Song Sunday 🎶🎷

Sunday Songs: Draw Me Close to You

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. ”  James 4.8

I love this song. Whenever I feel like I’m slipping away, even if it’s a tiny bit, I go to this song. I can only strive to get even closer to Him.

Draw me close to you
Never let me go
I lay it all down again
To hear you say that I’m your friend
You are my desire
No one else will do
‘Cause nothing else can take your place
To feel the warmth of your embrace
Help me find the way
Bring me back to you

You’re all I want
You’re all I’ve ever needed
You’re all I want
Help me know you are near

This is my first Sunday Songs presentation. I thank Rosema for the invite.

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Devotion 💙, The Community

For these i pray!!

Amen.

MY DEAR YELLOW WORLD

Dear Jesus,

Let Your light shine through my darkness.

Let my eyes see others the way You do.

Let my ears be ready to hear Your voice.

Let my mouth speak only graceful words.

Let my nose sense the miracle of every breath.

Let my hands be always ready to serve.

Let my feet walk in Your strength. 

Let my heart be humble.

Ley my mind be filled with kind thoughts.

Let my fears be blurred by faith.

Let my acts bring hope to the world.

Let my day start with joy and gratefulness.

Let my life be a celebration of Your love. 💛         

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Inspiration & Words, The Community

Simplicity: An Onda Mel

The lady is right. You are beautiful no matter what the media says about ideal beauty.

A Reading Writer

Don’t wait for someone to tell you
you’re beautiful,
you are soulful.
Your heart and soul are fresh and new.

The truth is as clear as white snow.
Simple or not,
make-up, without,
your real and raw beauty will show.

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In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 30.

The Onda Mel is an invented verse form introduced by Renelda Gibson.

The Onda Mel is:

  • an octastich, a poem in 8 lines made up of 2 quatrains.
  • syllabic, 8-4-4-8-8-4-4-8 syllables per line.
  • rhymed abbacddc.

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Inspiration & Words, The Community

Wolf

Don’t ever back down! Powerful piece from Sarah!

Heartstring Eulogies

Photo credit @eye_sonny. Model credit @saskia_kut90.

I see their faces — the demons
that haunt the deepest recesses
of my mind, but I look them
in the eye and stare them down
with a growl in my throat,
refusing to let them win.
And I won’t. This wolf
is ready to fight back.

© Sarah Doughty

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The Community

Her Unexpected Life eBook is live!

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you, Brickley. You’ve done well. I look forward to having this book in hand when it becomes available via CreateSpace.

Brickley Jules Writes

Excited doesn’t begin to describe how I’m feeling right now. Even after working 7.25 hours at one job then another 4 at my other job I’m still beyond ecstatic about advancing my writing journey.

Her Unexpected Life eBook is live!Her Unexpected Life

It’s on Amazon.

It’s on Smashwords.

It’s on Nook.

It’s on Kobo.

It’s on iBooks.

And soon to be on Createspace in paperback.

Happy Dance time!

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Devotion 💙

The promises of God — La Petit Muse

Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day.

KINGDOM GOAL PROJECT

The Bible is full of wonderful promises! Here are some of my favorites: God has promised that those who believe in Jesus and are baptized, they will be forgiven of all sins and shall be saved. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:16) Peter replied, […]

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Entertainment

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: 10 fun things

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You amazing followers know by now that I have the softest spot for Tom Cruise. I haven’t been watching lots of movies lately and I’ve avoided going to the cinema because movies just don’t hold that appeal for me anymore. I’ve decided to attend the movies only if a favorite actor of mine is involved, and hey, in reality, I only have a few favorites. 

I just came home from watching Jack Reacher: Never Go Back with my sister. We both enjoyed the film as did the spectators in the cinema. It was a fast-paced top notch action drama in which every single character delivered no matter how minor their role was. I simply love the fact that…

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I’ve never read any of Lee Child’s books. I tried once, but it wasn’t my thing and I abandoned the book halfway. And here comes TC who is waaayy shorter than the actual Reacher and he DELIVERS! TC literally NAILS IT! Fans of the actual book need to calm down. This is Hollywood. This is what they do. They don’t stick with the actual book. TC is like, the last action hero alive and not to mention, the biggest on the face of the planet, so it’s quite easy to see why he was offered the role. Plus, this is an adaptation. I swear some people need to learn the difference between adaptation and actuality.

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LOVING this book cover!

Lee Child isn’t complaining anymore, so you can probably ask him (and Anne Rice too) how much extra profit TC has brought them.

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No role isn’t too big or too small for TC and that was the main reason I fell in love with most of his films.

And to those complaining that there’s no emotion in the film between the characters, um, the military are always portrayed as stern individuals. We don’t ever see them smiling (except in rare instances). Also, Reacher is not supposed to be chipper. He is emotionless, personality-less and unable to form any type of bonds. For character loving sake, the man is a drifter! He doesn’t communicate with the real world as often as he should. You don’t find him, he finds you. Is he supposed to suddenly show up and be like…

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Without giving away the film (given that it is still relatively new), here are 10 fun things about the new Jack Reacher.

1. Be prepared for an onslaught of food! Jack, Susan Turner, and Samantha Dayton worked up quite the appetite. I should’ve foreseen this food binging given that it started really early on in the film where Reacher was sitting in the diner. 

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2. Jack Reacher is an expert hitchhiker.

3. Tom Cruise still got it. He is aging, and I like it! To those who says he isn’t, I think they need to trade in their eyes for newer ones. He’s packed on the weight too. Looks pretty darn good on him so good for him. And he still knows how to rock the leather too.

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4. They should’ve called this film Jack Reacher: Never Stop RunningReacher was running, his love interest was running, his maybe/maybe not daughter was running, the military police was running, heck! Even the psychopaths were running. 

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I swear that’s how Tom keeps in shape!

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5. The reviews I read focused their energy on trying to discredit Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders, but they didn’t mention how AWESOME Patrick Heusinger was as The Hunter. Heusinger just played his BIGGEST Hollywood role yet, sharing the same breathing space with the most coveted action hero in the world, Mr. Tom Cruise.

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6. Kudos to Aldis Hodge as Major Espin. He rocked his role!

7. Lee Child, the author of Jack Reacher put in a cameo appearance at the airport. Blink and you’ll miss him. 

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8. Reacher and his maybe/maybe not daughter are expert pickpocketers. I stopped trying to count how many times they’ve lifted stuff from people after she picked the credit cards.

9. I simply LOVE Cruise in uniform.

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10. I want to go back!

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Just A Little More

Short Story #6

“Well, Lilly, I have an update for you.” The voice spoke low and unhurried given that it was just them alone on this humid evening. He cherished these little moments with just her. “Will is finally learning to draw again. His art is a little bit darker, but I am reminded that he has to take baby steps in order to rediscover the artist within. He mostly uses black, dark blue, bloody red, and gray colors, though. As for Cindy, she is finally bringing home good grades. She also brought home her first boyfriend, Shah, who is a nice boy. He has been a pillar for her to lean on. He also surfs and he’s actually teaching Cindy to catch the waves.”

James wearily smiled and placed the bouquet of his late wife’s favorite flowers on the grave. It’s been two and a half years since the light of his life went out of this world plunging it into temporary darkness.

I can’t bear being apart from you any longer, but just a little more. Just a little more and then I’ll be with you.

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