Category Archives: WriteAuthentically

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

Hey everyone..its been awhile

Hey, I’m back and its been awhile, I’ve missed writing for y’all, I hope everyone is doing well.

So where to start, well quite a few things have happened, a collection of things. In April I went and saw one of my favorite worship bands Kings Kaleidoscope along with Propaganda. That show blessed my socks off, it was incredible.

The second picture from the last was after the show, I GOT TO MEET THE KEYBOARD PLAYER OF KINGS KALEIDOSCOPE!! 😀🙌🏽🙏🏽

They played at a venue in DC called the ‘Rock n Roll Hotel.’ It had a bar, and a second floor with graffitied restrooms. Anyways there were a lot of people at this venue and it was sold out! Crazy!

I got to meet a couple people, it was a fun night.

I’ve been writing a lot quite a bit as of late, been writing a lot of poetry, and also have been getting into spoken word/rap. Its a challenge, but I’m willing to take it on, I’m also trying to write a story, and its beating the crap out of me cuz I’ve come up with NOTHING!!!

…yay…🙌🏽🙌🏽

I’ve never really been much of a storyteller but I’m not giving up yet. Keep y’all updated on that.

On a much different note, my spiritual life could be a better if I’m honest, my relationship with the Lord could be better, I’m still thankful for Him, and His amazing mercy, grace and ultimately His love- His unconditional, transcendent love. ❤️❤️

That’s basically been my life, hope this reaches you all, I missed writing for y’all, I hope you all finish this week off strong, thank you to those who take the time to my blogs, you know who you are and you are the best! I mean that.

Stay awesome, love you

Austin Jenkins

Writingredemption

//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