A 31 day journal for the easily overstimulated humans.1
(Because we exist, and we desire to live well. Not just hide well.)
The Dwelling Place has always existed, though I have not always visited.
It is the place we go when we can’t just go.
It is the place where we meet with Holy Spirit.
It is the place where we are stilled.
It is the place which gives us a moment’s peace.
It is the place we live from.
Less escaping. More embracing.
Never closed for the season. Never overbooked.
Never not prepared for our arrival.
Always welcomes with open arms.
This place is not a thing but a face.
our Dwelling Place.
The Dwelling Place | 31 Days of Real Life Getaways
| Day #17
Oh my how I’ve grown. I can see some distance since the last
deadly beliefs crowded out the truth and foggified my brain.
I reread what I said yesterday about how “giving up when it’s not going good,”
is not the best choice. Because all my life, this is how I’ve lived.
A challenge, a little adversity, a hill, conflict at all —
I’m outta’ here to save my skin.
Oh my how I’ve grown, and I know I have because this
writing gig can be very interesting at times. But I
can’t not do it so I know I am called to it.
Oh my how I’ve grown, because even when I feel
the pull at times, I stop and break and get a change in focus..
..then remember my “why” and my “how” (points up to God)
and my soul gets a refresh.
But oh, oh my — how I’ve grown …
I am getting better at not dwelling on the negative
and all my faults (for too long!)
I see them, I acknowledge them, and I want to grow from them.
Writing about struggles has worked as a healing mechanism.
It works out the junk and gets me to the truth.
I know I’ve told you before how this makes me understand
why David wrote so much. He was into the arts and music,
he was a creative. Writing was his soul food too…
…and as we write we can tell how we’ve grown
because of how far we bounce back after being kicked down.
We write and remember how amazing God and his love are.
The things that weigh us down don’t have nothing on eternity.
Grow wildly, friend. Let the good times grow.
Need to catch up on this month’s poetry?
- Day #1 5 minute free write
- Day #2 5 minute free write
- Day #3 5 minute free write
- Day #4 5 minute free write
- Day #5 5 minute free write
- Day #6 5 minute free write
- Day #7 5 minute free write
- Day #8 5 minute free write
- Day #9 5 minute free write
- Day #10 5 minute free write
- Day #11 5 minute free write
- Day #12 5 minute free write
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- Day #14 5 minute free write
- Day #15 5 minute free write
- Day #16 5 minute free write
***Join me each October day for the #write31days event (learn more here) for a gentle fleshing out of the thoughts, as I seek to share journal-style + by poetry, past experiences with anxiety and learning how to live and thrive after discovering about ptsd.
Let’s lean into Truth together.
Let’s trust God moment by moment.