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WELCOME: WHY I CREATED THIS BLOG

Hey there! I’m Dee. Thanks for dropping by. Welcome, come on in. Why I created this blog? Short answer: because we all have something to communicate. And I will not let my voice die or be silenced. This is therefore a brave and intentional space for creative self-expression inspired by my relationship with God. I …

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Why I Write: The Power of the Written Word

Before-word: As I’m spending more time building this blog, I’ve been thinking a lot about writing—the art of writing and the power of the written word. I love to write. And chances are if you’re on this site, you’re a blogger which means you also love to write. Or, you’re here because you love to …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #45: Embellished in Lavender | a Senryu

Lavender lilies Draped splendidly in allure Round-star-shaped wonders 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 I love hearing from you, so remember to “like”, comment. And subscribe/follow the blog👈 to never miss a post.In creative …

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Paradise© | an Etheree

Holding hands the way lovers often do Strolling on the edge of paradise The setting sun frozen in time Standstill in moments cherished Hearts as one connecting Basking in love Paradise You plus Me 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 I love hearing from you, …

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Just For Laughs … or is it?!

I came across this and it made me smile: Truly, there’s nothing new under the sun. 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 I love hearing from you, so remember to “like” & comment. And subscribe/follow the blog👈 to never miss a post.In creative solidarity, Dee

Published in “Creative Gems Volume 1”—out now!

Happy to share I had a piece published in this lovely book project—it’s a call for peace and a tribute piece to the fortitude of refugees. It was a joy being a part of this artistic collaboration with Andrea and other talented WP artists. Check it out … Creative Gems Volume 1 Thank you for …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #30: Another Walk on the Wild Side—a Haiku

Why do you worry? Look at the wildflowers of the field and how they grow. They don’t work, they don’t make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. If God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will most certainly care for you. Don’t worry, have faith!

It’s Summer©—a Haiku

Hot days and warm nights Feeling of love in the air A forever cheer 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 I love hearing from you, so remember to “like” & comment. And subscribe/follow the blog👈 to never miss a post.In creative solidarity, Dee

Lily© [a Haiku]

Raindrops on lilies Summer flowers unfolding My favorite thing Photo credit: DeeMin 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 I love hearing from you, so remember to “like” & comment. And subscribe/follow the blog👈 to never miss a post.In creative solidarity, Dee

Love Deep To Deeper© [with audio]

He’s a man of emotions deepLike ocean’s untapped placesPiled up high—an emotional heapUnleash in out-of-this-world spacesIntense flow out, they seepFrom a furnaced heart embracesWords draped in sultry endearment sweetLanguage as intimate as thought expresses: Beautiful BabeMy loveMy queen His heart speaksIntimacy between lovers growThe essence of affections peakConnecting soul-to-soul flowInseparable—two as one—mystique Language only lovers …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #29: A Walk on the Wild Side

When I saw these beautiful wildflowers while walking through the park, I reflected on Jesus’ parallelism between God’s care for wild flowers and God’s care for us. Why do you worry? Look at the wildflowers of the field and how they grow. They don’t work, they don’t make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his …

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Midweek Boost: What’s Deeper Than Love?

I was helping my nephew with his assignment, when I saw a pensive expression that was far too intense to be just about his school work.“What’s up with that look?” I asked. With deep sincerity he responded with his own question: “Why are you helping me?” And he wasn’t satisfied with “… because you’re my …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #28: Of Birds & Feathers

Walking by a river long Sunday strolling along Birds hanging about headstrong Feathers not where they belong Duck strolling along Feathers not where they belong Heron chilling by the river, neck long 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along. Like what you see? Read more here👈 Subscribe to the blog here👈 “Like” …

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Flowers of the Day Challenge #42: Garden Vibes

2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt (although today is a collection of flowers). Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 I love hearing from you, so remember to “like”, comment. And subscribe/follow the blog👈 to never miss a post.In creative solidarity, …

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Zest

https://youtu.be/QZF4krDe99s “Zestfully zestfully zestfully cleanYou’re not fully clean unless you’reZestfully clean” 🎶 Maybe I’ve just aged myselfRecalling this adBut when I saw Sammi’s weekend prompt word: ZestMy thought went to the cheerfully zestful commercialRecalled in 41 words 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along. Like what you see? Read more here👈 I …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #40: Luscious Lily & Haiku

Yellow bright revealNature caught red-handedlyOpening the show 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 I love hearing from you, so remember to “like”, comment. And subscribe/follow the blog👈 to never miss a post.In creative solidarity, …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #38: Pretty in Pink Roses

Isn’t she lovely? Pretty by nature! Apricot Drift Rose. 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 Subscribe to the blog here👈 “Like” and comment👇I love hearing from you.In creative solidarity, Dee

A Pastor’s Appreciation Tribute©

In the beginning No ... no ... not that beginningIn the beginning before church had form and structure Before Matthew, Mark, Luke, John described the life of Christ giving us the GospelBefore Wycliffe or Huss chose martyrdom rather than deny the Christ of the gospelBefore Martin Luther nailed 95 thesis on church doors to return …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #37: Rosey Red Roses

… red roses are back and blooming in their radiant redness bringing the garden back to life!!! 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 Subscribe to the blog here👈 “Like” and comment👇I love hearing from …

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Dessert©

No matter how many courses in consumption There’s always room for more—the sweetest of creations Drawing eyes to menu in just the right section The spacial spread of delectable selections Cakes, puddings, pastries, creamy confections Salty, savory, creamy, crunchy elaborations Deep-fried, baked, and even frozen options Tastes and textures, varying in expressions Laced in sugary, …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #36: Alluring Azaleas

…she allured me with her beauty at the start of spring, now her blooms adorns the garden bed. See you next spring my vivacious beauty. 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 Subscribe to the …

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Shabbat Shalom: God Moments [with audio]

Click👆to listen There are moments that are described as “happenstances” and others as “coincidences”, but I prefer to see these moments as God moments. God moments mark the times when the ordinary of our lives is interrupted and interjected with the extraordinary. God moments are moments that cannot be explained, or they are so perfectly …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #35: Flamboyant Foxglove

… and they’re back in their delicate gorgeousness—flamboyant foxgloves 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. Like what you see? Read more here👈 Subscribe to the blog here👈 “Like” and comment👇I love hearing from you.In creative solidarity, Dee

Flower of the Day Challenge #33: Robust Rhododendrons

… she’s pretty by nature. Sharing for your viewing pleasure! 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. Like what you see? Read more here👈 Subscribe to the blog here👈 “Like” and comment👇I love hearing from you.In creative solidarity, Dee

Flower of the Day Challenge #31: Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac 1st Blooms

Bloomerang dark purple lilac—beautiful and fragrant 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. Like what you see? Read more here👈 Subscribe to the blog here👈 “Like” and comment👇I love hearing from you.In creative solidarity, Dee

Flower of the Day Challenge #30: Azalea’s First Bloom in ‘22

… the gorgeousness of blooming azalea shrubs is about to grace my garden as it springs back to life … accompanied by the resilient Bugle Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow …

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BIRTHmonth: Day 30 Concluding Affirmation—I Affirm Today to Self-Love

Before-word: To celebrate my birthMONTH I declared an affirmation for each day. At the end of the month I conclude with the affirmation to self-love, because you must first love yourself in order to love anyone else. This emanates from the ultimate love—the love of and for God. This was the April I affirm to …

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BirthMONTH—Day 19: I Affirm Today to Love the Way My Heart Knows How to Love

I will not make excuses for the way my heart loves I will love ❤️ honestly I will love ❤️ naturally I will love ❤️ completely I will love the way my heart knows how to love Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more …

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