Category Archives: Acceptance

Create Your Own Better Place

Beautiful people, it has been a minute since I last wrote a blog post. I hope everyone is doing well.

So what’s this title “Create Your Own Better Place?”

Well its actually something my therapist said to me a couple days ago.

The statement was made in regards to the fact that I sometimes hear negative “voices”, thoughts, or even past memories that rear there ugly heads when they deem themselves necessary. She asked me what did I do when those thoughts or “voices” came up, and I told her that I tend to just keep thinking about those thoughts, and lets be honest, that never really ends well.

So I’m currently searching for what it means to “Create My Own Better Place.”

A couple days before my therapy session, I think I had found a piece of creating my own better place. I was in Starbucks, reading the Word (the CEB translation on my iphone), having a drink, writing out bible verses and trying to write poetry in my journal. Also I felt rejuvenated because I felt the Lord just be close to me in that moment. Let me remind you, I was tired from work, I was exhausted and yet the Lord just wanted to meet me where I was at (in a Starbucks I might add).

Its just like in the Psalm 139 when David asks the question “Where can I go from Your Spirit, Lord?

I’m still discovering what those better places will be. Honestly one of those not-so-better places is my room, I can’t stand being in my room, at least not for a long period of time, I know I’ll go bonkers if I stay in my room all day.

Another better place would be nature. I love going on nature walks and listening to music, sermons/podcast episodes etc. I find it very peaceful and good for my mental health.

Finally, I want to challenge you guys to create your own better place or places. To create spaces to meet with the Lord and just pour out your heart to Him.

Create Your Own Better Place my dear friends.

Stay awesome peeps

Apoetlearningtoforgive

Austin Jenkins

//Write Authentically//

Hi beautiful people, hope everyone had a great Palm Sunday.

Okay lets get to it, this post is for writers

If you are a writer or an aspiring writer I want to encourage you to write authentically.

//Write Authentically//

What do I mean? Glad you asked

I mean write honestly, write what’s on your mind, just be real, its okay to not be okay. If you feel sad, write about it, if you are angry, write about it, if you feel alone, write about it.

I think its hard to be real because we are afraid we’ll be judged by people that we know/don’t know. If you struggle with something, SPEAK UP, SAY SOMETHING!!!

Write your heart out til you can’t write no more.

Be YOU when you write..

Be AUTHENTICALLY YOU when you are writing…

Stay Awesome, love you ❤️❤️❤️🔥🔥🔥🔥

Austin Jenkins

Writingredemption

1 John 3:18

Hey everyone, its been a minute since I last posted anything.

Lets get to it shall we..

This post is about this particular verse from 1 John 3:18

“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth”

I’m gonna be 200% honest and say that I don’t understand this verse entirely, but I will say its that its saying lets not love just by our words alone but also by our actions and in truth.

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!!

Its a bit convicting if I’m honest, I find at least for myself that I say the words “I love you” a lot to my friends and family, but how much do I really SHOW that I love them rather than just speaking the words.

This verse is also a call to be intentional, something I’ve been lacking as of late in my spiritual walk, and when it comes to being in community, and to be consistent.

To keep pressing in, to preserve…

I do ask you all keep me in prayer that my Actions would speak so much more louder than my words, that I would be intentional, be consistent and preserve.

Whether that be in my time with the Lord, family time, and even time with friends.

Thanks everyone

Stay awesome, love y’all ❤️🔥

Austin Jenkins

Writingredemption