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Taking a Risk …

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I find myself with a writer’s block again … what is this? I was meant to write … called to share my Faith and my words to encourage and to uplift; even to draw out those who share similiar experiences, good as well as the challenging …


Five Minute Friday

So here I am … on Friday, taking that risk to share my thoughts … my heart over at Lisa-Jo Baker’s … it’s like we all gather there for a few minutes … tea in hand, sharing a short, heartfelt blurb about where we are in this very moment. Welcomed in and accepted as we are. It’s all very comfortable … we each share and discuss and find ourselves in very much the same place. As one of the girls said lately, “It’s like Lisa-Jo has esp and speaks directly into our circumstances with one word … touching the heart, awakening a nerve.”

What do we risk here, in this cozy circle of friends?

Rain Drops

We risk our hearts, poured out before God and friends.

We risk our souls, wondering just what the friend on either side might think of our heart and thoughts …

Risk … with each stroke of a key,

we bear our hearts and hope for approval

hope for understanding and acknowledgment …

hoping they’ll understand.

We risk ourselves …


Blessings my friends 🙂

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.

One thought on “Taking a Risk …

  1. Tht was beautiful! We all risk sharing.

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