20 November, 2016

"By your spirit I will rise from the ashes of defeat. The resurrected King is resurrecting me."

The Lyrics In The Title Came From...



Well, woooorld of the 'net! It is I, Mari Fahel McKimzey (...or Ari...) back from the "dead"! Second move was a success and to top it, now that Aric is moved out, we have a much better relationship with each other! Furthermore, I'm getting him to come with me to Merge tonight! But I'll talk more on that in a moment.... anyhoo....

Celebrate Recovery, New Day, and Merge... Oh d-d-d-dear-dear...

CR is taking a break for until the first of the year so that they can regroup, many of their leaders left after all. Meanwhile, I'm going to New Day once more. Focusing on becoming more independent so when the next opportunity to move comes, I'll be prepared to move out and not deal with the stress of living with my folks anymore. I love my family and all, but I'm growing really tired of living with them and want to grow with a bit more room now... On a brighter note, I've been going to Merge every week, and as the introduction suggest, my brother and I are going there together, tonight. After striking a deal with him for spending the night with him last night and missing morning church, he agreed to go with me!

NaNoWriMo '16, LIGHTforMI, Advent Countdown, and Vloggin' TOO!

As everyone can tell though, it is November! And y'all know what that means too! NaNoWriMo(and the upcoming advent countdown)! This year, I started writing this book:

I'm hoping to get it done this year, but it's not very likely... Anyhoo.... for the advent countdown, everyone knows I make Christmas art up until Christmas! This year, it'll be held on my Art Instagram :D Recently I've also been vlogging on my instagrams and on my musical.ly! If you go to find me on that app, I am @braveyunvagabond.
Also have been trying to focus on my ministry...difficult though it may be on my own... I'm hoping that I can find a way to make prompts for others to write, draw, make speeches or sing things on mental illness so we can push this forward... Also expanding the media into audio a visual on youtube and podcasts field with the expansion I call Soundwaves of Love! Please support me in this...


With all that said, I'm hoping y'all are having a blessed autumn! With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the way, I'd like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas because it may be a while before I can get back to blog lolz! But do you like my new template y'all? Anyhoo... Peace out and rock on folks!

10 July, 2016

....and I've returned....yet again!

Hello, y'all! I'm back! Lately I've had to come to the library to post, as mention before in my last post. And since it's so blooming hot this summer in South Carolina (it got to 101 degree Fahrenheit on Friday) I'd prefer to come here only two times a week (Friday for Celebrate Recovery and Sunday for Merge!) Anyhoo, I said I had plenty to update y'all on, and because of this I am kinda breaking my usual layout on blogposts...

So, where to start? January of this year I began going to Celebrate Recovery and since then I've built my support group. The church that it was held in was First Baptist Spartanburg and so, I learned that there was also a college group that met Sunday evenings (that would be Merge). March of this year I started going there big time and making great new friends.

I went to the library a lot during the Autumn, Winter and Spring and went to a meeting for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) and told them of my ministry for mental illness and they began to team up with us. Mum has been going on training meetings and they have a few for myself as well. Through this opportunity, I do hope that LIGHTforMI will get a little more well known.

Art, music and writing has become a huge deal in my life, especially now. And practicing it seems to make me better and better at it. I am often setting challenges for myself and have also decided to start writing all things with my left hand rather than my right. Daddy and my brother have taught me how to shoot (daddy's teaching me archery, Aric's teaching me slingshots and pellet guns hehe!) And I'm picking up new hobbies!

It's been a very eventful year and I wish one post was enough to explain all of it... but I will update/catch up with all of you later, definitely! You see, the library closes at 6pm and I want the rest of this hour for other things, and I gotta get to Merge around 6:30! Peace out y'all! Rock on~! Buh bye!

08 July, 2016

"The noise and confusion gave way to His word At last sacred silence so God could be heard"

The Lyrics In The Title Came From...


Sorry, y'all for not writing much since my last post... It's been an entire year now, huh? Well, heyuu again ladies and gents! Anyhow, life began to settle down a tad, only to get confusing and chaotic again. We moved in around July 2015 and enjoyed the house lots... But then we realized the hard way that we couldn't afford it... So I have lots of news about that... and other things;

...Yet Again...

 Well, after a year of living in this awesome house, we are moving out yet again.... But it's gonna be a wee bit different this time. My brother and I are being nudged out of the nest and having to move now. Well, that isn't unheard of; (haha!) after all, Aric's 26 and I am about to turn 23 in 2 weeks... This scared me a lot at first... But, now even though I have butterflies in my tummy, I at peace with this knowledge... and almost excited about it, too! I have to prove to my mother that I can handle living on my own without living in a group home. And to do that, I must keep my room clean, manage my dishes well, stretch my money as long as I can, and stretch my food throughout the month. I'm pretty confident that I can do this, but it is taking me a wee bit of time to do it. To many people, this is just their daily routine... For me, though, it is a struggle...

Within 9 Months...

Daddy made me aware that he is going to aim to change his name to either MacKenzie or MacMillan within 9 months. To add to that, he said he is adopting my brother and myself. After 17 years of waiting, I'm almost broke down on my own, cuz I was so filled with joy. I have been hoping for this for so long, so gimme a break! lolz!

New Style... Hippy Goth!

Welp, I changed my style up a wee bit to Hippy Goth. Obviously it's a Christianized Version of it! Just trying to find myself. And I think I have :) I feel comfortable with my choice in style. Hopefully growing out my mullet so I can have long hair agree and I plan to dye my hair auburn red and black, in highlights! xD So far, though, I am hiding my mullet with hats, scarves, and hoodies. lolz!


I really do have more to update y'all on, but I am pressed for time and can only update this post when on the library pc's for the time being and I have to run to Celebrate Recovery here soon! If y'all ever want more consistent updates, go visit on my instagrams and tumblrs:

spartanbugragamuffin - Instagram
sweetspicegingersnap - Instagram
lightformi - Instagram

The Tales of a Ragamuffin Warrioress
Luceo Non Uro (I Shine Not Burn)

Enjoy! And I will try to update back again later!

"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...