Five Minute Friday: Stretch

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Where a beautiful crowd spends five minutes all writing on the same topic and then sharing ‘em over here

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© Joy Cannis and Even A Girl Like Me, 2012

When reading this week’s prompt, I immediately thought of a set of pictures I had taken recently. This one of licorice is at the top of my current favorites. In fact, it’s my screen saver.

It acts as a reminder that being “stretched” doesn’t have to be stressful or negative. It can be quite beautiful, appearing as bright colors and meaning different things to those affected by my disposition.

I have prayed that God would shape me into what He created me to be so that I would not miss a single blessing or opportunity relating to my overall purpose in His plan.

He is showing me more and more how to stretch myself in a good way, revealing His handiwork in my current circumstances. Proving that, though there was a time when stretching myself would have been represented by black licorice, today, it is beautiful, vivid and intertwined with His grace.


Wanna play? Here’s how:
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.


15 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Stretch

  1. Pingback: Five Minute Friday: Welcome | Even A Girl Like Me

  2. I love it! I love licorice, and the image brought me here. The words made me stay, and this…
    “being “stretched” doesn’t have to be stressful or negative. It can be quite beautiful, appearing as bright colors” made me want to comment. Stretching doesn’t have to be bad. We can embrace it (as a dancer and runner, I know stretching can be crucial), and appreciate that for which it prepares us. And finally, I love black licorice. I believe that in God’s eyes, all the licorice is beautiful…
    God’s peace and good to you.

    • Chelle,
      Thank you so much for visiting. I love your comment. Maybe I’ve been giving black licorice a bad rap 🙂
      Blessings to you my new friend.

  3. This is my favorite post ever! Great thoughts to go with a great picture!! Just the kind of thing a “girl like you” would do. HAPPY BIRTHDAY—another year of bringing beauty into the world! I love you.

  4. “Intertwined with His grace.” I’m thankful God doesn’t leave us alone to stretch. Every time God encourages me to stretch I’ve seen His grace intertwine.

  5. That is awesome! The Photo is stunning, and the words beautiful! It’s so true that stretching doesn’t have to be negative, though it may hurt a little…but we need it to grow!

    • Thank you so much for visiting and commenting.
      The stretching often times hurts, but its made clear in the aftermath that it creates less pain in the long run.
      Blessings to you my friend!

  6. Love your outlook on the word stretch, that is a positive, life giving experience to be stretched. And wouldn’t it be a gift if all people saw it this way? The photo is gorgeous. Nice to met you through FMF.

  7. What a beautiful image and how wonderfully it captures today’s writing prompt! Yes, to stretch is to open ourselves to the possibility of all that God has in mind for us. Blessings on you as you continue to make yourself available to Him. When you do, it makes for a beautiful picture.

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