Poetry

Almighty Protector (A Poem)

Dust storms in from the East.

Rapids flood in from the West.

Fire billows in from the South.

Wind tunnels in from the North.

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I am their target.

There is no escape.

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Love surrounds me, covering like a blanket,

Forming a shield of immeasurable power.

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Dust scatters, disintegrating against my Protector.

Waters part, unable to pass through my Guardian.

Fire sputters, dying out before the Almighty.

Wind relents, gasping in its attempt to escape the One.

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I am His daughter.

I have no fear.

 

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Blogs / Life

Mystery Blogger Award

Wow guys you are awesome! I was nominated for this award by two wonderful bloggers: DreamFilledDaughter and TShaw.

DreamFilledDaughter is the “daughter of the one true King who needs an outlet for her dreams.” Her blog is filled with loveliness that covers a variety of topics, although the recipes she has shared for Blogmas so far are probably my favorite. Stop on by!

TShaw is a new blogger who has begun her blogging career by diving head first into the world of Blogmas. She is killing it with every single post and many of her post will have your laughing and crying at the same time. Check her out!

Now, onto the award!

This award was created by Okoto Enigma.

The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

– Okoto Enigma

The Rules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

 

Three Things About Me:

  • I am a Christian and firmly believe that God is guiding my life and that ultimately my purpose is not in success as an author, but in success as God’s creation by sharing His Truth with others.
  • The most exciting thing to happen to me recently is that I got engaged to the man of my dreams!
  • I am a Disney fanatic! I love Disney movies, Disney parks, Disney whatever with all my being.

 

A Combination of Questions from TShaw and DreamFilledDaughter

What inspired you to start blogging?

  • I was inspired to start blogging as a way to promote my writing and build my platform. However, this experience has become much more than that. It is a great way to engage in the writing community.

What was the most memorable moment/event that happened this year in 2017?

  • I graduated with my Master’s degree and three days later I got engaged

Would you rather sneeze every minute or never again get to pick what clothes you wear?

  • I hate sneezing, I would rather never pick my clothes haha.

Where is your happy place?

  • With my loved ones

And finally, since this is the Blogmas season after all, what is your favorite thing about Christmas?

  • Christmas is a time of hope. It signals the birth of Christ and the hope that he brought into the world, the love that it took to come, and the joy that we have upon his arrival. 

 

Nominees:

Eugenia

Ivor

Walt

The Muddled Lass

B. Aphorisms

Jay Pines

 

Questions:

  1. We’re a few weeks into the new year now, have you accomplished any of your New Year goals?
  2. With the holidays over, what are you looking forward to next?
  3. Are you in your chosen career?
  4. With the cold, the rain, and the snow, are you enjoying this season? If not, which is your favorite season?
  5. Would you rather be hot or cold?

 

Well, that’s all folks! Happy Writing!

Blogmas 2017, Blogs / Life

Blogmas: More Than a Manger

Starting the month of December, Sandals church is going back to the beginning, not only back to the beginning of Christmas, but to the beginning of all time.

I am not a certified pastor, but I am a follower of Christ and would love to share with you some of the amazing things that I heard in the last message.

Matthew 2:1-3, “Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as was everyone in Jerusalem.” 

Around the holidays, there is inevitable controversy about one thing or another: starbucks cups, santa claus, Jesus Christ, the actual date of Jesus’s birth, etc., etc., etc. This is nothing new.

Christmas has always been controversial. – Pastor Matthew Brown

One of the greatest controversies perhaps is concerning Jesus Christ himself. Jesus Christ is more than just a baby in a manger, in fact, his life did not start in that manger. Long before that manger, Jesus existed as the Word.

I John 1:1-5, “In the beginning the Word (Jesus) already existed. The Word (Jesus) was with God, and the Word (Jesus) was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him (Jesus). The Word (Jesus) gave life to everything that was created, and his life (Jesus’s life) brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” 

Indeed, Jesus did not come into existence, instead He existed with God in the very beginning of God. Jesus is the guiding force behind all creation.

  • The book of Matthew starts the story by tracing Jesus’s lineage back to Abraham (the father of Judaism)
  • The book of Luke starts the story of Jesus by tracing his lineage to Adam (the father of mankind)
  • The book of John starts the story of Jesus by going back to the Beginning – Jesus has always existed

“In the beginning the Word (Jesus) already existed.” John 1:1.

700 years previously, the prophet Micah shared God’s words, “But as for you, Bethlehem . . . Too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.” Micah 5:2

Jesus, having always existed, humbled himself and reduced himself to a human baby born in an unknown town. Christmas may cost you money, it may cost you time, but for God, it cost him everything to send his son to live among us and to share his good news.

To Watch this Excellent Message for Yourself, please click here

You can attend online like me!

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Just included this song because I love it

“. . . Now I’m not one to second guess
What angels have to say
But this is such a strange way to save the
World

To think of how it could have been
If Jesus had come as He deserved
There would have been no Bethlehem
No lowly shepherds at His birth . . .”

 

 

Blogs / Life, God & His Church

What is your purpose?

I fully believe that each and every one of us were intentionally placed on this earth with a specific purpose and, as a Christian, I believe that purpose centers on Christ.

From time to time, I intend to post on the message that I heard in church, especially if it resonates strongly with me. This week we talked all about purpose. What is your purpose? What is mine?

As a writer, some might think that I consider writing to be my purpose.

It is my goal to become a successful author, yes, but that is not my purpose. I love writing with every fiber of my being, but as a Christian my status as “Author” must come second to my position as “Follower.”

When I discover who Jesus is, I discover what my purpose is. – Pastor Matt Brown

“If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.” – Mark 8:35

My Purpose is to join Jesus in building his church. – Pastor Matt Brown

Within the church, every member is a single pebble. However, each pebble is able to come together to form a foundation and then a structure and then the church of God. I want to be involved in building that church.

But don’t get me wrong or turn away in disgust. I am NOT saying that as a Christian I cannot be a writer, a poet, or an artist. I truly believe that God has given us gifts and talents and He intends for us to use them. God does not mind if I write, as long as that does not come before him.

What is your purpose? Do you have one? Do you believe that you do?

“Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone…” – Galatians 6:10

It is not my intention in this post to make you feel uncomfortable, but I hope that it might open up a dialogue. I am always willing to discuss my faith.

Happy Writing & Reading Everyone!

 

*Also, in case anyone is interested in watching online where I watch:
http://www.sandalschurch.tv/