A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
― George Moore
Footsteps of Evolution
I ascended the plate of a mountain, so God could hear my words the loudest.
My knees shivered in the stream of a valley, while I beckoned for the Spirit to baptize me.
Overlooking the edge of a plateau, I realized the depths of my smallness.
Watching prairie dogs nuzzle on the Great Plains, demonstrated that love is best reflected in action.
I descended the slope of a hill, to deliver thank you cards and Baby Blue Eyes annuals to the ghosts of my past.
While exploring from these glorious landforms, I noticed many footsteps etched in soil. One set of footsteps was larger than the others. In hot pursuit I followed these footsteps until exhaustion subdued my legs. Continuously, I prayed for strength until sleep closed my eyes. The next morning I found myself home and unaware of how I arrived there. Careful inspection of each room revealed the only body present was my own. Upon opening my front door the impression of two large footprints covered in soil marked my patio.
© 2013 Jade Jarvis
10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.”
― Hermann Hesse
Joyful is the most accurate word that can describe my life. Happiness nudges me every morning and peace kisses me goodnight. My lips blossom into smiles because I am confident in my skin. Prayer feeds my spirit and I do not leave home without it. Fortified with prayer, the light orders my steps.
Six interesting, exciting and possibly odd things about myself are as follows:
- I am an experienced Christian, writer and photographer. What a lethal combination!
- My faith defines me. Christ gives me identity and purpose.
- I have impeccable intuition. In an instant, I can assess character and intention of a person.
- Impatience is one of my worst vices. I want to do everything at one time and right now!
- I have a sassy answer for everything. I am an experienced smart-arse.
- I love my life! Every experience, emotion, thought and prayer has brought me to this moment and I’m ever attentive to each step.
My life may not be interesting to outsiders, but its incompleteness gives me infinite motivation. What makes my life most interesting is because it is mine. It is the only life God gave me. I am going to live it with purpose, faith, hope and love. I crave a life so fully lived, that even the Eternal Father will be impressed. On judgment day I want to be worthy to hear the words, “Good job!”
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14)
“There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.”
― Charles Morgan
Click, Clack… Surprise!
Click blue, clack grey.
A speck of green gets in my way.
White cotton paper sketched with symbols.
A gift from God, Annuit Coeptis.
©2012 Jade Jarvis
“2 Count it all joy, my brothers,when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4)
English: EcoDemocracia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” ― Abraham Lincoln
An argumentative person is reduced to a raging ego. Before venting, carefully measure your words before they exit your mouth. You may save yourself from arguing with someone who actually agrees with you.
“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” (Proverbs 14:29)
“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”
― Lao Tzu
An empty wallet rests in my pocket.
No money to pay bills, but when the moon rises, soundly I lay my head to rest.
Don’t need couture makeup, clothes, purses and shoes.
Confidence and a luminous tan are my signature accessories.
I have the one thing money can’t buy it’s called happiness.
Filled with peace, my mind is impenetrable to stress.
Simplicity brings contentment.
For I already have all I want.
©2012 Jade Jarvis
“11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” (Philippians 4:11-12)
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss
Love is the dominant force in my life. Each year God brings awesome people in my life, to give me the essential support to confidently hike the narrow path. Obstacles may sprout in my trail, but also will roses.
“4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Time and Tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty. ― Robert Frost
No longer green behind the ears.
Ripe with wisdom gained throughout the years.
Willfully living through purpose.
I am joyfully living my best life.
©2012 Jade Jarvis
“Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.” (Psalm 71:6)
“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.”
― Florence Scovel Shinn
The inaudible voice within navigating you through right and wrong is the Holy Spirit speaking from the heart; preparing your transition from mortal to eternal life.
“But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.” (Job 32:8)
- Breathe Heaven’s Air (intostillness.wordpress.com)
“Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you.”
― Ray Davis
Making yourself great is a futile task of the ego. It is done in faith, alongside assistance, hope, fortitude, perseverance, and gratitude.
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
“That is the mystery of grace: it never comes too late.”
― François Mauriac
If you conscientiously evaluate your life, you will see the evolution between past, present and what is to arrive in the future. If you mediate upon these things you will see the torrents of graces that have been bestowed upon you and how they lead to purpose.
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)