Three years ago I was in the throes of making plans to celebrate my birth over the full month of April, like I’ve traditionally done for birthdays past. However, on 11 March 2020 after the corona-19 virus infected people in 114 countries, WHO declared a global pandemic and soon thereafter countries were locked down. And …
Saturday was Silent—The Last Week to Easter ©Dawn Minott |with audio
Easter reminds us Jesus conquered death so we can have life and have it MORE ABUNDANTLY!!
Shabbat Shalom: Dear God, I’m Grateful | with audio
Extraordinary flowers that look exactly like animals, aliens, fairies and other strange creatures
Shabbat Shalom: Gucci Cross
Grateful for the old rugged cross! Nothing Gucci about it.
Mid-Week Boost: New Dawn Rising©
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge to get over the hump. Happy hump day!
Mid-Week Boost: Persevere!
The power of words—they can tear down or build up. The proceedings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court attests to this.
Shabbat Shalom: Who Writes Your Story?
As long as we are alive, God’s still writing our stories.
Sunday Photo Reflection #25: Fruit Art
Photograph it or eat it?! Ate it!! 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
New Month Blessings
The week is long. The weekend is short. Midweek is a good point to recharge. Now more than ever, with the enormity of the crisis, let’s find hope in the blessings of a new month.
Shabbat Shalom: What In God’s Name—Jehovah Jireh (Provider) Part II
The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe (Proverbs 18:10). Jehovah Jireh, the God who sees you and provides in the now and the future including your salvation.
Sunday Photo Reflection #22
Leafy carpet 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, Dee
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 …
Alone & Missing You©
When I’m alone and missing you, my mind goes back to yesterday I can’t remember when we first met It seems you’ve always been there Your face was hidden in my dreams But I loved you just the same When I’m alone and missing you, I think of yesterday When I’m alone and missing you, …
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 …
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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How I Show Up For Myself
I am worthy of my own time, my own attention, my own love. I honor my spiritual, mental, emotional, physical needs. I show up for myself 100% committed.Period 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along! First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In …
One Year Anniversary: 🎉🎈🎊Honoring Small Beginnings
I almost missed it — it’s my 1-year anniversary (October 3rd)!! To all 367 of you who chose to be here: THANK YOU! Thank you for: 11,758 views 5,917 visits 5,412 likes1,756 comments571 best views ever for a post Join me in honoring the principle of celebrating “small beginnings” 🎊 🎈 🎉 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign All …
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Pay Day© [A Haibun]
She recalled her dead mamma’s words: “Child, if you run from something you’ll run from everything. There are some things you gotta fight for. Some battles God fight for you and others He fights through you”. Her mamma’s words—palpable and empowering—stayed on replay till she found her fighting strength. Emboldened. Bags packed in waitingDrunken footsteps …
The eARTh of God – Trees & Shrubs
Pictorial ode to the ART God created in eARTh … 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign All rights reserved 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, Dee
Sunday Photo Reflection #17: Remnants of the Garden
Reflecting on how wonderful it was to have a garden (my first). Thank you garden, you blessed me immensely this spring to summer and heading into autumn you’re still giving vibrant offerings. And also for Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt (though there is more than one flower today). Thank you for journeying along. First …
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Nature’s Cloud Serenade© Haiku
Sun sets sky alive Orange clouds dance across blue In effusive praise After-word: Sitting outside, hard at work on the computer when an orange glow danced across the screen. I looked up to see the sky evoking this beautiful orange that cascaded all around me. An experience to capture and freeze in a photo moment …
Sunday Photo Reflection #16: Rainbow of Roses
Reminiscing on the day these were delivered. Love expressed with a kaleidoscopic array of roses. And also for Cee’s 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, Dee
Shabbat Shalom: Sun/Son & Shadows
👆PLAY👆You may listen and read along Shadow is mentioned quite frequently in the Bible, and usually in the context of God's protective presence. Like: being covered with the shadow of God’s hand (Isaiah 51:16); resting in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1); being hidden in the shadow of God’s wings (Psalms 17:8); or walking …
Flower of the Day Challenge #11: Foxgloves
Sharing this foxglove beauty from my garden to bring a little joy to your day today. 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, Dee
all you gotta do is say YES [a Sedoka]
Yearning to be touchedHunger for intimacySatisfied in your embrace Gently, lovingly Connected in this momentIn love’s surrender, say YES! 2021 ©createdbyDEEsignAll Rights Reserved R&B collab inspired by Floetry. After-word: A sedoka is a pair of katautas using the syllable count of 5,7,7. The katauta is a Japanese form of poetry addressed to a lover. It’s …
She’s Tanzanite© (a Senryu Series)
Many paths traveledThe travel back to herselfPath most revealing Discovering truthsAfrican as tanzaniteA rare gem is she Each revelationUnveiling her to herselfEmbracing her all 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign. All Rights Reserved. Thank you for reading. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative solidarity, Dee
Blog Milestone, 10K Views: Thanks!
You viewed Poems & More: CreatedbyDEEsign 10,000 times! THANK YOU! When I started writing in this space just under a year ago, I had one aim in mind—to not let my voice die within me unexpressed or unheard. I knew nothing of “followers”, “likes” or “views”. I just needed to speak 🗣 and be heard. …
Another Blog Accomplishment—200 Posts!
I made it to 200 posts y’all!!!! Yippeee 🎉🥳🎊 Glad I reached this milestone on this beautiful post on the joy of gardening. I really wish to use the moment of this accomplishment to thank YOU! Yes, YOU! The YOU who take the time to stop in on this space The YOU who choose to …
Sunday Photo Reflection #5: The Lady & Her Fighter
Every lady needs a fighter, a warrior, a defender of her honor Not a page or a squire A man of special military rank, ceremonially inducted A mounted man-at-arms in devoted service of his lady Bounded, is he, to chivalrous acts An attendant and a champion true A knight in armor Shimmering Ornate Decorated Colors …
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Gratitude with Empathy: Post-COVID
It’s almost 6 months to the day today, I was feeling the sickest I’ve ever felt and an ER doctor confirmed what I dreaded—I had contracted the novel corona virus. I shared that experience in “I Survived Covid-19: Gratefully Surrendered” I recall the days when I found it difficult to breathe, and the days I …
…because of your “likes”, look what I got—
It’s an odd number for WordPress to acknowledge; but hey, I’m not at all complaining. Instead I’m shouting: THANKS to each of you my e-friends who stopped long enough to read, to appreciate, and then to hit “like”. It’s very encouraging for a new blogger. I’m grateful to you! And excited to continue on this …
Lovers’ Quote: Inhale Exhale©
This is for One-Liner Wednesday: lovers’ quote: “your inhales are of my exhales” ©2021 createdbyDEEsign All rights reserved Linda hosts One-Liner Wednesday. Check out her blog for the rules and to see who else is participating today. Thank you for reading! First time to the site? Start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In …
50+ WordPress Followers: THANK YOU!
You chose to follow my blog — THANK YOU! I couldn’t have gotten this “badge” without each of you. I know you have thousands of writers to follow and you chose this space—to read my words and to give my voice audience. I commit to continue to being transparent and to write authentically while speaking …