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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Loss

There is a new poem up on the website called Loss.

I apologize for being late with the update. I'm just overwhelmed right now.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

God's Gifts (Romans 12)

There's a new poem up on the website called God's Gifts.

I apologize for the lack of posts the past week. As I wrote in a post on my personal blog, beginning Thursday my week was a whirlwind. Monday continued the trend, and there seems to be no real end in sight. However, there's a thunderstorm raging outside as I write this; the second of the night. That makes me very happy. I have a candle lit and I'm listening to music on my Zune. Tomorrow evening I'll be alone for a few hours. Peace and quiet comes in little bits right now.

Another thing that's been plaguing me is a lack of closeness to God. My husband and I had a good long talk about it last night, and He reinforced things during the WVIHOP service at our church this afternoon. So, I may be in and out of the blogosphere for a while as I seek my Lord.

God bless everyone!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Night

There is a new poem on the website called Night.

This is actually my least favorite of the new group of poems. My husband however thought it was the best of them all. It's funny how everything is relative to your own perspective. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder definitely applies to poetry.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Trouble in Paradise

You will have to forgive any rambling I do in this post. I was awake for unknown reasons until 4 AM, so I'm a little tired.

I have entered a phase of struggle with my poetry. I have too many ideas. Now, you might think that would be a good thing, but having too many ideas can be just as bad as having none. I am having trouble concentrating on just one thing. Several concepts and poems are pulling at my brain every time I try to sit down and write, and I end up confused and scattering my attention. The administration of the website and Twitter and Facebook are also causing me issue.

However ...

I still love what I do. I don't want anyone to think that I am giving up, because I'm not. I just don't want everyone to think it's all great, all the time. I like to be honest and realistic. As much as I wish it wasn't so, life gets in the way sometimes. The nice thing to know is that God's still there and is only a prayer away if we need Him.

New poem up on Wednesday as usual. God bless everyone!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Explanation and Preview

Something that I am sure some people are wondering about is why the titles of my poems are so short. They are short because I like to be concise. I want people to know what they are about to read about in my poetry. Something that annoys me when I am reading is a generic or vague title.

Speaking of titles, here is a peek at the titles of some of the upcoming poems:
  • Night
  • Be Still
  • Loss
  • Mirage
  • Refresh Me
I'm putting pressure on myself, since some of those aren't even written yet, but that never hurt anything, right?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

God Is

There is a new poem on the website called God Is.

I took every notion I could think of for God and put it in this poem. Part of the "creative download" was the concept of 'Who is God?'. I think many people wonder that these days after all they've been told in church. I see a lot of misconceptions out there, but in Christians, not the lost!

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God said to Moses, "I am who I am . This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.' " - Exodus 3:14

Monday, August 3, 2009

More Than I Could Chew

I think perhaps my ambition to try and post three times a week was a bit too much. Our homeschool year began today, taking up much of my time. So, here I am, getting ready for bed, and I realized I missed Friday and today. I also missed my projected date to send out the monthly update on Facebook.

Oh well, let's pick up and try again. There will be a new poem on Wednesday and a blog post to accompany it. I will attempt to get the Facebook recap update out tomorrow. By the grace of God, I'll get this figured out yet.