It's Friday.

I have a lingering cold but all in all I feel great. I went for a run this morning and althought I'm starting late, I'm ready for my Friday morning favorite: Five Minute Friday.

Today's prompt is: Connect.

Let's see what my mind and fingers can produce in…5 minutes.


Five Minute Friday: Connect the Dots by Dana Pittman


I never was one for playing games. Even as a child. But I always loved to read and research. I'm naturally noisy…if that's such a thing. And although I'm not one for playing games I love puzzles type paper games. Color by the numbers. Suduko. Connect the dots.

Connect the dots was always fun. My appreciation for the revealing of the secret picture has grown.

A few years ago I realized God is the best at playing connected the dots. Why?

Think about some of your crazy life experiences. People. Places. Things.

Think about how at the time they may have seemed so random.

But how do you think of them now? Do they still seem so random?

I would even go so far as to say I bet some of those "random" occurrences became significant moments in your life.

Connecting the dots.

You see, God can use what we deem as random to bring about His very wonderful desire and plans for our life.

He can connect those people, places, things and make a wonderful masterpiece that you'll call…LIFE.

Now as I watch the time dwindle I wonder…Lord how will you connect this sitatuion to honor Your will for my life.


Question: Can you recall a moment that seemed "random" at the time only to later realize it ushered in a signifcant change in your life? Share your comment below.


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5 Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday with Dana Pittman

  1. Mary Ellen 9 years ago

    I so connect with your nosiness — LOL — I like to call it curiosity. I am always researching and digging deep into things. Everything from Biblical truths to how to grow things organically or the best way to clean your stove top etc. And yes, God has given me some amazing connections in my 67 years of life. And the people He’s connected me with often did not appear to be in any way, shape or form someone I could connect with. Yet, by His grace, He truly does make all things work together for our good.
    I am hearing the Lord sing, “The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas.” I believe the darkness that seems to be increasing daily over our nation and the world is going to give us all an Isaiah 60:1-3 is going to be realized. Through your novel and other writings that He assigns to you, you are going to shine and He is going to use it to draw unbelievers to the light of His love and truth. God bless you Dana.

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      Dana Pittman 9 years ago

      “Curiosity” fully adopted. LOL! Mary Ellen bless you for your kind words. I am not the only star shining. :o) Take care sis!

  2. sunshine 9 years ago

    Hello Dana,
    Having ‘random’ moments in our lives, as you say, sometimes brings unexpected outcomes, some good, others not so good. I believe life is much like connecting the dots (or numbers) and if we can stay positive, focused and persistent, no matter how many times we miss a dot or connect to the wrong number, at the end we will have created the masterpiece God intended for us to create.
    Thanks for writing…I enjoyed your five minutes connecting. 🙂

    • Author
      Dana Pittman 9 years ago

      Thank you. And I wholeheartedly agree with your comment. Have a great weekend. 🙂

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