Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Back in the Saddle

Well, here I am! I'm hoping that you missed me.

Last week was absolutely crazy as I prepared to sponsor my brother for an Emmaus Walk, and my husband got ready to work at the same. Anyone who has been to a Walk knows how fun it must be to juggle three kids and the responsibility of being a sponsor. I don't know what I would have done without my mother-in-law and my pastor and his wife.

Anyway, I am back and this time with two new poems to make up for the lack of one last week. The first is called Let Go and is about releasing your hold on anger and frustrations that come up in life.

The second is called The Gray, and was inspired by a message our pastor gave recently. The poem talks about those areas of life that aren't black and white.

I'm hoping the normal schedule will resume now, so keep checking back for new stuff. Have a great week and God bless!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Be Still

There is a new poem on the website called Be Still.

I'm not feeling well today, so I'll leave it at that. Have a good rest of the week everyone and God bless.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Hobbit Birthday

Here is my hobbit gift to you on my birthday. A bonus new poem, written specifically for this occasion. Have a great weekend and God bless.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Armor of God and New Features

There is a new poem up on the website called Armor of God based on Ephesians 6:10-17.

Also, I am thrilled to announce there are two new features on the website. First, you can now browse the collection of poems by tags that have been applied, such as prayer or hope or Bible verse. You will find the link to do this on the right hand side of the main page. Every poem also lists its tags at the bottom of its individual page. You can click on those to go to the page with a list of tags as well.

Second, poems are now listed by publication date rather than composition date on the main page. This way you can see what was most recently added to the page, not what was most recently written. It also lets you know the page has been updated within the last week, instead of showing dates from July. On the full collection page at the bottom, you can choose to sort the poems by composition date, publication date, or alphabetically.

I wrote four new poems last night, which was very good, but has left me very tired. I am glad that the creative flow has started again though. I've been mired in administrative stuff for a while now.

Finally, there will be a bonus new poem this week on Friday, my birthday. So keep your eyes open for that. Have a great week and God bless!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Refresh Me

There is a new poem on the website called Refresh Me.

I've been writing sporadically lately, but it's not for a lack of ideas. I literally have a notebook page filled with titles I want to use. It's more for a lack of concentration. I'm having trouble zeroing in on one poem to focus on. I want to write them all at once!

So I've started putting together a binder of my poetry "supplies". One of those supplies is a schedule. I can plan ahead some to see what's coming up and help me focus rather than worry about that. I have this month tentatively planned, and it's already helping me relax a bit.

Yesterday was an amazing day for our family. God really showed His presence and it was special. I pray that you all have an experience like that soon. God Bless!