Random Writing

I am thankful –

thankful I survived

the torture and the lies

When I look into their eyes

I am thankful-

the scars across my soul

mark all the times I let go-

to grab a hold of


the balm of Gilead soothes my mind

in the night

I am thankful

looking from here to there

across time

shivers crawl across my skin

memories close in

pull me under

no longer can they hold me down

long enough to watch me drown

I am thankful

day and night

for holy intervention on a drug filled night

screams no one can hear

lungs on fire

tears unleased

Here I am

All these years later


in the valley of the shadow of death

streams flow

flowers bloom

and I am thankful.

Domain Is Mine Again

After two years of trying to get my personal iolareneau.com domain back — I finally was able to today. And I hope I will now be able to create the site I have been wanting to have where all the eclectic pieces come together so I can share my randomness with the world. (lol)

This will be a place where you can read what I write, check out my book reviews, enjoy random wanderings, and buy cool stuff I find along the way.

In the meantime while I work on the general store.. You can visit my eBay store at itsaflippinthing and poshmark at itsaflipinthing (only one p) .. Life is a flippin’ thing … and you have to be able to flip the switch on expectations, lifestyle, emotions otherwise you will get drowned in the drama.

The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.

Hello Friends !!

I had to start a new blog because my original blog expired and I was working so much I really did not have the time or energy to keep it up.

But here I am back again with a new blog and wanted to let everyone know that Mattie’s Legacy is now available in ebook through   all of these online vendors.

I am writing again now that I have started a new job and hope to finish projects that have been set aside for far too long.

Thank you to everyone who has read Mattie’s Legacy and for all your wonderful reviews.