LIGHT for MI

Love that Inspires Growth and Hope through Trials

Love that Inspires Growth and Hope through Trials

Mental Illness and Our Take on It
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The gallery holds LIGHT for MI's collective works of writing, poetry, and images as a way of release from the stresses and suffering of mental illness.

A Rebel in Me

 

Can I play the coward card?

Toss the duties, flip off commands?

It often plays in the back of my mind

I never truly entertain such thoughts, but why do I do it anyway?

 

God, help me kill the rebel in me

Because she brews in me as a poison in a cauldron

She fills my heart with uglies and devils

She squirms and weasels her way through

 

And I know she doesn't please You

I wish to tame her, I wish to kill

But truly she needs to learn her place

Tame the tongue of ceaseless flame

 

Destruction is in her ways

She sets the timer to blow the world

And as she does she twists her words

She doesn't wish to have purity

She disgusts the saint in me

 

But won't you teach this renegade heart

Who her enemy truly is, and send her to do her part

Because I can no longer control her rage

And I just want You to turn this page

Tame this rebel inside of me!

 

A Wretch in Me

 

I know I once was a monster 

Very few can say they've seen that side

But, Lord You've seen it all

You know my ways, You know my heart

 

I know I was a wretch, gag-worthy, 

I deserved Your vengeance upon me

I was a coward

No matter what they'd say otherwise

 

All I want to know though is

Is that past redeemed? Am I truly Yours?

I feel like the memories that plague my mind 

Now, would overcome me

 

A Seeker in Me

 

If I told you who I was

I'd only know this to start;

I love to seek for the good in things

And adventure is my goal

 

I know that my heart mourns of things

In ways uniquely known

A joy arrayed in His light

To shine to the Hope of all

 

I know that what calls me forth in faith

Visions, dreams, music, and love

Colours and sounds in the world

I've often spoke with them alone

 

I am a child who lives life in sorrow

But, not all can even see

I have a simplicity yet a mystery about my life

That baffles the world and even me

 

They call me odd, mad and stupid

A fool, insane, possessed

But, I prefer to call myself unique

A mystery behind a veil

 

I am like a corridor of puzzles

Which has yet to be unlocked

Each day I find something new and hidden

And it comes to heal my heart

 

So, essentially I am a healing detective

I seek and venture through my world

Can't stay in one spot for long

For I long after spreading His word

 

I love to travel and wish I could more

I know my curiosity at times

Breaks me down to fear

But if I sought after the Lord again

 

These words would be fulfilled in me;

"The ones who seek shall find

The ones who ask receive."

Well in that light I choose to hope

That Christ with bless the Seeker in me

 

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Who We Are

Arianna
Arianna LIGHT for MI

Arianna is a proud authoress, artist, and musician, but the most important thing about her is; she seeks the hidden face of God with a passion. A lover of culture, art, music, and all things geeky and Celtic, her writings are often greatly impacted by these things.

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Valerie
Valerie LIGHT for MI

Valerie is the wife of a remarkable man, and the mother of three children, with two of whom having various degrees of mental illness. Valerie is no stranger to mental illness herself as a sufferer of depression on and off for years.

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