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Wonder ♥•*¨*•☼•*¨*•♥ 5 minutes with Gypsy Mama


Good Morning Loves … I wanted to do this post last night, and have it already posted this morning. However, God had other plans for me to rest and sleep. So here we are on a yet again gloomy Jersey Shore morning and Gypsy Mama gives me  us the chance to redeem this moody day with a virtual gratitude list.

And I can say that that is something to be grateful for …

So this is what we do on Friday … after your five minutes, take an additional five minutes to check out those who have joined us here and chime in with the love and encouragement all we blogging ladies need!

Here’s how it works, and we all gather and rejoice in one another over at gypsy mama’s blog, you can connect there too …

1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing or tweaking.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code

in my right side bar}

3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words
meant to you.
Every writer longs to feel heard. {And if you love us,
consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks
to leave you some encouragement}

It’s a great way to tally up our week and to take a deep breath of peace!

Give us your best 5 minutes on WONDER …


the beauty of wonder


“He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed…” Job 5:9

miracles that cannot be counted.

I wonder … I write … the miracles of this life …

Of a heart that a year ago was so sick that I now take a ton of meds to help it heal. Yes, I said heal, I know the docs think it’s a lifetime of maintenance, but I KNOW that it’s about the healing … the restoration.

And I wonder ….

Why did He save me … why the second chance. Yet, again, I KNOW, it’s because I am His beloved, and isn’t that a miracle that cannot be counted.

He came … He sacrificed … He saved…and I wonder ….

He knew what this world would come to … and it’s as if He went back to Moses asking Him to save the 10 … He remembers His love for us and He stays His hand against a dying world … to garner us the chance to choose …

There are a ton of wonders I see in this life of mine …

Love grew where no ground was cultivated.

A family grew out of  two of the unlikliest of orphans.

Health and Prosperity is growing in ground that was tired and drained of all nutrients.

He truly has performed wonders that this girl cannot fathom … miracles that exist in the very air that I breath, yet somehow this writer cannot find the words for the page … in fact this page cannot stand beneath the glory that God has shone upon this face … the peace cannot be contained within a sentence …

To describe the wonder of the fullness of this life that sentence would become a tome…


I felt the urge this 5 minute friday to take a few moment to share with you a favorite song of mine! So forgive the cheat … but this was my very first thought upon seeing the prompt! Enjoy!

Blessings Loves ♥

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

13 thoughts on “Wonder ♥•*¨*•☼•*¨*•♥ 5 minutes with Gypsy Mama

  1. What a wonderful post! I, too, am living on a second chance. Last Memorial Day, I nearly died, due to severe anemia caused by tumors. He gave us both a wonderful gift with this second chance. I am so happy that you are still around, too, and appreciate your “wonder” post very much. He isn’t done with us yet…there’s still something left for us to do, that only we can do. May Our Father continue to bless you. Thank you for commenting on my Five Minue Friday post. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    • Thank you!
      You bless me with your visit and your encouragement. You, too, have a wonderful weekend! Oh…and someday I hope to visit our homeland! 😉

  2. Amen sister! I’m so glad you are still here and look forward to seeing you at the conference!

  3. Such heart in this post! I love this line: “Love grew where no ground was cultivated.” He is amazing, isn’t He?

  4. Awesome post!

    I’m truly glad that you got another chance in life. It shows how much god loves you. And I love how you are confident about your health and it’s getting healed.

    Bless you and thank you very much for dropping by my place and writing that encouraging comment for me.

    Much love

  5. Beautiful post! I also love what you said…”love grew where no ground was cultivated”. What a testimony you have to God’s goodness and wonder. Your writing is so heartfelt. Thank you for sharing!

    God bless you, friend! (Also, thank you for posting on my blog…that’s how I found ya! 😉 )


    • Thank you Ashlie,
      I am grateful and humbled that you took the time to stop by and comment on my post! I always get so much out of our 5 minutes together. Inspiration and wisdom flows through all of you ladies.

      May God bless you as well, I am glad that we found one another!


  6. We DID use the same scripture! 🙂 Andrea, you always have uplifting words to share, and I so appreciate that. And I love the Third Day song. 🙂

    • Stacie,
      Thank you! You too encourage in your lovely posts! I so enjoy them and appreciate you relationship with Father!
      Oh, and girllll, love me some Third Day! ❤

      God Bless,

  7. This is beautiful! So glad you stopped by yesterday. It’s amazing how we are in the same place as so many others. Not alone at all like we feel at times. Your post spoke my heart. Your song, well, you know–mine, too, yesterday. I love that our amazing God allowed us to meet via the internet, blogging, these five minute posts.

    Nice to meet you!!!

  8. Prayers for your journey of healing. Thanks for stopping by at Cravings. With Joy, Carey

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