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. E, glad you are here. A young woman with an old soul. Come to get enlightened, friends, lest you miss a lesson. May the Lord write upon your heart, so you may share, my sis.

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  2. My sister E, you NEVER disappoint!!! Thank you for lending your AMAZING gift to the cacophony of other voices talking but rarely saying anything. You inspire us all. Love you to life!

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  3. Amazed from the start, for you speak, Searching for “soul food” , your deposit hit the spot! Not alone am I with my need to vent, and a “a shade free no judgement zone”. . .Your words are all well spent. Thank you Sister, for being You…for my heart is aching to be true…Not to be a copy or a shade turned down…I needed your input…you give solid ground. By the way, your grammar is my “gamma” for my “emmo’s”! Thank-you

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    1. Morning Rob! I’m sooo blown away!! Thank you SO much for thinking of me. I didn’t know there was such a thing, how cool! I’m not sure what to do or if there’s some crazy switch I have to turn on my site in order for my blog to accept but I’d love to participate so I can pay it forward!! I’m not tech saavy at all, so gonna take some time to read the link you sent me!!!

      You made my day, thx again!


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      1. All you have to do is copy the image from my blog, and post it on your blog. Then answer the questions and nominate more bloggers. Have fun with it! I’ve met so many cool people doing these awards and its been fun each time.


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  4. What a lovely blog! And what a lovely style. Do I say it’s friendly, assertive, inspirational or confident? Maybe all four and much more. Shine on loving friend. The light in the world is far from sufficient. We need billions of candles more. Keep yours ever shining. ILU.

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    1. Aww thank you for that! Your kindness and words of life are greatly appreciated!

      I love your work…wow! So glad you’re here!




      1. Thank you. Who can resist your sweet words? Do you know that you can change the world? You can. That is what I tell you in a post I wrote in 2012 which I have just republished. I think you will like it.

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    1. Rob. You don’t understand. I was JUST looking for you again yesterday. Hearing from you this morning is an answer to prayer.

      Thank you for your support of authenticitee from Day one. I never knew there was a “community” until you said “Welcome”. God bless you. I’m forever grateful to you and will never forget your kindness to me. Ever. I’ll go subscribe now.


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    1. Wow. What an honor. This is the first time someone has asked to be featured…let me chew on this for a bit. Humbled beyond words…e


  5. I’ve nominated you for the Treasure Trove Award.

    You don’t have to do a thing.


    If you want to you can copy the award from
    my page and use it as an opportunity to
    to thank some of bloggers who follow your
    blog –or not.

    Danica at Living a Beautiful Life made the

    It’s my way of saying Thank you for your
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