UNchanging value

strong black woman, bright streak of independence

same black woman sometimes feels weak and dependent

her value does not change as her emotions do

understand this

Don’t put more on her plate because of her race or the alleged pace you and that society you belong to believe she should be / could be running at

and if you can’t find empathy and understanding for her

keep

it

pushing

Please.

She does not have time for anymore negativity or foolishness

God sent her here on a mission

and she does not need your permission for…

anything

Understand that, simple human made of the same dust as she

Strong black woman with a dark streak of independence

Same black woman sometimes feels weak and dependent

Her value never changes

Priceless

Beautiful Photo: via Unsplash; photographer: Jessica Felicio

https://unsplash.com/@jekafe/portfolio

Take a listen:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/leave-me-alone-a-colors-show/1544476570?i=1544476572

https://music.apple.com/us/album/peng-black-girls-remix-a-colors-show-feat-jorja-smith/1544810035?i=1544810036

a succulent & 3 cacti

Melba the succulent
Tiffany the cactus
Tony and Tone the cacti and friend

Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7 (NLT)

Uprooted i was

Replanted by God’s hands

Rooting in Him

Still prickly though

God’s cactus

forest of forgiveness

sowing seeds of forgiveness

in hopes of growing a forest of forgiving

God blows breathes of new life through the leaves

as the winds of change blow through our souls

we are free again

Holy Spirit soars within us

and that mountain is a mole hill again

scars remain but the range of motion is back

we move on

lingering not on what was

praising God for what is and what will be

remembering it’s okay to cry on occasion cause He collects those tears and maybe pours them over those seeds we are sowing

maybe

He hears heavy hearts and lightens them too

He heals heavy hearts and enlivens them too

sowing seeds of forgiveness

in hopes of growing a forest of forgiving

https://music.apple.com/us/album/get-it-together/1440784965?i=1440784987

yellow flowers

majority opinion

does not equal

truth

yellow flowers rain down on solemn shoulders

heads bow in prayers of thanks continually – even for enemies

happiness blooms deep inside watered by tears of sorrow giving way to repentance

no regrets

no backwards movement

losses so big the losers could never be the same

Forgiving bomb dropping gas-lighters with grace – then giving them space

God’s job to deal and heal

Guiltlessly reappropriating time to environments that incite growth

yellow flowers fall on solemn shoulders

heads bow in prayer continually-even for enemies

majority opinion

does not equal

truth

Author’s Note: 2 Corinthians 7:10-11

Ch-ooo-oo-oose Up *Adeline voice

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. -Isaiah 40:8

We are the grass and our faithfulness the flowers…

Left ’em for God cause the love of the Creator who created me is what I needed and wanted

Laughing when they worry about me being out and about “alone”

Cause who is alone?

I’m out with my everything

God

Left ’em for God

Cause I am but grass that withers and I know where I want to spend my forever

Choose up

Author’s Note: My soul sisters stay sending me songs that hit me in the heart in the most divine timing. Thank you Jesus for the soul sisters. *Laughs and runs it back a third time

well hello 2021…

Me on the phone with God

The truth is unchanging

Real love endures

God’s love transforms

Karma ain’t real

I call myself/my self Young Grandma now and spent hours on the phone with God these days.

Having learned the hard way that chatting it up with humans that don’t grow you or don’t even really know you is just an epic waste of time.

But many of us have had to learn this lesson.

It annoys me that people try to figure each other out via the interwebs- Peering into screens as opposed to peering into the souls of our peers, colleagues, and loved ones in real life.

I don’t freely or intimately speak with many anymore but I listen freely, offering advice only when I am asked or when I can bill one for it.

It is what it is- tired of being kind then called fake – or being stern/honest then called aggressive by people who don’t know me or themselves for that matter.

I have always appreciated quality over quantity and am absolutely blown away and grateful for the genuine God filled people that share their truths with me and allow me to share mine.

Thank you.

Thank God.

I am very much an imperfect sinner. I smiled as I wrote that.

But my brother Jesus gave me his g-pass so I’m saved. There is no sibling this loving, merciful, and forgiving.

Get to know Him.

By g-pass I mean gospel pass.

Laughs – only one I will ever need.

What is the gospel? – I was asked this question every Friday for four weeks and though I can answer the question I am not yet ready to write a succinct answer.

So I have included a link to a book that can answer that question at the end of this post.

I think of myself as a warrior – it’s more empowering then being a victim more sane then being Catwoman.

I mean I was raised by literal warriors – military soliders.

a man and a woman – a husband and a wife – a mother and a father

My parents…

It is safe to say that I have a good deal of fight in me.

God is teaching me to fight the right fights though- to come to Him first and quite often I leave the battles at His feet & He does the rest… then I can rest.

True peace that only God can give.

Rest.

My older lady best friend and my mom (former soldier) often remind me to put on the armor of God.

This I do daily.

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:11

I do be. Laughs

If you can’t handle my grammar or punctuation please (kindly) get off my site.

Remember this is my sliver of the interwebs.

Transformation is the quest for this caterpillar in Christ… accepting the way God made me, repenting daily, rejecting the way the world attempts to play me – thanking the people that pay me.

Laughs.

Future me said the caterpillar 🐛

*looks around blog

I’m not sure what this blog is but it’s fun to write without dead lines.

I appreciate you dear readers from around the world- I see you.

I will leave you with one last scripture and links to things I dig on the inter-webs.

Peace – until next time dear reader – you are loved.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalms 143:8

Timeless truth: https://www.amazon.com/What-Gospel-9Marks-Greg-Gilbert/dp/1433515008#immersive-view_1610102233405

Timeless style: https://rachelcomey.com/

Timeless reading: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/whats_driving_political_violence_in_america

Timeless Sound: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9OgU-W-ItG0

Downloading in Silence

Under the moonlight

Feet in the grass

Didn’t God tell you that this too shall pass?

Enfolded in silence

You begin to hear

The guiding

Encouraging

Healing

Voice of your true Creator

This voice

This entity

This energy

God-

Makes you new again

And again

And again

And again

Enfolded in silence

Cradled by Christ

Under the moonlight

Feet in the grass

Didn’t God tell you this too shall pass?

Soul Share: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj-7i5oh6kY

Have a beautiful week y’all.

You are loved.

Enough

A lot of times we (i) get caught up in “being better”, meeting goals, etc, etc.

Sometimes people’s criticism, critiques or perspectives of who we are distract us from that God given knowing : You are more than enough in this moment.

It is my belief and personal experience that as I release my need for approval and simply love me as is – I grow and expand.

The dark parts, the light parts, the broken parts I love them all because they were made with intention – an intention that isn’t always for other humans to understand or approve of.

I am enough.

You are too.

Please – please remember that where ever you are on your journey today and everyday you are enough.

You are enough and anything else after that is an addition.

You are enough.

You are.

I often sing the song above to myself about myself – sometimes in the mirror.

https://walkinlove.com/blogs/walk-in-love/10-verses-to-remind-you-that-you-are-enough

Soul Share: I joined Arianna Elizabeth’s 30 meditation challenge. Her words, her voice- soothing and healing.