The Quince…

DIY tiara candle art header © Hallmark

 

Who’s to say when

one comes of age

and exactly what milestones should matter

since our Father

whether or not we like or even met Him

Promised the Intent of abundant Life

through Fellowship

even to the end.

 

Every day or 1,000 years

until then

some insist on measuring influence

as if we should or can

in increments

of fifteen minutes, maybe 80 birthdays, three meals, one love or zero hope

for example.

 

Experts say

predominant doodles of stars, lines & our names

commonly reflect a lot of desire for a little fame.

 

Raw, bitter, arguably forbidden

fruit often dresses in pretty, tough skin

like pre-prom princesses

whose family camels’ backs begin to break

before The Shift ends.

 

I don’t know

what truly fits

but liberation

in Him.

 

Contemplating

better focus on (continuing) The Work

of Christ Who Did It, Offered Rest, Rose again

 

I appreciate the wellness

of redeeming time

for the good

of loving The LORD.

 

Before you know it

as with a blink

He Will (Say) Come

and all we know

shall be gone.

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‘Ledge or Domain

Above: Anatomically correct Ace of Hearts card via Pinterest
Regardless, “who [but GOD] can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9-10)

The king of diamonds hides
coolly, calculating
decked out among others
in the box

At the table
for entertainment Purpose only
we insist we want to be called
in The Most High saints’ Number
yet answer to much lower summons
every week of the year
unaware

Pastime…

For generations
a Heaven-hating agenda
slung much smoother stones
back at God’s anointed people
until they became flattered

There will all-ways be variations of:
You’re the best
Nevermind the still healthy heart helping you second-guess sin
or
that spade The True King Handed you to carry your swept flesh away

Nice suit
There’s dis establishment
that loves lookers like you
You deserve the spot, a sunshine state in Life

I’ve heard you say it
read your typing
but you don’t really believe
‘Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light’
Do you…

Less about how a Certain One Bears you up or any of that new grain, wine, skin stuff, tho’
How about some spirits for a real one,
strong like your Self?
Of course you don’t need any help
Those elders (under The Breath: *who survived me*) are hypocritical, jealous haters
Chase them.
Don’t let them fool you

Especially if it’s not you
but your company
all those curses are fine, too
That other Voice you were playing
when you came in will surely Return
if it really belongs to your Friend
Trust me…

I can tell you’re a great Christian.
That’s why I poured you only a little sip
How about those vapes?
You don’t have to smoke
Just be here…in the mi(d)st
Loosen up your shirt
Get freer with your skirt a bit
It’s hot!

Besides, it’s only for a little fun
Is it not?
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A’ight…Stop.

Legerdemain, or sleight of hand, is one of the enemy’s tricks since before ANY of us were begotten: drinking, cup games, card games, word games, opiates, sex trafficking, other designed gangs, etc. continue to spoil so many corps rotten.

The m.o. often involves mutual confusion, stress/headaches, lavish attention on areas of (former?) insecurity or overconfidence leading to the pride that angers The Heavenly Father followed by attempts at quick blameshifting•cover ups/fixes•material reward•mockery•shaming in compromised or weaker area(s) and diverse, often staged silencing of those who awaken to the Truth.

If parts of The Bible when presented by another are considered uncomfortable ancient history, then recent news should be enough to Encourage The Quickening Brea(d)th of Ephesians 6:12 on every child of GOD’s face!

The antiChrist spirit, not any of our past and prayerfully no longer repeated susceptibility to it, is what every brother & sister of Jesus must fight, not each other; preferably together.

If we truly look beyond ourselves as He Looks beyond our faults to Reach us, we’ll come to understand that the fast talk & fine print of most commercial disclaimers are more legalistic than we disregard the occasional church mother and such for allegedly being.

We might even be less inclined to ravenously consume anything their respective industries dish us.

Further, no advisory label can sufficiently exorcise the fables of seemingly innocent, culturally-enabled base spirits once transmitted any more than condoms can shield against lust or infidelity.

Why celebrate such contradictions surrounding the notion of choice yet refuse to see how we invite challenges to our own rebirth in Christ?

Let’s choose (again) this day:
•the lovingly fearful knowledge of The LORD over teetering on the ledge between His Will and the world.
•to let The Holy Spirit, not any demon, have the greatest influence and dominion over our lives.

I love you in Jesus’ Rightful & Matchless Name.

#FlowerReport

There are boys, scoundrels, gentlemen, princes, those who groom us unto our best selves, kings
but GOD Is One
above & beyond them.

There are girls, s(l)ides, princesses, those who are ladies even in waiting, longsuffering; brides, queens
but GOD Is yet One
broader & better than

All.

Then there lies a flower
as in s/he who flows where science and society, if not The Holy Spirit, now say go
more freely
however just as bound to down moments
on what’s considered the weaker side

A lily of sorts, in a valley for sure
aching for acceptance and admiration
identifying with
whatever…

S/he walk and talk pretty
basking at a sliver of the glory
that Is taller than me
budding out of hiding from an expensive chest
unconcerned with birth of new, sacred things
the responsibilities non-Easter eggs bring
empowered by voluntary bleeding, ungrateful for involuntary breath

A self-professed fad
one-on-one must ensure doesn’t fade
whether or not s/he refuses the light of day
nutrients
growth among others
even the offer of sufficient water simply comfortable with sleep and dirt

under the nails
Accurate inventory, scraping showed
all our sins were thereby pinned down
even before Commission
Hu/man, listen…

Like full-fledged butterflies
positioned for reflection and study
better understanding development
may we one day move only in
the beauty our Creator Intended
Burdens, Light as The Heir

The elements of soul’s sounds filled the hall
“Share the spice of Life!”, they sang
Per Most High Will, yes, I have
prepared for the burial my best Friend Expected
Hallelujah
He’s Resurrected

in my once-stoned heart
I trust
so Shall He Rise & Flourish in a variety of others.

Amen

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Milestones

I missed the 10th.

I delighted in checking in with Him moreso than daily thanks, praise and maybe an encouraging or admonishing digital thing to say

to those with ears, heart to hear

and I missed the 10th.

 

That I am

here yet another eight days later is living proof that He Didn’t Forget His entry

of Lifebreath to my vessel of clay, good intentions and other imperfections

Before and after all, He Is the ever-Faithful One.

 

It’s clear to me that I’m just the wannabe:

healthy, happy, helpful, successful albeit in terms the average wishlist or TV commercial have nothing to do with, protected and vindicated in battles that may or may not include some fault of my own, mutually well-loved by one special human I’ve probably yet to meet in order to possibly make three and another humble desire or two

that hasn’t died to self enough to express in fullness without common, ‘this sounds holy’ lip service

the final living answer of I want to be “more like Him”

wherein constant comfort and merchandising aren’t the best steps to take

forward on His narrow yet necessary Way.

 

In this space He’s Given me

a new (church) home, witness at work, good report, vision from where a spirit of opposition would come and how to redirect it to Him with Love, a new recipe that will accompany His Word and go far to feed those who gather, a beautiful new song 7and renewed focus on what matters

 

That’s when I remembered what I’d missed, that He must’ve also Missed me

my praise, worship and gratitude among billions

whose greatest Work is to accountably love Him too

despite all the so-called good and unspoken bad we do.

 

An ever closer Walk with Jesus Christ our Savior is in Order

Keep going

Even weaponized stones pave the foundation

step-by-step

day-by-day.

 

Companion

Protect Your Witness

“Alone in a room

It’s just me & You”

I feel so found

because I AM…

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THAT I AM Saw ‘It’ through

Proverbially

from fires, frying pans & increasingly lonely dinners

to rest on Him at a Table only He Could Prepare

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Shame it took decades in the wild to Bring me there

but praise GOD clarity, peace & love occupies

the space once held by doubt, fear, sarcasm

mine(s) or passersby

*

I welcomed The Holy Spirit to the new place and He Filled it

Providing such Comfort and Companionship that every need Is Met

Basics + discreet ways to serve and such now

Soon enough, maybe some beneficial wants, a bed

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It’s 20:18, Judges

Judah’s Lion, King Has long since Gone before me

Worship in Spirit & Truth MUST follow accordingly

He humbly Hung ~ Cross°Crown°Ensign ~ to Teach us: Obey & Abide for free

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Sealed

Delivered

finally…

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I’m home.

One Way

Photo from Drew B. McIntyre’s orthodox archives

 

It is good to decently enjoy the moments

the pearls of time strewn together

into every day The Lord made

as He did

being careful not to prize the temporary

feeling, judgment, result, benefit, etc.

over the long-term, even eternal, benefit

as we are notorious for undoing.

 

Pursue the last thing, the latter, for better

climbing or kneeling as God wills

Dare not force His sound

reasoning to the precipice

of being an undistiguishable farce

like proverbial rose-colored glasses do

to any true color, even pink

and absolutely the blood red of Jesus’ sacrifice

that laughs and weeps simultaneously

at high-minded thoughts of blue in vein

apart from The Vine.

 

His Is a maze of such straightforward Grace

spoken and written of in wilderness

none can finesse The Way or get through by trying

But by invitation to the table

in collaboration with repentance & obedience

does the Mercy Seat entertain

with hospitality among Heavenly host

aware

of our newness and final heritage

in Christ.


Foundation scripture here.

B*tter

Image via Haiku Deck

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The challenge called for responses

to a bitter theme

Yet i am growing

leery of any small or large vow

except to edify The Most High

El Shaddai

 

Who Is gentle to pain

wrathful to pride

grinding & churning foolish things

to confound the would-be wise

 

Although forsaken as Mara in moments

the portion of His own is goodly

His Righteousness is our fulfillment

His Love brings us back to Life.

Roll Call

Daily

The Most High GOD calls us

out of her ~ the Babylonian/world ~ system

which includes a lot more than meets

the natural

‘I’

 

The methods vary.

 

Once i received the inclination

to reduce then end

my secular music intake

moving on His word too slowly

still turning

to the local urban contemporary station

ready to switch

should its content & decency not mix

 

Before long

every turn on

hours or days apart

featured the same dead artist

 

There was one exception

A change of station presented

an unchanging God

through opening chords

to “Walk Like An Egyptian”

 

My heart heard Him clearly

‘Don’t undo My deliverance

Leave that alone!

Amen…’

 

We are all given a role

maybe two & so forth

according to His purpose

 

This morning

i am inspired to create or find & modify

a cinnamon-raisin roll recipe

to prepare with Love

yet no leaven

 

leaf and medicine (1)

Simply.

Trust, obey & believe

God wants a better, more abundant lifestyle

for His children

wherein health can be great wealth

and joy yields strength.

 

Regarding some of His inspiration

as it moves through me

feel free to/o…

also click here.

The Process

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So…

i decided to enjoy a smoothie in the midst of some study today. There’s a fruit of The Holy Spirit parallel i didn’t even pick up on until just now.

Still, i appreciate the ways God shows up in whatever we set our hands to if our hearts and minds have already begun to follow His lead.

Some of the kitchen produce was screaming on its way out. i mean oxidizing into the yellows and browns of fresh air exposure, negligence or (like my emotions in worship these days) a bit mushy.

Radio was playing. Sun was shining. Family was good. i was grateful for the simple pleasure of private time with Him as sometimes there’s no music, all dark clouds and busyness among a public that doesn’t seem at all moved by His Love.

Out of nowhere, i started thinking about Noah; how he received a freeing Word of radical preparation from The Most High. How the people must’ve laughed and tried to ridicule or shame his arguably outlandish endeavor.

A big ol’ random boat, man? Hmm… 😒

Due to the wickedness of humankind, The Hand of God was going to wave mightily, sending almost everyone clear out of ‘Dodge’ (in that case, Mesopotamia).

Some found it prudent to use the time arguing, judging, disregarding the depth of sin coming to tide.

Ok, Abba. i see You — and the way our folly does no justice to Your glorious image. We’ve been like spoiled children or damaged fruit, not far enough from that fall.

Of what wasn’t too far past its freshness date, i selected my materials in twos: be it actual items, cups, tablespoons, old-school measurements you ‘just do’.

Though inspired beyond natural or intellectual knowing, good things came/are yet coming together. Hence…


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Metanoia Mash

Note: You can choose any fruit, vegetable, herbs, spices and/or liquid components that best meet your nutritional needs. Just stick to a sensible rule of ✌

Ingredients

2 (reeeally) ripe bananas

💡 We might enjoy the same fruit yet, no, i don’t believe humans are evolved of monkeys but unique creations of God.

2 handfuls of strawberries [equivalent to about 8 oz. since 1/2 of the 16 oz. container was fighting for its life]

💡 Ever think about how strong AND fragile one that wears its seeds (life potential) on the outside must be? Stick out your tongue; not in mockery but to examine yourself. When brushed and/or we’re not fighting infection, notice the many buds; each like a strawberry seed whose life & death power is ever present.

2 c. cashew milk

💡 It’s so good (to me) and plant-based, as opposed to dairy, milks don’t pose the same curdling concern when met with acidic fruit content.

2 splashes pure coconut water

💡 The bulb emoji is a representative of electric light. This water may not compare to the Living Water that is Christ, but is a great source of heart-friendly, energy-supporting electrolytes; a little like Nature’s Gatorade.

2 sprinkles pomegranate-cherry juice

💡 The sprinkle isn’t as liberal as the splash, y’all. To say the very least, it’s for added flavor dimension and rosiness depending upon your preferred & chosen ingredients.

2 fibrous fruit with stems and a strong, seeded core (in this case the 1 Red Delicious apple and 1 D’Anjou pear)

💡 Roughage is an important part of preparing anything for (re-)building. Any reminder of the danger that detachment from the source branch or vine is crucial.

2 peeled kiwi fruit, diced

💡 Their vitamin C content, vibrant nature and tiny seeds enhance the type of eating experience i like. Differently sized pieces requiring more mindful uses of our mouths including our smiles encourages us to gamble less and consider all hemispheres of our graces more deeply.

2 oz. wheat germ

💡 Minerals and B vitamins galore serving as a reminder that some so-called germs  strengthen us, our resistance and tolerance. Reproducing and spreading this essence of wheat, not useless tares, are important to God’s Kingdom.

2 tsp. sunflower seeds

💡 Members of the animal kingdom can gnash with teeth if need be. Plants are of a finer kingdom requiring different methods to break down their (cell) walls and allow access the heart of the matter: nutrients. An acid (as is vinegar in a mild sense, citrus juice) &/or an oil that will result from the pureed seeds are somewhat like that key and help emulsify (bind, smooth) the blend.

2 tbsp. ground turmeric

💡 Studies in this root’s effectiveness against various cancers and the consistently large amounts that would be required varies. The brownish tint above will result if you include this ingredient’s bold mustard gold-like color.

1/2 tsp. Himalayan pink salt or 2 oz. chopped celery

💡 The natural sodium sources(s) assist delivery and provide or pair well with the bananas’ & wheat germ’s mineral content.

a finely sliced 2″x2″ piece of fresh, raw ginger

💡 Just enough for an immunity & energy boosting zing UNLESS you’re taking contraindicated antidepressant drugs, e.g. Wellbutrin.

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Optional

2 tbsp. raw turbinado sugar, 2 tsp. cinnamon/sugar & 2 shakes nutmeg

💡 If you’re still inclined to a quick fix of sweetness or spice beyond what the fruit already provide, reduce graininess by combining these with the coconut water, bringing to an agitated slow boil (stir or shake) & making a simple syrup.

2 oz. chopped cucumber

💡 If the ginger is a bit too warming in nature for your constitution, cucumber’s cooling nature & high water content should assist balance.


Preparation

Having already made sure to cut out and/or wash any molded portions, combine & puree all thoroughly in a food processor for a total of about two minutes.

Check on your blend between ~10-second pulses to note any color changes, stuck ingredients, etc.; stir, adjust accordingly.

Yields about 48 oz. (six 8 oz. servings)


Process

This smoothie makes good use of the imperfect or slightly bruised produce we often waste, if so privileged to eat in the first place. On the other hand, it flavorfully encourages gentle elimination (unblocking & moving of gut, colon matter) and goes far to fortify the WHOLE body. While revenge is not applicable here, this like all live foods should be served immediately &/or chilled.

© Sagesse Oblige/TLCo


Waste not, want not.

Cheerfully give goodness of what you’re given.

Enjoy nourishment: pressed down, shaken together… .