For Elli

I have become aware that there is some good traffic for older poems/posts.

I also have had the genuine blessing to cross paths with a true friend at distance, but close at heart, my friend Elli.

I have decided that I am going to be re-posting some of my personal favorite old poems, to make accessing them easier for the traffic…but the real reason?

Jus mostly for my friend, Elli…may you find blessing and peace in some of these, and may you always have the faith to await the sunrise, and the courage to lift up your eyes to the mountains…

Love, Charissa Grace

With that…here are two…

Spitting Bones

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“…Everyone’s Got One”

An opinion…sometimes I am just walking along, living my life, and somebody just has to give it to me…about who I am, or what I am…about whether I am legitimate, or have a right to be.

I think you have all heard what opinions are like, right?  Something that everyone has that generally stinks.

Our Wedding Song

Okay, the last of blasts from the past today…Pam Mark Hall, sort of a Jesus People Joni Mitchell…she is another person that I bonded on when I was new in the life of Mama and walking towards healing.  Her song “Flying” was my favorite, and I listened to it incessantly, weeping and longing…for what I didn’t know at the time…seems pretty obvious now, eh?  Giggles…

Well, her song “Holy Union” was sung at our wedding, and just now as I was posting this I was listening and just bawling my eyes out, with memories and joy!

And my baby?  More beautiful than ever…more courageous and faithful…stronger and brilliant.  I love her to bits.

And there are people who seriously plead with her to leave me!  The last time this happened?  She rolled her eyes and said “Mmmm…F**K THEM!”.

Jane means “God’s Gracious Gift”…and that she is…gracious, a gift, and God’s.  Me?  I am just the blessed recipient of a person who gets commitment, sacrifice, love and devotion, and who for God only knows what reasons, actually loves me.

Anyway…please enjoy Pam Mark Hall, and the beautiful simplicity of early Jesus People music.



The First “Contemporary Christian Music” I Ever Heard

I didn’t even know there was this genre of music, and shortly after Mama did some miraculous things in my life, I heard about this concert of these dudes called “Lamb”…and I was like “what the heck, let’s go”.

Well, I started to cry about 2 minutes in and wept the entire time, just so moved by their down to earth love of God and love of humans.

If you put this on and let it play, I think you will be glad you did…


Bird In A Golden Sky

Constance…in spite of the betrayal, in spite of the abandonment, the lies and distortions…this.

Just.  This.

This is how I feel, like I just learned how to fly.

I am Charissa Grace, and I finally got here.  I really did.