I try my hardest to understand the meaning for my trials. I search for reasons as to why my affliction is heavy and long. I search and tarry in my mind to no avail. For the understanding is unreachable. It is distant and yet near to me. Just out of reach and still I can smell the dew of freedom lingering in my steady and slow breaths. I find ways to be still when I rather run. Its easier laying at your feet broken and a mess. It pleases you to crush me. Pleases you to break me. Pleases you to cut and not sever me completely. I just ask that in the midst of my affliction that you show me the beauty of your blows. And you take away the ashes and cover me in your love.
This is a letter, a prayer, a desperate cry. Love from your Daughter… Tehilayah
This is for the broken hearted. The afflicted soul. The person battling a disease that won’t quit. Know that you are not alone. I know it’s not easy. You’ve heard often, “its going to all work out, you’ll be okay”. Truth is, when your in the midst of it, it seems like it will never get better and your not okay. So, I wont tell you that it will work out or you’ll be okay, I will tell you to be patient and look at the positive. Count all your joys and lean on them. In remembrance of the joys you find solace and renewal. I hope for you strength and peace.
And He said to me, “My favour is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, then, I shall rather boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Messiah rests on me. Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in insults, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for the sake of Messiah. For when I am weak, then I am strong. Qorintiyim Bĕt (2 Corinthians) 12:9-10 TS2009
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I hope everyone’s day I going well. Mine is smooth sailing because I have an exciting announcement to share. So exciting guys, like really exciting. I know you are sitting on the edge of your seats saying, get to it already. So without further ado. Drum roll please!
That’s right its coming May 7th of 2019. Mark your calendars. Make room on your shelves and kindle libraries. It’s going down!
I’m pumped, excited and just down right happy over this goal. I have been working on this project for a while and the end is near. Well not the end but the completion of this book is near. My hope is that you all love it just as much as I do. Stay tuned for more details as they come. And like I always say…
I write because its the only voice I may have some days
I write so that planets dont fall from the sky
So birds will sing their early morning songs on my windowsil
I write to abandon my fears
I write so the ground does not birth earthquakes
I write so I don’t leave my trail on sunken ground
I write so I dont forget whose hands I stare into
I write so the pen doesn’t haunt my dreams
I write so the smell of turning pages makes you smile
I write so fire can dance at night
And maybe you will too
I write so love will find its place on your shoulders
Hug you through your giggles
I write so tears dont become waterfalls
I write so the lines on the paper won’t eat me alive
I write so that erasers turn to rocks
so that I can leave a reminder
That I was here
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So it’s Friday and instead of poetry, we have music for your listening pleasure. The hubby and I were head bobbing while rolling around yesterday and this song came on and it was love. Hip hop is not the same. The message has changed and it has lost its substance. I used to love her. Now, she is just a memory from a not so distant past.
I start to think, and then I sink Into the paper, like I was ink When I’m writing, I’m trapped in between the lines I escape, when I finish the rhyme I start to think, and then I sink Into the paper, like I was ink When I’m writing, I’m trapped in between the lines I escape, when I finish
Hey there it’s Tuesday and we got poetry (Yayyyy).
If I Could…
If I could bend the sky for you
Turn this world on its axis
Maybe fold it
Hmm, maybe hold it.
If I could pull a cloud from its home
Place it under your head and watch you sleep
If I could grab the sun rays and sprinkle it’s light in your coffee
If I could carry a river in my arms
I would be the well you drink from
If I could place the moon on your night stand
I could shed light in your darkness
If I could swallow the rain
If I could capture the winds in a bottle
So you can stand tall in the storm
If I could crumble mountains you would never have to climb
If I could do these for myself
Hey there lovely people. I hope your day is bright and going well. There is only one piece of wisdom I leave with you today.
“Pray for your victories. The struggle is not the destination”.
I have been thinking about this all morning. I woke up thinking about victory. What does it mean to you to be victorious? We all go through life’s struggles but we dont have to stay there. Yes, its easy to wallow in it. It’s easier not to face struggle and to coward down in it’s face. But what good is that? What good is it, that you lay down and give up? What if the very thing you need is right there around the corner? What if it’s a knock away on the door of opportunity? If we give up and coward, we never learn what victory is.
Be victorious today. That extra mile you wanted to walk but didnt think you could make it, walk it. That promotion you want, go for it. They can only say no. Look “No” in the face and say move, so that you can get to the next opportunity. You got this!
Stay tuned…New Blogs and Content…More Poetry… No Line Left Behind… Just Breathe!
It’s 2019! Yes, I know I am about 6 days late, but I’m a busy woman. However, I remember a time where there were rumors that the world would end in 2000. I laugh at that now as I look back over my life. However, let me make this disclaimer. “I do not celebrate New Years or any other holiday”. I am looking back on 2018 for purposes of reflections and growth.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to the part where I reflect. I have learned so much, most of it coming from the last part of 2018. Surprises, that are not all good but are teaching me lessons about myself I had not examined too deeply.
1. Self Care is Important
I am a wife and a mother. My life has been busy since I said I do and heard the cry of my son. I have poured myself into my family without care for myself. Sometimes I sacrificed my sanity to make sure that they were taken care of. This year I learned that I can’t pour from an empty cup. Years of neglect on my own mental and physical well being caught up with me. I ended this year with some health issues because of it. So if I can be a voice for other people in this world it would be that you are important. You can’t give anyone anything that you don’t have. Always remember to take time for you. Even if the moment is 10 minutes to just close your eyes and breathe. It’s so simple to relieve tension you may have not known that you were carrying. Create a routine that can help you to relax. If there is a certain type of music that you like, play it. A favorite candle you like to burn, burn it. Whatever can help you to take a moment and enjoy just you, do it. You are no good to yourself or anyone if you have not taken care of yourself.
2. Breathing is Everything
Breathing is everything! You don’t breathe you die. Lol, seriously! Being mindful of the small moments that create memories was a game changer for me. I learned this too later in 2018. I am now aware that every moment is precious. I learned that breathing slows me down and allows me to see the moment in a new light. I can react differently to situations and confrontations by just taking a breath. This allows me to think before I speak, tasting my words before I let them loose. I can control my tone better so as to not come off harsh or impatient.
3. Not everything happens the way we see it in our minds
This was a lesson that I thought I learned long ago. I realized that I had not learned this at all. I had a plan to release a poetry book. However, there were so many roadblocks that stood in the way of every date that I set. It seemed that I was never going to get this book out. It wasn’t until I threw my hands in the air and almost gave up that I realized that my vision wasn’t the vision that was planned for me. So it’s release has been pushed back and I have not set a new date yet. But, the vision is being shown and I see it being shown to me clearly.
4. We are always growing and changing
I am not the same person I was in 2017 by far. And I’m definitely not the person I was at the beginning of 2018. If you are the same person year after year and have not grown, then you may need to self examine. I did most of my changing in the later part of the year. I realized just how disciplined that I could be. I leveled up, lol. There are certain things that I tolerate now that I never tolerated before. There are certain things that I didn’t mind that now are definitely a no go, I have learned that my voice matters and now I speak up when I didn’t before. I grew into boundaries that I will not allow people to cross for my own mental sanity and happiness. I have put up walls and broken some down. I am learning to always be my authentic self. Never compromising my integrity for someone else’s comfort. My favorite phrase I picked up in 2018 is, “yeah, I’m not with it or I am not doing it”. I learned that I do not have to be a yes woman. I have learned that no does not have to hurt peoples feelings. I am changing! Becoming a better me for me.
I am not sure what 2019 is going to offer me but I am hopeful that it will be full of joy and growth. I hope that if we are blessed enough to see 2020 that we will have grown even more. It’s high time we level up in whatever we put our hands to do. First goal, write my soul on paper in 2019! That’s right my goal is more poetry. I also have a mind to dabble in some creative fiction writing. We will see soon enough.
Have a great level up year and dont forget to leave no line left behind!!