Monday, October 31, 2016

In Between The Lines


We should not resent The Lines that life has etched upon our existence. Instead we should learn to read between them.
In between the lines we have become wise-
In between the lines we still see textures of youth that allow us to feel strength, grace and dignity.
In Between The Lines we are empowered to enjoy the fruits of our labor and share them with the outstretched limbs of our growing, sturdy trees... These limbs are our children!

In Between The Lines we have endured a silver-gray autumn that distinguishes us from past folly and a whimsical nature. Yet we remain priceless beauties.

In between the lines, the young woman and the older woman embrace in ribbon-tied bows, that compliment well worn dignity of remembrance and identity! For without a doubt, we know who we are!

In Between The Lines I can still see my lovers intentions-his past accomplishments-and all that HIS Father created him to be. His has an aged, sensual appeal, like warm cinnamon apples in the pie that you so anticipate.

In between the lines I can love again and laugh again, with renewed courage and confidence! I am not old! I am new, refreshed, and restored!

In between the lines my stories are not all strung from past pearls of wisdom. I yet have new steps to take! New journeys to make-New wine to taste...


Take time to read In Between The Lines

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The Elemental Roots Of Rejection


The Elemental Roots
Of Rejection


I kept  choosing elements of rejection and  not  knowing  why. Situations, relationships and  circumstances of rejection kept surfacing. The  pain was  forever  grazing  in the  pastures of my ignorance and  I allowed  it free reign because I didn’t know that subconsciously I was choosing the same  patterns, the same elements.


Within  these   patterns, these   elements,  my  soul  was seeking out  an  answer for the  cause  of my pain.  Unfortunately,  I sought answers from  the  people  who  usually  did the  rejecting and  they    didn’t  have  the  answer. They  were just  the  out-picture of the  same sad  love  song  that  kept playing over and over and…

Deeply wounded and  embittered, I would  carry  my tote bags of shame, guilt and low self esteem into the next situation.

I  kept  wondering,  "If  I’m  giving  you  everything, why  won’t  you  love me?”  The  unanswered question cart- wheeled  like some out of control cheerleader until… Well, finally,   the  answer broke   through like  the sun after a long season of rain.

"if I didn’t  value  myself, how  can  anyone else value  me?"


I cannot lie, even after my revelation,the  old beliefs  did  not  want  to give up.  It took the same  level of pain  that  had  gotten  me there,  to get me  out.  And  the  never  ending cycle made  me  cry out  for GOD to help me!

I remember being  so empty  for love only to realize  that  it wasn’t at sea level it was at the top of this mountain, that  I had to climb.

Prayers  of  many   gave  me  an  undeviating  foot  hold that began my ascent. Rung  after   tireless rung   I  climbed   past   caverns of  self doubt,  worry  and   fear; crevices  of  depression,  suicidal thoughts, worthlessness and  introverted withdrawal; escapades of the freakiest kind,  sharp precipices of low self esteem and raging inner battles that  had me cry out!

It is in this do-or-die state  that  one chooses to remain stagnant or climb for their lives to a mountain-top goal of freedom.  Because  either you will succumb to what you’ve always rehearsed or you will allow it’s force to propel you forward into the lesson learned.

You cannot do this without God. You cannot even recognize or process the cycles of how we learn  a thing,  without God! He is very real, very serious and very in love with our soul.

If you don't go through the rejection process you will never learn for yourself what you are worth to God, man, and self and you will end up giving mindless energy and potential away to someone who will never do you like God will.



This is M. Handy pointing you toward Mountain-Top Love


Excerpt from Revelations of a Promise

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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