• faith,  inspiration,  life,  Random,  Uncategorized,  writing

    High School: A Beautifully Tragic Time

    Today’s post is inspired by a conversation I had with the lovely and encouraging blogger Mfon at Dainty M. She wrote a creative¬†post on the good ol’ days of high school, and it sparked some of the memories I had. It truly is amazing what we remember from our adolescence. The good, the bad, and the ugly all blend into a crazy mix of nostalgia that is hard to resist. So here we go, back in time to my (sort of) good ol’ high school days… My eyes would blink open in sticky bitterness as I contemplated on why on earth I should be getting up at 5:20 in the…

  • faith,  inspiration,  life,  poetry,  writing

    Surrender

    Sometimes I get lost at sea. The waves billow over And I’m drowning– Reaching out my arms for something I cannot see. Surrender. It’s the word of life, But it’s also easier said than done. Everywhere I look there’s a storm. As I’m thrown into the waters, My body is weighed down. I break through the surface, Fighting for my life aimlessly. When will the struggle end? When will my fight be enough To win the battle? Darkness overwhelms me, And soon I am falling– Drowning deeper into the depths Of these murky waters. All hope is lost… Until I see the light, Faintly glowing from the surface. I stretch…

  • inspiration,  poetry,  Uncategorized,  writing

    Out of the Fire

    My mind is a fire, Growing and expanding Releasing from the tip of my pen. It’s been set ablaze With voices of light and darkness, Ready to escape Onto the lines of the paper. Can you hear them? They tell me where to go And what to think, As I run around This obstacle in front of me. But I contain them With every breath. I let them live and move Beneath the trapdoor Of my mind. I manage them Because I am too busy With my swirling world That loses its color, Like a fading photograph. But You set me off again– With just one spark. You breathe life…

  • awards,  Uncategorized,  writing

    The Liebster Award Strikes Back!

    Happy Friday everyone! And yes, the title of this post is a Star Wars reference lol. Normally today would be a Fashion Friday post, but today is special because I am honored to receive another Liebster Award! Even though I have already been nominated for one of these before, it’s still so awesome and encouraging to receive¬†another. Now that I have been working harder to make writing and blogging a priority, this has come at just the perfect time (God is good)! I just want to give a huge thank you to Leslie over at Forever Joyful for nominating me! Her blog is dedicated to helping families point their children…

  • The Writing Diaries,  writing

    The Writing Diaries: What Writing is All About

    Writing is an art, and like any other art, it requires time and devotion. In order to understand the purpose of creative writing, (such as novels, poetry, and short stories) we must think of the purpose of more “familiar” art–such as painting or music. The Feels With art, the purpose is to make the audience feel. This is the exact same thing with creative writing. The best books are always the ones that made you laugh out loud or cry (or both). They are the ones that made your heart swell and break–taking you back in time. The Truth (However Ugly It May Be) However, there is more to writing…