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Embracing Me is an opportunity for us to connect with ourselves...learning to embrace the God within. The post that I share with you are very real. The experiences of my life (whether good, bad or indifferent) sought to develop me into a Woman who honors the God that dwells inside of me.

For over 10 years I fought against sharing my life's experiences with the world but I also neglected to fully share my gifts. You may ask why I denied myself to live and the answer is fear! After relinquishing the fear of my own thoughts as well as the thoughts of others I have decided to do and be all that God has ordained. He chose me to share my testimonies through songs, poetry, short stories and encouraging words.

I invite you to travel with me as I journey into yet another fearful place, seeking to please the Father while providing healing, restoration and inspiration as chosen. It is my hope that these words will improve your daily living.

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"For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." - Isaiah 55:10-11

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Bleeding Heart


Senses heightened as my chest tightens and I struggle to grasp what went wrong. Same sadness exacerbated by years of familiarity. Why do I allow you to rip my heart from my chest over and over and over again? Why do I trust you, believe you, listen to you, follow you; allowing my movements and thoughts to be persuaded by you?

The sound of you rings sweetly in my ears. Why would I think you are preparing to consume me with your fire? How would I know your steps are masterfully calculated to devour me?

I hear the alarms sounding wildly in the echoes of the wind; still I allow you inside my deep stirring energy? You feed me blue skies and beautiful rays of sun so why would I consider you as the darkness that withdraws the moon from my midnight?

Optimistically I search for you with the smile of ten thousand children feeding at the bosom of a gentle, warm, and nurturing mother. Why would I consider your hand as one that would choke life from me?

You skillfully allure me with your charm and grace. Your strength weakens me, but no, I had not considered you a venomous poison. Why would I see a sly fox when behind your eyes is the source of life?

You entice me with your persistent pursuit of my attention. Curiously I pause to explore your chase. Your enchanting sway delights me to deliver the fabric of my being to your feet and await instructions. Passionately I pursue you, but why would I anticipate your withdrawal? Why would I think you would leave me alone, hungering after you?  

As blissfully as love enters, it retreats leaving me with a bleeding heart. The same one that builds and breathes life is the same destroyer that steals the innocence of my love leaving me with a bleeding heart. Though I build my resistance to love, the gift giver constantly and creatively encourages me to invite love in beyond my bleeding heart.

So shall it be.




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  1. We run to love and away from love at different intervals in our life. Ultimately we want it, however much pain it has caused us, because it's the only pure, true and enduring endeavor that we can embark on to validate our longing for something more than the chaos of the world around us. Love allows us to create an i timate and nuturing microcosm or cocoon within the chaos of the world outside of our front doors. Love offers sanctuary, healing and strength to be stronger than the forces of the world pushing against you. Love is your concierge in life and your cornerman in the ring when you're fighting the world. Everything seems possible with it, when you find it/ have it. Adversely, when you don't have it, you hunger for more of "something" from life that will make your fight and struggle make sense. Some type of endorsement or shelter or relief. Some type of fulfillment beyond a successful career, great salary and it's accoutrements.We want to feel wanted and validated.

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    1. Beautifully written Arthur! Well stated indeed. One thing I love about written expression is the ways in which people interpret— what people visualize from the art of words.

      This poem was written from a threefold perspective:

      1. As if speaking to someone about love
      2. As if questioning God; the giver and creator of love

      And, finally
      3. As if speaking to love itself

      The 3rd point is where I started but the more I wrote the more I realized I was speaking to the love of people, the love of God, and a love deep within myself.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts Arthur

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