One Page at a Time.

one page, one story, one life.


if only i could have … 5 minutes!

Welcome to HOPEannFAITH! 🙂

On Fridays I try to join Lisa-Jo and her Five Minute Friends and simply write from my heart. The Rules:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!

 Prompt: TIRED … GO!



I have lost my focus. The reason I write. Where my words, the good ones, come from; and this has made me tired!

I have become ingrained with the belief that I have to write like the last fantastic blogger writes; and I follow many bloggers! So I can spend days of exhaustion reading one motivational and another devotional blog after another and end up feeling like a hack.

Yes, a hack!

This is not a pretty five minute friday post! Because today I am writing who I am today. Not trying to write a version of my heart that is masked in a light that is not there.

Don’t get me wrong, please. God built this girl to go out into the dark and get the wanderers, grab those lost in the dark girls that are not even close to ready to see themselves in the light and tell them that we (yes we, because I was out there once and for a long time!) can join you all in the light, and be accepted!

God's Andrea

I have a gift for words … a gift from God and my best writing comes directly from HIM, my Father Creator. And this year I tried to conform to the beautiful writing I see from all of you … and trying to write like another writer is makes me VERY TIRED and discouraged.

I’m not saying that any of my posts are not genuinely mine and from my heart. I’m just saying that I am going, from this day forward, write from the ministry I have been given!

All of you are beautiful in your own ways … the light, the fun, and the deep … and so am I. I’ve learned from all of you that I am beautiful and relevant and talented … and now.


My focus is God … God’s Word … and those that I can reach with my experiences to bring here and introduce to you so that they can learn that they are beautiful and relevant and talented …

So please forgive me the extra time … but TIRED is what I have been  feeling about this; causing writers block … now, hopefully my words will return!

Blessings Loves!