Word Play

A “spot of tea” is much different than a “cup of tea”, although they are the same thing. And “the horse running through the field” is much different than “the golden stallion with flowing black mane galloping through the ripened wheat field” although they describe the same event. Words have such power amend those who learn to master them set themselves apart from “authors” as “literary artistic geniuses”. And the words can not convey robust meaning without information and wisdom coinciding. To know nothing about a topic and speak big words is to be a fake journalist or dimwitted thesaurus reader. It is the proper application of descriptive and correct oratory that yields eloquent verbose which has the power to move hardened hearts, impress intellectuals, stir nations to or from war or intrigue minds and eyes to partake of such literary works of art. Words have power. They are important. They matter. This is why the Bible is still relevant, powerful, pervasive, artistic… it’s Author is the most knowledgeable and expressive Being in the universe, God Himself. His Words matter most for He matters most.❤

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The Words Heard Around the World

Friends from 74 countries have read my words this month. Which means my words have travelled much more than I have this year. Lol. It is beautiful, the power of the written word that connects and heals and moves beyond borders made by man. The word has power to go beyond boundaries we contrive and share thoughts and emotions to people we could not otherwise ever meet. What a wonder! That is why God wrote the Bible also. It has lasted all these centuries and still powerfully conveys truth in thought and emotion to everyone who can read or be read to. So fantastic are words. So utterly perfect. God bless you this New Year!!! May God’s Word recapture your heart and eye and may your words inspire you and those who read them.❤

I Write Forgiveness

I write the word with a gleem in my eye

I write the word my heart just cried

I stand and cheer for surrender of wrongs

I hold no ill will though the wrongs seemed long.

I write the word that frees my heart

And draws me close to Jesus’ heart.

I write the world that sets me free 

And allows God to forgive me.

I write “forgiveness”.

Then forgiveness rewrites me.❤

Wise Advice about Talking

Tell Jesus your problems and He will understand and help.

Tell anyone else your problems and they will be disheartened and misunderstand them or use them against you and not help.

Releasing negative words to a person may make your burden lighter for a moment but make someone else’s heavier and return to you heavier also in time.

So telling only Jesus (in prayer) our problems is wisest because He loves us, understands, can bear the weight of them with ease, and can help.❤

Never a Disouraging Word

From a family that jokes a lot and teases and cajoles, I was once like that with my words. It seemed funny. It got a lot of laughs. But I recently repented of that and used my humor in a different way. Why? All harmless fun, right? I underestimated the power of words, they are so over-under and over-spoken that it is easy to become careless to their power. It struck me as I was reading my Bible how few words were spoken. How often there was silence as a reply. How very powerful and full of meaning and purpose those words were when spoken. Any joking, teasing, kidding where another person or yourself is berated is not in line with “let your yes be yes and no be no; anything more than yes or no is of the devil” or “speak only with words that edify each other”. I realized I needed a word adjustment. People are precious and valuable to God and He wants us to help each other on every level in worship to Him. We should not say anything to another person we would not say to Him. That is my new goal. I will serious up a bit with my words and put that energy into truthful encouragement. Of course, I have to talk, but I will talk gooder. Lol I will retrain myself to only edify, encourage with truth. Looking forward to the challenge of becoming habitual at it. 🙂 ❤ 

For the Love of Writing

Writing to me has always been an amazing centering as well as outlet for my thoughts. It centers me and allows me to organize my thoughts as well as just get them out of my head. I have one of those minds that does not stop. Ever. Even sleeping, I cannot remember a single night of my life that wasn’t filled with dreams, most of them in color. My mind collects everything and analyzes it and over-analyzes it more and then reanalyzes it in case it missed something then tries to make sense of that and then decide how to apply it and then what to keep and what to forget, how to use that to help people, who needs that information and who is better served never knowing and on it goes. This is the mind I was blessed with by my Creator. So here I am with this ever thinking, imaginative, visionary, visual, artistic mind full of ideas and inventions and real life stuff in there somewhere too. And I was introduced to music, thankfully, by my Mom first and then many people since and taught piano and writing music. Then, in high school, Mrs. Hendricks, my teacher, told us to journal every day as part of our assignment. Being the perfect student (lol), I dutifully obeyed and realized that writing things down got them out of my head. It calmed my mind some, something very difficult to do. And I found it brought some order to the chaos of my thinking, making it flow more deliberately and purposefully to help people who may have similar thinking or may not. If people can be helped by my words, why on earth would I keep them to myself. And if I am the only one who is helped, it is still worth picking up the pen, or typing into the computer nowadays. lol I am honored to have been shown these gifts that have helped me so much. So if you have it in you to write, you definitely should write. There are so many benefits. Even if it is just a journal only you see, you remember where you were at this time and it may benefit you later. Next, I will be focusing more on my art so I can maybe have one night that isn’t full of colorful penguins dancing in the clouds. lol 🙂