My Joy & My Strength: Music Interlude & Encouraging Word

The joy of the LORD is my strength!” ~Nehemiah 8:10

If we’ve all learned nothing else about the darkness, it is the truth that all it takes is the smallest flicker of light to DISPEL it. As it Says in the song above, “In the darkness I’ll dance, in the shadows I’ll sing. the joy of the Lord is my strength.” (Rend collective) Joy is light. light breaks all darkness. it’s when we are at the point of a breakthrough, a major change and victory in our lives, that darkness seems its thickest. but remember the enemy is of the dark and there is no truth in him (JOHN 8:44.) It’s in these darkest hours that we can take the biggest moment to rejoice because Breakthrough is just ahead of us. The darkest hour is always before the break of day. But day surely comes!
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Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: November 9th 2015

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OPENING LINE (S): “He had depleted just about all his resources just to get here. His saving was now as dry as a dog dish left out in the sun, but standing there, in the darkness alone with just the pin-pricks of starlight shining against the night’s black sky, it was as if he was seeing clearly for the very first time.”

RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within up 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, leave me a comment and 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 November 12th under the FICTION tab, then the WRITING PROMPTS AND EXERCISES, then MY WRITING PROMPT RESULTS.

October 26th 2015: Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt

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OPENING LINE (S): “I thought you said you were done smoking.” S/he said, aimlessly tossing torn bits of grass into the blanket of darkness before them. “I did,” He said taking a slow, deep drag from the cigarette dangling precariously from his lips. “But that was before all this happened.” 

RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within up 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, leave me a comment and 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 October 29th under the FICTION tab, then the WRITING PROMPTS AND EXERCISES, then MY WRITING PROMPT RESULTS.

Light Overcomes Darkness: A Quote & Poem

The dark is just a canvas for Your grace and brightness.” ~ “Joy” by Rend Collective

Popular opinion has taught us to believe that darkness is the end of things, that we should “fear” the darkness.  We have been taught subconsciously to wallow therein, believing that once darkness has come we are at the end of rope, victims to the sway of circumstance, and that there is no chance for something better. It taunts us to give up.

Faith and hope require a different theology. Creative also demands it.

No Dark Skies

If there were no dark skies

Would you be able to appreciate the beauty of a lightening strike?

If there were no dark skies

Would you enjoy the sporadic glowing of fireflies as they dance upon the night?

If there were no dark skies

Would the sun’s sweet glow ever be missed?

If there were no dark skies

Would you ever find rest to dream for greater bliss?

Creativity…As I set my fingers to writing this post about overcoming the way we see the darkness, the poem to the right was born. Things grow in the struggle of the darkness; babies, harvests, newness of life, sharper vision. Strength.

Veils of darkness in the lives of a believer are the catalyst for greater faith. It is a way for God to show forth His grace and power in our lives, to prove His Word and Promises are true.

Jesus overcame the darkness with Light and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:1-14)

This is not a cry to worship the dark, but to see it as an opportunity to achieve and grow something new.

Struggles are real, but so are victories, and just as we cannot have a victory without first engaging in war, so too we cannot shine our brightest without the canvas of the dark behind us.

Keep creating, be encouraged and shine on! Never be afraid of the dark, but see it as a new medium for which to create something awesome!

Cheers!