When Change is in the Air

Have you ever grown discontented and didn’t know why? You couldn’t quite put your finger on the reason your mood darkened or you suddenly felt constrained, uncomfortable, itchy for something. I sure have. Often this odd annoyance occurs well before change knocks on the heart’s door or peeks in through the window of our thoughts.  …

The Mysterious Wave-like Nature of Writing

How interesting that when I am most stripped of thought and emptied of soul, eventually, the sighs rise inside, like ocean waves, and then roll through my pen. Something someone can relate to splashes onto paper; no guile, no posturing, just an honest description of a human dilemma. And when this happens, people relate, and …

Vessels for my Voice

Have you ever felt overpowered by others' opinions, or found yourself withdrawing your voice to make room for the voices of others? If so, this poem is for you: https://youtu.be/Xi1f3EjFsxw As an artistic type, I've found other ways to express my voice when I find myself receding. Writing poetry, and then visualizing the poems by …

Do you ever feel insignificant?

Insignificance: to small or unimportant to be worth consideration. Without power or influence. Have you ever struggled with insignificance? Felt too unimportant to be worth consideration? Wondered why what means so much to you means so little to others? What is it in the human soul that longs to be loved, to be heard, to …

Salt Dough Natural Wreath

Learn how to sculpt a natural salt dough wreath that includes leaves, flowers, fruit, and nuts. This step-by-step video lesson will show you how from start to finish: https://youtu.be/v1t3siymcPw Salt Dough Sculpture Videos: Check out some other easy and fun salt dough sculpture lessons: https://jodeelunaart.com/2021/03/14/fun-and-easy-salt-dough-art-projects/ https://jodeelunaart.com/2020/11/22/salt-dough-snowman-ornaments/

Gulliver’s Release: Writers Need a Voice and Audience

Sometimes we writers need to break free of other's expectations to find our voice and our audience. This poem, Gulliver's Release, expresses these longing: https://youtu.be/KM1ZL8m9ppY Today I relish alone. Just me, curled up on the couch, wrapped in my cozy, white robe. Candles lit as I watch a little bird perch on the roof of …

When the Heavens Fall Silent

https://youtu.be/QSUB73FDC9M When you prayAnd the answer does not comeThe heavens fall silentA harmonious hush heard No “Not yet”Nor “Wait” graces earsOnly peace that lingersIn the unknown you seek When you prayAnd the heavens fall silentYou must rest and believeFor the perfect to come When answers to my questions do not come, I find the Lord’s …

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