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Turning A New Page (Falling Leaves)

When Up And Out Inspired was conceived it was done so with prayer and guidance from God. The purpose of this is to: inspire, encourage, motivate, stimulate, provide insight, and purpose to those who need a voice. There are those who feel they need to be heard, or feel that they have lost their voice, or need their experiences and understanding of life shared. There are times words are there, but they can get lost, or are difficult to articulate, or sometimes another perspective can enhance our voice.

How can I sit idly in the background, and ignore concerns and issues that are deeply rooted, and have made many voices hoarse, and as a result, have silenced the sounds of happiness and expressions of love. We all hurt, and some more than others, but the impact weighs greatly upon all of us. When one person becomes a victim - we all do. Violence is not a way of life - it's not even an excuse.

We cannot raise a glass to toast a drunken victory, when all around us, battles are being fought, and seemingly, being caught, and lost in a spider web of ignorance. In this vast and modern world of technological advancement, we seem knee deep in in economic depression, cruelty amongst each other, and violence. It seems that there are those who are content in being robots of destruction to themselves and others. These actions cannot be justified, and they have no logic. God does not bless, justify, nor condone acts that are not of His nature, nor of His being.

It is for this reason, Up And Out Inspired Word, will address issues of violence. They will be addressed in a creative and artistic manner, as they are with received with guidance and prayer, and not anger, and in a negative manner. Ego has no place in service. I believe to remain silent is to sleep with violence and live to continue the dream, without acknowledgment of a sad and dark reality.

These writings are not meant to call anyone out, or make anyone a villain, but whether it is meant to free all parties intended, by providing vision. The Title of these new works will be called: Falling Leaves.

While other writings will continue these will be a priority, and will continue as long as necessary.

Always know that God Is; God Forgives; God Restores - and God is a kind and loving God, who acknowledges Spirit and Truth.

Peace and Love,
Rev. Darlene

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A Request For Help

Eternal God, Gentle Spirit of My Soul:

When I wake each day, it is as your child, but as my day progresses, the thermostat of life changes.  It gives rise to abuse.  I become lost.  I become confused.  How can love that I felt, and that I cherished so greatly, and that I knew to be so pure, become so vicious and vile?

How can the very people who are supposed to love me, and who I have shared so much with, and have been such a great part of my life, find me to be worthy of their verbal abuse, and constant beatings.  My emotions have become numb, and unstable, and I know longer know hate from hate, and pain from pleasure, and love.  My pain is deep, and my scars give me little to smile about, and to smile for.  My dreams have reached a limit, and my survival is only for a measure of time - from one minute – to the hour – and a day.

Just when I think all is well, this cancer that seems to be remission comes to life again.  When my abuser faces a challenge, and incurs stress, I become the object, the footstool of their oppression.  They feel empowered, and relieved from their pain, as mine begin.

What type of life do they have to stampede or manage mine?  What is their mine set?  Do they understand the meaning of pain, and oppression, and what love should really mean?  Can you give them a conscious, and a heart to feel, a mind to understand, and eyes to see, Lord?

Can you help them understand themselves, the essence of their being, and the value of themselves and others?  Can you help them to rise above this darkness, which lurks within, and access the light which’s buried within.  Please help them Lord?

Help me Lord to see myself, and allow me to find the courage and the strength to stand, and– simply be me.  Give rise to my voice and allow the blood flow which allows me to rise, and do what I must, to obtain, and renew me, to see what love is, enact life with love, and live love. Renew Your life in me, and allow me to consummate my relationship with You, and live life in residence of Your approval.

And So It Is.

Written By:  Rev. Darlene Crenshaw

The Beauty Of Me

My Loving and Eternal Father:

When I look around me, I see the beauty of all things.  It makes no difference where I reside, who I am, how I look, and regardless of my economic and education status, physical status, nor my gender, and the color of my skin.  It just doesn’t matter, because I know that I am your child – born and blessed in the same love that you have instilled in me.  I am a transplant of your reciprocating love.  I am blessed by the Best.

You have given me the authority to bless any situation and make it better, by seeing your presence in all things.  It’s alright if I get angry; It’s alright if I don’t understand; It’s alright if don’t agree, and it’s alright if I am at times, resistant.

I can’t control life.  At best, I can find a flow, and become a part of it.  I can’t violate life because it’s precious - the gift You have given me.  Your gift of love is great, and it can never be consumed by darkness.  I bless it – express gratitude for the magnificence and the radiating glow, and it smiles like a child looking at life for the first time, I am embraced by the realization of it.  I know this love keeps life fresh, and my spirit stout.  It doesn’t matter what others’ think, it’s only important what I know.  It is through this love that You have equipped me with faith and trust to use with I cannot see.  I know the assurance of Your love will always be, and will never be diminished.  Your amazing and everlasting grace will always sustain my soul, and Your individual covenant is always alive in me.  I am the one who must keep it activated, and at times, reactive it.

I can be because You are; so this day, and for all days – I Smile – I Bless – I See You First – I then see me – I see the Beauty of You shining through me.

Thank-You       My Loving Father       

And So It Is.

Written By:  Rev. Darlene Crenshaw