FeaturedKeep Going: Post-O-Graph #14

Keep Going: Post-O-Graph #14

Keep Going

 

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Keep Going. Post-O-Graph #15. @IntrvrtdPyrld

 

Trying…

Hard
Breathing
Fast. Lights
Slowing scenes
Fading.
Hues.

Hazy
Sight, seeing
clouds above
murky skies
blue
shades.

Hide
Perfect
View. YOUR
Voice calling
Waking
hours.

Healed
Scars
froze. Time
rest; breathe
slowly
Rise.

Hold

On. Tears.

Every step

matters. Clearer,

closer

Live.

 

KeepGoing…

 

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Hi! This is IntrovertedPyralid ; Where stories are real they can be yours!
Thank you for journeying with us! Now we are on our first Post-O-Graph for October!
Post-O-Graph – a post at a time…
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Silver Linings: Post-O-Graph#1

FeaturedSilver Linings: Post-O-Graph#1

Hi this is IntrovertedPyraLid, where stories are real, they can be yours.

Hoping to have various pieces from different lives of people, this collection will be titled “Post-O-Graph”. Found on the Art & Poetry section of this blog, different forms of artistic expressions would be featured.

We all have stories. Though not everything is told, some may come in pictures and fragments of thoughts. In any way we all have something to share. Hoping to connect with many of you amazing individuals in the coming seasons! For now, I dedicate this to all those who are going through depression and anxiety. We do not give up no matter what!

This is a glimpse of my story. A short piece of how the art of photography could help me cope when depression and anxiety trigger.

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3:00. “On a night when that ugly anxiety would attack, there’s something beautiful that captured my eye. I just need to look up and take a shot! (Baguio City. Philippines) Photo by @IntrvrtdPyrld

Often, when the clouds at the day would break

and behind would reveal silver linings…

The hope we found underneath the dark moments,

that streak of light we call our blessing in disguise.

But I found mine not even when the sun dawns.

A moment only me and God knows.

So I took a shot to capture a beauty which exits

only when a night persists.

When evening comes and everyone dim all their lights,

and why darkness is called the “Night”.

Many choose to sleep. But when I find myself against

noises only I create, I wont fight the moment I’m awake.

I won’t mind if I miss on dreaming,

cause at these moments that I choose the reality I am living

and not just pressed down and barely breathing…

Because the night has taught me

the purpose of the dark is to give way for the light

And that is when I see one Life remains shining on me,

where my weary eyes would keep on looking

The black sky gave way for a small glitter that for me a silver lining.Picture3

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A Colloquy over Coffee with the “Maker”

FeaturedA Colloquy over Coffee with the “Maker”

“The coffee I had always been drinking was too bitter.

But just until now, I did not realize that.

For a long time, I had not really noticed that the coffee I’ve been drinking
tasted really good.

I was paying too much attention on how bad and bitter the day could be without really thanking and appreciating the good the coffee could bring.

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The coffee that You have brought me.

But what makes the coffee really good is, I am not paying attention anymore to how bad
and bitter this day could be. More than the coffee, I am now able to notice that while drinking my cup, I am with You!

Thank you for this really nice conversation with You! The coffee is not bitter anymore.
Now the coffee is better!”

Getting the right mix of your cup of coffee in the morning is like trying to get the right start of your day, either you will hate or love how it taste. Are you after a perfect mix of it or a bitter taste?

What kind of mix do you pour on your cup everyday? This could be the concerns we fill our thoughts daily.These thoughts can easily take our attention away from the good things. We prepare and try to make the “perfect” taste. We tend to take the coffee for granted and then forget about its Maker.

Have you ever prayed over coffee? Have you thanked God for the little things ?
Have you had a real conversation with the Maker?

No matter how we feel towards the day, and no matter how we ignore the Maker, His presence, knowing He is with us is better than a perfectly mixed coffee.

Starting a day with a right attitude makes a big difference. We can decide if we want the coffee bitter… or make it better.

1 Peter 5:7 says, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you!” (New Living Translation)

Prayer is a real conversation with God. It is the truest conversation we have with God more than those times when we feel like God is talking to us through a great preacher’s sermon.Nor listening to the compelling words from famous pastors’ YouTube videos.

Our praying to God is the evidence of our utmost belief that our God is real, that He is alive. He is with us.

He is God, and that does not make Him unrelateable.And that He cares for us is His way of telling us that He can feel our human emotions. He can come down to our position and meet us where we are. It does not bother Him that He is an all-knowing God and He has to listen to people’s complains and worries.

Prayer is not superficial. It is a time and place where we see God as very personal. We come face to face and heart to heart with a genuinely caring Father. In prayer we experience God’s sincere love. He is telling us…

“I AM here, I AM waiting for you to talk with me.Tell me anything that disappoints you, frustrates you. I’ll listen…I won’t judge you. I would not condemn. In your anxiety do not sin, cast that burden to me, and I will give you peace.”

He is here. He just wants a simple and honest talk.
He looks forward to hearing our voices. He delights in spending time savoring the moment with His creations. He wants to hear how He made us react, respond to our surroundings, how He made us speak and express ourselves. We can be ourselves before God, in Him we are free. We can come and talk to Him.

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Bloom (Post-O-Graph #17)

Bloom (Post-O-Graph #17)

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“2 roses”. by MaiaJuillet. follow her IG

Post-O-Graph #17: Bloom

featuring Maia Juillet  follow her on Instagram

 

 

 

“Bloom”

 by IntrvrtdPyrld

I turned,

You glance.

A second grew 

Into lifetime.

 

“Bloom” is first published by Poetizer.com. Follow @Poetizer_Official on Instagram
Post-O-Graph – A post at a time.

 

 

 

Quicky Notes #1: Psalm 103:1-5

Quicky Notes #1: Psalm 103:1-5

QUICKY NOTES …

Be quick to listen”; & take down notes –

 

Praise the Lord, O my soul;

All my inmost being praise His holy name.   (Psalm 103: 1)

Last November I got really sick. A viral illness had some of my body organs greatly affected.

Brain infection; no kidding. To be medically sound, “cerebral edema”. Latest and final diagnosis is “Reye’s Syndrome”. How I acquired this, was a long story. But to pin down what concerns me really is that the sickness got me struggling for almost a month…and would soon left me with decreased “normal” activities.

But now, I just praise the Lord in every moment. He is my constant healer. Each day that would come is when I could witness how I can be much better. I rarely catch physical illness, that, with my current journey recovering my mental health had been the one tough battle so far. So, this experience brought me to a different level of trust and seeking the Lord; and this was why I am sharing this note. 😊

Although, time leads to healing, still, it brings moments of doubts and frustrations.

I still feel weak and bouts of headaches and brain fogs impede the things I need and normally do. A simple movement could spark a sting inside my head. The pain still lingers. And because it occurs internally, it’s hard to tell.

Times like this, discouragement easily trip me off. Praying, hoping, whispering on my own, that I wish I could move better. Think clearer, just be better. Hoping healing would come as quickly as right now.

 

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The shift in my mood and attitude affects me badly.

At this moment, as I were desperate for help, the Lord graciously led me to Him. I had nowhere else to go.

Psalm 103: 1 begins, “all my inmost being, praise His holy name!” A shift, not only in my mind but also in my emotions, came as swift as a gentle morning breeze. It is the Father gently and graciously showing Himself.

“His name is holy.” The words moved me and cleared specks in my heart. My negative reactions to my condition would not allow me to see this character of the Lord. Whenever we feel bad it is a stretch in our inner emotional muscles to extend grace and patience especially to ourselves. We see our situation and we set aside the Lord, failing to see who He can be in our midst.

Finally learning one of His precepts, I came to realize, that I don’t have anything to bring. If I find myself in my weakest, “all my inmost being would praise…” My frustrated whining turned into praise.

I praise. I would thank and be at peace for no other reason; the reason is Christ, for He is Lord. He is Holy; for who He is. Not for what I am being.

And now, I came to this revelation; a change of heart, and of thoughts: my being’s only role is to praise, and cling on to who God is. If I have sickness, illness, adversaries, it is God’s role to heal, to help, to show grace, to show He is Holy; and that no forms of evil, attitude or mindset, could stand Him. My role is recognize my iniquities and turn and cling close beside Him. I need Him.

… who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

Who redeems you from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion…

…satisfies you with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Holy one, forgives and abounds in love. Holiness. His holiness can only grant those who fear and turn to Him a crown. A treasure we keep, as a symbol worn showing we have ownership of His love. He extends compassion. Even after we falter and have our shortcomings revealed before Him, we have His love, because He is holy.

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Honestly, it is still going to be hard to praise and trust the Lord in my present sickness. I could not really do it myself. From time to time I would still catch myself sulking in harmful thoughts about my situation. And the Lord knows this too. That is why it is important to seek His character, His heart, first. So we know that the One we cling to, is worth our confidence; trust.

God’s reaction towards us reflect His character. He may condem, but it is not who He is. He can point out our mistakes and punish but He chose many times to show goodness and give what would satisfy His children; setting aside His wrath. Only a Holy One can do that.🙂

 

Hi this is Introverted Pyralid! Welcome to my first Quicky Notes!

QUICKY NOTES is a collection of devotional notes dedicated to our Eternal Dad. Lately, life has not been kind. Troubles seemed endless. Many times I feel it’s hard to hear God. But we know that He is faithful. So when His word comes in times of devotion, I would not want to miss His voice. I need to be “quick to listen”, and now that my illness had troubled my ability to remember, I have to take down notes. 🙂 So, let’s not be discouraged, when it’s time for God to speak, in the midst of our troubles, “be quick to listen”; then take down notes.