mixed media, poetry

Morning Coffee Thoughts – Take 2


I am posting this again, because it seems like WordPress is up to some funky stuff with my posts. Ever since the update, my posts aren’t going into the Reader. Let’s see if it works this time.

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Mixed media and thoughts

Just something I wrote during my morning quiet time a little while back. I saw this watercolour technique on Youtube and wanted to try it out. I like to mix art and words.

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Songs, Spiritual

Wholeness


Wholeness

Last week I posted a poem called, “Words, Mind, Emotions“, and shared how sometimes I find it difficult to calm my mind. I read something today that just hit me: “The world is so complex and over stimulating that you can easily lose your sense of direction“. Do you find this to be true? I do.

I began writing the above recently. It’s a song and a prayer. When I¬†get flustered, confused, worried, etc, I come to my secret place and meet with my creator, and He seems to have a special way of just breathing peace and new life into my heart. As if He’s saying, “I know you don’t understand it all. I know that the world bombards you, screaming their ideas and thoughts. My child, you will never understand it all. Rest in me and know that I have everything under control.”

Now that’s comforting. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

How about you? Do you find this world to be complex and over stimulating? Do you ever feel like you lose your sense of direction? What do you do about it?

*source: Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young

Family, Poem

Seeds


 

The Sewer - Van Gogh

The Sower by Van Gogh

A thought became a word
A word became a thought
The thought produced an idea
And shaped the child’s mind

His way of seeing things
Her way of living life
The things that she believes
The things for which he’ll strive

Do not despise the day of small beginnings

Have you ever thought about your words and how they can affect others? ¬†Who ever¬†created that famous nursery rhyme, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”, obviously didn’t know what he was talking about. ¬†Words and very powerful. ¬†Just as actions are very powerful.

I am a mother of two young children and, for me, it is very important that I watch my words and my actions around my children. ¬†I have an amazing responsibility to raise two little human beings, and I don’t take that lightly. With my words,¬†I can either make or break my children. ¬†I can generate in them thoughts that are either healthy or hurtful. ¬†Essentially, I am planting seeds in the fertile soil of their minds, and they, like sponges are taking it all in and forming their thoughts, worldview, character, opinions, etc.

I was doing some research on the internet concerning the power of words and I found the following text from http://10daybookclub.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/words-create-thoughts-thoughts-produce-feelings-feeling-inspire-choices/ :

  • Words¬†create¬†Thoughts
  • Thoughts¬†produce¬†Feelings.
  • Feelings¬†inspire¬†Choices.
  • Choices¬†generate¬†Actions
  • Actions¬†determine¬†Habits
  • Habits¬†develop¬†Character
  • Character¬†fulfills¬†Destiny
  • Destiny¬†breeds¬†Legacy.

Now I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that our words ultimately have extreme power. Let’s take great care then and think twice before we speak.

How about you? Have you ever thought about the effect that your words can have on someone, especially someone you love? Have you ever experienced the crushing pain of hurtful words? I know I have. If you are a parent, how important is it for you to plant good seeds into the soil of your children’s minds? Have you ever considered the effect that your words can have on them? ¬†Just some food for thought on a Wednesday afternoon….