Location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Do you really want to know me? Okay, I am 27. I am 6'1" with blonde hair, blue eyes, and about 170 pounds. I'm not married...well, not anymore. We separated over a year ago until the marriage was officially ended in January 2005. Though I am not a supporter of divorce, it is something that has unfortunately taken place in my life. Efforting to move on, I now reside with my faithful and loving dog, Marshal Lonestar Powell (a black Great Dane), and my snake "Sly" (a Jungle Carpet Python). I am a life-long Christian, life-long sinner, and life-long recipient of God's merciful grace. Every day finds me learning more and more about my need and dependancy on Christ. Life is hard; I'd hate to live it without Him. I love to write poetry. For me, poetry is a capture and release of feelings, emotions, beliefs and desires. My favorite time to compose is at night. Why? I guess I like solitude one has in the dark. It's just me and the night mistress.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Desert Lives

Have you ever wondered how much tribulation you could stand? I've entertained those thoughts every now and then...especially when I feel like I'm experiencing some of life's little inconveniences and struggles. I call the large ones 'my desert experiences.' They're the ones that take you on an emotional and spiritual journey to the darkest of darks and rockiest of passages. I always picture myself like the children of Israel during these times. You know, after they were delivered from Egypt but condemned to wander the desert for 40 years for punishment of turning their backs on God.
But what can we pull from these journeys? For me it's the knowledge that He has never failed me. To this very moment, God has always been faithful to never let me bear more than my mind and spirit could handle. As hard as some of my trials have been, I am here, wiser, more humble, grateful, and blessed. The fact that God loves me this much is would you put it? I know that my life will most certainly find me in a couple of more 'deserts' before I pass away. I don't look forward to them; but may my faith in my Creator and Lord be proved ever stronger and pure. May that be my legacy...a life that points to Him in the most real and tangible way.


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