Archive for March, 2013

Creativity Project Year Two-Day 82

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Resurrection

They laid His body,
Lifeless, within the dark tomb,
Shadow fell across
Their souls for they did not know
What miracle awaited.

He had explained to
Them, but they lacked understanding,
Nothing prepared them
For His crucifixion and
Their loss of His leadership.

On the third day they
Found the tomb’s stone rolled away
He was not there, but
Had risen up from the grave,
Conquering death, coming alive.

When Jesus appeared
To them, they were amazed and
Overcome by joy
Here was the Lord who they loved
Resurrected and alive.

Death had lost its hold
And been swallowed up by life
The Eternal One
Christ Jesus had overcome
Sin’s punishment with victory.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Sunday, March 31, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   Jesus is alive.
2.   The new outfit Mom gave me fit well.
3.   Lunch was special because we spent it with friends.
4.   I did not have to cook today.
5.   Mom felt good.

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My Easter has been wonderful, except the unpleasant side effects I am experiencing. I hope your day was glorious, full of joy and blessing. Gather you wits and devote some time to exploring your creativity. If I can write, so can you. You have so much to share with the world.

As a prompt, write about resurrection. You may have questions, your thoughts may differ with mine, but you should be able to examine the topic in a poem, story, or journal entry. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog. I hope you will return often, but you might also want to enter your email above and subscribe to Chronicles. I would love to read your thoughts, suggestions, or criticism, so please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 81

Journal entry:

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Calling For Relief

I see their faces
Projected on all my screens,
There is no hiding
From their desperate hardship,
I want to alleviate.

I am not so far
Removed from their poverty,
But God blesses me
With everything which I need
And some things I merely want.

How can I with so
Little do enough to help
Make their lives better?
Maybe someone who reads this
Will be moved to aid the poor.

I pray Lord Jesus
To send them all the help that
They need in this time
Including the Good News of
The awesome gift of His grace.

I try to remind
Those who are within my reach
To lend helping hands
To those who cross their pathways
And those who are far away.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Saturday, March 30, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I woke up early this morning.
2.   Though my stomach was upset I had a good day.
3.   The outfit Mom got for me fits.
4.   I am still writing daily.
5.   My computer is very useful.

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My Saturday has been delightful. I hope your day was also enjoyable. I loaded fourteen CDs (162 songs) into iTunes and onto my iPods today. The music helped intoxicate my muse who came out of hiding for a little while. I recommend you engage your imagination and creativity to make something to share with the world.

As a prompt, write about an issue in society that concerns you. You might write a poem, concoct a story, or write a journal entry. Do whatever suits your mood and leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog. While you are here you might want to enter your email address in the space above so you will receive future updates from Chronicles. If you have any thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share with me, please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 80

Journal entry:

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Good Friday

The longest hours in
Creation happened on this
Day ages ago,
While my Lord Jesus suffered
Hung upon the cruel cross.

He who did no wrong,
Died for me who does no right,
Expunging sin from
My guilty soul through His blood,
The innocent Lamb of God.

I am so blessed by
The grace He freely bestowed,
I have a great hope
Because Christ died, a pure
Sacrifice, redeeming me.

His separation
From the Father in those hours
Ensured my pardon
And bought me eternity
In His presence in Heaven.

The impossible
Was made possible through God’s
Provision of His
Only Begotten Son who
Died for all sinners like me.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Friday, March 29, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   Mom did not wake me before she left with June this morning.
2.   I vacuumed the floors.
3.   I put down the new rugs for the living room and kitchen.
4.   I was able to dispose of the plant that had died.
5.   Mom got me a new outfit to wear on Easter.

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I had a good day, and I hope you also enjoyed this Friday. I wrote my journal entry without any great inspiration and the poem came more easily because I had made some effort. I believe you can do the same. You can creep up on creativity and capture it when unexpected. So get yourself busy.

As a prompt, write from where you are, even if you feel you have nothing to write. Begin and see where you are led. There is magic in the writing. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

I appreciate your visit to my blog and hope you will find your way back often. You might also want to enter your email address in the space provided to subscribe to Chronicles. If you have anything you would like to share with me, please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

 

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 79

Journal entry:

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Wordsmith’s Purpose

I am a wordsmith
Forging letters into words
And words into lines,
Which encourage and inspire
People who peruse my work.

My desire is to
Set the imagination
Afire within each
One who reads my faithful lines,
Blazing bright creatively.

Sometimes I fall short
And cannot fully convey
My meaning to minds
And hearts because I lack some
Element artistically.

Yet I continue
Attempting to bring to life
Something so special
It changes the fabric of
My reader’s whole existence.

I want each person
To realize their great worth
Using their own gifts,
Talents, creativity,
To impact the living world.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, March 28, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I got up early enough to go to town.
2.   The return at Best Buy went smoothly.
3.   I decided to fill the truck with gasoline.
4.   Wal-Mart had Cream of Asparagus Soup.
5.   I had enough money for all I got today and did not overdraw my account.

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This was a very fortunate Thursday for me. I hope your day also went well. While you have a few moments, engage your mind creatively. There is much you can do if you will only make an effort. No dreams ever materialized without work.

This evening’s poem began with a totally different set of lines, so as a prompt, I encourage you to begin writing freely and find your subject. You might even throw away some lines. Let your imagination lead you wherever it wishes. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. You might want to enter your email in the space above and subscribe to updates from Chronicles. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share, please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 78

Journal entry:

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Moving Forward

I thought it would be easy
To move beyond those moments
Engraved upon the fabric
Of my fragile memory,
But I was so mistaken.

Those times I still remember
With the starkest clarity,
And though I try to forget,
I am forever haunted
As if it were yesterday.

I guess it was such a loss
Of not just relationship,
But also physical things
Missing in this my present,
That I can hardly let go.

Yet I am now determined
To move myself beyond this
Feeling of deep emptiness,
And rise up to meet these new
Beginnings, full of promise.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I am not forced to be perfect.
2.   I have the right to make choices.
3.   My life is full of simple pleasures.
4.   I have people who believe in my abilities.
5.   I am allowed to grow.

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I hope your Wednesday went well, mine was a bit short because I slept very late. I encourage you to work creatively in these moments, because there is no time like the present to bring your imagination to life. You have great talent and awesome gifts, if you will only use them.

As a prompt, write about something you have read that has impacted your life. This might be a line, an article, a story, or a book. You should be able to create a poem, story, or journal entry about how you have changed because of these words. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

I am so glad you chose to spend some of your precious time visiting my blog. Thank you. I hope that you will continue to visit often, but you might also want to enter your email address in the space provided above and subscribe to Chronicles. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share, please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 77

Journal entry:

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In Passing

Here I am again
Writing out my many lines,
In hope of reaching
Someone’s heart, making my voice
Heard beyond this lonely space.

There you are reading
These words I so carefully
Chose to place before
Your eyes with the intention
Of influencing your thought.

Everywhere I go
I try to capture something
Of the essential
Quality of life’s meaning
And distill it into verse.

Here, there, everywhere
I gather up the phrases
That will somehow change
Or impact lives in contact
With mine through these expressions.

Will anyone long
Remember or soon forget
What I have written
Of my life’s experience;
Just here, there, and everywhere.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I stayed home all day.
2.   My package came, so I have the right power adapter for my laptop.
3.   Mom went out with her best friend, June.
4.   My hair does not require cutting as often as Mom’s does.
5.   My life is not as stressful as those of some others.

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I like Tuesdays like today, when I can stay home and enjoy the peace and relative quiet. I hope your day was full of joy and smiles. Now I urge you to engage your imagination in doing something creative. Your mind is filled with ideas that will appeal to other people. You just have to excavate the treasure you possess within you. I am not endowed with any special quality that you do not also embody. So if I can work creatively, so can you.

As a prompt, write about what you think might happen if you suddenly disappeared. You might handle this as a poem, story, or journal entry. If you use the prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below. I look forward to reading what you create.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. I hope you will come back to visit often, but you might also want to enter your email above and subscribe to Chronicles. I am always glad to receive your comments. Your words encourage and challenge me to continue this Creativity Project.

Always,
Jo Ann 

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 76

Journal entry:

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Be Audacious

Do not ever quit…
Be strong and be courageous,
Continue your work;
You have great ability
And much creativity.

Keep your head and hopes
Up, live your full potential,
Accomplish the things
Laid out for you from the start…
Make the best of the moment.

You can be the one…
The hero others cherish,
Just keep on making
A valiant effort to live
The dreams you hold the dearest.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Monday, March 25, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I woke up this morning.
2.   The day was beautiful though there was a chill in the air.
3.   I can read and write.
4.   I can balance a checkbook.
5.   I have friends who support me through prayer.

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I had a great Monday and I hope you did the same. I encourage you to set aside some time to work creatively. It will enliven your hours. Anytime you engage your imagination you enrich your life and the lives of those who encounter your work.

As a prompt, write about courage. You might know someone who exhibits the quality, or it might be something from your own experience. If you write a poem, story, or journal entry using this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

I appreciate your taking time to read my blog. I hope you will come back often, but you might also want to enter your email above and subscribe to Chronicles for future updates. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share, please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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