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New Adventure

My new adventure

With many destinations

Lies before me now.

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,  making the most of every opportunity…(Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV)

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Flight of Fancy

As I mention below, I’m gathering my various blogs under one umbrella. I’d love for you to pop by and check it out…http://stephseclecticinterests.wordpress.com

And now for today’s poem…

We gather together

Under one umbrella…

Or is it a parasol?

My split blogging personality

Is setting up shop

In a new location…

Most of us anyway.

When it came time to choose

A background

I found a whimsical one.

What fun!.

It reminds me of

A Dr. Seuss village at night.

I had a little tussle with

My practical self

But whimsy won out.

Not all my personae

Have been invited to join

My new eclectically-interested family

But in time…

I’d love for you to join me on

My newest flight of fancy.

And if you share

Any of my interests

Feel free to approach me

About a guest blog spot.

I’d love to share the journey…

And the workload.

Thanks for making this

A stop on your flight.

Who am I?

For our next writer’s group, each member is to write 100 words about herself. Here are some of the words I chose:

Artist

Blogger

Called

Doula-in-training

Encourager

Friend

Gifted

Hopeful

Internet dependent

Justified

Kind

Lionhearted wannabe

Mothering

Non-confrontational

Open

Photographer

Questioning

(all about) Relationships

Sheltered

Treasured

Understanding

Valuable

World changer

eXerciser

(glad there’s) You

Zany (Okay, so I settled for that after perusing the dictionary. Oh, well!)

Don’t get me wrong. Anything good in me is all because God is at work. It’s not to my credit, but to His.

Flight of Verbs

Write

Connect

Converse

Examine

Think

Contemplate

Wonder

Trust

Realize

Read

Plan

Dream

Hope

Weigh

Inquire

Triumph

Mature

Resolve

Release

Indulge

Rejoice

Anticipate

Plan

Determine

Consider

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…(Colossians 3:23 NIV)

(These are among the things I did today. How about you?)

 

 

 

 

Under the Circumstances

It may sound cliche.

It may sound self-righteous.

It may sound unbelievable.

But I remember the first time

I heard it.

Sitting in the audience.

Listening.

Learning.

Interesting perspective.

In response to the comment,

I’m doing fine…

Under the circumstances,

The man was asked

What he was doing…

Under the circumstances.

If we are followers of Jesus Christ,

We have already been raised with him.

Therefore,

In a real sense,

We are not under the circumstances.

Does that mean we don’t hurt?

Suffer loss?

Get disheartened?

Become confused?

Deal with doubt and dark times?

Absolutely not.

As a hurting child is

Gathered into her father’s arms,

God is there

To hold us close.

For believers,

Though life isn’t always easy,

We can rest

Knowing

We need not dwell

Under the circumstances.

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things (Colossians 3:1-2 NIV).