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A Smooth Mountain? No Way!

A friend shared a devotion with me and as I was reading it, the words, “If the mountain were smooth, we wouldn’t climb it.” pierced my heart into inspiration! Truly a God moment. I love these moments because I know with certainty, the Holy Spirit has a message for me to communicate with my fellow […]

If the mountain were smooth, we wouldn’t climb it

“If the mountain were smooth, we wouldn’t climb it.” Exactly! Mountains have rough edges uneven landings that shape the character of their very existence it was never created to be smooth it was created to be rugged in some places textured along the way tall in stature dimly lit yet bold on all sides mountains […]

this Easter

yellow and pink dyed eggs  – not so important jelly beans  – not important chocolate bunnies  – not important bunny rabbits and Easter baskets – not so important dressing to impress in overpriced suits  – not important crowded church pews filled with parishioners claiming a desire to spend time with Jesus when really what they […]

except, Love

When I gaze upon the majestic moon and the stars that surround its glow there is nothing I or man can add to its beauty When I look up at the white puffy clouds and the rainbow that always takes us by surprise there is nothing we can add to it When I sit on […]

The Balance of Life

BANG! Consequences the balance of one’s life their alpha and their omega  shattered between the  silence of pre-meditated thought and five pounds of pressure BANG! Consequences lives shattered between the silence of humanitarian love and the megaphone of displaced hate disrupting the balance like a stillborn life that never gets a chance to smile or  […]

I Missed YOU!

Written by Angela Riddick, Poetic Mustard Seeds. Copyright 2019. All work is protected.  when I got quiet I noticed quiet when I sat still I noticed quiet when I forgot the cell phone I noticed quiet when I saw the beautiful full blossomed lavender tree amongst all the not-yet blossomed trees I noticed quiet when […]

A Bolt to New York

Inspired and written by Grace Brown, Writer, on our whimsical day in New York City, January 2019. All work is protected by copyright. A bolt to NYC just Angie and me a cold winter’s day joy coming our way a ride filled with laughter  and a few hours’ sleep charging our batteries before we hit the street. […]

50+ Years Later

Written by Angela Riddick, Poetic Mustard Seeds. Revised and copyrighted 2019. Originally inspired and written in 2013 on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. 50+ years ago a bright-eyed wishful young woman who was denied who was emotionally scarred traveled and she stood not in spirit but in Grace and in person 50+ […]

If the Creek Don’t Rise

Inspired by God on the last Friday of the year. Angela Riddick, Poet. Poetic Mustard Seeds. All work is protected by copyright. 12.28.18 If it were the last Friday of the year, what would you be doing? Would you have called out to work, like maybe you did earlier this year and you really weren’t […]

Ride or Die

Inspired 3:33 am 12/11/18 by Psalm 23 NKJV. Poetic Mustard Seeds. All work posted is protected by copyright. The Lord is my shepherd, because You said You would never leave me nor forsake me I shall not want, because You said if I would just trust You, You would take care of every detail in my life […]