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Often life’s path is a bewildering maze of directions & we are frequently faced with the ubiquitous crossroads of unknowing. How many times have we faced the choice of several directions, agonising over the “right” path or feel as if we have lost our way completely?

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The idea for this piece of textile artwork (as yet unfinished ) stems from a sketchbook drawing at Yorkshire Sculpture Park as I overlooked the well trodden muddy paths intersecting across the grass.

Picture Postcard Landscape?

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A beautiful landscape touches our emotions.

It is a feast for the eyes & can fill our senses; restore our weary souls and still our busy minds.

But what of the landscape of my heart?

When we examine our hearts, can we say the same?

Does my heart sing with joy?

If I’m honest, often not….

The heart is a powerful physical organ-pumping the life blood around our bodies and much has been publicised about how we may keep our hearts healthy through diet & exercise, but what of the health of our spiritual hearts?

 


This time, a different approach to my monthly post…a poem written whilst exploring the next piece in my “Journey” series….

Remember your Calling

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the rainbow

of your calling.

Believe in the Gifts


He has bestowed


that all is enough.


Be faithful


in giving of


the extravagant abundance


you have been given.


Look to His Word


for inspiration.


Be your unique self


for it is God- breathed;


Holy.

Stepping out…

I want to step out resolutely; with purpose & determination, sure of where I am going and be the person who keeps going through adversity to reach the destination but some days I can barely lift my head from under the pillow to get up, worn down by the burden of life and struggling to read the partial map I seem to posses.

2015 04p1Frustrated…

I long to know where I am going but instead I seem to have travelled to the edge of the torn page and every road I’ve tried at this point seems to send me back to the same place. I feel terribly frustrated, constantly exhausted and increasingly angry with the situation I find myself in. I am running out of options and reluctantly coming to the conclusion that I have to sit tight, rest a while & enjoy the view. This is hard when I felt that I had done that in January & February.

Decision making has always been hard for me. I spend an inordinate amount of time, weighing up the options, frittering the joy of beginning whilst deliberating the merits of which route to choose. I think it’s because I am afraid to make the wrong decision; afraid of making a mistake, anxious not to embark on an irrevocable path and then discover it is the wrong one. I dread to think how much time I have wasted over the years making decisions that take most people a fraction of the time.

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