Oct ’16 Review

Hello! And welcome back to my monthly reviews. Just taking this opportunity on my 1 year 9 month ‘bloggerversary’ (coz that’s a word) to say thank you for all your support. I reached 100 followers this week on the blog (not incl. Facebook). It really has been a joy to do this for fun while still being productive.

Here’s a brief overview of the last months activity on Reposed Thought. Enjoy!

Sept 12- Oct 12 2016

I want to be – Childhood Dreams

An unaltered story that I wrote aged 11 about what I wanted to be when I’m older.

S.O. – Give it to God

“Where do you run to when the doors close off? Who do you call on when it all goes wrong..” Riveting, heart-searching song by 2016 Mobo Awards Nominee – ‘S.O.’

Footsteps to humility

Philippians 2 gives an insightful blueprint for humility as demonstrated in the life of Jesus.

A Writers Struggle – Short Poem

The struggles of a writer, an artist, a poet; how to stay relevant and how best to show it.

October Photo Reel

A collection of recent photos as captured through the lens of my phone-cam. Opportunistic photography I call it. Enjoy!

A Writers Struggle – Short Poem

Inspirational tales, set my thoughts off on trails,

On my journey of discovery, of writing without boundaries,

Freedom of expression, hell-bent at its mastery,

But when it didn’t flow, anxiety seeped craftily,

I read many a tale, and set many a sail,

Even reading out loud, to help story-lines gel,

But still I hit the wall, of many writers before,

As my pen hit the floor, frustration was on show,

Dedicated many hours, still sounded quite poor,

A caffeinated break, till I was happy and sure,

But how could I ensure, that long term I’ll endure?

At the foot of creativity; alone, insecure,

A thousand better writers, whose ability was evident,

Low on motivation, on structure and eloquence,

Friends started to ask, when next I’m going to write,

The good news was, the other side looked bright,

As worse it couldn’t get, for the bottoms where I lay,

An upwards trajectory, I hoped it would stay.

Footsteps to humility

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;

7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!

9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

(Philippians 2:5-11)