When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Five Minute Friday - Change

Today is my favorite day of the week.  It's Friday once again.  This is the day that a bunch of us gather together over at Kate's Place to write, without worrying about whether it is right or not.  The rules are simple, write for five minutes about the assigned prompt, link back over at Kate's Place and leave at least one comment for the person that linked before you did.  Enjoy yourself and experience writing the way it was really meant to be!

The prompt this week is: 



By Patricia A Pitterle

A baby is born
Not able to do anything
And we love them
she changes a little
And soon
She is scooting 
Cross the floor
Then crawling 
On all fours as 
She hustles into
A whole new world.
She changes again 
Into a toddler,
A child who stumbles 
Walks, and learns to run
One who asks questions
 And loudly yells, NO!
She changes again 
Into a child
Growing day by day
And starting school.
Learning to read 
And write
And understand 
Just a little bit more
This life that she is living.
Soon she becomes a teen
With all the doubts
And lack of self-esteem
Friendships that begin
And end
Like a summer rain.
Heart that gets broken
Over and over
Yet still she goes on.
She becomes a woman grown
And looks back at her past;
She sees the good times,
More often than
The bad ones.
Life, cannot pass
Without heartaches 
And pain.
And growth
And grace.


but I can't quit without finishing what I started, here is the rest.  I hope you like it.

Change is
The process of becoming 
Something totally different
Than the person
I used to be.
It is growing up
And learning those things
That help me to survive.
Change is not allowing
My environment, 
Or sin,
To dictate the person
That I will choose to become.
It is believing that the past
Can truly stay in the past,
And that the future
Is as big as my dreams.
It is knowing 
That we are each
Guilty of sin;
That we have hurt others,
As well as ourselves.
It is believing 
That His tender mercies
Will be enough
To wipe away 
The red stains
On my soul.
I have learned that
We all have hurts
We all have pain
We all suffer
We all sin
But as we move forward
In our journey,
We can choose to change
We can choose to become
We might want to be.
As we seek 
To walk with Him; 
We can find strength,
We can find love,
We can find peace,
We can find grace,
We can, at last, find Him.  

Now, what can you write in your own little world of Five Minutes?  Don't forget to link back over to Kate's place and let us read your work.  


  1. Patricia, I was happy to discover I'm your neighbor at FMF this week :-) This poem of change, starting with a brand new life and growing into a woman, the evolution of time and seasons and all that they bring, is beautiful. It reminds me, in a way, of Ecclesiastes, the gorgeous tribute to seasons - To everything, there is a season. So grateful for the truths you remind us of here, too. We are all in the process of becoming, of making choices and also embracing grace in the messiness of it all. Thank you.

  2. Thanks Amber. I love those particular versus in Ecclesiastes. They make me feel hope.

  3. Thanks for another awesome 5 minute post. I loved all your thoughts on change. Change really is a normal part of life. Always something to look forward too with change.
    Blessings for this one!