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Sometimes the past, present and #future align into #light and #love out of broken parts ❤️
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#loveletter #unconditionallove #faith #poetry #poetrylovers #poetrycommunity #christianwriters #mindfulness #healing #writingcommunity #Canada #kwawesome #igpoets #wordswithqueens #wordswithkings #poetryofig #hillsong #gritandvirtue #womenoffaith #roshanjames #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig Tuna at the bar
................................................................................. #kwawesome #foodie #foodpics #whatsfordinner #dinnertime #outfordinner I found some #powerful words of #hope and #faith in the very last part of Matthew 14, "And whoever touched him was healed." (MSG) The faith of the people who reached out struck me as so simple and brave. Faith in #action. Faith without questioning or striving to bring about an outcome. They just believed and reached out ❤️
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#healing #believe #poetry #poetrylovers #poetrycommunity #sketchbook #scripture #poetryofig #mindfulness #meditation #light #christianwriters #gritandvirtue #hillsong #womenoffaith #roshanjames #canadianwriters #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig A response to Proverbs 3: "How blessed is the [person] who finds wisdom
And the [person] who gains understanding.

For her* profit is better than the profit of silver
And her gain better than fine gold.

She is more precious than jewels;
And nothing you desire compares with her.

Long life is in her right hand;
In her left hand are riches and honor.

Her ways are pleasant ways
And all her paths are peace.

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are all who hold her fast.” Proverbs 3:13-18 (NASB) *Her/She = wisdom
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#wisdom #freedom #poetry #poetrylovers #poetrycommunity #proverbs #scripture #poetryofig #faith #God #mindfulness #prayer #meditation #light #healing #christianwriters #gritandvirtue #sheiscalled #hillsong #womenoffaith #roshanjames #canadianwriters #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig A note to my future #love and I. May we find ourselves centred within #unconditional love ❤️
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#loveletter #faith #hope #poetry #poetrylovers #poetrycommunity #christianwriters #dating #writingcommunity #Canada #kwawesome #igpoets #wordswithqueens #wordswithkings #poetryofig #hillsong #gritandvirtue #womenoffaith #roshanjames #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig It's taken a lot to get to this here and now ❤️
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#poetry #photography #throwback #poetrylovers #poetrycommunity #love #mindfulness #healing #hope #winter #Canada #kwawesome #igpoets #wordswithqueens #wordswithkings #poetryofig #faith #gritandvirtue #womenoffaith #roshanjames #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig It's been an overwhelmingly awesome morning. I realized yesterday that I was still holding on to some fear even though I've been blessed in so many ways these past few months. This morning, I didn't know what else to do about it other than to pray and meditate. As I sipped on my coffee, I picked up where I left off reading in Matthew. It happened to be the passage below. I feel like I got a very clear and immediate answer to my prayer. I am at times brave and other times fearful.... Regardless, the answer is to keep my eyes focused on Him:
"Peter, suddenly bold, said, “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come ahead.” Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus. But when he looked down at the waves churning beneath his feet, he lost his nerve and started to sink. He cried, “Master, save me!”
Jesus didn’t hesitate. He reached down and grabbed his hand. Then he said, “Faint-heart, what got into you?” Matthew 14:28-31 (The Message)
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#poetry #poetrylovers  #poetrycommunity #scripture #poetryofig #faith #God #mindfulness #prayer #meditation #light #soul #themessage #christianwriters #gritandvirtue #sheiscalled #hillsong #womenoffaith #roshanjames #canadianwriters #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig It is a blessing to be able to share it all with someone. The good and the bad; the moments of light and the time spent in darkness... Not to dwell on the past, but to learn, heal and grow forward ❤️
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#poetry #poetrylovers #poetrycommunity #love #healing #Canada #kwawesome #igpoets #wordswithqueens #poetryofig #music #songs #lyrics #christianwriters #gritandvirtue #hillsong #womenoffaith #roshanjames #canadianwriters #instapoetry #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig The world gets a lot of stuff twisted and upside down, including how we measure real love, real success and real peace...
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"What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for?" Mark 8:36 (The Message)
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#poetry #poetrylovers #love #unconditionallove #faith #photography #relationship #notreligion #success #peace #igpoets #womenwriters #walkbyfaith #gritandvirtue #canadianwriters #mindfulness #poetryofig #kwawesome #poetrycommunity #writersofig #philosophy #writingcommunity #roshanjames #lifequotes #wordsmith #instagram #trending #qotd #instapoetry Today, I'm battling a bad cold/flu.  And I'm the worst when it comes to getting sick... It doesn't happen often, but when it does, I find it highly inconvenient. It messes with my plans and takes me down a few notches. I ended up missing my greeting duties at Creekside, and sorely missed participating in worship along with hearing the teaching. I was so thankful when @jr_gaze shared the scripture that her church looked at this morning and I found it to be exactly what I needed to read. This poem is a reflection on 1 Corinthians 2. Not a direct response... But a processing of the wisdom in the context of what's been on my heart lately. While I'm (slightly) out of commission, it's not such a bad thing to be forced to take a knee - to re-centre in His stillness and open up to the mysteries of His wisdom. Happy Sunday, everyone ❤️
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#sunday #sundaythoughts #poetry #poetrylovers #photography #poetrycommunity #kwawesome #scripture #poetryofig #faith #God #mindfulness #light #soul #christianwriters #gritandvirtue #sheiscalled #hillsong #womenoffaith #roshanjames #canadianwriters #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig It's easy to get caught up in inspiring stories or motivational phrases. My question and #challenge for myself: What are these words revealing about God? Are they serving to make me feel better about myself and my circumstances in a superficial way, or am I truly paying attention to the work I need to do to pursue His purpose? Am I applying real #learning that will actually change my #life instead of just seeking simple gratification?
.................................................................................. "...And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory." Ezekiel 43:2 (NASB)
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@stevenfurtick tagged you because a clip from your "look again" sermon came up on Facebook today and hit me hard. So powerful.
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#sunday #sundaythoughts #poetry #poetrylovers #poetrycommunity #Canada #kwawesome #igpoets  #wordswithqueens #poetryofig #faith #God #purpose #mindfulness #healing #light #inspiration #christianwriters #gritandvirtue #sheiscalled #hillsong #womenoffaith #roshanjames #canadianwriters #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig Two at a time! The big guy is 11.5 inches. Pretty decent so far! 
#icefishing #Ontario #thatshowwedo It's a keeper! 10.5 inches 👌
#icefishing #Ontario Sun on our backs, no wind, lines in.... Perfect day on the ice! Now we just need to catch something 😊
#icefishing There is freedom in forgiveness, but that doesn't mean it's easy. It's also tricky to separate unconditional love from romantic love, and to wrap our heads and hearts around the concept of protecting our hearts while still being open and vulnerable in order to receive love. Over the past few months, I've been through a season of extreme healing. I'm posting this as a reminder that I am worthy of intimacy and respect in the context of a relationship wrapped in unconditional love. And, I can still be loving while letting go of whatever is not life-giving ❤️ For all my sisters and brothers, you are all worthy of the same ❤️ Happy Friday ❤️
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#poetry #poetrylovers #poet #poem #poetrycommunity #love #Canada #kwawesome #igpoets  #wordswithqueens #wordswithkings #poetryofig #faith #selfworth #christianwriters #gritandvirtue #sheiscalled #hillsong #womenoffaith #roshanjames #canadianwriters #instapoetry #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig #bymepoetrypoetnow A #love that values, protects and effuses #peace ❤️
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#poetry #poetrylovers #poet #poem #poetrycommunity #Canada #nature #igpoets  #wordswithqueens #poetryofig #faith #selfworth #lovequotes #christianwriters #gritandvirtue #sheiscalled #hillsong #womenoffaith #roshanjames #canadianwriters #instapoetry #poetsociety #spilledink #writersofig #writingcommunity Praise in technicolour ❤️
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#poetry #poetrylovers #poet #poem #poetrycommunity #photography #texture #igpoets  #dreams #praise #meditation #joy #peace #mindfulness #God #faith #wordswithqueens #poetryofig #christianwriters #writersofig #writingcommunity #gritandvirtue #sheiscalled #hillsong #womenoffaith #roshanjames The last few months have been a season of healing and learning for me. One of the biggest lessons - detaching from the pursuit of pleasing others and focusing on my relationship with God. When I am in alignment, I can be my best for others, but not to win their favour.... Instead to serve in love and to allow God's love to pass freely through me ❤️🙏
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#itsnoteasy #poetry #poetrylovers #love #life #light #unconditionallove #faith #godislove #sheiscalled #hillsong #relationships #redeemed #healing #hope #poet #poem #canadianpoetry #womenwriters #wordsmith #writersofig #writingcommunity #roshanjames #canadianwriters #instapoetry #poetsociety #spilledink #wordswithqueens #mindfulness If there's one search worth pursuing, it's a connection with the Source of all life - the Creator of all things. Some may call this the Universe or have other ways of relating.... For me, it is my good Father. My Redeemer and Healer. It is a personal, daily relationship that brings abundance, peace and growth - each in its own time, with specific purpose ❤️ “If you grow a healthy tree, you’ll pick healthy fruit. If you grow a diseased tree, you’ll pick worm-eaten fruit. The fruit tells you about the tree. Matthew 12:33 (The Message)
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#poetry #poetrylovers #poet #poetrycommunity #photography #igpoets #canadianwriters #love #dreams #God #faith #life #lifequotes #inspiration #themessage #sheiscalled #wordswithqueens #poetryofig #poetrycommunity #christianwriters #qotd  #gritandvirtue #hillsong #womenoffaith #roshanjames The ultimate in self-care and self-love is to recognize your need for healing and to seek it out ❤️
.................................................................................. "God makes everything come out right; he puts victims back on their feet. He showed Moses how he went about his work, opened up his plans to all Israel. God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he’s rich in love. He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever." Psalm 103:6-9 (The Message)
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From the Quill and Curio archives

Us - Let’s treasure us / In our choices
Hush - A hush of rain / Whispers cool / Between the pines
Echoes of heartbreak Still tremble at the fringes In a quivering fade
Your voice / Trips and breaks / Over your smile / Rivering into the wild / Of my favourite sounds
Soft - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, ON, Canada
Into - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
Taken - poetry by Roshan James, Wellelsey, Ontario, Canada
Piece - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
Tested - Bravery counts most / When it's tested - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
Symphony - Great is the symphony / Of voices blending into a crescendo / Of acceptance and trust
And - Our rises / And falls / Are one - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
Waited - I waited for you / In the same way / The light of day burns / To greet the night - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
Song - Whistle me a sweet song / From the mountain's air born / To the ocean's breeze blowing - by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
Joy - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
On fire - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
Choose - a poem by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Smoke" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"His name" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Back" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Ease" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Wind" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Scars" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Blaze" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Shown" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Courage" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Tremble" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Last pieces" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Strange garden" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Time's glass walls" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Dream-walk" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Hello and goodbye" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Often" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Deeper" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada
"Across" - poetry by Roshan James, Wellesley, Ontario, Canada