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The Devil Is Defeated

Heavy burdens beyond control

That’s the devil trying to steal

Kill and destroy, attack with zeal

Leaving a giant gaping hole

Wreaking havoc deep in your soul

Tiny pieces left to rebuild

To find a way you must be willed

Just spread your wings, take flight and soar

Light of your life shines bright once more

No dreams deferred or unfulfilled


“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
‭‭— John‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

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Little Things are Big Things Too

My look back on Fandango’s Flashback Friday, February 12, 2019.

My life is so full Of here and now and before I learned to value Little things of sentiment No one else could understand ©️2019 CSNelson, …

Little Things are Big Things Too
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Presidential Honor

Submitted for Wordless Wednesday.

Cicely Tyson receives Presidential Medal of Honor from Barack Obama in 2016

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Encouragement, Fiction, Life, Motivation, Positivity, Prompt, Uncategorized

Winners Never Quit

After falling behind early in their first game, the team hustled back to take the lead and proudly claimed victory.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Hope, Inspiration, Life, Prompt, Self, Thoughts, Uncategorized

“Actively Seeking”

Today I worked on another stressful task, unsure how I’d feel in the end but knowing I had to get through it. I’m not going to give much of my personal opinion on the matter except to say resume writing is exhausting! What Joe Schmoe made this a regular thing?!?! I’ve written obituaries — educating myself and curating stories to share the meaning to the 75+ years of someone else’s life — in less time than it takes me to summarize my own relatively short career. This is yet another thing I make harder on myself by further revising the document after declaring I’m done, always thinking of a better word or alternate way of expressing the same thing, and striving for perfection that’s never been defined. At least I’m no longer using pencil and paper, which was my preference for a long time. So many writing skills have deteriorated and been replaced with ever-evolving technology and I have to admit, the computer is a lifesaver.

I felt completely overwhelmed in the beginning and I won’t be stress-free until I gain employment but at this moment, I’m somewhat relieved..…but still actively seeking!


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Written for SoCS/JusJoJan– “in the beginning, in the end” (“Bonus points if your first sentence contains “the end” and your last sentence contains “the beginning.”); WOTD – educate; 3TC #494 – regular, meaning, word; MMA Storytime’s Word of the Day– pencil; FOWC– deteriorate