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

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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.

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Waste not, want not.

Cheerfully give goodness of what you’re given.

Enjoy nourishment: pressed down, shaken together… .

Sent of a Woman

Made, better yet,

harmonized scents

long as i can remember


It’d be foolish not to know

plants and spices are

not my creation

as i, too, am created

of The Most High


A mom often teaches US girls

about cooking, makeup and perfume

the likes of which

now have a different order & priority

in some senses

sent far behind me


My last blend was a few years ago

following a moment’s break

from bedside [sic] a wounded mate

inspired rose, almond, amber


The one other ingredient

only The Lord knows

since my makeshift

handwritten label wore off


Having completed a recent assignment

otherwise

the bottle of that former favorite

succumb to God’s Hand too


Breaking point

Much of its content spilled

into a bag he’d given me

calling for clean-up before the aisle

and a new signature aroma


Just then

the oil of God flowed most essentially

with covenant peace of His branch

equipping inner lamps for His direction

fortifying the skin to better deflect the enemy


offering pure fragrance

drawing us nearer to His heart

beyond container or commerce

despite incensed Babylon


Others report opposing

odd or acquired taste

by Grace

Its top, middle & base notes Being


trust that faith grows

Hope floats

yet Love abides…

or nothing will.


Regardless

it’s all-ways The High Priest

Who best brings

all things together.

What Matters Most

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Days like today

gray, rainy ones

lead me to believe moreso

in The Most High’s reign

 

Temporary loneliness replaced

by the eternal Love of His perfect plan

Relative chill becomes reason

to grab a shawl, pray, read

feed on His Holy Word

appreciating that He all-ways covers us

 

Yes to shade in His secret place

Yes to tea leaves that heal nations

soaking in Living Water

restoring harmony to the Body

by ascent in degrees

 

No weapon, no wo/man can separate me

from Your Love

Releasing steam, receiving serenity

to go forward

despite the weather

 

In the valley

moments between

births & deaths

glories

everlastings

You are with me

 

This is what matters most

Amen.

#EditoReal: Colon Cleansing

Just yesterday

The Champion,

Author and Finisher

of my faith

removed the compass

and broke the thermometer

i’d kept on my key-chain

for too long

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an outdated remnant

of a fear- and trauma-

based heart & mind

once given to secretly carrying

worldly survival supplies

in my childhood backpack

expressing unintended denial of His Power

preparing with only partial understanding

for the day

of my favorite book, Revelation

*

During my commute

i pressed send on

an eloquent letter to an island

thinking He was sending me there

for a season

Of course

God said “No, ma’am…”

erasing the trans-mission in

draft, outbox, spam or other record

A passerby’s phone played words

‘of being sanctified’

before moving

*

Speaking to my heart

His Way

the message i received

was, is and now will ever be

that God-in-Christ is in control

the direction i seek must be of Him

ever ready to alter and shift as He leads

and my temperature akin in Spirit

to His holy, consuming fire

all-ways




in thought/word:
co·lon
noun
  1. a punctuation mark (:) used to precede a list of items, a quotation, or an expansion or explanation.
    • a colon used in various technical and formulaic contexts, for example a statement of proportion between two numbers, or to separate hours from minutes (and minutes from seconds) in a numerical statement of time.
      “10:1”
    • the number of the chapter and verse respectively in biblical references.
      “Exodus 3:2”

in deed (per natural health):
The colon receives waste material from the small intestine, absorbs fluids, releases the waste; its state of wellness or dysfunction speaking of our ability, willingness to let go of what doesn’t serve us well.
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Being sympathetically connected to the lung function, we are reminded that what we put in our bellies and mouths is important but of less impact than the diagnosis we can glean from what comes out.
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May we repent, receive The Holy Spirit, be subject to God’s cleansing and let only the fragrance of His breathed inspiration be within thus expressed.

Your chosen; right

necks to You – their pulse visibly strongest in the land

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Shoulders & backs – multigenerational support of the upright Word; knowing what to carry, what to turn from

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Arms & hands –  for carriage, service and solidarity that don’t partake of idleness

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Chest – precious home of heart treasures and breath of Life; covered by jewels of Your entrusted wisdom

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Gut – from where we cry unto You; receiving and processing the nourishing milk & meat of Your Spirit

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Hips & groin – to gird and further birth Your gospel

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Legs – to help us move on the promises of Your way, truth & life

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Feet – with which to stand on God’s promises and, in due time (often somewhere near 64) per His holy will, rest there.

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Pause & reflect.

Where There is a Cur(s)e

Great Physician

You, Who has all power

to destroy and build

to heal and kill

to create the Seed

Whose Life purpose is to die

so we be coated in Your Blood

Your hands laid on us

sprout shoot root of Jesse and David cotyledon

The first evidence of new life sprouting; a cotyledon, a sprout.

Who gives law

and trial

by Fire

Serpent against serpents

not always slow…


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Surely

i have entered

Your understanding

that the cure Is

sometimes

hidden among the curse

virus in the vaccine

value in the venom


Laziness overlooked until over…wrought into more work for You

Distant, judging tendencies…laid me down, vulnerable

Busy and full…of pride on the way to humility

So overzealous to slay my fears

and bless those who curse

despite stones unturned

in resolution

Am I a fool?

My fault

Your call…

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That i may preach

in the silence

of practice

unto perfection

To be holy

because You Are

 

Your Light

blinds the darkness

yet training

my extremities

Your Way

still gives heat to my core


Perhaps

these are just symptoms

of Your wellness

i receive You ‘n them

by what is becoming

general principle

for Your Glory.

Relation Ship

Journeys

of cross courses

on Water

at times rocky

Petrified

Must we go over this

Yes

70x


Where we are

bears the label

of Spring

Movement, preferably progress, Is

expected


An effort to counter and conquer

unfound/ed (men’s) concerns

of God’s gift as some have said

i attended a women’s history month event

last

weekend


To my surprise

the roster

of reportedly all-female artists

featured a transgender individual

perhaps justifiably mad

albeit self-professed as being

better and prettier than

their mother


One in disagreement

with how they were born

had taken to the stage

forcing the other to bear labels

cast off

O… .


Our Father Which art

shifted the focus from pronouns

to proverbs

like Love

enough to listen through

all the unpacked thoughts

revealing

shared controversy of the room


As a quiet aside

a promoter gave one of the artists

gentlemanly advice

to contact an officer for advocacy

i heard she’d called upon two

one of whom reciprocated

having no record of her previous issue

encouraging that she refresh the case

by choice

She chose to change what she could

speaking and living Life instead


Then this Love

fit the battle

and so many crimes, walls:

~ of legalism

~ of Christian mothers and fathers who left

young br/others for drugs, including religion

~ of them whose li(v)es could bypass

secret parking lots & whatnot

to hold true peace

by faith


That night i dreamed

of a church

pews full of congregants clad

in shackles

orange jail garments

blackened prostitution

unwilling to stay intoxicated

as they had been


The address was overcome

by the overflow of clear tears

and raised hands

in true praise and worship

of The Most High God in Christ

They sang of redemptive release

All things work together

for Your very good


i woke up

refreshed

for the journey

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A Vessel Named You

Vertical turnstile bruised my heel

Not so much that i missed the intended departure

in a subway car named 3756

or something like that

for whatever it’s worth

 

On board

a man opened his briefcase

revealing unlikely sheets

of music he read silently

“It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

Yesteryear i might’ve agreed more

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