All posts tagged: poetry

Moving toward Peace.

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christian / encouragement / inspirational / mentalhealth / Uncategorized

“The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,” your love, God, took hold and held me fast. When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up. Can Misrule have anything in common with you? Can Troublemaker pretend to be on your side?” Psalm 94:18-20 MSG It may be easy to look at this verse and to feel hard done by, to think that because things are falling or have […]

Hope is on her way.

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emotional / hope / inspirational / mentalhealth / Poetry / Uncategorized

Painted a bit of a heart-warming mess of tones and textures this afternoon. For me, these tones reflect the sweet moment of finally sensing the warmth of hope in the midst of seasons that have, at times, been somewhat grey and gloomy. Hope always arrives; if she hasn’t yet, do not fear, for she is most certainly on her way. The thing about the nature of hope is that she does not, and will not […]

Keep moving.

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christian / encouragement / hope / Uncategorized

I think we’re meant to hold on to hope so that we keep living. To let go of hope means to let go of living. Moving. To let go of hope, I think, means to grab hold of something else, something that is the opposite of life offering. We don’t hold on to hope because theres always certainty in whatever it is we want to happen, happening, rather we hold on to hope BECAUSE things […]

Here.

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Here. Where it’s all happening. Quietly. The people, The places. Sometimes the here isn’t as we had hoped. Sometimes it’s beyond what we had hoped. But. Here is all we’ve got. Life has a way … of only happening here, Anywhere else holds a little element of… illusion, At least partially. Not that we shouldn’t dream, We were made to dream, and imagine, For this is what creates Beauty and movement in all the here’s […]

Heartbeat

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inspiration / life / light / Poetry / Uncategorized / wholeness

We can be certain, oh so certain, that at the point of apparent loss; of dreams shattered hopes, That the essence of what is good in its midst, Will continue to beat Despite what appears to be ‘lost’ And gone Feeling like Chaff in the wind perhaps, when the life-wind blows eerily through. But whatever it was that formed that desire, whatever it was that dream was riding upon whoever that dream was dwelling within […]

To be seen.

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  Yeah. Ignorance might be bliss. But we weren’t called to be blind, To hide out safe, in the dark. We were called to see and be seen, To live as selves totally revealed, by the light And in the light. And yeah, to see, and be seen, It’s not always bliss, in the light It’s uncomfortable, Revealing, of both beauty and flaws. But to be seen? Is the only way, That this love-light has […]

Abba

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The moment I stepped out into the salty air, I knew it was something special. My eyes grew wide. You drew me a little deeper in to this always growing romance. As dusk settled and the wind blew, I plucked my hood up and I just sat there. Amazed. Peace for the first time in a while. You told me things that no one else knew to tell me. And at that moment I could […]