Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label inspiration. Show all posts

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Inspiration and Prose

Beginning
 is forged from 
the shards of the past,
 not
 from the abandonment of the past."
Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Using the material one has to work with and rearranging the design,
art is born!
Peggy Jo Farr

Monday, November 26, 2012

PREPARING FOR ADVENT 2012

During this Advent Season I will not be posting on a daily basis; instead, I will post a Sunday Reflection on Sundays.   I hope it will be something that will help everyone to prepare for Christ's second coming, including myself.   He will come again; we just do not know the hour.  We are; however, asked to spread the Gospel, prepare for His return, and speed its coming.  The focus this year will be FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE.  I hope you will join me on this journey towards a more personal intimate walk with Christ.

Two things I have found in the past that help me to focus is making and using an Advent Wreath and denoting in someway a count down activity for each day until Christmas.  You can count down using a prepared calendar or make your own using envelopes on a string...see the picture below for inspiration.


You may want to gather your wreath, envelopes or calendar supplies this week because Advent starts this Sunday, December 2, 2012.

Hope you will join me on the journey in walking closer with Christ this Advent.

Monday, October 22, 2012

MUSES


Returning the Muses are jubilant!  They have taken great pleasure in their long holiday.  They laugh and clamor about for attention.  Peals of laughter, giggles, and spontaneous acts of exploration and fun have returned.  An air of lightness has been breathed into the abyss and brought life into a once dying soul.

I do not blame them for taking a long hiatus.  If I were one of my muses I too would have taken a long much needed vacation.   It is difficult to inspire someone in a constant negative space.  A black hole tends to suck the light and life out of the atmosphere.  Are you a black hole? 

I am glad they returned in time to see the fall colors, which I am enjoying as well.  This week has the promise of an ‘Indian Summer’.  What a tonic that will be! 

First fruits of their return and inspiration, a poem:  

 Autumn Air

Breathe deep the cool air of autumn.
Exhale the gloom.
Breathe deep the joy.
Laugh with the full moon.
Breathe deep.
Breathe deep.
Rest in a warm blanket of fall leaves until the last quarter moon.

PJ FARR
2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Alwrite all ready!

I know, I know, I have not been writing lately.  I knew earlier this spring I was not going to write much this summer, hence, the few blog posts.  I have been rather worn out and have not had the energy to write.

Lately, I have been hankering to write, but I am trying to keep the poison pen from becoming the only reason I write. Funneling all the negative energy into positive energy takes some mastery over raw emotions and other crap.

I have been reading a good bit and I have seen a good deal of wonderful things happening in the literary realm.  Checkout Poets and Writers, The Writer, Writer's Digest, and other trade magazines and you will find an abundance of workshops, contests, and new and up coming writers in the field reviews that will inspire you.

I hope to enter a few writing contests this Fall, if I can find the muses who have disappeared.  Really, I do not blame them at all for the long hiatus.  I need a vacation.  I think many, many, people are in need of a vacation.  Everyone needs to get away from it all every now and then.  So, if you can get away...leave the iphone, tablet, and any other electrical devise at home. Breathe deep and take a walk...along the beach, in the woods, or up the mountain.  

  

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Happy Gardener
The 'Happy Gardener' is a man who toils with his hands.
There is sweat on his brow and joy in his countenance.
His labor is of love, tender care, and diligence.
He is humble,
giving, 
and 
kind.
The happy gardener is a loving man.