2022 Creativity Project – April 5

Review: Current Reads

I want to share two of the books I am reading:

Inspired by Rachel Held Evans is the book I did not realize I needed until it took hold of my heart, mind, and soul. If you ever felt uncomfortable with some of the complex parts of scripture and wondered how they could be explained in light of God being a good, loving, and just deity, this might be helpful. The answers may not be easy, but at least this book enlightens and gives you a position of solidarity.

Lore by Alexandra Bracken follows the other mythological texts I seem to keep reading and shines brilliantly. This is a modern struggle between gods and humans in a race for survival and ascension. The writing is beautifully done, and the pace never lets one slip into boredom. I am enjoying it immensely.

I know Christianity and myth are not always embraced together, but I like a little lite with my seriousness. I am always in search of variety.

You might like one or both of these.

Blessings embrace you
Every day in all things, ways,
God be your love, peace.

© Jo Ann Joyce Anita Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – March 28

1
There is a feeling,
Extraordinary, when
A new book opens
And the reader goes within
To travel worlds, places, times.

2
Reading is such joy
To be caught up in story,
A shiny new toy.

3
It is  cumbersome
Bumbling through every day,
Searching for a way
Outside the hive of struggle
Into a higher state, life.

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B&W Self Portrait with Shelf
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Prompt: Imagine the first time you opened a book, create…

Gratitude List
I am grateful:
1. The day is near ended.
2. I caught the exuded matter from Tribble’s eyes before it got worse.
3. I managed to leave the house for a few minutes.
4. The pants I recovered washed up well.
5. Tomorrow is another day.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Feb. 20

Unsurpassed

The feeling
Touched softly
Held lightly
Security,
A comfort
Never fret
Doubt, fear
Let go
Sent far apart
By LOVE
Which will
Not relent
Taking burdens
Curtain rent.

Haiku
1
Maybe tomorrow
The hopes realized, dreams true
My life adores YOU!
2
My songs I give you
For all, I owe to your LOVE
Jesus Christ, my Lord.

Prompt
What is holding you back, fear of failure, worry over approval? Make an effort, see where it leads you; if your creation disappoints you, try again.

Gratitude List
1. Sunshine
2. Strawberries
3. Phone time with Alex
4. Music
5. Salvation

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I hope your week is filled with blessings, love, and joy.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Feb. 19

Camellia Haiku – © Jo Ann J. A.Jordan

It is refreshing to see the color begin to return. The weather is still cool, but it is a little brighter.

CC Express replaced Adobe Spark. The backgound above and the font come from there.

Prompt: You might enjoy sampling what is available at CC Express. There are many options. Create something.

The poem above is a string of three haiku.

I hope you will like, follow, and share what you find on Haphazard Creative. May you enjoy the remainder of the weekend. May Jesus Christ bless you richly.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Feb. 17

Counted Syllabics
1.
Sleep an absolute
Need to live, survive, and thrive,
Elusive indeed.
2.
Rent a what? Human,
Surely not, but is that what
By the hour, implies?
3.
Reading you and me
The sophisticated one
Graduated tops.
4.
I am awash in
An explosion of these tasks,
Before completion
Numbers seem to propagate,
Sunset calls; owls, “Whoo,” eerie.

Today was long. I will leave you with this prompt.

If you recognize set limitations, can you be happy within the boundaries? Create your explanation.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan