Twitter #FollowFriday Posts

December 4, 2009

Electronic social media is a thing we are so fortunate to enjoy. Once in a while we are blessed with finding people who click with us in such a way that social threads and friendships are formed across the ether. Hearts are good at catching rhythms that harmonize with our own. The world is wide and we are all very different so, obviously, kinship is subjective.

Set out below is a collection of #FollowFriday comments I’ve tweeted relative to some of my Twitter Friends together with their websites, as applicable, so you may see some of the wonder of what I’ve discovered in them. These people have managed to capture my attention in one special way or another, while others have completely captured my heart. 

As surely as time changes, we all change with it. I will update this post on a weekly basis to keep it new and fresh. I hope you enjoy this and invite some of these same wonderful souls into your circle to touch your life as they’ve managed to touch mine.

@Abeeliever Amazing indefatiguable super hero in shining armor with a heart of pure gold. She’s a sage and fierce warrior against huge dark forces. My precious guardian angel (and I’ll bet she has a halo and gossamer wings). She’s an advocate of peace, love & promoter of living large. Outstanding & gifted writer who’s captured my heart. She’s a true friend, ally and life force bringing to light mental health awareness and suicide prevention. We’re joined at the heart and the soul. This humble, precious one has blessed my life tremendously, the measure of which will be disclosed only in eternity.   http://polkadotsarepretty.blogspot.com/  and http://unavitabella.com/
@Adamfyre Pen (keyboard) mightier than the sword… weilds haiku like a ninja. Most chivalrous swordsman. Passionately-driven poetry that whispers sweet nothings to the soul. Admittedly dreams up haiku at stoplights. He inspires poetry in a poet’s heart.
@AlexKaris He’s tenacious and he cracks me up. Good energy. Gracious, motivating and very charismatic! Enthusiastic proponent of getting all life has to offer sans tolerances that keep you from being your greatest YOU. Must follow this one!
 http://www.facebook.com/group.php? 
@AliveinMe Heather eminates the joy of the Lord. Her tweets are a blessing to receive.  http://hiswill4me.blogspot.com/
@Arquecy It’s so encouraging to see a young man wise beyond his years and so in love with Jesus. http://www.myspace.com/Arquecy
@AZBlueEyes Because we razor-sharp, witty, hot chicks who’ve got it together must stick together. Unpredictably funny. She just cracks me up.
@candace14 Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. Musical candied passion for life & her baby girl. Love her. Always keeping it real. 
@CaronsBeachHs This one reminds me of the restorative power and calming affect of the sea. Cheerful and inviting tweets from PacNorthwest. http://everythingcoastal.blogspot.com/
@CheekyWeePony Wears *the* sexiest face of all (in my humble opinion). One of my main dopamine hits. This one has quickly become the Pony Express of good tidings!!
@chupadupa Good energy & quippy posts.
@civis Epicureous yummy follow. Wanderlust who shares beautiful photos of globetrotting ventures.
@coffeetablepoet Poetic soul who beautifully shares the romantic magic of words. Feeds my regular craving for poetic morsels. Poetic positivity. Consistent and timely bounty of beautiful poetry.
@csrculinaryarts Epicureous yummy follow.
@craigfergfan “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” -Shakespeare’s Juliet~~~~<3
@cupcakes5 What a treat she is! Positive, smart, funny, razor-sharp wit & great energy. She found my laugh button. Virtual sweetness — but no saccharine here. Home-schooling mom. What a woman!
@DailyWinePicks Personal virtual sommelier.
@dANGELofLOVE Good energy. Deeply beautiful inspired passion & wisdom. Constant encouraging feed.
@donnasfineart Must follow if you’re jonesing for sass, spunk and great verve. I love her fiery, flirty personality. Infectious energy! Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. She says to me, “Not only the coolest but we both follow the same God! Can’t get any better than that….” I agree. She’s so genuine and has become a fast friend. Precious lady. Fearless entrepreneur. Brave and passionate mother and wife.
@dpodolskyBecause he’s so farking brainy! Verrrry interesting tweets. He’s a brainiac!
@GourmetNewsEpicureous yummy follow. My favorite source for new & faultless recipes.
@Enchantedheart This one is like a butterfly – fluttering by with beautiful reminders of beautiful things – Sunny Sweetness. Truly enchanting, beautiful, warm heart.
@Eschnak Sensitive compassion. Everyone needs a strong, gentle workhorse spirit in their life. Poetic positivity. Equine friend. Goes beyond self to break through in the name of life.
@faithgoddess7 Thoughtful, positive, beautiful and wise encouragement. Sensitive, knowing and compassionate soul.
@Gidyean Brilliant purveyor of musical candy in all flavors. Sweet audio treat.
@heidiheart Beautiful spirit with a servant’s heart. Encouraging writer. Pastor’s wife.. major kudos there, as it takes a special kind of woman to fill those sacred shoes. http://www.heartconnection.ca/
@ice_simplicity Epicureous yummy follow.
@islandprincess2 She’s just too cool not to love. Like ice cream.. need I say more? Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. Me thinks she really is a princess — certainly charming enough. WARNING: Be sure you are not drinking anything while reading her tweets.. very funny lady.
@jorge Good energy.
@justkel Poetic master of beautifully weaving together haiku and those six word wonders. http://kellijustice-justkel.blogspot.com/
@JoyfulNan All in the name (Joyful). Outstanding drive and positivity!! AND she loves Craig Ferguson : ). Sunny Sweetness. High-energy achiever — all things are possible!
@jshe What’s not to love? She’s a wife, a mother, a teacher and she makes me smile. God bless this one.
@Kim23Supernova This is my twin separated somewhere in time who looked me straight in the eye and smiled with electric energy and magnetic zeal. So happy to be in harmonious sync with this beautiful heart and soul.
@kingsthings Good energy and he’s Larry King!! I love that he doesn’t insult his viewers’ intelligence by dodging the hard questions.
@Kronich Silent wisdom. Very cerebral & interesting tweets.
@LipSyncingScot One of my main dopamine hits always ready with my favorite tweets. Passionate, energized, turbo-charged sweetness… “Remind you of anyone?”
@livinlime This fresh spirit is full of verve and goodness, lots of joy with that added kick of fun!
@LovelyLu Sunny ornery sweetness. Gotta watch those quiet ones.
@Malinky2Stoatir One of my main dopamine hits. *****YouTubular. You’re amazing!  http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Malinky2Stoatir&view=videos  http://remindyouofanyone.blogspot.com/
@MarthaStewart Epicureous yummy follow. 140Wonderwoman!
@MarkShepard Gifted song writer with a great sense of humor and great perspective of life.
@MaxLucado Jesus said, “Above all, I would that you love one another.” Thank you for showing the precious love of our Jesus in all you do. You’re a blessing.
@Mdlstudio2008 This sweet island girl has a wonderful spirit and it’s such a pleasure to see her beautiful smile each day!
@MoRocca Good energy. Too funny not to follow.
@MudStick Loves me my Craig.. thank you for your excellent postings and welcome wit!
@noralmt For witty and compassionate loveliness. Poetic positivity. Lovely lady!
@planethealer She gives consistently positive, healing, encouraging, loving and powerful words that uplift the heart and soul.
@pudditatso Great benefactor of brilliant and fervent poetic verse. And, I love her beatiful Toby kitty <3.
@Quiverymoments Beautiful kindred spirit. Lovely passion and transparent intimacy. http://reflecting.weebly.com/
@quotesnack Love the quotes, blog and writing prompts! http://quotesnack.com Poetic positivity. Thank you for the gentle prodding to write!
@robertomazzoni This is one of the hardest-working man in real estate. Inspiring entrepreneurialism.  http://robertomazzoni.com/
@rubberducknessi Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. Twitter & DVR junky. Adore the Scottish accent (can almost hear the rrrrolling RRRs) & kiss-my-arse attitude ; ). Yep, I said it.
@SeanMalarkey He’s full of fun surprises. A mixed bag of goodies — you never know what’s next. Cracks me up. Good energy.
@senryunectar Sensational poet with finger perfectly placed on the pulse of love’s various tones.
@SerendipityJane For plenty of sage spark, snark & giggles. Powerfully sharp & vibrant fun! Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. Hidden treasures found here for sure. And.. she agrees that chocolate is a solve-all. This sparkler will bedazzle you!
@shaboui Sassy sage w/lots of fire, wit & wisdom. Potpourri of fantastic tweets and photographs of beautiful places. Sophisticated loveliness. Tres chic!
@sharepositivity One who’s name speaks truly of its user. Generous benefactor of encouraging words and gentle wisdom; poetic positivity.
@spreadingJOY  Joined me along life’s path and brought me music. Sensational bearing! She brings me joy and prays for and with me. So blessed and thankful for her. http://www.spreadingjoycorp.com/newchallenge.html 
@Spycnsweet Quiet encouragement. Love the positive inspiration of this wonderful woman.
@starlingpoet A beautiful poetic spirit who inspires one to not want to miss a thing. Poetry in motion. Poetic positivity. She says I’m one of her *muses*. How cool is that? Her words speak volumes to my heart. Heart of pure gold and impeccable timing. She’s as sweet as a summer strawberry.   http://www.writingroom.com/Starlingpoet
@StayinPositive Poetic positivity. Inspired beauty. Life champion. So kind, gentle and eveready to encourage and inspire.
@Sugarnspicepix Love, love love the consistent musical sweet & spicy verve of this one.
@SuperGirl Her name speaks for itself. It’s true. Straight shooter with superpower energy! Everyone needs a superhero in their set. Sunny Sweetness.
@Tipperay Haiku master that roars like a lion but purrs like a kitten.
@TwaddictsRUs Beautiful music messenger and welcome fellow Twitter addict.
@twiddledout Sunny Sweetness. Lovely young lady. Gentle positivity. Beautiful inside and out.
@uniqueesa Lovely lady always ready with open heart and cheerful words of sweet encouragement.
@urbancrafter Creative gal, this one. Me thinks she may bleed poetic prose. Her inspired haiku is fascinating to behold. http://www.urbancrafter.typepad.com/
@vanessalammers For consistent positive and friendly vibes. Sunny Sweetness. Adorable & genuine sweet spirit. Love her! She always manages to bless me in 140 or less.
@winerecipes Epicureous yummy follow. Cure all for What’s For Dinner Syndrome.
@winesatoriEpicureous yummy follow. Cure all for What’s For Dinner Syndrome.
@wordmadeflesh Sunny Sweetness. Walking the walk. 
@writinginrain Exquisitely beautiful, inspired writing. You don’t want to miss a thing here:  http://mypoint.typepad.com/blog/
@zoogirltoo I love her transparency and “LuvbabyLuv” panache. Tells it like it is and seals it with a kiss — not sugar coating. 

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Joy or Sorrow

October 7, 2009

Joy is an instant motivator.

Sorrow saps ambition from my bloodstream.

Joy gives me wings whereas the weight of sorrow renders the same wings powerless. Joy feeds my soul and gives my body energy and determination to carry on regardless of my physical needs at the time.

Sorrow is a thief stealing away perfect health and vitality at its first appearance.

Which is greater? Joy is greater! It gives of itself and renders fruitfulness. It is a benefactor of greatness from the very smallest of things: a smile, a twinkle in the eye, a warm hug….

Sorrow is the least of things, but a fearsome terrorist, a black hole. It is the densest void and worthless on its own, never giving anything back, but steals and destroys everything to including health, wealth, creativity, sanity and the very will to live.

I choose joy.

“…Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” -Nehemiah 8:10

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Incomparable

September 15, 2009

You quiet my noisy mind with whispers of hope and peace. You promise a future – eternity with You. Your words are not empty. They are sure and proven, over and again. All power is in Your Word. Time and space are Yours. There is neither power nor thing not under Your command. The seas thunder and roll passionately, yet honor Your periphery. The sun remains in its place, burning fiercely and constantly… a reminder of Your faithful love. Nothing compares to Your love, my Lord. Nothing compares to Thee.

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Haiku: Promise

September 15, 2009

Creativity
You breathe on my life, Father
Your inspiration

Your divine favor
Your heart yields adoration
my life’s in Your hands

You hear my prayers
I feel Your Holy Spirit
brooding over me

Safe in Your solace
I am sheltered from life’s storms
Precious Beloved

You quiet my mind
with whispers of hope and peace
forever with You

Jesus

Indelible Traces

August 19, 2009

Indelible traces of your presence fill the treasury of my heart. Musical. Artistic. Mystical. Poetic. Literary. Liturgical. Historical. Geographical. Biological. Chemical. Curious. Intrigue. Comedy. Tragedy. Ridiculous. Serious. Insane. Sincerity. Humane. Every auspicious wonder somehow expresses your indelible fingerprints all over my life. 

Expression. A thing I can’t quite grasp when it comes to describing the traces you’ve left on my life, my heart and my mind. A thousand expressions. Ten thousand different nuances. Each one new. One impression deep in my soul. Never once did I dream that you would touch me this way.

I’m not even sure of when you arrived. Far before I was aware you were here. You’ve known me forever. From the beginning, it seems.

Indelible traces reveal evidence of where you’ve been along my path and what you’ve seen. You know. You’ve seen with your very own eyes. Your eyes… so knowing.

Indelible traces lead me to places I never known, before you.

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No Fear

July 21, 2009

The most sincere words pour from my heart only to feel searing coals thrust upon my shoulders immediately following the release of them into the atmosphere. Apprehension scorches down my back from not knowing how my words will be received.

Oh, the pain. The pain of unknowing.

I am not responsible for how I am received. I am only responsible for the manner in which I give.

Yet, time has proven over and again that I am my own worst critic, as my words have often been the salve which brings healing to a broken heart, the evasive lyrics to a beautiful melody, the answer to a quandary gnawing at one’s heart and mind. My words, when spoken in kindness, have been the keys unlocking bolted prison doors freeing one from prison walls where others before me have captured and held hostage a loving heart for reasons beyond my knowledge and understanding.

Even so, often, I keep my words locked deep inside… deep down inside… for fear moves me to reconsider my inspiration and I remain paralyzed in the clutches of fear. Fear often moves me to keep my arms reservedly at my sides instead of hugging a soul who needs to feel their battered body and wounded heart wrapped in a compassionate embrace.

God give me the discernment I need from Your heart and mind to move me in the path You have set for me. Move me as You are moved by compassion for the love of Your creation. Help me to understand my fear when it is merely fear and not decorum or propriety but rather, my pride. Help me to know when it is fear that ridicules me as I am indeed good enough, smart enough, rich enough, clever enough and beautiful enough to move at Your Word.

I am Your Beloved and You are mine. I have nothing to fear.

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Possibilities

July 16, 2009

3641175070_6c290acdccThe familiar klink of stainless steel being lifted off its hook —  the beginnings of a favorite kitchen symphony. Will it be dinner? Will it be tea? Will it be for colored eggs or sterility?

Tap water fills the pot, clear and deep. Silver pot placed carefully on the stove for the umpteen thousandth time. Pot sets quietly as the flame burns beneath its base.

What is it for? Possibilities are endless. Boiling water… it can be the beginning of just about anything.DSCF1435

Cook has done her part. Flames of fire take over in this familiar routine. Slowly and steadily its cadance begins, clicking and popping in response to the flame.

Tiny air bubbles form inside the pot — silent effervescence — growing in number.
Bubbles rise one by one to the water’s surface. Delicate vapor ascends and falls beneath the task light spot. The crescendo builds to a rapid boil. Rolling thunder!

Boiling water… endless possibilities.

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Soak

June 12, 2009

Sometimes it’s hard to be a self motivator.

This morning, I woke up, exercised, had my coffee and got ready for work. All was right with the world. Then came the waves of pain from life stuff.

The past is gone. Now is what counts.

In the shower this morning, as I stopped looking ahead to my day. I became present in that moment under the water’s flow, is it made its way through my hair and down my back. I felt the water wash over me. It was truly exhilarating. I thought, this is right. Enjoy now. Let your senses do what they were meant to do.

I feel life today.   Yesterday is gone. Over. Finito.

In spite of my intention to feel the day, my heart remained heavy. But then, I was encouraged by this passage of scripture:

Hebrews 10:22let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.   “…for he who promised is faithful.”

His water is alive. Cleanse me with your living water, Father. Let me drink of Your living water. Let me soak in Your living water. Let me feel You.   You are indeed faithful and true.   I am encouraged, by You.

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The Dance

February 14, 2009

The Singing Butler - Vettriano
As life’s dance begins
You offer Your hand
I take it

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In Your arms
I feel secure
Confident
Elegant
Beautiful

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You are perfect
Your grace is unmatched
Your lead is flawless

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You give Your angels
charge over me 

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You will not allow
my foot to slip

Order my steps, Beloved
by the power of Your blood
according to Your word
for Your name’s sake

I am Your bride

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Dance me to the end of Your love

You are faithful
Your love is eternal
Your promise of forever is true

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