I Want To Be More Than Just Me

I Want To Be More Than Just Me

I want to be a writer. I believe I would be a good one. Distractions come my way.  Ideas that are deposited in me are snuffed out. My memory fails  so I don’t remember the snippets that would make for a great story. My recorder is forgotten and the creative flow is dammed up. No matter what tries to stop me I will put words on paper until I accomplish what I set out to do.

I want to be an artist. My paintings are beautiful. Many have said so. Full of color and life that draws you in to become a part of the community. Then appears an old nemesis fear slithering in with the same old plan to steal, kill and destroy. For some strange reason I succumb to those old outdated tricks. All my creativity comes to a halt. I’m shut down and can’t deliver. I’m telling that voice to shut up and I’m arming myself with my paint brush, paint and canvas and going to war.

I want to be a musician. Music was built in me before I was born. It’s always playing in my ear. Sometimes songs I’ve heard. Other times songs that are being birthed. There are also personal songs that are between me and my Lord. When music starts dancing fills in my feet. Melodies circle me. How do I capture them and express them? I lift my voice and sing. I’ll dance with the broom while sweeping my floors. I’ll be the best pianist that ever tickled the ivory keys.

My goal is to conquer the fleeting moments of creativity and let the masterpieces flow from my being. I will express the ideas that come forth from the Throne room at the time they are to be released. I believe I can and I will.

I want to be more than just me. This is me!

Is there anything that is preventing the creativity in you from coming forth?

#atozchallenge – Zero

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Thirty days of April is when we accept the challenge

To write our very best though some days it’s hard

Many have a plan and others take each day as it comes

No matter the struggle we’re having fun

Every day the challenge is staring you in your face

You may get behind but don’t give up on the race

Wondering how can I get through this

So many things on my plate

Some how there is grace

Although they might be posted late

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the race

To complete your commitment

The A to Z challenge

Twenty-six out of a thirty-day pace

The next day is Zero

Though it is number one

Congrats to all the A to Z Challengers#

#atozchallenge – X Marks the Spot

X is the mark that decorates test or homework papers. X usually means there are wrong answers or assignments are not correct.

Red is the color of the dreaded X. The paper grader makes sure you see your mistakes with the bright red staring at you making it known.

No one wants big fat red X’s on their papers. Well, they need to study harder and pick the right answer.

NO MORE X’s, NO RED X’s!

#atozchallenge -“Viva Las Vegas”

 

“Viva Las Vegas”  Elvis Presley

Bright light city gonna set my soul

Gonna set my soul on fire

Got a whole lot of money that’s ready to burn,

So get those stakes up higher

There’s a thousand pretty women waitin’ out there

And they’re all livin’ the devil may care

And I’m just the devil with love to spare, so

Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

How I wish that there were more

Than the twenty-four hours in the day

Even if there were forty more

I wouldn’t sleep a minute away

Oh, there’s black jack and poker and the roulette wheel

A fortune won and lost on ev’ry deal

All you need’s a strong heart and a nerve of steel

Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas with you neon flashin’

And your one arm bandits crashin’

All those hopes down the drain

Viva Las Vegas turnin’ day into nighttime

Turnin’ night into daytime

If you see it once

You’ll never be the same again

I’m gonna keep on the run

I’m gonna have me some fun

If it costs me my very last dime

If I wind up broke up well

I’ll always remember that I had a swingin’ time

I’m gonna give it ev’rything I’ve got

Lady luck please let the dice stay hot

Let me shoot a seven with ev’ry shot, ah

Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas,

Viva Las Vegas, viva, viva Las Vegas

Las Vegas here I come—to bowl in a tournament

#atozchallenge – Under The Boardwalk

Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters

Oh when the sun beats down and burns the tar up on the roof

And your shoes get so hot you wish your tired feet were fire proof

Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah

On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be

(Under the boardwalk) out of the sun

(Under the boardwalk) we’ll be havin’ some fun

(Under the boardwalk) people walking above

(Under the boardwalk) we’ll be falling in love

Under the boardwalk, boardwalk!

From the park you hear the happy sound of a carousel

Mm-mm, you can almost taste the hot dogs and French fries they sell

Under the boardwalk, down by the sea

On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be

(Under the boardwalk) out of the sun

(Under the boardwalk) we’ll be havin’ some fun

(Under the boardwalk) people walking above

(Under the boardwalk) we’ll be making love

Under the boardwalk, boardwalk!

Ooh, under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah

On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be

#atozchallenge – Release the Angels

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Release the Angels

  Meredith Mauldin

Release the angels

at the sound of

the sound of your praise

Release the angel

to guide us into all of your ways

Your kingdom come

Your will be done

Prepare the way for the coming of your throne

Release the angels

To make ready the way of the King

Release the angels

To fight in the battle unseen

Your kingdom come

Your will be done

Prepare the way for the coming of your Son

Let your praise ring up to the sky

Heavens open up wide

I’ll praise Your name

Let the angels fly

Release the angels

To make ready the way of the King

Release the angels

To fight in the battle unseen

Your kingdom come

Your will be done

Prepare the way for the coming of your Son

Your kingdom come

Your will be done

Prepare the way for the coming of your Son

Release the angels…

Release the angels…

Release the angels…

Release the angels…

Thank you Lord for releasing the Angels to war on our behalf.

 

#atozchallenge – Games

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In the last few years I’ve had many invitations to play games with my Facebook friends. Invitations also come from friends outside of Facebook. I then have to find the game and download it from the App store.

To play these games your intuition has to kick in because the games don’t come with instruction. It’s really sad when I play the same game level over multiple times but can’t move on to the next level. Sometimes frustration sets in and I put that game on the shelf only to start playing it again when friends nudge me so they can beat me like they always do.

My bowling team plays poker with multiple decks of cards. If we get a spare or strike we get a card. At the end of the game whoever has the best hand wins. The funny thing is we look up poker hands on the iPad or ask someone who wins.

The games I play will continue to be a part of my life for the time being. Maybe one day I’ll be able to beat my opponents.