Past AND Future PaSSiON

March 19, 2019 #One_Love

Vortex – Renewed Faith
Digital Art: 11×14: ARS

#120: Memories

It’s funny how you can’t remember certain things
But certain things you just can’t forget
Sometimes, those things that you can’t forget
Control your life
They can determine if you’ll have a good day
A tearful day
Or even a bad day
Memories is what I’m talking about

You may not think of them everyday
My memories lately have been my good memories
They put me in a good mood
Nature is what triggers these memories
Whether it is a crystal blue sky
Leaves falling off a tree by a gentle wind
Or just the sun setting in the distance
Nature is a big part of my life
So naturally it would be the trigger of my happy memories
When I’m down, I think of playing on a beach
With Sunset Strip behind me and all the Palm Trees
With my family there with me
The weather is so sweet, springtime
It’s not bright but it’s not dark either
The sky is beautiful with a mixture of oranges
It is a lovely memory
Each memory is different like each Sunset
But most keep me happy in a sad time
~written as Alicia Polston: 09/25/1997~

#109: Prescious Life

Any day or any night
No one knows but God
Our lives could disappear at any time
A stray bullet or a panicked burglar
No one knows when or how we’ll die
Sometimes God may not even know
A prisoner hanging from a rope
A teen that made blood run from their wrists
An eight year old that shot his best friend
(Not knowing the pain that was to be caused)
At any time, day or night
Our souls could leave our bodies
An old woman whose heart burst in her chest
An old man with a growth in his brain
Making him blind and killing him in the end
When and where?
No one knows when Death will strike
A building being blown up
With thousands of people (parents and children)
An unexpected mass murder
Death lingers above us all
Only God has a clue
Of when it will seize us
My plan is to try to enjoy life
Sure it’s hard with Death calling my name
But Life is short and precious
Make ties that can’t be broken
Even in Death
Death can strike any time, anywhere
And in any way
Before it decides to reach it’s hand to you
Keep your head up and remember you’re alive
Remember that God gave you life
And keeps you alive for some reason
Sometimes Death comes before our time
Because God needs us with Him
Until that day, when everything is black,
Remember how precious Life can BE
~written as Alicia Polston: 04/20/1997~

#121: LivE in EviL

Evil is what I face everyday
I see it, I feel it within me, and strangely, I love it
Evil comes in different forms
It comes in different forms
It comes in hatred and mockery
Disobedience and lust
It’s present within the foaming gold
It’s face can be seen in all the smoke
It’s presence is felt within every leaf
I like Evil in all these forms
But I’m starting to like life
Life does suck, don’t get me wrong
I now realize that I can help change it
Evil will always be present
It will always remain in me
But something or some soul other than my own
Is pulling me away from the outside Evil
The Evil in Me may end other lives
But it will not end mine
Because my Will is strong
And nothing can destroy me unless I let it
This inside Evil keeps me going
Evil spelled backwards is live
Evil will let me live
~written in a semi-trance as Alicia Polston: 10/01/1997

Serenity

Clouds are rolling across the sky with openings to let you know the sun is still there
Even though the sun is setting, you can see the patterns it leaves
All the colors are separated like a box of crayola
The clouds sweep by slowly so you can enjoy the moment
The air is calm with only a slight breeze touching your face
All the creatures of Nature are taking in this moment
Peace is all you can feel
Time is of no importance, like it’s standing still
All I can see is happiness at this point
All I know is Love
Serene is what I am
~06/29/1999~

Revelation 22:1-5 – And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

Nehemiah 9:32-38 – “Now therefore, our God, The great, the mighty, and awesome God, Who keeps covenant and mercy: Do not let all the trouble seem small before You That has come upon us, Our kings and our princes, Our priests and our prophets, Our fathers and on all Your people, From the days of the kings of Assyria until this day. 33 However You are just in all that has befallen us; For You have dealt faithfully, But we have done wickedly. 34 Neither our kings nor our princes, Our priests nor our fathers, Have kept Your law, Nor heeded Your commandments and Your testimonies, With which You testified against them. 35 For they have not served You in their kingdom, Or in the many good things that You gave them, Or in the large and rich land which You set before them; Nor did they turn from their wicked works. 36 “Here we are, servants today! And the land that You gave to our fathers, To eat its fruit and its bounty, Here we are, servants in it! 37 And it yields much increase to the kings You have set over us, Because of our sins; Also they have dominion over our bodies and our cattle At their pleasure; And we are in great distress. 38 “And because of all this, We make a sure covenant and write it; Our leaders, our Levites, and our priests seal it.

Luke 18:9-17 – Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Jesus Blesses Little Children

15 Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 17 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”

-Alicia R. Shipe-

!ENOUGH!

January 23, 2019

One thing that my personal “true blues” know about me is I will never hesitate to cut someone away from me that I feel I can’t trust. They have either seen it, been victim to it, or have heard the raw emotions in my voice when I have come to them for comforting or consoling. Another thing my “true blues” know about me is if I have it, I have no problem sharing with those around me. Some also know how much fun I am. Somehow some have gotten the impression that I would go hungry to please another person. Y’all can let that go. Never has been true and never will. In the past I have given too much of my being and been crushed in the process. I have also spoken out of line, out of turn, enthusiastically, sarcastically, and whatever else. It is what is and it will BE whatever it’s called to BE. My circle is extremely eclectic and I love each of them. I have peeps that are white, brown, Filipino, African-American (since y’all want to be “politically correct” (what an oxy-“MORON”), republican, democrat, don’t care, depressed, anxious, ADHD, and every other label anyone chooses. Here’s the point. I disagree with each and every one of them on a regular basis and we get along fine. The ones that I don’t, I ignore or 👏🏾 clap 👏🏾 back (work in progress). Simple as that.

There are some things that need to be said. God has chosen this time for a wide group to say them again. Yes, again. Learn the history. Some of y’all lived through it. Hmmm…wonder what God’s gonna do next?

Hear The Call
Alicia R. Shipe

We know who we are
The question is do you?
We are rising and uniting
We are many; we are few
Most are marrying one another out of love not spite
We are having babies that are international
Called to rule in day and through the nights
We know our footsteps. Do you?

Every leader before
Every child after
Your division is at an end
Let’s call it your natural disaster
Wherever we will, we roam
We heave up the anchor
To sail the course home
Little birds fly up and down the chains
To He Who heals our souls

That one just came forth in this moment. Here is what I was given to share today from before.

The Land
Alicia R. Shipe – August 10, 2014

An eagle perches on the main pyramid of Giza
Shouting, “Let God’s people go!”
But the powers refuse to heed God’s word
So destruction they will soon know
However, God Almighty is full of mercy
And does not desire that any should perish
He calls for all hearts to be turned back to Him
So turn quickly and run, run, run
For those that seek Him early shall find Him

I Began To Cry
Alicia R. Shipe – January 20, 2015

I am broken
I fell upon the Rock
When I fell to my knees
Time began to stop
Then I began to cry
I cried so much
I wondered if any more tears
Could fall from these eyes
And then I began to cry
I sat and wondered
If they ever cry
I wondered if they deserved You
Then I remembered
Neither did I
I cried out this heartache
Of the darts thrown against me
How You must have felt everyday
Now I begin to see
From frustration to elation
From broken to restored
From annihilation to desperation
From seeing myself to seeing You more
Now when I feel this pain
It’s not my own, I realize
It’s the suffering of Your loved ones
Then I begin to cry

I fully understand that no person on earth or under it is Jesus (Yeshua). I understand that He lives within any person that believes in Him. I believe that wherever/however/whenever two or more are gathered IN HIS NAME, He IS there in the “midst” of them. I believe He meets us wherever we are each and EVERY time and He does the work in us from the inside out. This is where I AM! No artist is God Almighty but God Almighty has always used the unbelievable to show His ways are not our ways so we can surrender all of us to Him. Once we surrender all, whom should we fear? No man. Only God. Keep moving even if it’s just a crawl! Always towards the King; the lover of our souls! He always sees us. Always stronger together. Let the music play!

-Alicia R. Shipe-

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