of Stoney Noell, Owner and Creative Director of Epic Life Creative, A Graphic Design Company

Poerty

Today is made for submission to my Fathers heart

Throwing away empty and vain pursuits

Search me and know me Father

From my inmost, out

I surrender fresh to you

In delight of your promise

To me, Your son

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run again

day fades, I sigh

my breath escapes me like air squeezed from a punctured tire

emptied of strength because I have put my hands to what has been asked of me

from a Father who knows how far I can run

He takes a moment for as long as I will listen

reviewing better steps to be made tomorrow

then filled fresh, like a tired water bottle ready to be placed in the fridge

and waiting till morning to be reused

for tomorrow, we run again!


a moment.

Thoughts seem to slow to a crawl, a stare into the night captures my face. My mind rests and my being sighs. A still moment blasts through the chaotic semblance of what I call life.

I am relieved. I am calmed. I am.

Paused and at peace, remindings to fight for these glimmers of lucidity.

To remember.. To reflect.. On His goodness and faithful love.


beautiful

today is built to be beautiful

and tomorrow the same

strength growing

slowly

surely

today is beautiful

and tomorrow will be too


a new year begins in amazement

… i feel so humbled beginning this year. It has been a year of triumph and victory born out of the most difficult of days. this year has been one of perseverance, easily.

Out of these ashes the Lord has brought about a… stronger than ever… feeling. ya know, it’s funny. although i am sure i am stronger than before, and much further along especially in the areas hope, perseverance, and faith, i feel… well, not the way i expected i would.

I do not feel weak, nor do i feel strong. however, i do feel a brilliance of confidence in where, when and how God has placed me.

The other night I woke up from a dream, where the Lord spoke something very clear to me.

“often we want to know every detail of where it is the Lord is calling us, when all He is wanting for us to go there.”

I believe that will be a word over this year for so many of us. one that will lead us to the victorious life we have been born for. shedding off the barriers of questions and fear to run with confidence.


captured

captured by freedom

freedom has captured me

it grips me tightly with it’s mercy

consuming me

stretching me

allowing me to run

in fields of grandeur and hope

peace and life


allow me

Allow Me

i think

i wonder

my mind reels between the beauty of canvas

and the heart of my Father

if i could create to my hearts contentment

my hand would forever be holding a brush

dripping of paint

my life would be one creative burst of color

one continuous statement of bold hope

Father, allow me to create

even an inkling of the love i feel

from You

for You

it would be an all-consuming life-long feat

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crimson truth

crawling skin and aching heart

hope again

darkest night has passed

and new days heat smiles freshly on my back

turn and stand firm to promise

hold tight to crimson truth

and trust


Emerging

A new me emerges from a cold and dismal night. Eyes widening to the vibrant rays of light that seem to dance and explode through the tree line I face. Stepping slowly and perhaps even pausing with each movement to be sure the next step is to be taken. I continue on, Shaken, but never giving up the pursuit of finding the path I seem to have lost.

My hands trembling as they remember the pain of loss and failure, and yet my heart seems to beat more strongly. So much, that it’s beating echoes, replacing the silence of my thoughts.

And there… in the echoing beat… and sprays of light… I remember.


untimid i stand amongst a thorn laden land

i resolve deeply

move as He moves

speak when He speaks

i will be the voice of His words and i will carry the love of His hands

my heart aches within me for change

and my mind, it dwells on His presence

my sights have never been so set as now

nor has my hope been so strong

for though i walk on unlevel grounds

I will be a light that will shine across the land