.


I am joyful and thankful.
Humble but prideful.


I am a dichotomy and a struggle.
Flesh and Spirit.


I am.

What are you?

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


  1. Tracy Jensen says:

    I loved this…thank you! Great expression…and oh so true!
    Tracy @ Dear Life from a mom of boys….

  2. ThandiweW says:

    Loved, this, but particularly ”
    I am a believer and a fighter.” So glad I stopped by to read your FMF.

    Peace and good to you.

  3. This was creatively written. Amazing what can be done with just one word!!

  4. Mary Beth, thanks for your transparency and honesty! Weary and persevering. I so get that!

  5. Love the flow of your words. I read the lines “I am weak but strong. Weary but perservering” a few times. Thank you.

  6. I am exactly where you are. It is so comforting to know I am all these things and more; because of the Holy Spirit working in me I am also a reflection of Christ. This is beautifully written.

  7. This is lovely – simple and well written!!

  8. says:

    I’ve not yet posted today but I’m between Legos, dinner and the Olympics!!!! My “baby” took a nap so that means days gets to work “second shift” because I’ll be out cold by 9!!!! I think that you are a “learner” as well–but not sure how you would fit that in . . .

  9. This is so poetic and powerful. Great post. Visiting from Lisa Jo’s. Happy Friday, friend.

  10. soulstops says:

    so true… we are that mix of humble and proud, and God loves us anyway…Nice to meet you, Mary Beth :)

  11. Love this! Also love that you wait up and are #1 and this is what pours out of your spirit late at night!!

  12. path of treasure says:

    Love this! You captured the dichotomy of our struggle.

  13. Love this. Short and powerful!

  14. StefanieYoungBrown says:

    Love, love, love!!! The empowerment with which you write is most certainly from Him. The confidence in your words is inspiring and causes me to want to jump up and say “YES!!”

    Subscribed via email. I’ll look forward to reading more of what HE gives you to share.

    • Awe thank you! I was very apprehensive of hitting publish. This is totally not my style! Glad to have you! look forward to getting to know you better!

      • StefanieYoungBrown says:

        So glad you did hit publish!
        Looking forward to getting to know you better and meeting “really” at Allume.

  15. Beautiful! I think you just described not only yourself, but women in general. What a beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

  16. Lori Hatcher says:

    You have borrowed a beautiful literary technique. It reminds me of another “I am” — I am the Good Shepherd. I am the resurrection and the life. I am the way, the truth, and the life. . . . thank for reminding me of The Great I AM this morning. ~ Lori, visiting from Be Not Weary (

  17. This made me think a out all the different hats we wear in our lives, and the different parts of ourselves.
    I am a wife, a mother, a Bible teacher, a friend, a frustrated ill-person, a bored person who is playing at writing.

    Thanks for making me think!

    • I started wanting to write about being in the present moment fully….and this is where it went! Not exactly what I was aiming for but useful nonetheless!

  18. Student Mom (Jenn) says:

    Constantly exhausted!!! But it has a lot to do with reruns…
    In from Lisa-Jo’s

  19. Beautiful writing today!

  20. Denise Oldham says:

    Wonderful post.

  21. I think we are kindred spirits, you and I… :)

  22. I love your honesty and also your affirmation. You are loved. I am loved — I am learning.

  23. Mary Beth- that is beautiful! “I am weak but strong, weary but persevering.” love that.

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