Life, Writing

Going a Walkabout – Drifting Away and Coming Back

It is easier…

It is easier to walk away than to pretend everything is okay. #Quote #LoveChangesPeople

It’s day five of 2020 and to me it already it feels like … well take your pick.

  • After a night of little sleep, it’s still dark outside and the fog is so thick.
  • Stuck in the middle of a long dark tunnel unsure towards which dim light to turn.
  • A moonless night where the dark surrounds you and the trees sway in the breeze like ghosts.

As I reread the bullet points above the theme is the dark.

Hello, darkness my old friend.

So as I (we) stare into the darkness of the world, others and our own hearts what can we do?

  • Get up off your ass, figuratively or literally if you are just laying on the couch.
  • Create gratitude, look around and acknowledge things you are grateful for.
  • Accept the dark moments as only temporary and endeavor to persevere.
  • Cast aside your fears and doubts, even if just for the next moment.
  • Remember and believe that there are better things ahead.

There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. ~C. S. Lewis #Quote #JustBelieve #HopeLives

And so I will forge ahead and I encourage you to do the same. Whether the new year has started out well for you with clarity and intention or like me you are somewhat in a fog. I will continue to pursue my dreams, love my family and friends, believing that hope lives.

Watch for my memoir tentatively titled ‘There is Always Hope‘ which I hope to self-publish later this year. I will continue to edit my trilogy novel series ‘The Chronicles of Faith‘ as well as write poetry for my own anthology collection. I also plan to enjoy the moments, each and every one!

And never, ever forget…

Life

Your Heart is Enough!

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You were created for great things. Now repeat after me,

“I am enough, I am enough, I am enough.”

Now go out and chase your passions, follow your dreams, seek your place in the world. Your heart is enough and you just might change the world. For if you make a difference and touch one persons life,  you just might touch the whole world. Who knows?

#JustBelieve #GraceWins #HopeLives #LoveChangesPeople #YouMatter

God, Life

You’re Not A Ghost

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Safety” by Fireflight from the album Innova featuring  Stephen Christian

   

All alone, alone you float
Can anybody see you
You’re a ghost
Do they know the pain you hide
Do they know the pain you hide
Cry for help, reaching out
Can anybody hear you when you shout
Are you hidden from their eyes
Are you hidden from their eyes
I see you

In the light, in the dark
I will be your bleeding heart
Cause when you need me
I’ll be your safety
I’ll be your safety
Like a fire, running wild
Can’t contain what’s deep inside
Ready to break free
I’ll be your safety
I’ll be your safety

Do you ever feel alone, like you’re a ghost? The enemy would have you believe that but it is not true. You are loved and you are not alone. Reach out to someone and if you have no one, reach out to me and I will do my best to be your safety. God bless! ~M

Life, Photograph, Poetry

Are you living life intentionally?

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Be intentional,
As you travel around the sun.
Live your life on purpose.
For far too soon it may be done,
So be exceptional.

~Mark Schutter ©2015

Lately I have been giving a lot of thought to living life deliberately, rather than just drifting through. To often we allow life to happen to us rather than living on purpose and with intention.

I know I struggle with this and often need to course correct and get the balance back in my life. How about you?

Art, Life, Writing

The Power of an Idea

“The wind in your ears blocks out all traces of doubt
and questions about the path you must now pedal.” 
Your soul is afire, you mind fully engaged, your body 
tinges with anticipation and fear of the unknown only 
adds to the certainty that this is your destiny and who 
you were created to be and the purpose for you life.

My prayer and hope is that each individual finds this 
path to follow for their life.  I believe if we all find and 
follow that idea and dream for which God purposed 
for us we will truly become alive in this life and that is 
what this world needs is people who have come alive.
 ~M
(The above drawing depicts the speed and power generated by the human body 
as the background is blurred with the illusion of movement.  This was done using 
Conte pastel crayons with a photo shop border added and a black flood fill within 
the border, 8×6 inches on white paper, copyright 2010, Mark Schutter)