Saying Hi

Entry Sixteen – Creativity Project 2023

Some people are concerned about me on Facebook. I apologize for not being on there much anymore. I do not belong there since they took my original account from 2010 to 2021. I had much original content that I created and kept copies of nowhere else. They also locked me out of my Haphazard Creative page on their service.

The account I have now on Facebook will not allow me to change the password, so my Messenger is disabled because I forgot my password. Eventually, I am likely to lose that accunt to since I can only reach it on this phone.

I do still have my original Instagram account with Messenger, Twitter account, Pinterest account, and both haphazardcreative.com and hopefuljo.com.

Due to the concern shown, I am posting a photo I took just before I began this post.

Monday, February 6, 2023

I cut my hair myself again in case it looks ragged to anyone.

I have my two dogs and Alex’s dog, Maui, who is mine for a time.

I am not treating this as a standard post with all my creations, prompts, and such. Mostly this is a proof of life thing.

I must however do a Gratitude List:

I am Thankful:

1.  God saved my soul.
2.  I still have friends who are watching out for me.
3.  I have this haven on the web.
4.  Books that keep me company.
5.  The gift of creativity allows me to write.

Please all of you remember you can find me here.

May God’s Love be rich and abundant in your lives. May He who is over all watch over each one of you and keep you until we see Jesus face to face in all His Glory. May you prosper in every endeavor. God Bless You and Yours, Forevermore.

Always and Ever,
Jo Ann

Nothing Less

Entry Fifteen – Creativity Project 2023

There is no allowance
In some hearts; differences
Are cause for criticism,
Not recognizing we all
See the sky, ocean,
And breathe alike.
We crave being known,
Treasured, cherished, accepted
Safely by everyone we meet.
Love is a requirement
In being, living, becoming
Who we are here to be.
Divisions among us stifle
Creativity, confidence, courage
And the will to imagine
Dreams can come true.
We often believe ourselves
So much less than
Our potential because
Of labels reminding each of us
We will never be _______ enough.
Love, enwrapping our souls,
Tells us we can climb –
Given the opportunity – higher.
God is for us, Him being Love,
We are precious no matter
Our status or conditions,
Our differences are gorgeous.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Please do not be thrown by my use of God’s and Jesus’ names. Whatever your beliefs, you are welcome here. I am not proselytizing; just stating what I have found for me. I hope all will see Love in me and know His Love is my reason. I live only by Christ’s allowance.

Prompt: Take the word “Divisions” and let it lead you. Create something!

I had to take time out. There were things well beyond my processing ability. It is not over yet, but I felt I could check-in.

Going out is so hard, and I always feel watched, judged, and found lacking in my ability to interact. Avoidance is a blanket around me because I cannot believe anyone likes me as I am. I hide; I cannot believe in myself. I have been an outcast too often to think I belong. TMI, yeah, me.

I Am Thankful: 1. I can read and write. 2. I have some artistic abilities. 3. I am still here, despite suicidal thoughts; I cannot kill myself, because every time I try, I end up in worse shape. So, until God is ready, I remain, but my mind fights me. 4. It has been less cold the last few days. 5. Music reminds me to hope.

Your visit here at Haphazard Creative means more than I have words to express. Please comment, follow, and like what you found worthwhile. If you know others who might be interested, please share. Come back when you have moments to spare.

I hope February means more entries, but there are daunting days ahead for me. I can only try to post here. Struggles are on every front and I am unequal to each and all.

God Bless You and Yours Eternally! Cast your cares (burdens) upon the Lord Jesus Christ because He Loves you!

All material on Haphazard Creative (haphazardcreative.com) and sister site, Chronicles (hopefuljo.com) is copyright © JoAnn Joyce Anita Jordan unless otherwise stated. If you wish to use it elsewhere, please ask permission and credit it to me. I made this! This post was created on my cellphone.

Ever & Always,
Jo Ann

Fight Song

The Great Divide
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Never Giving Up

We have the hard hurt down
Knocking us roughly around
But we keep reaching higher
Trusting God to lift us out,
Because Jesus is stronger 
Than every personal storm,
He has been fighting longer
Than we have ever known.
Our Lord, what he has begun,
He will never desert
He fights against our hurt,
Tears may often fall
But Christ hears every call
He will be with us, exceeding
Each need throughout eternity.
Our struggles shall not be lost
Jesus paid our debt upon His Cross
He counted our lives
Worth sacrifice at any cost,
We can stand with Him
When our lives are most grim;
Our Savior will come again
He will gather us all in
He promised a home with Him.
Come now, each who has trouble
Jesus will gladly meet our needs
When we place our trust in Him. 

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Saturday, September 17, 2022

When days try to beat us, we have a Redeemer. I am thankful that Jesus Loves me, even in my desperation.

I pray you find strength in Him to weather every storm. He is greater than everything that attempts to harm us.