A 31 day journal for the easily overstimulated humans.
(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 #11
To really tell you plainly,
it is hard to write here daily
and not tell you the whole truth
about who I am really am.
It feels like I am fooling people
but really I am not.
It’s just that when we write
we typically can’t possbily
share every tidbit and sliver.
That isn’t really reality.
Even the best of friends aren’t in each other’s heads.
Only God is there and He knows us better
than we know ourselves.
So when I write and I seem frank
please don’t flip or walk away.
I am learning what balance looks like.
What’s too much, what isn’t enough.
But truly I feel like a messy kid with sticky hands
who needs to be guided to the right spot.
Aren’t we all kids way deep down?
Some of us more grown up
but still reaching out for love.
I write because it’s how I express
the mess, the beauty, all within.
Educational text doesn’t get me too far,
unless it’s like the God Shaped Heart.
Now there’s a book that’ll break
down a wall.
But by far this poetry has stolen my heart.
“The key to spiritual and emotional health is to grasp the truth of God’s transforming love for us and then let that reality influence our own hearts and relationships. It seems simple, but we are experts at complicating simple things.”
**I highly recommend this book if you or someone you know has been locked in their own prison of lies. It is my favorite book so far this year.
Need to catch up on this month’s poetry?
***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.