Archive for May, 2013

Creativity Project Year Two-Day 143

Journal entry:

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Provision

Study
His ways, you will
Find God is loving, kind,
Forgiving, and a steadfast friend
In times of greatest trouble, lifting up
The hearts of those who face despair,
He never deserts those
Who will give Him
Their lives.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Friday, May 31, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   After Mom yelled and woke me around 2:00 this morning, she did not have to call me again.
2.   I slept well, without nightmares.
3.   Mom’s appointment went well.
4.   We ate supper at Taco Bell so I did not have to cook this evening.
5.   I finally got some capris that fit Mom. Only took me three tries.

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My Friday was fairly good, though quite busy. I hope your day was enjoyable. Now, while you are able, create something to share with others. You could take a picture, write a poem, make a gratitude list, draw something, whatever feeds your imagination at the moment. Do it and see how it enriches your life, then make a habit of creativity.

As a prompt, write about your creative process and how you nurture yourself. You might create a poem, story, or journal entry, whichever appeals to you. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you so much for taking time to read my blog. I hope you will make a habit of visiting, but I also encourage you to subscribe to Chronicles by email so you miss no updates. Your thoughts, suggestions, and criticism are welcome, so please leave me a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 142

Journal entry:

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I wrote the following poem in the deep darkness of the early morning hours. There is an element of crisis to it…

In Doubt

Am I so wholly
Unpleasing to God that He
Would fully desert
Those for whom I so dearly
Care, leaving them to suffer?

So it seems to me,
For I have constantly prayed
Entreating the Lord
To reach down in His mercy
And alleviate their pain,

But with no result.
I am bereft; believing,
Praying, and hoping
Has worked no good on their part,
They are in great agony.

I am now beset
With undeniable doubt,
I am not given
The strength of faith that Job had;
I am so weakling a worm.

Yet still I pray God
Even should He find it just
To forsake my cause
That He would show unceasing
Love and tenderness to them.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, May 30, 2013

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This was a Facebook status inspired by the above picture and divided into lines to make a poem…

In Life’s Garden

People are beautiful
And delicate like Summer roses.
They need careful tending
And abundant love to
Reach their glorious potential.
No matter their appearance
People are worthy of respect.
Nurture every person
Who touches your life
And show your gratitude
For the blessings they impart.
Like the roses, people only
Bloom for a little while
And then they fade away.
You are only left with
Memories of their splendor.
So cherish your moments with
Others and share your
Feelings of love.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, May 30, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I got a little sleep, but accomplished a lot overnight.
2.   I decided to call Qwest Diagnostics, and hopefully took care of that problem.
3.   We were not late to Mom’s appointment.
4.   The new program seems to be helping Mom a little.
5.   I got some beautiful pictures today.

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This was an emotional Thursday. I hope your day was more stable and enjoyable. I encourage you to engage your imagination and do some creative work. I guarantee it will enrich your life and touch others with whom you share. You may believe you have nothing to say, but if you open your mind you will find words. I believe in your talent. Believe in yourself.

As a prompt, write a crisis poem, story, or journal entry. You might want to resolve the crisis or leave it as a cliffhanger. You know what writing will nourish you. Follow your heart. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you so much for reading my words. I have managed another day of writing and I have a little hope that I can go on. You might want to subscribe to Chronicles for future updates. I hope you will also come back to visit. Your comments are always appreciated and they help encourage me. Sometimes I feel the writing is too personal and I should stop sharing, but you all help me go on.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 141

Journal entry:

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My Druthers

I have
Nothing to say
That is not negative
So I really rather not write.
I want to crawl inside some juicy book
And while away the hours reading
About interesting
People who live
With zest.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I did not get rained on today.
2.   There were no thunderstorms here.
3.   The truck did not break down.
4.   Mom did not fall.
5.   No one robbed us.

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This Wednesday was a difficult day. I hope your day was much more pleasant. I encourage you to do some creative work if you can manage it. Perhaps it will improve your day. At least I know you have the talent to do it.

As a prompt, write about something you would rather do. Maybe this will be a comparison poem, story, or journal entry, just write whatever comes to mind. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

I appreciate your taking the time to read my blog. I do not know how much longer I will be doing this, but I hope you will visit again. If you are interested in future updates you might wish to subscribe to Chronicles. If you have a comment you would like to share, please leave it below.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 140

Journal entry:

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Higher

I rise…
And you cannot
Keep me down because I
Am being lifted up by God
Who supplies my every need through His great
Abundant love given freely
With no payment required
Of me ever
I rise…

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   We have almost enough award dollars to buy a tablet.
2.   I read quite a bit through the night.
3.   I took a nap this morning.
4.   Alex is working on a mind map of his story.
5.   Laura came by this evening.

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This Tuesday was a very good day. I hope you accomplished things you wanted today. If you will devote some time to your creativity, you will find it has many rewards. Your communication with others can enhance their lives. Your gifts are many, use them wisely.

As a prompt, write about something that moves you higher. This could be a person, your spirituality, an accomplishment, whatever moves you to write a poem, story, or journal entry. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you will find your way back often. It is easy to subscribe to Chronicles, just enter your email in the space above and you will receive updates. I would love to read your remarks, so please leave a comment.

Always,
Jo Ann

 

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 139

Journal entry:

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Dilemma

I procrastinate,
Because I am unsure of
What the future will
Bring, but indecisiveness
Can become very costly.

I wish I could know
Without a shadow of doubt
That buying something
Now is better than waiting,
But I have no guarantee.

So I hesitate,
Thinking the purchase over,
Measuring value
Against what I believe may
Be upgraded in future.

Technology has
Been changing so rapidly
I am unwilling
To spend money on something
That will be soon obsolete.

Yet I want very
Badly to have the device,
I cannot decide
What it is I should really
Do and the prices vary.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Monday, May 27, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I managed to get up fairly early.
2.   I decided to cook my concoction for lunch.
3.   I vacuumed the floors.
4.   Mom’s best friend, June, came to visit.
5.   I told Leigh we had a lot of trash and she decided to come get it.

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My Memorial Day was wonderful. I hope your day was fantastic. Now take a few minutes to create work that will last beyond the temporary. You undoubtedly have talent, so use it. The world awaits your effort.

As a prompt, write about indecisiveness. Maybe you are not plagued with it as I am… Tell your story. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thanks for reading my blog. You can subscribe to Chronicles by entering your email in the space provided above. Any comments you choose to leave would be appreciated.

Always,
Jo Ann

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Creativity Project Year Two-Day 138

Journal entry:

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My son, Alex, and his beautiful bride, Laura… Since they married they have hardly had time together because he has been stationed in Okinawa and she is going to school back here.

Military Duty

They all
Give full measure
Of their hearts, minds, and souls
That they may serve and defend our
Nation from enemies both foreign and
Domestic keeping us safe from
Harm and protecting our
Independence
Bravely.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Sunday, May 26, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I was able to spend some time in conversation with Alex.
2.   I finished all the laundry.
3.   When Hope bit me, she did not hurt me to badly, although it was on the face and drew blood.
4.   Mom was pleased with the work I did today.
5.   I fixed her medicine much earlier than I usually do.

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I have accomplished more than I imagined possible on this Sunday. I hope you enjoyed your day. I encourage you to make a creative effort and see what you can do. I know you have the talent necessary, just get busy. The world awaits your contribution.

As a prompt, write about our military personnel. You may wish to note their sacrifice or their honor. This is a weekend to have them on our hearts and in our minds, as we should always. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments below.

Thank you so much for reading my blog. I hope you will come back often. You may also wish to subscribe to Chronicles by email so you won’t miss updates. 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 137

Journal entry:

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Ideal Communication

Words like
Rushing waters
Flow from the center of
My heart, the middle of my mind,
Bringing my meaning to the surface of
The universal consciousness.
I share my vision
With readers of
My thoughts.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Saturday, May 25, 2013

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I am grateful:

1.   I was allowed to sleep extra today.
2.   I woke at times so that I could fix Mom’s meals.
3.   I did not have to go to town.
4.   I crushed the cans so I am caught up on that chore.
5.   I did this journal entry and poem despite not wanting to write.

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Another Saturday passes into history. I hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend. If you will make an effort you can create something wonderful to share with the world. I realize creating is not always easy, sometimes inspiration is lacking, but even so you can produce some work that will cement this day in memory. We only pass this way once and we should leave tracks across the pathway of time.

As a prompt, write about how communication impacts the world. You might do this on a personal level or on a more societal level. If you use this prompt, please share your work by leaving a link in the comments below.

Thank you for spending a few moments with me. I hope you will visit often, and if you are new here I encourage you to sample the archives and visit the about page. There is a little information about me there that might interest you. If you would like to receive email updates, please subscribe to Chronicles. Your comments are always welcome, so if you have thoughts, suggestions, or criticism to share, please leave them below.

Always,
Jo Ann

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