MANIFESTO | 2015

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Love to live  |  Live to learn  |  Learn to love  |  Live loved  |  Lie down  |  Get up  |  Live loved  |  Let go!  |  Learn to live loved  |   Lose control  |  Let God lead  |  Let GOD be God  |  Be yourself  |  Forgive yourself  |  Forgive others  |  Laugh  … Continue reading

POETRY IN MOTION: Faith in my Forties

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Poetry seemed like an impossibility when I was barely thirty and raising a young family. My new year’s resolutions were the closest thing to poetry I had written for some time when my mom, an artist and author, (part poet, part prophet) gave me a book by an acquaintance of hers who had written about … Continue reading

GRACE: the Game Changer

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I’m not much of an athlete, or one for competitive sports in general. I don’t mind athletic activities or sports that are just for fun (no points) like swimming, hiking, cycling, scuba diving. When and if I exercise (you know, like on purpose) I prefer the stretching and balancing kind; think yoga, Pilates or big … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | Una-Melina: We Are God’s Poetry

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“Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in … Continue reading

Jesus Feminist, Candy and Prayer

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Have you ever read a book that is simply too good to put down? I am currently reading a book that is just that good. And yet I am making myself take it slowly, one small section at a time. It is like savoring a favorite candy.  The kind of candy that is hard to … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | Una-Melina: Grace

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Grace is a GIFT from God. It is not earned. It is a gift that we must humbly, willingly, vulnerably receive to fully appreciate. Like a flower unfolding or a fist uncurling with palms open upward, open to receiving something greater It is the unmerited favor of a good and loving God that surprises us when … Continue reading

Why I Don’t Like Labels

I don’t like labels, of any variety.  I peel them off water bottles and cut them off my sweaters.  When I write, I turn my pen so I don’t see the imprinted brand; reading those words distracts me from the words I’m trying to write.  They irritate me in so many ways.  In clothing they … Continue reading

On Blogging: Giving Thanks!

I began blogging only a little over a year ago.  Why exactly I thought this was something I could or should do I still don’t really know.  I have been writing for nearly 30 years if you include all my clothbound journals filled with youthful dreams, travel logs and the written record of the many variations of … Continue reading

WORTHY ARTICLE | On Halloween by Jenna Pelias

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My Top 4 Favorite Quotes from this article On Halloween  by Jenna Pelias at TroubleFace Mom: 1.)  “This is the only night of the entire year that most of your neighbors and mine are going to come knocking on our doors. The only night. And what is the typical Christian response to this? 1. To go … Continue reading

POETRY | Worship and Passion

Worship and Passion poem

Fullness of freedom Worship and passion Flavor fulfillment  Rejoice in the stillness Taste and see… God is good Speak to our heart With Your beauty and art Common complacency Sing! Soulful celebration Intimate electric incarnation Better than our imagination Draw close, closer and closest In our desire to be possessed By our Desire (at its … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | Mick Mooney: Head and Heart

Head and Heart: Mick Mooney quote

“The whole world works in such a way that we are continually dragged away from our hearts to live in our heads. The problem with this is that our heads make decisions largely influenced by a mixture of fear and the pursuit of a comfortable, safe life. But our hearts are the fearless kind, our … Continue reading

POETRY | To Be Free

To Be Free Indeed poem

Prophetic perplexity and probability Constantly chasing me Set me free Poetic justification and frustration Landscaped living and breathing To be free I’m hemmed in and stitched still Prayerfully pleading To be set free Waxworks and wisdom Conflicting within me To be free Lord lead me closer Feeding my hunger Fully free Wisdom walking and speaking Spirit Fasten … Continue reading

WORTHY QUOTE | Steve McVey: Our Father’s Love

Steve McVey Quote

“Our God is the Protective Father, the Compassionate Mother, the Consummate Lover and the Intimate Friend. In fact, He personifies the best qualities of every human relationship. You are His child and His children can never be beyond the reach of His love. Jonah proved, you can’t outrun God’s love. Lot bore witness that you … Continue reading

WORTHY ARTICLE | Imagination As Love by Bryanna Johnson

Originally posted on HAVING DECIDED TO STAY:
Imagination is the power of image-creation. It is a living fire in the mind, for we are image-using creatures. Indeed, all our dealings and deliberations are the chasing – or the fleeing – of some picture we aspire or dread to enter into. Images are the way we…

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