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Change in Five Minutes …


Good Morning … I have vowed that I would write for at least 5 to 10 minutes a day! I’ve been away and not following my calling … not using my God given talent and that has to


Here’s how we do it …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…


Change … GO!

Changing, stretching, growing. It’s how we all become.

It’s about improving, maturing … becoming.

I read a quote recently that has stuck with me this whole week, by Andrea Gibson.


“I said to the sun, ‘Tell me about the big bang.’

The sun said, ‘it hurts to become.”

Change … the big stretch … the banging against the walls of our humanity to BECOME the Who God made us to be …

We are fearfully and wonderfully made to become Who we are in Christ … to follow a specific calling all our own, to be obedient to our God given gifts and talents. We are called to not conform to this world we live in … but to be renewed in the Spirit and transformed,

Changed … 

Pink Butterfly

it is then and only then that we will be able to test and approve what God’s will is for our lives–his good, pleasing and perfect will for His most precious child.

~ Romans 12:2




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.

4 thoughts on “Change in Five Minutes …

  1. Oh, I like that: “It hurts to become.” Thanks for sharing this!

  2. “It hurts to become.” Oh how change hurts at times. It can leave me kicking and screaming, or I can lean into God, trusting that He brings beauty for my ashes. Enjoyed my visit here from the 5MF!

  3. I like that quote too. It does hurt to change, but just think of all the things learned and ways we are shaped for God’s purpose from the bumps we get from banging against the obstacles!

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