Poem | Peace Like A River

Outpouring of Peace

There is peace

I cannot explain.

Day by day,

even amidst the pain and the calamities of

this life,

there is calmness in this space,

in this place where God reigns.

There is rain that refreshes

my soul,

that washes over me.

There is a fresh outpouring

of the wind of Glory.

The living water is here.

Right here,

Right now.

In Godโ€™s presence,

make room in your heart

for more.

Breathe and arise

with praise on your lips

declaring

of the wondrous things that God has done

for you.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. -John 14:27

๐Ÿ“ธ: John Jase

Words: Karen Owusu

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Poem|The Journey Ahead

As the month of May comes to a close,

this I hope for you.

Light, joy and peace

for each new day.

Grace, favor and love your way.

May the love of Christ

overflow in your life.

With step that you take,

may you never lose hope.

Though this road is not

easy, may you be reminded

of the One who has never left you,

the One that goes ahead of you

and stands before you.

His name is Jesus.

He is for you and not against you.

Here in this place

and season,

He’s making all things beautiful with you,

for His glory.

Until next time, stay blessed & rooted in Christ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป

Love Rejoices!

Welcome into the month of May. We are currently on day 121 of 365. Honey child, the days are passing by and waiting on no one. As we have entered into this new day by God’s grace, this I pray for you. I pray that this month of May will bring forth praise. I pray that in everything that you do, you will rejoice and find delight in God’s word. May this month of May, be filled with joy overflow in your household and everywhere that you go. May you draw strength from Christ in times of weakness. May you call upon the name of the Lord. In everything that you do, may Christ be your firm foundation. May you be a light unto everyone you meet and may you bloom in this season. May the peace of Christ which transcends all understanding be your portion in this month of May. Declare over your life what the word of God says about you. God’s promises remain. They haven’t changed. May you learn to seek God before man. May the words you speak be fruitful and illuminate the character of God. Sing a new song unto God. Do not forget your Maker. Remember the One who has never forgotten you. The one who calls you by name. He is still God. He will always be now and forever more. It’s a new month. God is still speaking but He needs His children to listen. The Shepherd will never force His sheep to draw close but He will always be present.

God has blessed you and I, to see a brand new day. Someone didn’t make it to see this day. It is so easy to take each day being alive for granted. Many times, we get so caught up with everything that is going on around us that we don’t even take the time to thank God for giving us life. Every breath we take is all by God’s grace. So in this month, make it a priority to thank God for Blessed day He grants you to see. Give Him the praise. He alone is worthy. No one deserve the praise more than God deserves it. In this month of May, make room for God to do more in your life. If it means you have to dedicate this month of May to time spent with God, let it be. Social media will always be there. Don’t let that get in between your relationship with God. Let God have his way in your life. Abide, stay rooted and flourish in the presence of God. The pages of this new chapter is turning but God is still waiting on you to come like a little child, into His presence.

Poem From My Heart To Yours (For May)

May this month of May

be filled with grace and laughter

each step of the way.

May the joy of knowing Christ

renew a sense of hope

your whole life through.

May your heart find rest

and your mind be at peace.

With every breath you take,

make you never forget to take the time,

to praise the One who breathed life into you.

Things you can do in this month (May)

  • Spend time studying a book in the Bible
  • Buy a jar where you can place your prayer requests/praise reports
  • Spend time in worship.
  • Read a book with a friend or by yourself
  • Take a walk
  • Attend an event
  • Write in your journal
  • Drink more water
  • Renew your mind.
  • Stay focused on your goals
  • Don’t give up on your goals. Turn your dreams into reality
  • Meditate on a verse every week
  • Reach out to your friends/loved ones
  • Continue to be yourself

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. It’s always a great pleasure to share with you all what is on my heart. God bless you. Have a lovely month of May. Bloom where God has planted you. ๐ŸŒป

Poem|You Are Loved

You are loved even on on days when you feel unlovable. You are the heartbeat of a God who has loved you from the beginning.

You are part of God’s plan. You are light interwoven by the arms of your Creator. You matter, not on some days but everyday. Remember this always, on days when the thoughts run wild through your mind, let the truth of God’s love envelope you each step of the way.

Karen Owusu ยฉ๏ธ

PC: thebongolese

Happy World Poetry Day ๐Ÿ“š

Apparently, today is World Poetry Day. I totally forgot until I came across a blog post that served as a reminder for me. I’m a poet myself so today is a special day. So with that in mind, I’m going to be sharing some poems/quotes that I love as well as some African Proverbs that are insightful. Are you ready? Let’s go.

“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just start.” -Ijeoma Umebinyuo

“I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me “I love you.” There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” -Maya Angelou

“I found flaws and they were beautiful.” -Nayyirah Waheed

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” -Maya Angelou

“You are beautiful but learn to work, for you cannot eat your beauty.” -Congolese Proverb

“He is who is afraid of doing too much always does too little.” -Nigerian Proverb

“However far the stream flows, it never forgets its source. -Nigerian Proverb

“He who eats another mans food, will have his own own eaten by others. -Swahili Proverb

“The road doesn’t tell the traveler what lies ahead” -Bantu Proverb

“Our daughters are prepared to run where your sons are taught to never go.” -Tapiwa Mugabe

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dream die. Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field, frozen with snow.” -Langston Hughes

“One day, you will be drained and tired of those that come fetching your love and light, as though you’re a well.” -Akosua Atuah

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” -Corrie ten Boom

The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” -Elisabeth Elliot

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. If I can list all the quotes and poems I love, I will be here forever. I hope that you were able to resonate with these words written by fellow writers. If you have any quotes or poems that you love, feel free to share it in the comment section.

Until next time, stay blessed & Lovely. Have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป

You Are Loved ๐Ÿฅ€โค๏ธ

Happy Valentine’s Day Loves ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—. I hope your enjoying this day by far. In today’s blog post, I will like to share a few of my poems with your all as well as some scriptures in regards to the One who first loved us. What’s his name? Jesus ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ.
For the one who feels unlovable
Poem #1:
Daughter, you are cherished, loved and precious in the sight of God. Wear your crown. Let no man reposition the crown on your head.
Poem #2
bado kuna nafasi ya upendo
there is still room for love.
kuruhusu Mungu kujaza
allow God to fill 
nafasi katika moyo wako
the spaces in your heart
ambapo maumivu yapo
where pain exist.
Poem #3
You are a woman.
my goodness, a woman.
How glorious is it to 
exist in this body?
To live with yourself
day in and day out?
You are a woman.
Oh yes. a special kind of woman.
Unlearning yet learning 
about yourself daily.
You deserve to be celebrated every day.
in all kinds of ways.
Poem #4
To the men who aren’t celebrated. 
the forgotten souls.
To the brother’s still trying to find themselves.
Search within.
Keep unfolding.
Keep learning.
Curate your poems
Never forget to weave love into the intricate 
parts of your soul.
You will need for the journey.

_______________ ๐Ÿฅ€_____________โค๏ธ___________

Remember always that God loves you. He is your first love. He has never stopped loving you. His heart beats for you more than you’ll ever know. Don’t wait for your lover to buy you flowers, darling treat yourself. Today is not the only day for love. You are loved every day, in so many ways.

Verses To Ponder:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.โ€  -John 3:16

โ€œGreater love has no one than this: to lay down oneโ€™s life for oneโ€™s friends.โ€  -John 15:13

โ€œAbove all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.โ€  -1 Peter 4:8

โ€œAbove all, be loving. This ties everything together perfectly.โ€  -Colossians 3:14

โ€œDear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.   Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.โ€  -1 John 4:7-8

ยฉ Karen Owusu ๐Ÿ“ท & Words

๐Ÿ’Œ: beautyinmylanguage.gmail.com

Photographers + Poets

Today is for the women and men who share their heart works. Sometimes, trying to find photographers and writers in general on Instagram can be difficult. It’s been on my heart to share a few of them with you. So below is the list. Please check them out.

Photographers:

First Look: Fujifilm X-T10 | Fuji Rumors:

  1. Kwame Freddy
  2. Joshua Kissi
  3. SophieVisually
  4. Raat_Fashion
  5. kymberlibrenzell
  6. Asiyami_Gold
  7. zay.ira
  8. Theforgetterseye
  9. Mrcheyl
  10. Oye_diran
  11. maxwelljennings
  12. mrigwe
  13. Everydaypeoplestories
  14. dapperlou
  15. ondoa
  16. Nyarko_photography
  17. stephenobisanya
  18. Tamon_
  19. Temi.Coker
  20. chimodu
  21. Kofmotivation
  22. _lloydfoster
  23. A_kid_named_trav
  24. Islandboiphotography
  25. _heiwatoi
  26. Deun Ivory
  27. _tse
  28. fartatoes
  29. erikalaynephoto
  30. angelzheng
  31. Quazimottoonwx
  32. Yagazieemezi
  33. malachiajose
  34. Maximushka
  35. Edmaximus
  36. Amaalsaid
  37. Stevenchikosi
  38. Lawrence Agyei
  39. Joe Kenneth
  40. Beewalker_
  41. Adrienradford
  42. goldenpolaroid
  43. Kjohn_lasoul
  44. Foxyneela
  45. Bynwabugo
  46. Nadineijewere
  47. Photodre
  48. raisaaziz
  49. Justinamoafo
  50. Ericmichaelw
  51. Hannahfaith_
  52. Seunx
  53. Storyofkai
  54. Sambitionphotos
  55. Sirnoahbility
  56. Lauren_zoe
  57. xxjmitch
  58. eltonpeters
  59. gregnoire
  60. adeledejak
  61. aqut
  62. daviduzochukwu
  63. nixon
  64. desertedinurban
  65. carlnard
  66. dnactherealist
  67. afrikingi
  68. sohrachsoh
  69. najrashad
  70. ronhill
  71. lovejonesphoto_
  72. e_fresh_
  73. oabphotography
  74. lyraoko
  75. jaydabliu
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Poets:

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  1. _akosuawrites : Outburst (Book)
  2. ijeoma umebinyuo: Questions For Ada
  3. Akosua Peprah
  4. Poeticharmonylove
  5. Poppyinthewheat
  6. Preston_n_perry
  7. Poetesscynthia
  8. Poetra_asantewaa
  9. Beingupile
  10. Nlshompole
  11. Q. Gibson:
  12. Dellahickswilson
  13. Poetjasminemans
  14. wordsbyezekiel
  15. Nayyirah waheed
  16. Yrsa Daley Ward
  17. Tapiwa Mugabe
  18. Alex_elle
  19. Ry.spear
  20. Reyna Biddy
  21. najwazebian
  22. Rupikaur_
  23. Elusivemetaphors
  24. isra.althibeh
  25. Karl_lokko
  26. jo. essence
  27. Tryphenayeboah
  28. Uncensoredfeminist
  29. Cyrusspeaks
  30. Tevsmith
  31. Whatisjoedoing
  32. Tribecalledvision
  33. Rudyfrancisco
  34. Keyballah
  35. Maxwelldpoetry
  36. alison.malee
  37. Goldwomyn
  38. Isthispoetry
  39. Writingsofvinati
  40. Nesimaa
  41. Sarah_aluko
  42. Theaureliapearl
  43. Jackiehillperry
  44. Iammyss
  45. F Gabdon
  46. Daeizm
  47. Mazadohta
  48. _dkaur
  49. wu_shire
  50. Lang Leav
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. -Maya Angelou ๐Ÿ™‚

All pictures on this post aren’t mine. They are all found on google. ย All the names above are the artist/photographer’s names. There were so many names but the list would have been too long so I’ll post more when I can. For now, tell your friends and their friends. I know sometimes people don’t like to share but this platform is different. Support creatives. Invest in people. Empower one another. Stay tuned for the next set of creatives I will share. Until next time, shine bright. Hold hands with God. Take care. ๐Ÿ™‚