365 Creativity Project-Day 237

Journal entry:

Journal 9-2-20120001

The poem below is in answer to today’s prompt at The Sunday Whirl. The words from that site are in italics. I hope you will visit there if you need a creativity boost.

Small Miracle

There must have been nine
Angels dressed in pearly white
Or some large number
Watching over me last night,
Because evidence is clear.

I could not refresh
Myself in peaceful sleep, but
Had my heart laid bare,
My mind was so gassed up with
Caffeine it was in high gear.

Somehow a smooth shift
In perception did occur,
And in the final
Hours before the breaking dawn
I chose to ready myself.

Services started
Well before nine this morning,
But I was at church
Anticipating Sunday
School without any complaint.

Surely evidence
God had His hand guiding me
Throughout the final
Hours of the swift passing night
So I would refresh my soul.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Sunday, September 2, 2012



Sculpture in the foyer of Central Baptist Church. I purposely enlarged it so maybe you can see the detail. I think it is gorgeous and so poetic.


A backdrop where the youth meet…


A mural on the wall in the youth assembly…

I am grateful:

1.   I took a shower during the night and got dressed in anticipation of going to church.
2.   I left in time to get a good parking place.
3.   I visited with some of the church family I had not seen in some time.
4.   I was able to participate in the Sunday School Class discussion.
5.   I bought enough drinks for a while at Wal-Mart.
6.   I hand washed some clothes Mom had messed up before putting them in the washer.
7.   I got home in time to fix Mom’s lunch.
8.   Even though my mind was boggled by the wordle, I came up with a poem.
9.   My shoulder is not hurting too bad.
10.  I got some pictures at church.

I hope your Sunday has been glorious. I have enjoyed mine immensely, though I am a bit exhausted. I hope you will make time to exercise your creativity. I know it is not always easy, but the effort is worthwhile. You just have to make use of the opportunity to the best of your ability.

For a prompt, write about something unexpected or unplanned that you have done recently. I know our lives are busy and structured, but surely you can think of an event. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

I am so glad you chose to visit my blog. I hope you enjoyed your stay and will return often. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism, I would appreciate your leaving a comment.

Jo Ann



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  1. #1 by brenda w on September 3, 2012 - 9:52 am

    Nicely done, Jo Ann. Best wishes for your mother. May she feel well enough to join you next week. 🙂

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on September 3, 2012 - 7:56 pm

      Thank you Brenda. Thank you for the kind wishes for Mom. I am not sure I will go to church again next week, but maybe. I am not a regular attendee, that is why I wrote so much about it.

  2. #3 by Walt Wojtanik on September 3, 2012 - 8:24 pm

    Agreeing with Brenda, a well worked bit of wordle on a very compassionate plain. Keep your “religion” close to your heart, and you’re never far from it, JoAnn!

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on September 4, 2012 - 12:14 am

      Thank you Walt. I am glad you liked it. I am never sure what I come up with will appeal to anyone, but it is great when something touches someone. Please come visit again.

  3. #5 by gautami tripathy on September 8, 2012 - 9:14 pm

    Beautiful poem..!

    And thanks for sharing that sculpture….

    tipsy fingers play footsie

    • #6 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on September 11, 2012 - 5:30 pm

      Thank you gautami. The sculpture is even more beautiful when you can walk around it.

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