Lost Between Forever & Always©

Love Meandering through the malaise of what could have been Dodging word-wars hurled in fiery exchanges Delicate foreskin of its fortitude penetrated Breaking down its defenses Love Wandering brokenly Unsure and afraid Not finding its way Lost somewhere between forever and always 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign. All rights reserved. Thank you for reading! First time to the …

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Smoke & Water© [a Haiku]

Autumn smoky-orange Escapes across water’s glass Reflection, cascades Written in response to Ronovon’s Weekly Haiku Prompt inspired by the image above. 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! Feel free to “like” or drop a comment, I love hearing from you. You may start here👈 and …

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Celebrating Women & Girls Everywhere: International Women’s Day

On this International Woman’s Day: Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, just and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along. …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #24: Tall Palms & Sunlight

Palms taller than high-rise building … … Sun gloriously bright! 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! Feel free to “like” or drop a comment, I love hearing from you. You may start here👈 and for more subscribe to the blog here👈In creative solidarity, Dee

Flower of the Day Challenge #23: Happy Hibiscus

Ran across this happy flower on one of my walks — she was the only bloom. Sharing for your viewing pleasure. 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 the blog here👈In creative …

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Shabbat Shalom: Prayer For Peace & Ukraine

Click👆to listen to audio of this post In light of what is taking place in Ukraine and its heart-rending and life-altering impact, I’ll pause the “What In God’s Name” series today to instead offer a prayer for peace. However, before the prayer I’d like to go back to a giant statue that was put up …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #22: of Orchids & Snow

So we’re under a nor’easter with heavy snowfall. It’s cold but what a warmth in my heart this orchid is generating. She’s the first bloom of the season. From the dairy of a HappyOrchidMom Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? …

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Shabbat Shalom: New Year—New Thing [with audio]

PLAY👆to listen as you read along Some times it feels unreal, but we’ve actually been hunkered down for almost two years. Can you believe it?! Just about every aspect of our lives have been constrained and in some instances crippled by an infectious agent that is so small it requires a microscope to visualize it. …

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The Eternal Gift of Christmas©

Image credit: Jonathan Borba @ Pixels Under a Christmas tree I’m not displayed for show Nor wrapped in paper ornate brown, tied with a bow I’m God birthed as babe in a manger lowly lie The eternal gift each Christmas and everyday going by 2021 All rights reserved ©createdbyDEEsign.com Written in response to Sadje’s What …

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What’s Christmas About…

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. He is Jesus!Isaiah 9:6 2021 All rights reserved ©createdbyDEEsign.com Thank you for journeying along! First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more …

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Decorate [a Haiku]

The day of the word challenge is “decorate”. How could I not reciprocate when this is December and it’s synonymous with DECORATE!!! Counting down the days Christmas is five sleeps away Last chance! Decorate! Interior Christmas decor by http://www.createdbyDEEsign.com 2021 All rights reserved ©createdbyDEEsign.com Thank you for journeying along! First time to the site? Welcome! …

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Shabbat Shalom: You’ve Got It All Wrong

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along Dear Human, You've got it all wrong. You didn't come here to master unconditional love. This is where you came from and where you'll return. You came here to learn personal love.Universal love.Messy love.Sweaty love.Crazy love.Whole love.Infused with divinity.Lived through the grace of stumbling.Demonstrated through the beauty of ... …

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Midweek Boost: Life Mottos from A-Z©

Accept you as you areBelieve in the good, do good Cultivate an attitude of gratitudeDo what you love, do you Embrace the flawsFind peace of mind Give with no expectationsHappiness is fleeting, create joy Invest in experiences, things are ephemeral Jump around in bed some times, find your inner child Kindness is life-changing, be a …

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Shabbat Shalom: You’ve Got It All Wrong [with audio]

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along Dear Human, You've got it all wrong. You didn't come here to master unconditional love. This is where you came from and where you'll return. You came here to learn personal love.Universal love.Messy love.Sweaty love.Crazy love.Whole love.Infused with divinity.Lived through the grace of stumbling.Demonstrated through the beauty of ... …

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Shabbat Shalom: Tears’ Voice & Harvest [with audio]

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along Tears have a voice. Whether tears are as a consequence of joy or sorrow, they speak volumes—even more than words can say. As I mentioned in last week’s Shabbat Shalom post, I was writing it from my own heart experience. What I didn’t say was that it was written …

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December Is…

… Christmas Tree decorating!!! Decorating is another of my passions. December means CHRISTMAS and its the season for my biggest inspirations. I start with the tree and however it turns out that design element carries through the rest of the Christmas decor for the space I’m curating. This Christmas tree design is done to fit …

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Midweek Boost: Soul Seasons©

SUMMER comes with such splendor all of creation shows its praise flowers bloom fruits ripen birds sing all things experiencing rebirth all things made anew 'till AUTUMN’s golden redsunshiny yellowcrispy brownleaves letting gofalling peacefully lying in a final resting place‘till WINTER’s milky white delicate snow flakescascadingfallingcovering all in fluffy softness'till SPRING’s revitalizing rain fallsshoweringwashingpouringcleansing life …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #22: Golden Ray

This golden ray of sunshiny beauty adorned my table at a restaurant recently. A beautiful part of the decor that enhanced the dining experience. Hope it brings some sunshine to your day today especially if you’re in colder climes. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. …

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Shabbat Shalom: …comma-but-God Moments

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along At a concert a couple years ago I bought a tee-shirt that read: “…but God”. I was drawn to it because I’ve always been fascinated with the power associated with that two-word combo in the Bible. It’s such a compelling combination that you’ll often hear folks use it as …

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Midweek Boost: Autumn’s Hooray

Reflecting on photos from my favorite park mixed with quotes from folks who spoke the sentiments of my heart before I did … "Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow."– Dan Millman "There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees–as if we …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #21 & A Haiku

She’s kaleidoscopeAutumn beckons through the blinds:“Come see my beauty” Behold: trees of shimmering yellow… …vivacious red, …golden brown! Behold a standout beauty! Behold: leaves carpeting ride path … … and cushioning walk path, a lady in red goes by green bench. Behold, geese in river hemmed in by autumn-colored trees! I hope you enjoyed this …

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Shabbat Shalom: Heaven’s Grocery Store [with audio]

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along Today’s Shabbat Shalom post is a poem I used to recite as a child which crossed my path again this week. Stroll with me through heaven’s grocery store. As I was walking down life's highwayA long, long time agoOne day I came upon a sign that read“Heaven’s Grocery Store” …

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A Healthy Dose of Perspective: Let’s Talk About “They”

Have you ever met “they”? You know that all-encompassing “they” that direct and control your life course, your choices, your happiness? The “they” in “what will they say?” or “what will they think?” But, they don’t live your life, do they? Then why should their opinion matter as much as they do, or at all? …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #20: Reflections

My favorite park—it has a river running through it, and bridges, and tons of trees and a walk/run path winding along the river. Now that autumn is here it’s an array of colors. I spend many hours absorbing its beauty and being healed by its tranquility. Today the reflection from its river is captured for …

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Shabbat Shalom: Name-Changer God [with audio]

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along For today’s Shabbat Shalom post we’ll talk about God as name changer. One of the reasons why I love God is that He is a doer of astoundingly-great things. One of those exceptional things He does is to change names. Throughout the Bible there are examples of God’s name-changing …

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Listen To Your Heart©

In the moments when you’re still, you’ll winQuiet the noise—the distractions—withinThat’s when the listening of your heart begins Listen to your heart, it’s calling to youListen to your heart, it’s telling you what to doListen to your heart, it’s giving you the better view Other voices are loudSilence every soundIt’s the virtue best bestowed Listen …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #19: Tree in Transtion

Each morning when I look out my window, this tree greets me “hello”. Her colorful transition into barrenness is as if she’s saying: The trees are about to show [you] how lovely it is to let the dead things go.Author Unknown Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start …

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Shabbat Shalom: Wholeness is Worship [with audio]

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along For today’s Shabbat Shalom post the focus will be the wholeness in worship. And I’ll explain it using an ancient story told in the Bible in the book of St. Luke, the 17th chapter. One day Jesus was passing through a town and came across ten men who were …

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City Blooms© [a Haiku]

KaleidoscopicDisplay, between city streetsAutumn flowers bloom Smack dab in the middle of the concrete jungle that is NY City appears this rainbow array of floral splendor which stopped me dead in my track. I grabbed my trusty iPhone to capture this photo. It’s deserving of its own Haiku. 2021 All rights reserved ©createdbyDEEsign.com Thank you …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #19: Rose Anatomy

The roses are holding their own, defying the cold and still pushing out blooms, warming my heart and providing offerings to share with you Behold the delicate intricacies of a rose’s anatomy Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You …

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I Wish You Enough© [with audio]

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along I wish you enough hope when all around you feels like sinking sand I wish you enough love, given without compromise, received unconditionally I wish you enough good in life to anchor you through the bad times I wish you enough sunny days to help you appreciate the lessons …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #18: Seasonal Decor

The joys of the season are all cleverly brought together in this beautiful decor design. No trick and nothing spooky here, just the beauty of nature exemplified. Hello Autumn! Hey there Harvest! What’s up Orange?! Contributing to Fandango’s One Word Challenge, trick; and the Word of the Day Challenge, spooky. Thank you for journeying along. …

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Shabbat Shalom: Haunted Heart [with audio]

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along When you think about haunting, what are some thoughts that first come to mind? Spooky? Eerie? Ghostly? How about darkness? When I think about haunting, darkness is what first comes to my mind. The most basic definition of darkness is the absence of light. Darkness and dark places also …

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Shabbat Shalom: God’s Art to heART [with audio]

👆Play👆to listen along as you read ART to heART is more than a homophone. It’s a life-changing salvific principle used in the recreative-poetic expression of God. The Greek word poiēma is used ONLY TWICE in the Bible and both times in reference to the creative power of God. First, when He created eARTh referred to …

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Ode to The Lady & Her Fighter

👆Play👆to listen along as you read Every lady needs a fighterA defender of her honorNot a squire or a pageA mounted man-at-armsDevoted to his ladyActs of chivalry a champion trueA knight in shimmering armorSwirling about in colors brightSpectacular fins for swordThe lady and her fighter—Fish Meet my Tyson. No, no, not Mike! MY-Tyson—my fighter fish …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #19: Pumpkins, Gourds & Harvest

I went apple picking for the first time! It rained but that didn’t stop me from climbing trees to fill my bag with the choicest of apples. Topped it off with freshly-made apple cider and delish apple donuts. Yummy 😋 There were pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, some painted with adoring smiley faces. There …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #16: Fashionable Foxglove

Presenting MsFoxglove, fashionably adorned in a lavender-polka-dotted-glove-like ensemble taking the 1st place award for the “most delicate” in the garden. 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 the blog here👈In creative solidarity, …

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Don’t Let Go©

Don’t let goFlashing lights, billboards aglowWatching life beneath him flowPeople cluelessly dithering to and froWhat’s dangling above, they do not knowGrisly thoughts, they’re starting slowFeelings of trepidation, quickly growGotta turn it around, change it somehowBreathe—calm erratic heart, pulsing slowRegaining composure, decidedly avowMaintaining grip, even soDon’t let go 2021 ©createdbyDEEsignAll rights reserved This piece is in …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #15: Mums & Raindrops

Currently unfolding in my potted garden is this gorgeous mum. And nothing betokens the arrival of autumn like mums in their rustic glory: Here’s to mums gloriously draped in raindrops. I hope this brings some joy to your day. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt, Sheryl for hosting Your Daily …

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Celebrating Girls: International Day of the Girl Child

Today (11 October) is the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls around the world face realizing them. This year the theme is “Digital Generation: Technology and innovation as accelerators of girls’ bodily autonomy”. Let’s celebrate girls in the digital generation who are harnessing the power of new …

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