Hope While Time Keeps Moving On


The Five Minute Friday community has been around for a long time. It was a help to me when I first started blogging back in 2013. Using their weekly prompts gave me something to write about and hone my writing skills at the same time. Time keeps moving on, and my first post for this blog, which I began in 2016, was in response to a Five Minute Friday prompt. It has been a while since I participated, but this week’s word, while, intrigued me. At once a poem started forming in my mind.

This poem touches on my #oneword for 2022, which is hope. It probably took more than five minutes to write, but I hope you enjoy and are encouraged.


Our bodies go through changes
While time keeps moving

As energy also wanes
We need more rest time
Aging takes its toll

Sometimes we fight it
Not willing to accept what
Life will now entail

Here in the present
We might wish for what we’ve lost
Or wonder what’s next

Can we enjoy life
Walking through this new season
Filled with gratitude

Life is beautiful
Through ups and downs as we grow
Wisdom teaches us

While time keeps moving
We learn to slow and enjoy
Moments of each day

We cherish our time
Moving on through all our days
Filling them with joy

No need to worry
Through testing we will triumph
Strengthened by God’s grace

While time keeps moving
We look forward with sure hope
To life eternal

Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Christ. For he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in love before him. He predestined us to be adopted as sons through Jesus Christ for himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he lavished on us in the Beloved One.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding. He made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he purposed in Christ as a plan for the right time—to bring everything together in Christ, both things in heaven and things on earth in him.

In him we have also received an inheritance, because we were predestined according to the plan of the one who works out everything in agreement with the purpose of his will, so that we who had already put our hope in Christ might bring praise to his glory.

Ephesians 1:3-12


Aging is inevitable. How do you feel about that?

Do you think it’s possible to live with joy and gratitude through the aging process?

Have you found the sure hope that Christ offers?

I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday , One Word 2022 October linkup, #InspireMeMonday

18 thoughts on “Hope While Time Keeps Moving On

  1. I love these thoughts, Gayl. While time doesn’t stop, and it keeps moving on, my only hope is in the love of Christ. Thank you for reminding me of that precious truth! Hugs & love to you tonight!

  2. There’s so much truth in your poem, Gayl. I believe our attitudes about aging will influence how we approach the changes we face. Yes, we can live joy and gratitude through the aging process. A lot of this is determined by our perspective, though. Loved your photos, as always. 🙂

  3. I can relate! I’ve noticed the skin on my hands is getting really thin and gets injured easily. I don’t mind getting older, and I’m thankful for all I’ve learned. But sometimes, those signs of aging take me by surprise!

    1. I agree, Anita! Sometimes those signs take me by surprise, too! But God goes with us all the way, so we can trust Him to continue to guide us as we age. Blessings to you! xo

  4. This is beautiful, Gayl. Thank you for this sweet encouragement. I love this invitation 😊

    Can we enjoy life
    Walking through this new season
    Filled with gratitude

    My heart condition is slowing me down a lot but in that Sabbath resting I am meeting face to face with Jesus, more and more. He knows what our hearts need most, doesn’t He? May we continue to see His perfect will unfolding in our midst as we enjoy His Presence with us here in our new season of slowing.

    Much love to you from afar

    1. Thank you so much, Anna! May you find that rest you need and continue to know the Lord’s Presence with you. Blessings, love and hugs to you, dear friend! xo

  5. I was having this conversation with my book club this very morning! Aging is something that we fight against, yet it’s something we all want to happen. lol. I want to be able to accept aging and be grateful for it. I turn 60 in a couple weeks and I don’t want that to bother me. ha.

    1. It is interesting how we fight it yet want it to happen, isn’t it? 🙂 My mother was a good example to me even as she approached and entered her 90s. She continued to be active and also kept her mind active till the end. Congratulations on turning 60 soon! I just hit the next decade earlier this month when I turned 70! Yikes! Blessings to you, Lisa! xo

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