Month: June 2015

Gaining Status: A Quote

If you are always seeking a certain status to validate who you are, you’re never going to have peace. You can’t climb up to find yourself. You have to find your self so (that) you can climb up! You have to know who you are so you can climb to status.”~ Bishop T.D Jakes In all that we do, in every attempt to succeed, we are inherently challenged with the idea of “Status.” Even with something as simple as blogging, we find ourselves judging our positions, condemning ourselves for not having X amount of followers or X amount of likes or views. “The proof is in the pudding, the validation is in the numbers”, we tell ourselves. We allow this wrong mindset to convince us that we are not worthy of what we are doing. This becomes our sad gospel, when in reality these things are not completely relevant. Consider King David. He was a youth between the ages of 12 and 15 when he was anointed by the Prophet Samuel as King of Israel (I Samuel 16). His …

Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt June 22

  OPENING LINE (S): The room was a bit stuffy for his taste, it was just the furnishings but the air. Something in the air seemed thick and almost wet like humidity. Odd that, especially since it was the dead of winter. RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within 15 to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A PG13 RANGE. THANK YOU) My results will be posted on Thursday …

Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: June 15

OPENING LINE (S): “Face puckering with confusion, she glanced back down at the map, its inky words on parchment glowed with opalescent  splendor as the arrow of the drawn compass pointed straight ahead, the door was straight ahead, down the path of turquoise water.” RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within 15 to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A PG13 RANGE. THANK YOU) My results will be posted …

Heads, Tails, Center: Writing Prompt June 10th

Hello friends! It’s been a long time since I have created and shared a Writing Prompt (besides Monday’s Muse) but there is no time like the  present than to rectify that! Title: Heads, Tails, Center Rules: (You will need a piece of paper, a penny and a pen for this exercise…and a clock.) Using the picture above, create three columns on your piece of paper, one titled Heads, Center and Tails. In the Heads column, writing down 10 things you LIKE about the image. In the Tails column, write down 10 things you DON’T LIKE In the Center column write down 5 things to improve the picture and 5 things to make it worse. Now comes the penny: Do a coin toss. If the penny lands on Heads, start writing your prompt with the first item/thought in the Heads column. If Tails, the same rule applies After 3 to 5 minutes flip the coin again to add in another item from one of your columns NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A REPEAT OF YOUR FIRST COIN TOSS AS …

Overestimating Them: A Quote

We fail to do things because we pysch ourselves out by overestimating the competition.” ~Timothy Ferriss I read that quote a number of years ago when I was reading the book (and it is a good book, by the way) called, “The 4-hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss. Although the author was speaking about production, creating a sell-able product in the business world, the truth of that statement encompasses just about everything in life. Guy doesn’t ask out Girl because another Guy is around who he thinks has more to offer than him. Girl doesn’t apply for job because she thinks someone else will be more qualified Couple doesn’t put an offer in on the home because they think the competition will bring in a better offer, so why bother I could go on and on, but I won’t. I will just throw this one down and move to the point: We fail to write that novel, share that poem, paint that canvas because we are afraid someone else will have done a better job than we …

Musing Monday’s Writing Prompt: June 8th

  OPENING LINE (S): “No matter how fast they drove, it seemed near impossible to escape the Drain. Still, he pressed further down on the gas peddle, the speedometer rising higher and higher–they didn’t call him Gunner for nothing.” RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, create a story (or even a poem) within 15 to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A PG13 RANGE. THANK YOU) My results will be posted on Thursday JUNE 11th under the FICTION tab, then the WRITING PROMPTS …

Monday’s Muse: Writing Prompt June 1st

  OPENING LINE: “The biting kiss of the scorching sun upon his parched eyelids is what woke him up, but seeing the bloody prints that ended at his body is what fully knocked the sleep from his eyes.” RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, create a story (or even a poem) within 15 to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A PG13 RANGE. THANK YOU) My results will be posted on Thursday JUNE 4th under the FICTION tab, then the WRITING PROMPTS …