Learning to Live , Again, On Purpose.

Five Minutes of Graceful


Here I am again … sitting in front of this screen … tapping my fingers lightly on the keyboard wondering what I know about Graceful …

You’ve entered the Five Minute Friday Zone where we write for 5 minutes, timer ticking, and then share it over at:

Five Minute Friday And this is how it’s done!

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…

So… what do I know from Graceful??? Go!

Graceful is not who I’d say I was … But I see graceful by the grace of God … who is the most Grace-ful in my life.

Graceful is the rushing waves with the sun sparkling diamonds across the surface.

Graceful is the rushing of emotions while the Son calms the spirit, freeing a soul to shine His grace in the moment.




Graceful is the setting sun, altering the skies from blues to pinks and purples while the feather clouds dance across God’s canvas.

Graceful is the tap of the keyboards as in unison all of God’s girls [and boys] write their hearts out by His Grace-fullness, sharing a heart, a smile and maybe a tear.

Grace-Full is His love for us as the sun sits lower in the sky and summer fades to fall on the sweetest breeze of time.

We are all Grace – Filled by God and loved by the Everlasting Father, by Grace… STOP.

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.

9 thoughts on “Five Minutes of Graceful

  1. Such a good word picture and actual pictures. It makes me miss the ocean.

  2. I loved your five minutes of graceful. Your words flowed so easily and your photos so peaceful. Loved reading it.

    Blessings and love,

  3. Beautiful words and photos!

  4. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  5. explain to me how I write something and were. I am a 24 hour thinker and when I write something on paper it could turn into 3 pages. I tried along time ago to put five mi nutes but it did not work. I love what you right, mine would be just little thing but I would like to try. Mary

    • Mary … if you wanted to start a blog just go to WordPress.com and follow their directions to start a blog and start writing … your three pages of wisdom would fit right in. Let me know when you are up and running!

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