Lost and Found

Lost and Found (Inspired by Street Called Mercy by Hillsong United)

Bathed in sin, soaked in faults
I felt the scarlet blanket of kindness
draped softly on my scarred shoulders.
I am found, no longer lost.

10.24.2016
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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In response to November Notes Writing Challenge by my love Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies and yours truly. ❤

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To the Holder of my life’s map

I know You since I’m three or two.
You know life’s hell that I’ve been through.
Up, down, and up again
Rollercoaster life feels like I’m in vain.

Surrender, that’s what I did,
as I sink in the sea of grief.
My dream is dead, I said to self,
as I smell my failure’s stench.

I let go, and let You lead,
as my hope slowly fall asleep.
At my lowest, You came finally.
I touched the sky, on bended knee.

10.09.2015
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

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Inspired by: Touch the Sky by Hillsong
Originally written for Blogging University’s WRITING 201: Day 05 Assignment.

You’ll Come

Surely as the sun will rise
You’ll come to us
Certain as the dawn appears

You’ll come
Let Your glory fall as You respond to us
Spirit rain
Flood into our thirsty hearts again
You’ll come, You’ll come

Lyrics from Hillsong United’s praise song

All copyright belongs to Hillsong United


Have a blessed Holy Week, everyone!

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Drop, Up

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Just when I have
embraced–
accepted,
the
inevitable–
painful
drop,

YOU finally came,
and lift
me
up.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Carmine De Fazio


In response to Daily Post: Drop.

Inspired by  Vijaya and Mandi. Thank you lovely ladies for the uplifting words. I direly need them today. You are two beautiful souls and I am more than blessed to call you my blogger-friends. ❤

Here is another reason why I am feeling better now.

As surely as the sun will rise
You’ll come to us
Certain as the dawn appears

Let Your glory fall as You respond to us
Spirit rain
Flood into our thirsty hearts again
You’ll come, You’ll come

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Songs I Wish Were Books

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“…funny how a beautiful song could tell such a sad story” ― Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key


I know Valentine’s is over but the The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today just made my heart skip a beat.

February 16: songs I wish that were books

Books and songs are, for me,the greatest things invented. With a very very very happy heart, here are the songs I wish, and hope, that were books! ❤

1. Breathe Again by Sara Bareilles

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My first ever fictional series, Seasons (first, second, third and epilogueis actually inspired by this song. 🙂

2. Floodgates by Colbie Callait

This song is just empowering. 🙂

3. Never Seen Anything ‘Quite Like You’ by The Script

My cheesiest short story to date, Quite Like You, is inspired by this beautiful beautiful song. 🙂

4. I Won’t Give Up Jason Mraz

Well this song tugs the heart! ❤

5. Touch the Sky by Hillsong United

I have written a poem about this song titled To the Holder of My Life’s Map, and if this will be made into a book, I know a lot will be able to relate.

6. She Used to be Mine by Sara Bareilles

A sad yet moving song. I have written a short-story about this, too, titled Used to be Mine.

7. Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran

Yet another cheesy song, well… this one’s really kilig-inducing. Perfect for an awesome romance novel, I guess? 🙂

8. Free Fallin’ by John Mayer

A romantic but necessarily a happy song. Hmm… interesting, right? 🙂

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What are the songs that you think can be a good book?

Tell me!

🙂

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All of my Days

And my eyes they look unto You always
And I am captured by Your Majesty

All of my days
I will sing of Your greatness
All of my days
I will speak of Your grace
All of my days
I will tell of Your wonderous love
Your love in my life
Your love

Lyrics from Hillsong United’s praise song ‘All of my Days

All copyright belongs to Hillsong United

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Have a blessed Sunday, everyone!

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Hurts like Hell

Even when my strength is lost
I’ll praise You
Even when I have no song
I’ll praise You
Even when it’s hard to find the words
Louder then I’ll sing Your praise

Even when the fight seems lost
I’ll praise You
Even when it hurts like hell
I’ll praise You
Even when it makes no sense to sing
Louder then I’ll sing Your praise

Lyrics from Hillsong United’s praise song “Even When It Hurts

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DAY 43 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Today, I am grateful for Hillsong United.

I am a proud Christian, but that doesn’t mean I am holy. That doesn’t mean my life has been all about blessings and accomplishments. It isn’t.

I’ve mentioned in several posts the struggles that I’ve been through, about my Tatay, my Nanay, my family’s financial woes and my journey towards my dream.

Life has never been easy, but ever since I was a child, I took comfort in songs.

I can remember how I cried out while singing every Sunday, for those seven long months when I’ve been failing every job interview and job exams. I can remember how I cried out begging God for my Tatay’s and even Nanay’s life.

Now, as I recall them, I am so grateful for the songs written not just for the happy days or blessings. I am grateful for Hillsong United’s songs that you can sing, even when it hurts.

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