Archive for April, 2013

Creativity Project Year Two-Day 112

Journal entry:

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Reach Out, Grasp Success

Hold out your hand,
Take mine in yours,
Let’s learn to fly above
The cares of this world.

Ours is the freedom
To reach into the sky,
Find what we’re looking for
And continue with life.

We have the blessing
Of God’s love upon us,
We can reach higher
Than we’ve ever guessed.

Ours is the talent
So generously given,
We can accomplish
Whatever we dream.

Hold out your hand,
Take mine in yours,
Let’s learn to fly above
The cares of this world.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I went to bed early last night and slept well.
2.   I wore a new shirt today.
3.   I was able to help Mom with lunch because she did not feel like doing for herself.
4.   I wrote my journal entry before going to class tonight.
5.   The potatoes and salad I prepared for supper were very good.

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I had a fairly good Tuesday, although I am stressed because Mom is in so much pain. She can hardly walk and I hate seeing her this way. I hope your day was pleasant. Take a few moments to exercise your creativity. It will no doubt enrich your life and give you something to share with the world. Your contribution is very important.

As a prompt, write about the path to success. You may write a poem, story, or journal entry and leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you will return often, but you may wish to subscribe to Chronicles by email for future updates. Should you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share, please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 111

Journal entry:

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Trust In The Lord

Life is not always kind,
But God always cares.
Life is not always fair,
But God is always just.
Life is not always pleasant,
But God is always good.

Don’t depend on life
To fulfill your needs,
But put your faith in
The Maker of your life,
For He can make something
Beautiful of all you go through.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Monday, April 29, 2013

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Safety In The Storm

Make God the captain
Of your ship, and though
You may be tossed about,
You will surely make
It through the storm.

Harm may come,
But you will see your
Way to a better day,
God will never forsake you
Or leave you to survive alone.

Jesus will guide you
Through all difficulties
If you will only place
Your trust in His great
And providing hands.

Have faith in Him
Who owns your destiny,
For He will surely
Lead you through this
And every other day.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Monday, April 29, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I have some wonderful creative friends who encourage me.
2.   I stayed up all night and accomplished a lot.
3.   I was able to take care of some necessary business this morning.
4.   I am finishing this very early.
5.   I will be able to watch WWE Monday Night RAW without distraction tonight.

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I am having a wonderful Monday. I hope your day goes exactly as you expect. I encourage you to invest some time exploring your creativity. I know you have the talent required to accomplish great things in your life. Every time you exercise your imagination you enrich the world.

As a prompt, write about a difficult crossing in your life. You may wish to center your poem, story, or journal entry on how you overcame the obstacle or on its significance. Just write… If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed your time here and that you will visit again often. You might wish to enter your email address in the space above and subscribe to Chronicles. I would love for you to leave a comment should you have any thoughts to share with me.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 110

Journal entry:

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The following poem is in answer to the prompt at Poetic Asides. I linked four shadormas together rather than only doing one… but that is just my typical mode of operation with short syllabic forms.

Shadormas…
With Apologies
To The Rolling Stones

Maybe he
Is not the lover
She dreams of,
But he is
The one who is convenient
To share this moment.

Maybe she
Is not as pretty
As he would
Like for her
Quite assuredly to be,
But she meets his needs.

They are not
Completely happy
Because they
Have not met
Each other’s expectations,
But they are content.

You cannot
Always get what you
Want, but do
Sometimes get
Exactly what it is you
Actually need.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Sunday, April 28, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I was already coming out of sleep when Jeremy called and got me up today.
2.   I was able to fix lunch for Mom because she was in too much pain to do it herself.
3.   The thunderstorms did not do damage to our house.
4.   Power remained on despite nearby lightning strikes.
5.   Hope finally settled down, after being terrified by the thunder.

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It was a good Sunday for me, although I hate that Mom was still in pain. I hope your day went well. Take a few minutes to create now. There is no limit to the inventiveness of your imagination so put it to work. What you make might be exactly what someone needs to brighten their day, and it might also enrich yours.

As a prompt, write about meeting needs through imperfection. Your poem, story, or journal entry can be shared here by leaving a link to the work in the comments below.

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you will return to visit often, but you might also want to subscribe to Chronicles by entering your email address in the space provided above. If you have any thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share, please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 109

Journal entry:

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Reciprocity

If you were the light
Reflected upon the water,
I would be the waves
On the surface of the sea.

If you were the brightness
Carried on the breeze,
I would rise up
To meet your luminosity.

If you were the breath
Gliding on my fragile edges,
I would be the foam
Reaching up to greet you.

If you were so brief
And totally evanescent,
I would be receptive
Wanting you continually.

If you were the light
Reflected upon the water,
I would be the waves
On the surface of the sea.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Saturday, April 27, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I awoke feeling much more stable than when I went to bed last night.
2.   Leigh called and talked with me a little while.
3.   Linda agreed that I could come to her house and take pictures.
4.   I did some experimenting with ISO.
5.   I took Hope for a walk and found the words I had been searching for all day.

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Other than some difficulty with words, my Saturday was wonderful… The words finally arrived, so even that was not a loss. I hope your day was all you hoped it would be. If you have not already, I encourage you to engage your creativity and make a work of artistry. I am quite sure that you are able, if you only make an effort.

As a prompt, use an image from nature to write a LOVE poem. I am certain you can do this… If you prefer a story or journal entry, by all means, do that. If you should use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have enjoyed your time here and that you will come back often. You might also want to enter your email address in the space provided above and subscribe to Chronicles. I appreciate any comments you may feel like sharing, so please leave one.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 108

Journal entry:

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Casting Out Crazy

It is time to put
All these unreasonable
Thoughts away and shut
Them in a box where they can
Stay, forever and a day.

I wish it was that
Simple to take back control,
But wrestling with thoughts
Is not an easy game to
Play, especially today.

Casting out crazy
Is much harder than I thought
It would ever be,
Because I am unsure of
Myself, not trusting of me.

There is no one to
Talk to who I believe can
Fully understand,
Because it is all plainly
And surely insanity.

I do not have such
Answers as will put my mind
Finally at ease,
So I am casting about
For another fantasy.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Friday, April 26, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I was not rushed this morning.
2.   Mom was able to have her appointment with the PA today.
3.   The technician was able to increase the strength of the stimulation Mom receives.
4.   We had a nice lunch at Wendy’s.
5.   I was able to do what was needed for my test so I do not have to return to that office anytime soon.

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My Friday has about driven me out of my mind, but parts of it went well. The parts that are messed up, are some upon which I choose not to dwell. I am hoping my mind will somehow let them go. I hope your day was much less stressful and more enjoyable. Right now I encourage you to busy yourself doing creative work. If I can manage it in my present state of mind, I am sure you can do something of greater worth.

As a prompt, write about a time you did not trust in yourself. This might be sometime your self confidence was low, or a time you did not feel quite sure you knew how to act. Just write… If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for reading my blog. I apologize for the material being a bit bizarre this time, hopefully I will regain some stability soon. I do hope you will visit again, you might also consider subscribing to Chronicles by email. 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 107

Journal entry:

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I do not usually use a lot of rhyme, but I tried to fulfill the prompts at NaPoWriMo and Poetic Asides. One of those was to write a ballad. I tried…

Everyone Wants Competence

Almost every day I find it
Lacking in those on whom
I am forced to depend for it,
So I must face my doom.

Yes, everyone wants competence,
Least to most important,
Really it would make much more sense
To be less discordant.

People just do not seem to care
About doing things well,
So some of us are left to swear
And finally to yell.

You have to be ever watchful,
Keeping wits about you
Because many are not thoughtful,
The competent seem few.

Make yourself an honest effort
To do your very best
So that yours is a good report
Despite that of the rest.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, April 25, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I had pleasant dreams.
2.   I was able to get an appointment for Mom tomorrow.
3.   I checked the delivery status on our package this afternoon.
4.   I posted on Facebook about the lost package.
5.   A friend suggested checking with neighbors, I did, and found the package.

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This Thursday eventually worked out well. I hope your day was a good one. Take time to create something you can share with others. What you do may have a major impact on someone’s life. You may never know what positive effect you have, but you will have enriched the world.

As a prompt, write a rhyming poem. This could be any sort of poem you choose, but just use rhyme. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you will return often. You might also want to enter your email address in the space above and subscribe to Chronicles. If you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism, please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 106

Journal entry:

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Fervent Prayer

Dear Lord, in the highest,
Please watch over me.
Dear Lord, be my shelter,
Keep me from agony.

Dear Lord, I’m not worthy,
That You should care for me.
Dear Lord, please have patience,
Never abandon me.

Dear Lord, oh most holy,
My shepherd always be.
Dear Lord, never leave me,
My God forever be.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I slept well last night and did not have horrifying dreams.
2.   I had Oreos and cold milk for breakfast.
3.   I was give a poem on my drive into town.
4.   Mom suggested I pick up something for supper so we had Subway sandwiches.
5.   Scrivener was on sale for half price on Amazon, and I finally decided to give in and get it.

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I had a very pleasant Wednesday. I hope your day was also enjoyable. If you have a few minutes to spare, I suggest you do something creative. It could be writing, drawing, photography, crafting, painting, whatever appeals to you. I know it will enrich your life, and it will probably ease your stress.

As a prompt, write a simple song in praise of something or someone. This does not have to be intricate, just a short exclamation. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

If you are a writer and in need of some software to help with your work, I understand Scrivener is very good. It is on sale for $20.00 which is half price. I am sharing the link to Amazon for your convenience: Scrivener on Amazon. I have not used the software yet, but I have been meaning to buy it for some time and just did not think I could afford the $40.00. At this price I snapped it up. You can visit Scrivener at Literature and Latte to read about the program.

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you will return often, but you might also want to enter your email address in the space provided above and subscribe to Chronicles. I would appreciate your comments, so please leave one.

Always,
Jo Ann

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