summer daze.

i feel like
warm.
muddy hands
and

chilly feet
distant silly birds:
singing a song
from a
BRIGHT PLACE

i feel like
yellow
yellow Yellow
and golden
grass under my toes.

Wind chimes jingle
leaves rustle like
crepe paper at a

birthday

sunsets
and music
gentle
nuthin-like-it
that-kind-of-warm-color-wonderful

-e.j. terry

I am chaos.

I am chaos.

I am a mess of dilapidated color scraped out onto a page of failures.

I am a storm of wild and frequent emotion. 

I am chaos.

I am a mess.

Through my chaos

With eyes that see past my utter disaster

And through all the colors that all seem to turn dark

My creator, my yeshua, the maker of my extraordinary storm

Picks up a paintbrush

And makes my chaos

Into something whole

I am beautiful chaos.

More than a mess

A mess made free.

Lam. 3:22-23, John 3:16

XII//XIV//XVI

“Dear God”
//
inhale
and exhale
one breath
two words
two small words
just seven letters
and healing
a heart bound in velvet
made of uncensored grace
a broken leg given a crutch
made from
a promise
to never let go
//
and it’s the words after
that matter the most
but the breath
the two words
are the gate to concord

30 Ways To Be Thankful

  1. go on a walk, a long walk. When you get back home appreciate the fact that you can walk.
  2. go exploring. Be thankful that you can see and experience the beautiful earth.
  3. read Harry Potter. Appreciate that J.K. Rowling wrote them in the first place.
  4. be thankful that you’re alive.
  5. eat your favorite food and be thankful that it exists.
  6. be thankful for toilet paper- where would we be without it?
  7. hang out with friends- be thankful that you’re accepted
  8. look back at old texts and be thankful how times have changed
  9. take a bath- appreciate the fact that you can take a bath in clean water
  10. be thankful that the night will always turn into a morning
  11. read A Long Walk to Water and I guarantee you you’ll be thankful
  12. for Americans especially, be thankful for freedom and liberty
  13. be thankful for family
  14. be thankful for homework: we have the opportunity to be educated
  15. be thankful for individualism:  we aren’t all the same
  16. be thankful that there are always going to be people we can help
  17. be thankful for dirty dishes: that means we have good food to eat
  18. be thankful for noise
  19. be thankful for silence
  20. be thankful for laundry- it means we have clothes to wear
  21. be thankful for laughter
  22. be thankful for crying
  23. be thankful for laugh-crying
  24. be thankful for music and the joy it can bring
  25. be thankful for hugs, feeling someone’s arms wrap around you
  26. be thankful for all the strangers who have smiled at you
  27. be thankful for smiles
  28. be thankful for every opportunity you’ve ever had to help someone
  29. if you’re a blogger, go back and read through old comments, be thankful for your readers
  30. be thankful for grace

Happy Thanksgiving. ❤

candles

impossible, adj. not possible; unable to be, exist, happen, etc.

occasionally 
on a day when the sun
hides behind the clouds
and the sand hides
in-between my toes
and the waves crash
onto the shore
and tickles my toes

i like to search
for candles in the ocean
if only for a glimpse
of the great unimaginable
impossible beyond