26 Mar 2016
in Poetry, Writing Life
Tags: christian living, Christian Poetry, Church Life, Division within the Body, Easter, faith, faith life, Freedom in Christ, Inspired Poetry, Jesus Christ, Not Ashamed, poem, poetry
2 We must never stop looking to Jesus. He is the leader of our faith, and he is the one who makes our faith complete. He suffered death on a cross. But he accepted the shame of the cross as if it were nothing because of the joy he could see waiting for him. And now he is sitting at the right side of God’s throne. 3 Think about Jesus. He patiently endured the angry insults that sinful people were shouting at him. Think about him so that you won’t get discouraged and stop trying. (Easy-to-Read Version) *ERV @BibleGateway
24 Mar 2016
in Poetry, Rhode Island Living, Writing Life
Tags: Bible Gateway, Christian Poetry, Coastal Rhode Island, faith, hope, Lent, Moonstone Beach, My One Word, One Word 365, poems, poetic prayer, poetry, prayer, Prayer life, Psalm 51, repentance, Revelation
God, make a fresh start in me,
shape a Genesis week from the chaos of my life.
Psalm 51: 10 (The Message)
23 Mar 2016
in Journal Keeping, Writing Life
Tags: Bujo, Bullet Journal, Bullet Journal Method, journal keeping, journaling, Journaling as a Lifestyle, Planning, Ryder Carroll, The Journal Keeper's Journey: Journaling Your Journey
Bullet Journal is for those who feel there are few platforms as powerful as the blank page. ~Ryder Carroll
The first time I heard the words bullet and journal together, I wondered what the heck a bullet journal might include? Fortunately those communicating a love for this style of journaling did not look like potential serial killers, so I mentally filed away the information for future exploration.
Interestingly, had I been using the Bujo (short for Bullet Journaling ) method at the time, I could have made a quick “bullet” in my notebook with a note for further exploration. More importantly I could have found that note when I decided to act upon that action. Which brings me one of my favorite aspects of the Bullet Journal- the hope of ever finding anything again in my rambling journaling entries…in a timely manner.
17 Mar 2016
in Poetry, Spirituality, Writing Life
Tags: Artist Collaboration, Artists and Writers Together, Creative Writing, Devil in the Cafe, Fine Art America, journaling, Marisol Mckee, Paint and Poetry, Painting, poem, Poetic, poetry, spiritual battle
Painting by Marisol McKee
January fourth, I packed up my bag, journals, pens and Tablet, headed to a local coffee shop determined to focus and write…preferably simultaneously. Snow flurries fell outside as I sipped my hot brewed inspiration anticipating a multitude of epiphanies. I was hoping to muster up at least a few sentences.
Unfortunately, a gentleman set himself up beside me with his laptop, and the minute he plugged in, somehow, my own internet connection was impacted. It was mysterious, odd and a tad bit frustrating. Naturally, I turned to poetry. Because what’s a girl to do when the devil shows up at the coffee shop. But, that wasn’t the end of the story… More
16 Mar 2016
in Journal Keeping, Poetry, Writing Life
Tags: Christ, Christian Poetry, Creative Journaling, faith, inspiration, journal keeping, Journal writing, journaling, Journaling as a Lifestyle, Lent, Lent 2016, Poetry for the Lenten Season, Scripture prompted Poetry, spiritual journey, spontaneous poetry, The Season of Lent
Although this may be a poem, it was also straight from my journal this morning. I want to encourage you to make time for your spiritual self to emerge by journaling your heart and prayers on your own journal pages. I have been feeling dry spiritually the past week…so for me this writing reflects a bit intimacy with God that has been lacking.
I will include it in my Journaling Series- as it a true reflection of my journaling journey. I pray it sparks in you the courage (if you need it) to be raw and real in your spiritual journey, whatever you believe and whatever your heart towards God at this moment.
If these words inspire, encourage or spark a response in you I’d love if you share your thoughts right here in the comments- but even more importantly, in your own journal- as you so feel led.
As always, thanks for joining me for this journey. Here is this morning’s offering.