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5 minute Friday is back with an Opportunity to write …


let’s do this thing … Let’s write.

Set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.

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..

Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!

OK, are you ready? Please give us your best five minutes on:::

Opportunity … Go!

They say opportunity knocks and all one need do is open that door.

The Word says … seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. ~ Matthew 7:7

The Door is Open ...

The Door is Open …

Since the beginning of 2013 the Hubs and I have taken hold of the opportunity to spend time each morning with God in prayer …

I’ve added devotional time and readings to my opportunity with Him.

I seek the opportunity in 2013 to draw closer to my God and Father. I’m taking, what has always been available to me, the opportunity to deepen my relationship … to know Jesus more; to make Him an integral part of my day … my life.

It’s funny, in a tragic way, that this opportunity has been a wide open door in my life all my life. That, even as I walked this path of Christianity, I didn’t realize how simple it is to be intimate with my Lord. How a simple prayer and quiet praise, on a sun filled morning (or gray morning), will draw me into His arms in a tangible way …

Wonderfully, in His faithfulness, this opportunity is one never lost …

I encourage you, right now … enter in with quietness and seize this amazing Opportunity! – STOP!

There you have it … my first 5 minutes of 2013 … I’m glad this has begun again and I look forward to the opportunity 🙂 to learn and share with this amazing group of writers. Now, YOU … your turn. Don’t be shy, there is no judgment or comparisons here … just write your heart! 🙂



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.

8 thoughts on “5 minute Friday is back with an Opportunity to write …

  1. Beautiful- one of the most freeing things in my relationship with Jesus, was realizing how simple it is. Enjoy your journey in 2013.

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