Archive for January, 2013

Creativity Project Year Two-Day 23

Journal entry:

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Reassurance

Absolutely no
Reason to believe there is
Any way to change
The situation without
The help of God Almighty.

He is the only
One who can influence my
Day’s total outcomes,
I call upon Jesus Christ
In all my most humble prayers.

He surely changes
Everything that touches me
For my betterment,
I am never abandoned
By His kind devoted care.

Absolutely no
Reason to believe there is
Any way Jesus
Will ever let me down at
A time when I trust in Him.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, January 31, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I got some extra rest today.
2.   There were no storms today.
3.   We have a working stove on which to prepare our meals.
4.   We have clean running water for drinking, cooking, bathing, and washing.
5.   Each of us has time in which to accomplish what we choose, if we apply ourselves.

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This was a challenging Thursday for me. I hope you overcame all the challenges you faced. Now I challenge you to apply your energy to doing something creative. I know you may feel it is impossible, but I assure you that you can accomplish anything you wish. You have the talent, just put your imagination to work.

As a prompt, write about something unexpected that happened to you recently. Maybe you did something you doubted you could, maybe someone surprised you, or maybe something else occurred. You can write a poem, story, journal entry, or a note for later reference. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog. If you have something to share with me, please leave a comment. I hope you will visit again, but you might also want to subscribe to Chronicles so you get future updates.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 22

Journal entry:

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Liberty

Freedom
Freedom to love
Freedom to speak our minds
Freedom to become what we choose
Freedom to live life however we wish
Freedom to worship as we choose
Freedom to be ourselves
Freedom to give
Freedom

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   My Droid gets weather alerts.
2.   I got a little extra sleep this morning.
3.   Though the weather was bad all day, we were safe.
4.   My cousin, Tricia, and her family are okay.
5.   For the first time we were invited to come to Linda’s during bad weather.

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I hope your Wednesday was a pleasant day. I am glad the bad weather is finally past. Now before your day is over, engage your imagination and create something wonderful. You have so much to share with the world.

As a prompt, write about freedom. You might write a poem, story, or journal entry that explores the word. It is such a high concept and is so integral to life. I would love to read your creation, so if you use the prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. Have thoughts, suggestions, or critique, please leave a comment. You may want to follow Chronicles for future updates.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 21

Journal entry:

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Transformation

I am not convinced
That I have any answers
To heavy questions
Of living and existence,
But I make the best of it.

I find some great truths
Within the Bible’s story
Of God’s constant work
In redeeming each of us
Through Jesus’s sacrifice.

I believe and am
Convinced there is more than this
Suffering and grind,
There is a reality
Beyond what we envision.

There is a Heaven,
There is Christ my sweet Savior,
There is eternal
Life given freely by grace
To anyone believing.

My Lord chose me from
The beginning of all time
And remains with me
Throughout all passing ages
Making me totally whole.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I made it through the day despite staying up all night.
2.   I was able to communicate with Richard and get his advice.
3.   Hoke and I had some conversations through Facebook chat.
4.   Mom has felt a little better today.
5.   I accomplished a lot and spent some time outside.

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I have had a very productive Tuesday. I hope your day also fulfilled your expectations. I am a bit tired, but I devoted time to creation this evening. You can without doubt do the same. You have the talent, just make a concerted effort.

As a prompt, write about some sort of transformation. These things occur around us and within us daily, so you should be able to draw from your experience. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I would appreciate your leaving a comment and possibly subscribing to Chronicles. You are a major motivating factor for the work I do here and your voice counts with me.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 20

Journal entry:

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Admission

I watch
Wrestling because
Mom enjoys watching it
I never thought I would become
A fan, but last night I realized that
I have been captured by the sport
I was just as involved
As Mom in the
Action

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Monday, January 28, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   We decided to watch the Royal Rumble last night.
2.   I was able to talk to my friend Dana about the matches.
3.   I now have all the pictures so I can finish the Sweetwater Camera Club page for the CHN&V.
4.   I downloaded some applications for my Droid.
5.   Mom ate well at supper even though she was not feeling well today.

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I hope your Monday went well. I accomplished quite a lot. I have taken time to work creatively and so should you. You have so much to share with the world.

As a prompt, write about guns. I know this is a hot topic right now, and am sure you have an opinion about these weapons. Write a poem, story, journal entry, or note to refer to later. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

I appreciate you visiting my blog. I hope you will come again. You might want to subscribe to Chronicles for daily updates. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share with me, please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 19

Journal entry:

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Freely Given

In this
World nothing is
Really free, all things come
With strings attached and some of those
Can be quite overwhelming to ourselves,
But full salvation given by
Christ comes to us by grace
A free gift to
Accept

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Sunday, January 27, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I was able to get up after only four hours of sleep.
2.   I went to Sunday School and Worship Service at my church.
3.   I am learning a lot through our Bible study.
4.   The children sang in the worship service and it was very moving.
5.   I am up to date on all my devotional and Bible reading.

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I have had a wonderful Sunday. I found the time spent discussing the full divinity and full humanity of Jesus very enlightening. I hope you have had an enjoyable day. Before you retire this evening exercise your creativity and make something wonderful to share with the world.

As a prompt, write about your concept of something free. You might want to write a poem, story, or journal entry. Even a note that might lead to further writing later would be good. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Should you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share with me, leave a comment. Maybe you liked what you found here, please take some time to check out the archives. If you would like future updates you can subscribe to Chronicles by email.

Always,
Jo Ann

 

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 18

I gave a friend of mine a prompt, and then decided I would use it as well:

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I used the prompt at Wordsmith Studio to help generate the following poem:

An Absolute Moment

I reckon I should
Have known better than to bring
It up, but maybe
I was just running my mouth
Without much actual thought.

I deserved the jab
I suppose, despite attempts
To explain myself,
She said I should be able
To rise early once a week.

Sunday morning is
A time I hardly ever
Manage to awake
Before missing Sunday School,
She said I should try harder.

My excuses did
Not mean anything to her
And her opinion
Should really have no meaning
To me, yet I find it does.

Maybe I will get
Myself up again before
The breaking of dawn
So I can once more attend
My church on Sunday morning.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Saturday, January 26, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I woke up around 11:00 this morning despite going to bed at 3:00.
2.   I was asked to write a poetry prompt for Wordsmith Studio once a month.
3.   Mom ate some of the grits I bought for her last week.
4.   We have soap and warm water in which to wash dishes.
5.   Our freezer and refrigerator preserve food for our meals.

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This has been an extremely enjoyable Saturday for me. I hope your day has been relaxing and refreshing. You can take a few moments to engage your imagination and produce something creative. You may find working like this gives you a great deal of satisfaction. I know it enriches my days.

As a prompt, incorporate some or all of the phrase- He wished he loved her as much as the dog did…- into your poem, story, or journal entry. I know this prompt has already helped generate two stories, so it might also help you. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog. It means a lot to me that you took time to read what is here. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share, please leave me a comment. You might enjoy receiving updates by email so consider subscribing to Chronicles.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 17

Journal entry:

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Continue

There are
Both winners and
Losers, but at least they
All have the courage to compete
In the game, therefore they are worthy of
Respect no matter where they end
Up, life’s challenges are
Quite difficult,
Just try

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Friday, January 25, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I slept very well.
2.   I was able to begin on this month’s Sweetwater Camera Club page for the Chapel Hill News & Views.
3.   Outlook finally began working again after giving problems all day.
4.   Mom is a little better today.
5.   There are good moments even on bad days.

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This has been a pleasant productive Friday. I hope you have accomplished all you hoped today. Now, while you have a few moments to spare, I recommend you exercise your creativity and make something to share with the world. You have the talent, just use it.

As a prompt, make a list of things of which you are proud. This might give you something to write about in the future. It will no doubt make you recognize some of the strengths you possess. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share, please leave a comment. You might want to follow Chronicles for future updates.

Always,
Jo Ann

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