27 May, 2014

Poetic Revelry - Armed and Fully Loaded - discussion

Yesterday, I shared a photo on facebook, which inspired a poem called Armed and Fully Loaded. I have it up on my Sea of Faces poetry compilation on Wattpad, but I'm also sharing it here and will explain to you how it speaks to me...

The Inspiration of the Poem

I am a child
Chosen to fight a war
A Spirit war in my soul
The heart of a monster wild
To steal, kill and destroy the poor
Yet the One who chose me came to make me whole

I've got the Word
I'm ready for a blitzkrieg
Armed and fully loaded I stand
Firm in the Most High Lord
I shan't be afraid I refuse to retreat
Because The Lord is at my right hand

Yes, devils and demons, it's fully loaded
And no I'm not afraid to use it!
For too long you have intruded
On The Lord's property, but now in His name you shall go to the pits!

At a not so distant time for me, I had taken quite a fancy to evil things and shadows. I was quite curious and it was fun at the time for me to explore occults, cults, demonic activity and horrific things. I invited demons into my thoughts, spirit and home... This had me on my knees and being ripped to shreds by them, until every bit of them seemed to be what I became... When I was able to stand up for myself, my faith, and my Lord... it was only when I had been run down and broken enough that I just wanted to "forget everything and run" away from it all... but instead, I chose to "face everything and rise" from these ashes and that is the story behind this, when I was inspired by that photo...Well, thank you guys for taking time to read this, and until next time...

Peace out and rock on!
--Arianna Scriptsmith

26 May, 2014

My Peculiar Life - Highland Games, Visitors, and Moving...OKAY!

The highland games was quite fun, Saturday! It was just extremely fun... hot... but cooled down a LOT by 4pm... I hadn't gotten one sunburn, and nobody got sick, which was a first. Uncle Bill and Aunt Becky were there... And daddy made the decision to wear his kilt everyday... oh my...

Photos can be found in the links below:
http://twitter.com/spartanbugsaint/status/470318660087582720
http://twitter.com/spartanbugsaint/status/470318433330950145
http://twitter.com/spartanbugsaint/status/470318193245179904

There were 20 Pipes and Drums bands this year... more than there has EVER been in the 8 years they've hosted this so it was phenomenal and awe-inspiring to hear them playing as one!

Well, when we got home... I was hot and very tired, but we cleaned the apartment a lil and then headed to bed, to prepare for the company the next day... We had some great fun then too! The parents went and watched The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy... and (most) of the kids stayed in the living room, playing video games and drawing, talking, and designing graphics... One of the guys, Aaron, helped me with the designing of this blog! :D

Also, I moved my radio show here, and this blog will now be a personal one! The weekly posts here are different from there too, if you have not noticed the sidebars! So, yeah! I hope you all have a greatrest of the day, and I will try to update both of my blogs!

UPDATE: I found this on Tumblr... and it's SUPPOSED to be for when I'm asked any of these... but I REALLY just wanted to answer them all here just for the sake of it(only cuz I've not done these tags in YEARS):
  • Hair: What hair color looks best on you and what's your natural color? Auburn looks best on me…(or so I’ve heard) my natural hair color is a chocolate brown that looks black most times and shoots red vein-like highlights when the sun hits it
  • Skin: Do you tan easily? Yes, quite easily... I burn then I tan :P
  • Eyes: What is your favorite show to watch? My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Nose: What is your favorite perfume/candle fragrance? Vanilla Candle
  • Mouth: Do you want to kiss anyone right now? Yes.
  • Tongue: What was in your last meal? Pizza (Canadian Bacon and Hamburger)
  • Windpipe: Do you sing? Yes, I sing… often times too much… I sing in solitude, when in public, and have random outbursts amongst my circle of family and friends.
  • Neck: Do you wear necklaces? Sometimes.
  • Ears: How many piercings do you have (if any)? None
  • Cheeks: Do you blush easily? Yes, I blush when I'm happy, embarrassed, and too manic
  • Wrists: Have you ever broken a bone? No
  • Hands: Are you an artist/writer? Yup!
  • Fingers: Do you play an instrument? Yes. A guitar, a Scottish tin whistle, and recycled precussion(bottles, ice cream cartons, etc.)
  • Heart: Are you in love? If so, does the one you love know?  Yes, but he doesn't know
  • Lungs: Do you smoke cigarettes? Nope.
  • Chest: Are your maternal/parental instincts strong? yup...
  • Stomach: Do you feel confident in your body image? aye.
  • Back: Are you a virgin? mhmm...
  • Hips: Do you like to dance? yes, but not in front of people(unless I'm way deep into God, spiritually... that's when everyone kinda disappears for me)
  • Thighs: Has anyone ever called you fat or ugly? yes, to both.
  • Knees: Have you ever cheated on someone? nope
  • Ankles: Have you ever been arrested? uh... nope...
  • Feet: Favorite pair of shoes? converses xD

--Arianna Scriptsmith

24 May, 2014

MINI-UPDATE ON THE GAMES!

 MINI-UPDATE ON THE GAMES!: This is my second time whupping a man's arse in a duel! The third time, this particular guy beat me... but we were a tie! he actually had a challenge with me!


P.S. I'll more about this day on Monday! (:

20 May, 2014

Randomity M̶o̶n̶d̶a̶y̶s̶ Tuesdays?? - Gluten Free, Highland Games, and Guests! OH MY!

Alrighty, today's Tuesday and SHOULD be on "People Like Us".... But I'm a lil rebel, today... :P

This week has been busy, lately... The business started this past Saturday... We left to Simpsonville to my Gramma Jeannette's house to finish cleaning out her house of what she had possessed before passing on. Then went to Main St. in Greenville to wander around the stores... We ate more gluten-free pizza from Trio Brickhouse Pizza, I believe it was called... After that we, once again, got gluten free and sugar free ice cream... (I got Ginger Cookie Ice Cream! Mmmm it was awesome!)... When we got home, I didn't have my meds so daddy had to go out late and get it for me...Passed out in my bed around 12:30am...

Sunday, I didn't sleep well, but I went to church anyway... I was also going to be donating blood to blood connections as well, but they pricked both my fingers to test my blood... my iron level was too low also having had cut 6 weeks ago, that was another drawback....

The sermon was given to us by a guest(Reverend Dr. Bob Grant) I would like to share the points of the sermon that I liked most...

Fave quotes in it:
  • "...and what was David doing? Out with the sheep having a sandwich.... he was doing what was normal... oh and there's what you gotta watch out for... God likes to pick the normal people to be difference makers."
  • "And who here has felt like they didn't have enough faith?" *I bow my head in shame...* "Uh huh... and SOME of you are bowing your heads... being HONEST!" *I shoot my head back up*
  • "...and what Paul is saying here in this passage--the word literally means "sphere"... so you've got a measure of faith... now EVERYONE SAY THIS WITH ME! 'I have a measure of faith and it is enough to fill the sphere of responsibilities that I can work with'!"

After church, I went to talk to Reverend Dr. Grant, and talked to him... because I heard my pastor say he had one hosted a show in Colorado...I told him of what I've felt called to do with Soundwaves of Love...how I wished to go in a radio show ministry, focusing on those with broken hearts, mental illnesses, cutting habits, and suicidal idealization...Our conversation went a bit like this:

"I heard our pastor Charlie say that you hosted a radio show in Colorado at one point..." and I told him of my ministry, that I've been seeking signs that this is my calling and I received many, but I wasn't sure it was from God... and I told him exactly what it pertained to...

he listened intently and then he said, "I'd like to pray for you. What's your name?"

"Arianna." I responded.

"Arianna? Did I say it right?" he asked me.

"Yes."

"Well, Arianna, I'd like to pray for you. This radio show sounds great! And I just hope it flourishes..." then he prayed over me, blessing me... blessing my show... and then saying, "Help Arianna see what she believes are disadvantages... to be truly strengths..." and he closed the prayer.

So, then we went to Farmer's Table because we had a new member to our church... and were celebrating with our church.... I became rather childlike... and began to draw with crayons...

Celtic Trinity Knot and Greek Christ symbol (with Aneira's pink heart of approval)
Cross of Hope on the day's dawning....

Both drawings
So, Monday... I helped mum prepare for a meeting at her work all over again... So, heavy lifting, preparing tables, and setting out snacks... last night I helped with name badges and lists... but all that was catching up with me, after a while I passed out for a nap that afternoon, had supper, went to bed late... and slept almost all day today... I missed all of my daily projects, yesterday due to over-exertion.... and this week's only supposed to get busier...

All week we have to clean/tidy up a bit in the house by Friday... find clothes to wear by Saturday... then Saturday, go to the Highland Games! It's supposed to get hot that day, but I hope it isn't... ): This is the first one I'll be to with out Gramma Jeannette as well... so that'll be a lil hard for me... also, the highland games could very well spark some unwanted feelings, about a friend in the near-past... still a deep wound I'm recovering from... But, Sunday evening... we're having two families over as well! The theme is towels and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe!

So... now you know what's going on....

Peace out and rock on!
--Arianna Scriptsmith

16 May, 2014

Visionary Storytime Fridays - The Shattered Wine Glass

 I informed you about this story on this past Wednesday's post. So, here I am, posting it! I hope you guys enjoy it! (:




Inspired by: Meredith Andrews’s “Worth it All” 

There was a wine glass, favored of the lord of the house. He had created it to shine golden in the sun, and twinkle sapphire in the starlight. At the end of the day, the lord of the house would take a sip of wine in this cup and sit himself down to play his highland. He, himself would wash and dry it by hand, and place it gently in its place, hanging on its own. He was extra careful for he knew its fragility, and knew how precious it was. 

But, one day when he came home for his glass. It was not in its usual place. No, someone had taken it from the shelf. He searched for it and saw it nowhere, having had created it in such a special way it hurt that his unique piece of art was gone. This wine glass, however was taken and stolen away. But, the thief-- a Minotaur, did not see how precious the glass was. For it became like any crystal wine glass for him, conforming to please the thief. He drank merrily with the glass, and other crystal glasses as well. He did not wash it the tenderly and carefully, shoved it into a cupboard. The glass began to crack, slowly and subtly, while the other glasses cracked along with it, as the minotaur became drunk with wine. As he became intoxicated once again in the stormy rain, he lost the precious glass. As the glass rolled down to a muddy path, leading up to the Lord’s house, the water half filled it and it sat there til the sun broke through the next morning. 

That morning, the Lord was taking a walk, and he saw the glass on the path, the shattered places so distinct. His heart broke at the sight of his glass, half full of muddy water. He reached down for the cup and expertly tapped a tender spot. The glass shattered and broke on the path. But a song raised to the Lord’s ears, a broken cry to be mended. He moved his fingers through the air, coloured lights, pink for purity, white for righteousness, sapphire for serenity, and violet for freedom fixed the glass and raised the water high, as he cleansed it, it became pure. He gently tapped the large glob of water transfiguring it to a scarlet liquid, which fell into the mended glass as he took a sip of the singing cup. 

Carrying it to the house, the Lord washed it and dried it, tenderly and gently. Then placing it in its place, he smiled in good pleasure over the glass, now flowing in a new way. Golden flames sapphire water, white, violet and pink lights filling the sky as a sunrise would do. As the lord turned around, and took his seat in the den, he picked up his whistle and played the tunes of the highlands.

15 May, 2014

Everything's Gonna Be Alright Thursdays - Trust in the Lord


Vessel Upon the Waters

By: Arianna Scriptsmith
She sails upon the water's rage
A storm is tossing her from her way
But she carries on the vessel of sight
Going on by works and her own might

In this storm, she turns back to Yaweh
her crew cries out "He shall remember us, surely!"
The crew is tossed to and fro
I cling tight to her stern to hide from what I don't know

The water hits me trying to knock me off
I swallow salt water until I choke and cough
I cry and shout, "Oh, Have I been forsaken?
Covered by my guilt, shame and sin?"

But in my doubt what is this I hear?
A still small voice in my ear
"I have not forgotten you, My child
Let go of the stern, and you'll walk on the waves that are wild!"

In trust and reliance I release my grip
For I know that His catch shall not slip
Falling down into the ocean wave
I sink a little but rise on this impossible path to pave

I walk on the water, for in my faith I stand
With One who constantly has my hand
It is clearly time to serve El Shaddai!
It is time to trust My Adonai!

As the vessel of the world sinks beneath
I realize her time was so very brief
And as I look up, the clouds pull apart
The sun rays through for a beacon of truth to touch my heart...

"This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." 
~Joshua 1:9

Recommended Songs:





12 May, 2014

Randomity Mondays - Titles? Ha! I live on the random side! I LAUGH at the face of titles! HA! HA! HA! HAA!

Things have been fairly exciting since last week. So many things were happening that I lost track of things! But, first and foremost, I have been waiting upon the Lord for my call in ministry. Been waiting, patiently. Also have been in the Word a lot more. Lately I've not encountered any of my demonic influences. The Lord seems to be mending me slowly, but it is well on its way now. My temptations have been made more bearable to just allow to slip through as sand through my fingers.

So, Thursday... We went to Greenville, for my psychiatrist appointment. We went out early and ate at Olive Garden for lunch. We dropped Aneira back off at the house and then went on to Greenville, and ran a few errands. Then we to Your Pie had the most awesome gluten free pizzas ever! Then tried a gluten free no sugar added ice cream... "Mocha Maca Crunch" well, it tasted great, however I was allergic to the maca root, as was mum.

My Rotini Primavera @ Olive Garden

 
GF crust pizza @ Your Pie w/ roast garlic olive oil, Gorgonzola, mozzarella, black olives, mushrooms&bacon!


Friday came along and we shopped for Mother's Day. Got my mum a Winnie the Pooh Cookbook, a large cup, and a card. I snuck it in and wrapped it immediately, with Aric and Aneira signing it with me!

Saturday came and that was the SpartanCon! It was an awesome convention! I'll be sure to post photos on Tumblr and Google+ sometime! A bunch of photos were taken! :P

Yesterday(Mother's Day) We skipped church because mum wanted to sleep in. Mum liked her gifts, as well! We went out to Your Pie again and had no sugar added and gluten free ice cream again... I had a pizza with Ranchy Marinara Sauce, Mozzarella and Cheddar cheese, Spinach, Pineapple, mushrooms and ham and Pecan ice cream! (:

Last night and today, I have been writing the plotline of The Forgiver's Promise. Also, I'm still unsure if the Lord has called me into the area I feel drawn to, but circumstances have seem as if they still point in the direction to host a radio show... I don't know. But, now I have decided to
pray even more fervently for a sign that this is where He wants me. Would any fellow Christians taking time to read this be praying too? Whatever You believe the Lord has placed on your heart, relay it to me, so that I may find someone to discern the advice? I am in no rush, but I feel that it's time to ask for help here, get out of myself and reach out.

Also, an update on my poetry compilation story of Kitty Wofford, I have begun a fourth book, now. 365 Beauties in the Universe is very successful, not only is it a coping skill for me, it is inspiration for others and for myself. Thanks to all who have been supportive through this time!



So, peace out and rock on!
--Arianna

07 May, 2014

Soundwave Story Wednesdays - Spread the Peace

Hello and welcome to yet another  Soundwave Story Wednesday! Today's theme is on being children of peace unto a world of chaos! Today, I don't have the video for this song, but it's Instuments of Peace by David Kauffman. It can be found on the Millennium Worship 2 Album on the 2nd disk

"Lord make us instruments of your peace Where there is hatred let your love increase Lord make us instruments of your peace Walls of pride and prejudice shall cease When we are your instruments of peace 

Where there is hatred, we will sow His love; Where there is injury, we will never judge. Where there is striving, we will speak His peace To the people crying for release; We will be His instruments of peace. 

Where there is blindness, we will pray for sight; Where there is darkness, we will shine His light. Where there is striving, we will bear their grief To the millions crying for release; We will be His instruments of peace."

Yesterday, I remembered a brother in the faith. Yes, I still consider him as a brother even though he might not consider me to be his sister, but he was finding it difficult to be held in peace. His bitterness, fear and wounds became hatred. I hold him up as an example, because, that is where our place is. Our call is to be the ambassadors of Christ, because we might just be the only bible that anyone will ever see. We could very well be the brush that God wants to use to paint over the greys in their life. If we'd only sacrifice ourselves to be so.

There are so many who are in darkness. So many imprisoned souls, out there. Those who willingly lock themselves up, when the gate has been opened for many, if they'd only know that it was. But they enjoy the dark. They obsess with fighting against it. They ever even realize that sometimes the best thing to do is just step out of the situation. We, as the Light of the World, should be the ones to aim to guide them. God very well may have a plan through our obedience and witness. Don't discount yourself.

Let us open our own eyes, wake ourselves up to the others who seek. Let us stand to reflect the light of Christ. Let us be the unified Bride of Christ in peace. It is not an option, we will be known by our love, so it is a commandment. Love one another here in the Earth. Because when it's all said and done, that's all that will matter.

05 May, 2014

Randomity Mondays - Glowing in the Shadows

Well, I've not written in some time, so starting this would be great huh? So, in this post I'm going to highlight a few points of when I last posted.

First off, I have a new favorite band called ShatterRED. It isn't my typical style, but I have actually fallen right for the style now... I bought their album "Scarlet Rain" and I really love all the songs on there, but one that really stood out to me was "Like the Lie"

I constantly scream "I don't want to be free" Why do you keep listening? What if I like the lie? What if I don't hate my crimes? What if I enjoy the feeling like I'm burning inside? Can I be free from a pain that I don't want to escape! Somebody, anybody help me I just want to be saved! I don't like the lie! I want to hate my crimes! I'm sick of burning inside! Won't anybody, somebody save me from the lie?


And I was thinking that it wasn't too long ago that I'd have said the same thing. The thing that really stands out is their band name. The fact that I noticed them when I needed it most. What with my shattered spirit, it was almost as if God revealed them to me. The music was something I needed so much, so I am grateful to God for their ministering to those like me, the Lord is using them in ways that they may not realize.

Also, I've been working a lot on wattpad and twitter now have more followers than ever before. Folks are really enjoying my writings... which I'm pretty surprised about. Doing plenty of projects for coping skills and am looking forward to commissioning out!

Daily Audio Bible has become my main focal point and centering to God's word has helped me to hear His calling. Now I'm waiting for His voice to speak to me in the area of a calling that I've felt for years... There's no rush, if it from God, He'll direct my feet. For more details on that, read the post on here!

Also, I'm spending more time with my family lots more than usual... Going out more and enjoying the fellowship I have with them more than I've ever before.

At the Farmer's Table, my word art on my box o' food! x3

The food I had. It was an Ultimate HBLT (black forest ham, maple smoked bacon, lettuce and fried green tomato) sammich with my 2nd fave type of crisps!)

I've been becoming a total gypsy... o.O and I can honestly say that if it's not fruits and veggies, I don't like sugars, anymore :P

My brother, however... *giggles* will eat and play with cotton candy ;) he's the Lorax! I still think he looks like an old angel :P

And, May 3rd...(free comic book day) I got a comic book artist to draw my John Watson and tried to mimic his impression, anyone think I did it well?

I've been watching my brother, Aric, playing Skyrim and it's real fun to sit, silently on the sidelines as he plays.

There he is again, hypnotized by the screen ;)


Also, yesterday was spring fling, in Spartanburg... and it was quite enjoyable to be there! So I'll share a few highlights in there...

At the Music tent.

The Famous Brothers Kenndey doing trampoline stunts for the first time at Spartanburg, SC!

Later, I found out, Aric took Aneira to the army/navy booths and learned she held her weight on a bar for 50 seconds, and worked harder than any of the boys with her pushups... but she had to do more to get a tee-shirt, lanyards and badges... but somehow got it cuz she did it longer and harder than any of the other kids, next I knew, she was there in an army shirt three times her size, wearing three lanyards... later, Aric is crafting for her and cardboard "bully-proof" armor, having beforehand, bought her a rubber band gun... and now, she is obsessed with being the soldier and Aric's constantly using soldier terms... -.- but, she feels like she's protecting her friends and family now o.O

 
See our guardian angel, Freeze... what would we do without her? ;)
So yeah, it's been a full month... and I've not even gotten into all the way to March, but I think stopping here is enough! :P

Shalom to you all,
Arianna Scriptsmith

"I wanna scream like it's never been said But mean it like a black tattoo"

The Lyrics In The Title Came From... Introduction Lots have happened since my last update. And I am excited by all of it! So, without...