Thursday, September 29, 2011 - , , , , 0 comments

Lust or the Lord

Lust or The Lord?
I would strip down out of my clothes    
And expose my naked body,
that in the heat of lust  
But would I undress my soul and    
reveal my explicitly naked spirit    
in order to gain His trust?    
Could it be that my sexual infatuation    
is what is blocking this relationship between us    
And why is it that without hesitation    
I’m quick to reach in my drawer    
for that box of Trojan Sensations    
But I don’t even care to have the patience    
to open up and read the Word    
It’s crazy..    
I can yell “Daddy” all night long    
 Coerced moans stimulated by pleasure    
But never do I once even bother to call on    
My own Father  to help make things better    
And it’s a shame cuz    
I’m quick to get it    
For a good 55 minutes    
And yeah it might be good    
While dude is hittin it    
but eventually he will get up and leave    
and I’ll be left empty-handed    
Then I’ll be back to being the no-man-bandit    
Without even once caring to realize    
That God has been laying there by my side    
 he doesn’t even  get up and leave    
In the middle of the night    
No he’s not just some one night stand    
He is forever with me    
His love is everlasting    
Time to time I question    
why my sexual desire    
is way much greater than    
the need to acquire    
a stronger craving for God.    
So to this sinful, sexual lifestyle    
Its going to have to be good-bye    
Because a relationship with the Lord    
Is one no other man    
can even begin to satisfy

by Ashley Joseph
Monday, September 19, 2011 - , , , , 0 comments

On the Spotlight:Cherie Burbach

Cherie Burbach specializes in relationships and helping people to connect. She is the Guide to Friendship and has penned eleven books and ebooks, including Internet Dating Is Not Like Ordering a Pizza and 21 Ways to Promote Your Book on Twitter. She has published over 500 articles on the subjects of health, sports, and lifestyle. For more info, visit her website,

How did you develop a passion for writing?

My mom says I’ve been writing since I could hold a pencil, and I think that’s true. My desire to write was always present and God given, since the time I was a kid.

Where do you find writing ideas?

Everywhere! I’m one of those people who is always scribbling in a notebook, in addition to pounding away at the keyboard.

What’s helped most in honing your writing craft?

Actively writing every day and reading.

Who inspires you?

I get inspired by so many people.
Jesus is my biggest inspiration.
His word, his actions… they have deep meaning for me. I enjoy reading about people, how they overcome the trials in their life, how they work toward their goals, and how they find happiness.

What are some of your passions?

Writing, painting, reading, cooking… anything creative. I enjoy solving problems and reaching goals. I’m very passionate about sharing my life experiences in a way that can help others. If I had one overall passion it would be to improve the lives of women who have dealt with abuse at the hands of people that should have loved them unconditionally. I want every woman to know her worth.

How can bloggers write better?

Write daily, not just when you feel like it. Blog like it’s your job, and your natural voice will come through.

How much time do you spend writing?

During the week, I try and spend half my day writing, and the other half doing things like promotion, website maintenance, client “stuff” (like meeting new people, billing, etc.). I write every day although some days are lighter than others. Weekdays are all about my client and blogging work, and weekends are for poetry and fiction projects.