You are worth every bit of struggle. It is up to you to take those struggles and help others with theirs. That’s the meaning of being the body and Jesus† being head. He† is with you. Never forget that!
Undo What's Done
you are His† son
a tiny dot of sun‒
that can wage wars
beneath the stars
from so close
yet so far
I feel it all‒
what it takes
undo what's done
‒show the world
you are His† son
larger than life
cut by a knife
from the inside
‒throw it, throw it
far from your outside
prove to Him†
you are more‒
than just a son
‒you are a light
from a darkened sun
Actions, In Spite of Resentment, Still Say LOVE
(April 30, 2019)―Resentment. I’ve written a lot about resentment in Book 12. It’s part of the codependency deal. A codependent will give and give without thinking of themselves and then they begin to resent it because they carry the expectation of being given in return. Of course, the given in return doesn’t happen most of the time. A codependent is a bit fucked up in a sense because of this expectation.
I’ve written many poems about letting go and having zero expectations. That’s because it’s part of the fight to break codependency. I’ve been judged a lot when it comes to my writings by those I love. They really don’t understand the process. My writings are about feelings or emotions in the moment during this struggle of healing. When I read some of it, it hurts me, too. But that is the whole point…writing every single feeling/emotion down in order for myself and others to see ourselves and understand what we are feeling. If that makes sense.
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Anger Wants You Steadfast! God Wants You Moving Forward!
(April 15, 2019)―‘Anger’s Infest’…A lot of thoughts have been going through my mind lately. Back in October, during my intervention, I had this strong feeling put into my heart to apply for graduate school. It was so powerful that it actually made me happy. I bypassed it when the sweet man started texting me, then we started seeing each other again. Wrong move, or was it?
Call to Holiness―Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God―this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is―His good, pleasing and perfect will.―Romans 12:1,2
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You Be You. Let Me Be Me!
A sample from Book 8
(November 14, 2015)—I’m told I talk too much, that I should just listen—be silent. I’m told I often preach, that giving advice is a turn off. Is it? Is being silent better? For whom? A lot of times, I live in a teacher’s frame of mind. I have always had that inner feeling of wanting to make other’s lives better. Is that a bad thing?
If I became a doctor, instead, it would be my job to tell a person what to do, what not to do, to make their well-being better. If I became a pastor, it would be my job to direct my congregation to do better, etc., etc. I’m neither.
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One Day At a Time. Don’t Give up!
A sample from Book 1
(October 1, 2015)—‘Enjoy the Journey’ was written in 2009. I’m learning I’m no expert in this field called life. Since this poem was written, my life has been quite a ride. Like all the rest who have traveled this road of divorce and abuse, getting through is slow and painful, but accomplish-able.
I still have miles to go. One baby step at a time. Sometimes, there’s a backwards step and we have to push our self forward no matter what. Of course, what choice do we have. As it was pointed out to me this week: NONE.
People do us wrong. There’s nothing we can do about it. But we can use the experience to better ourselves, meet new people, maybe even help one or two along the way. I’m not an authority on abuse. Never claimed to be. Writing these poems have helped me get through. Sharing them began as a simple choice of sharing. It still is.
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Whatever You Do: Don’t Quit!
A sample from Book 5
(June 7, 2013)—[‘The Depths of Me’ was written in 2012.] Be true to your gift. If you write, sing, paint, play music, draw, design, sculpt, or do any other art, then this is for you. When people don’t understand or try to hurt you because you were given a gift, don’t let it get you down. Learn to appreciate your gift and for whom you were given it for. That’s all that matters in the end.
Writing in rhyme (poetic form) is nothing new. It is one of the oldest methods of writing. The Bible is proof. You’re exposed to it every day. When you sing to a song, you’re singing in poetic form. You’re reciting a poem. When reading, read one line at a time with a slow little beat. Enjoy poetry as it was meant to be enjoyed.
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A sample from Book 5
Yes, it does. That’s why I felt compelled to write this book. Anger does some awful things to us. When you are going through something you really don’t understand and you don’t have the resources to help you, anger builds.
There was nothing for me to grab hold of. For you, you now have this book to help you understand how anger controls you and how to get a grip. The following is from the Introduction to my 5th Book in My 12-Book series. I hope that this book can keep you from making the mistakes I made.
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