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Writing Me: Where I’m From {Suzannah}

I am from skinned knees, Daisy Duke Big Wheels, and
bike rides deep in the woods. I am from the horseshoe:
sidewalks tread by brownie scouts, the common ground which
floods and tunnels we’d crawl when days were dry and we felt brave.
I am from newly seeded grass, crab apple blossoms, and crocus bursts
of color when March recalled coats for jackets.

I am from bathrobed Christmas pageants in the living room,
freedom and responsibility, Johnsons, Moores, and McMurrays.
I am from the impassioned and opinionated who yell loud and laugh hard
and forget to think before we speak.  From shoulders back,  
do your chores, and hide His Word in your heart.

I am from flannel board disciples and up from the grave He arose!
kindergarten solos.  From paper fans in the colonial chapel,
strawberry festivals on the lawn and too many danishes
swiped at coffee hour.  I’m from Scots Irish Presbyterians,
Pennsylvania Dutchmen (and women!), burgers on the deck,
buttered corn on the cob, and pot roast every Sunday on fine china
(use the good silverware.)

From freckled peeling shoulders, days down the shore, and van seats
so hot our thighs would burn.  I am from pictures posed
on wicker, lace collars and curls, and hand-me-down bags stuffed brimful:
ill-fitted swim suits, mittens on strings, and a faith rooted deep
with room {and grace} enough to grow.

 

suzannah Suzannah is a pilgrim, mama, writer, kingdom seeker. lover of quirkiness, justice, grace, community, natural living, whole food, good art, bad tv, the underdog, & the earth. You can read more of her beautiful words at So Much Shouting So Much Laughter

Writing Me is a community writing project. We’d love to have you join us. Link YOUR piece here!

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Written to our Hearts {27 May}

♥ in a book Photo Credit Sarah Michael

Every week we share the harvest of intentional living by sharing a simple moment that has touched us or that has pointed us to the bigger picture. These moments from last week were like letters written to our hearts:

“…tender moments nurture closeness
embodied grace of mother-love
 

though she may forget, i will not forget you!
see, i have engraved you on the palms of my hands…I will not forgot you from Suzannah at So Much Shouting So Much Laughter

“The past is gone, the future is not here yet.”  Words to Soak In from Jade at Tasting Grace

“A weekend away is a good thing. Seeing different skies, breathing in new air, sleeping (or not) in different beds. .”  A Weekend Away from Ginny Marie at Lemon Drop Pie

“When someone asks me, “how are you?”, I often wonder “how much do you really want to know?” and “how much should I really share?”.  Because, the truth is not always pretty.”Keeping it Real from Stephanie at The Hanes Family Chronicles

Be sure to come by This Heavenly Life tomorrow (June 9) and link up your Simple Moment. It can be a photo, a poem, prose…anything that touched your heart and inspired you tee see beyond the sameness that can be everyday life. Be sure to include out button or a link back and you may see yourself here too.

Live. Capture. Share. Encourage.

Written to Our Hearts {14 April}

♥ in a book Photo Credit Sarah Michael

Every week we share the harvest of intentional living by sharing a simple moment that has touched us or that has pointed us to the bigger picture. These moments from last week were like letters written to our hearts:

“Nothing is new under the sun, but the urge to create remains. Be first, be best, know all…” The First Step from Kelly at The Miller Mix

“…It could’ve been an opportunity to gripe and grumble about how bad things were (and, being perfectly honest, I admit I did give into to that a little bit here and there!). But I decided I wanted to try to handle things differently. ” The Art of Doing Nothing from Erin at Wee Little Miracles

“It has been a full day; MOPS meeting, watching a friend’s children, trying to take advantage of the nice weather. How did I end up here, as an overwhelmed, overly-scheduled suburban mom?” Wishing for the Simple Life from Ginny at Lemon Drop Pie

“…we don’t have many reasons to associate in meaningful ways with anyone we don’t expressly choose to, except perhaps at work.  we don’t know our neighbors.  we aren’t made to do group work, like we did in school growing up.  we join affinity organizations…” The Church of Strangers Like Me from Suzannah at So Much Shouting So Much Laughter

Be sure to come by Undercover Mother tomorrow and link up your Simple Moment. It can be a photo, a poem, prose…anything that touched your heart and inspired you tee see beyond the sameness that can be everyday life. Be sure to include out button or a link back and you may see yourself here too.

Don’t forget the new Bigger Picture Captures! Add your photo of your everyday life. Show us the beauty in the simple everyday tasks, add it to our Flickr Pool (no need for a whole blog post, just share a picture!)

Live. Capture. Share. Encourage.