Real Talk Radio’s Poetry Series

Happy Sunday morning everyone!  I hope you are all having a great day today,  I am here with my much needed coffee getting an early start on the day and decided to blog right away!  Yesterday I recorded another podcast for Spreaker that I hope you guys get the chance to hear,  this episode was an especially fun one because I had my sister Adrienne on with me as a guest!  In yesterday’s episode that I titled Real Talk Radio’s Poetry Series,  I read my most recent poem,  The Turning of Season,  which I have published here in the poetry category of the blog if you would like to see the poem written out.  Adrienne also shared a poem that one of her friends wrote as an encouragement for her!  I was going to post that poem on the blog too but because of some translation issues with the poem which is originally written in Italian,  I decided not to try and post it here,  but even with having to translate it to English,  it is a beautiful poem and you can hear Adrienne recite it in the podcast.  Adrienne and I really did have alot of fun sharing poetry and some good conversation and we hope you can grab some coffee or your favorite beveredge,  kick back with us and enjoy it too!  We ad libbed our way through most of the podcast,  but here are a few brief excerpts from my introduction!

“Today’s episode is part of what I am simply calling Real Talk Radio’s Poetry Series that I wanted to start here on Real Talk Radio…”

“…Adrienne and I come from a family that is pretty strong in music and writing,  so it was probably kind of inevitable that we would both develop interests in those areas!  So this episode is kind of the official kick-off of my poetry series here on Real Talk Radio!”

I would like to add that since I am doing a poetry series,  Real Talk Radio is looking for more poets who would like to share their masterpiences on the podcast!  Just leave me a comment here on the blog if you are interested, and of course if anyone in the Real Talk Friends group on Facebook is interested you can get hold of me there.  As always,  if you would like to hear this podcast in its entirety,  just look for my show on Real Talk Radio on Spreaker,  Podcaster SMills.  Bless you all and thanks for listening!

The Turning of Season

Hello everyone!  I have started a new category for the blog that I am simply calling Poetry!  I was talking with a friend just a few days ago when they challenged me that I needed to start committing to the idea that some of what I am sharing on the podcasts and on this blog is prophetic in nature.  I have been a bit reticent to say that up to this point,  however I did feel some conviction that God wanted to start giving me poems to share that express an aspect of God’s heart in a prophetic way.  What was especially interesting to me was that I sensed that any prophesy that might come through these poems is very creative in its nature,  not at all what I would normally think of as prophetic!  However,  I can envision the creative aspect of this poetry in the context of prophetic utterances or prophetic inspiration as expressed through word play.  I am aware that all of this may sound a bit cryptic,  and I don’t mean to be,  it’s just that whatever I am feeling about this is coming from a spiritually intuitive place with God,  for lack of a better way of saying it.  I will be writing poems and sharing them here on the blog as often as I feel prompted to write them,  which means it will likely not be as consistent as my podcasts for example,  but I am excited to see what God will do in this creative context!  As always my hope and prayer is that what I share here is a blessing to you and hopefully an inspiration for you to follow the promptings of God in your life!  Here is my most recent prophetically inspired poem, bless you!

The Turning of Season –

The dappled sunlight breaks out in its brilliant fusion,  heralding in season’s end.

While autumn’s leaves cascade,  turning and twirling in a merry dance as they  embrace their fleeting radiance,  even as they fall.

Robed regally in such vibrant glory,  they bow and break in red,  green, and gold tumbling spirals!

Until finally,  having spent their all,  they enter with unbridled hope a new path, no longer downward but upward and straight into joy!

Fear not dear weary traveller for abundant fruit awaits you!  For securely nestled now within love’s threshold the fading sighs of these red,  green, and gold offerings have caught heaven’s ear!

So keep moving ever forward in that upward climb where truth and passion unite,  where within that kindling flame the mystery of recompense awaits you!

In the muck and mire,  mind not the inevitable confusion,  instead hold fast to the sweet reward of resolution!  Love’s fragrance flooded within,  fiery in its overflow yet unrelentingly pure in its heralding in of a new season!

 

 

When We Get Desperate

Hello Everyone!  I just finished a new podcast on Spreaker titled, When We Get Desperate, and this particular podcast actually came about through some recent experiences in my life and family where issues that have long needed addressed started coming to a head!  I shared in the podcast how we can better cope,  as well as stay encouraged in our faith,  when God is allowing things to get to a point where we have to make some hard choices and take decisive action concerning problems or obstacles that have been holding us back!  Here are a few excerpts from the podcast that I hope will be encouraging to you especially if you like me,  have recently been experiencing some challenging issues coming to a head in your life!

“…I have reached a point now,  along with my family,  where things are supernaturally coming to a head especially all around me,  and decisive action is going to have to be taken!  Yet even as I know this,  I am also aware of needing to stay in a surrendered posture to the Lord.  Back on July 28th of this year,  I did a podcast on Anchor titled,  Are You In God’s Pressure Cooker,  and in that episode I talked about the necessity of God,  at times in our lives,  needing to turn up the heat in order to bring things that have been hidden up to the surface so that God can deal with them.”

“…we can take heart that God does promise to work all things to the good for those who love Him and are called according to His purposes.  So whatever things might be coming to a head right now,  in your life and in mine,  we know that God is allowing it to happen for our ultimate good.  We can also take heart that times like these really are ripe for miracles!  Especially if the situation God is allowing to come to a head has difficult or impossible elements to it when looked at through natural eyes.”

If this is a topic that interests you and you would like to hear more,  please be sure to check out the podcast in it’s entirety on my Spreaker Real Talk Radio show,  just look for podcaster SMills.  Bless You!

 

 

Why Do We Need Boundaries?

Hello Everyone,  I have a new podcast on Spreaker and Anchor titled,  Why Do We Need Boundaries!  In this episode I shared some of the reasons why I feel that understanding where our God-given boundaries lie is so very important if we are going to prosper and thrive within our new Promise Lands,  as well as in our gifts and callings! Here are a few excerpts from the podcast explaining why I believe it is important that we understand the connection between our inheritance in the Lord being able to manifest as fully as possible in our lives,  and our being able to discern or perceive where the God-given boundary lines have been set for us as individuals.

“…it is because the enemy wants to get us out of our God-given parameters,  and if he can do that,  it can profoundly affect our ability to prosper!  It is within our God-given boundaries that we are able to receive the revelation from God that we need to function at an optimum level in our gifts and callings and the context in which God’s blessings can flow to us,  and then overflow so that we can give to others within our God-given spheres!”

“…once we understand how important it is for us to stay within our God-given boundaries,  we can look at what is probably the primary way the enemy will try to get us off track.  Here again I want to refer to what Chuck Pierce shared,  and he said that our desires are actually at war with the boundaries God wants to set for us!  So we want to allow the Lord to essentially crucify any desires that the enemy could use to draw us away and out of God’s will for us.  I suppose another way of saying it is that we want to invite the Lord to help us die to self daily so that our desires will be purified and aligned with Him and His heart and will for our lives.”

If this is a topic that interests you,  please be sure to tune into Spreaker or Anchor to hear more!

  • Psalm 16: 5-8

“Lord,  you alone are my portion and my cup;  you make my lot secure.  The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;  surely I have a delightful inheritance.  I will praise the Lord,  who counsels me;  even at night my heart instructs me.  I keep my eyes always on the Lord.  With Him at my right hand,  I will not be shaken.”