Velvet Touches

Written In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Velvet

V.J.s Weekly Challenge #49:  Gadget – To participate, create a post on your own site (or leave a note in the comments), and link back here.

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #28 – Every Wednesday I post a photo.  You respond with something CREATIVE.

Outbuildings at Hethel

As a little girl growing up

living in a house of darkness

I developed this mechanical gadget

that helped me survive the atrocities

the only way a child could all on her own


As I grew into a young adult

this darkness would continue to rule

over my life attracting the darkness repeatedly

until this mechanical gadget could no

longer help me survive and finally broke…


Yet, this was the most beautiful day of my life

for I called out to no one but the One who would

pick up all the broken pieces of my mechanical gadget

and through His tender velvet touches of Grace

turned my mechanical gadget into a heart of love.

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Word Count: 115

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A Street Named Normal

Bikurgurl 100 Word Wednesday: Week 74

What 100 words would you give this image?

Image by Bikurgurl

Walking along a street named Normal
reminds me of a past of secret abysmal
with a house that looked good on the outside
and the darkness no one knew on the inside

A yellow house with white trim
an erected white fence around the yard’s rim
two kids, two dogs, two cars, too much facade
going to church every Sunday posing our fraud

Oh the hypocrisy and the damage to my soul
I am ever so grateful for these days of ole’
for it broke me to desperately seek the Light
Light found me and gave my blind eyes sight

Word From A Grateful Heart…

Word From A Grateful Heart

Many years ago I once suffered from a paralyzing form of PTSD for 18yrs because of all the violence and defilement I grew up in.  One of the side effects I struggled with was anxiety attacks that often times made it hard to breathe.  I used a lot of guided meditation to help get my breathing back on track again.  Now, by God’s redeeming grace, I am loosed from PTSD and its plethora of side effects.  Today, I remain one accord with the Spirit that is His breath and I am grateful for the ease of breathing and the gift of remembering to take moments throughout the day to be still and breathe! 

Please share with me in the comment section: What are you grateful for today?

Much Love & Many Blessings,


Photo Credit:  Yavanna

The Ashes Of Decayed Beauty

MLMM First Line Friday Writing Challenge

First Line Prompt: I found myself in the ruins again.

The Ashes Of Decayed Beauty

I found myself in the ruins again
wandering lost in the decayed beauty
that once was filled with vibrancy
before the crucifixion by my Scarlet family

In the brutal cruelty of my past
with the pain of my parents betrayal
I never knew a cut that bled this deep
leaving my soul with unending weep

For there is no greater damage done to another
than to shatter the spirit into the despair of oppression
turning the soul into a graveyard tombstone
done by the crimson tongue of others

In these ruins I shall find the Healer
and once again be delivered by the Redeemer
from this comes the crown of wisdom through pain
in my soul these ruins of ashes will no longer leave their stain

Yes, I found myself in the ruins again
and by Grace my soul has no remnants of carcinogen
by Strength my tongue did not retaliate
through Forgiveness I am blessed to love and not hate

Photo Credit: Pinterest