Mind if I Join You?


In an overcrowded sphere inundated with inspiration e v e r y w h e r e…

I too now lend my voice.

Perhaps in between the oft interrupted syncopated rhythm of life, you also find yourself intermittently malnourished; though immersed in song, surrounded by people, quotes, verse, pics, memes, sermons and prose.

Mind if I Join You?

We’ll sit and talk transiently. Laugh. Cry. Pray. Daydream…all in no particular order of course. We’ll dance in between rain drops and seek shelter under the shadow of the Almighty. I’ll be brazenly assertive at times (hence the caps) with much to say about matters embedded in my heart; while whispering encrypted messages of hope on other days; hoping you…don’t notice me at all. I’m here now and it’d be cool if you decided to stay awhile. I’ll speak from experience, keenly aware it doesn’t always convey expertise. I’ll share authentically as the Holy Spirit leads. I’ll vent at times revealing soulish frailty. I’ll give praises to God unashamedly, whose deposit in me may be what you need.

Campaign promises? No.
An invitation of sorts? Yes.
Authentic? Always.

It’s possible I may be carrying just what you need to face another moment. You see, carrying what you may need takes the focus and pressure off of me. Another human being is not what you nor I need. Its God through Christ Jesus. Yeah, He’s Deity to me (that’s why I always use a lower case “e”).

An invitation? Thou sayest.

The choice? All yours.
Authentic? Always.

So in closing…(how formal)

A few disclaimers before I bid you adieu
Just some things I should mention
Oblige me, won’t you?
Doubt I’d need to say that again
You’re free to be you, as I am me
Though my grammar may make you cringe
I have a burden for the hurting
so they’re my only concern
So in spite of run on sentences coupled with schismatic punctuation
Its a blessed space (drops mic, court’s adjourned)
Now that you’re here
Enjoy yourself
Smile, take it all in
Oh and let’s not be selfish Beloved
Next time…bring a friend.

Inspired to inspire,



© Ericka Arthur 2015

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130 thoughts on “Mind if I Join You?

  1. I like the way you spelled “Authenticity” “Authenticitee.” 138 likes and over 100 comments! Congratulations on building a rocking community!
    I know Yelling Rosa. I met you at Danny’s blog party. I blog over at http://mostlyblogging.com. Maybe you can check out my site. I blog about blogging tips. I also host 6 blog parties a month like Danny where you can meet new readers.

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  2. So beautiful, my dear e. You are such a brilliant word-craftster. (So I guess I made up the word. 😀 Spell check indicates so. Thanks for coming to see me today.


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