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When Ignorance Dances


God’s Thoughts to Me

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? (Isaiah 43:19, NLT)

Blind Faith


I am lost in the lifeless lexicon of my life, straining to see words, striving to give form and shape to random thoughts drifting on the waves of confusion.

But letters seem to dance a mocking dance in a dry wasteland, taunting me to follow them into surrender, to trap me in transition.

The Lion whispers, “Come, taste and see!”.

My eyes are blind to see the Spirit of Love, entreating my faint, feeble heart to follow into an unfamiliar new milieu where my feet stumble through a maze of unfamiliar words telling the story of faith that doesn’t see.


My desires are piqued, my heart besotted and smitten with love for the One pursuing me, the One whom my heart desires.

But I am trapped in a sticky web of a lonely, self-serving world where even my tears are captives. A world where the faceless ones get lost in a void of nonentity.

I strain to see beyond this nothingness where I cannot even perceive darkness … ignorant of the Host of Heaven harnessing my stubborn mind.


I am blind to the unfolding of a new story leading deeper into the Resurrected Lexicon of Love … oblivious to the weaning of my fickle emotions … desiring to be fed with delicate, emotional confectionary.

The Lion whispers, “Come my darling, taste and see that I am good!”.

But still myΒ heart clings to beautiful ideas how to transform my thoughts into soap bells filled with beauty, bubbling with laughter and joy, frolicking as in days gone by.


I am hiding in my inmost heart where I cannot even see the twilight of the life I once lived … lost in stasis … unable to perceive the darkness of the role I used to play in the theatre of life.

My theorem of logic has vanished into thin air and skewed perceptions … finitely small … where snow angels defy reality … Β in a world that continues to wake up in the mornings and slumbers at night.


The Lion touches my eyes with His kisses of delight, showing me freedom embraced in His arms, whispering, “How beautiful you are, My darling. Come, taste and see My love, My treasure, My bride.”

Much love and sweet blessings xx


Linking-up with Lisa-Jo and the ladies of my Tea-Time and Link-Up page.



I live in a small seaside town on the south-east coast of South Africa. I suffer from fybromyalgia/constant fatigue syndrome. I trust in the Lord Jesus for grace and strength to survive from day to day. He provides me with this and more and I therefore like to try and encourage others with the same illness. I am married and I am the proud mother of two grown sons.

50 thoughts on “When Ignorance Dances

  1. You are a beautiful writer, Mia. I also love your pictures (especially the hair flip one. Too cool)

    Thanks for blessing me today with your words and pics. Very thankful to be on this #riskrejection journey with you!

  2. You have such a gift with words Mia. I can feel this way, but pouring my emotions into to words like this … just doesn’t happen. I’m catching up since I haven’t been here in a long time.

  3. Beautiful! I happened upon this post through Amy’s #RiskRejection challenge. I find myself at the beginning of a new dance. So new, in fact, that the Bridegroom is just now extending His hand. I have yet to hear the music, to know its beat or pace, but I have accepted the proposal and am listening for the first strains of the melody. It’s a huge risk, but your words today are timely affirmation of my obedience. Bless you!

  4. I’m a “Lion” person. My porch has a Lion of Judah photo/flag. Had it for several years. I see Him, my Lion, every day, over and over again. Thank you for sharing so beautifully.

  5. Your delightful post is poetry in motion, and I am reminded that our Father has promised to make everything new. Each day is a new walk/dance/race/ and we keep in step as we hold to his hand. Thank you for sharing with us here at “Tell me a Story.” Your words and photos are always so striking and lovely!

  6. What a beautiful romance we are living with the Bridegroom! It is a wonder to be loved so much by Him!

    Loved this piece, Mia – and love the photos that add nuances to your beautiful words.


  7. The lion whispers and kisses…only our powerful and mighty yet good and kind God could display such an affection of love for us. Blessings, Mia!

  8. It is always such a treasure reading you posts, Mia! I love how you blend creative writing with creative images, to lead the reader into a new perspective of our relationship with God.

    May God continue to richly bless you!

  9. The words and the photographs–just breathtaking. Thank you for sharing your thoughts in such a beautiful way, and for blindly following the lion’s path. Blessings!

  10. Hi Mia,
    As always, your words and pictures are a blessing; you are so gifted my friend! What a sweet blessing it is to be embraced in His arms!!
    I have been away for awhile (sounds like you have too?) due to a blog crash! I am up again at
    Blessings sweet sister; I hope this finds you strong and feeling well! πŸ™‚

  11. Mia, I look back on when I danced, and danced, in ignorance—mostly from ignoring—and am just so thankful for His whispering that kept me from dancing right off the edge of the cliff! Beautiful.

  12. Thought-provoking, as always, Mia. Thank you for sharing from your heart. Oh, and thank you for introducing us to Floyd. I’m enjoying his blog very much. Have a blessed week!

  13. Beautiful beyond words. Such exquisite prose and storytelling ability here! You draw out the hidden treasure in familiar passages to enliven them with a kiss from above. And we stand amazed as always at the way God gifts you to tell His story of love and redemption. Awesome words and images. Bless you, sweet friend, for touching my heart anew, Xx πŸ™‚

  14. To the day stands the night. And in the night the stars and the moon light. We are responsible and reliable. The problem today is that the sun is looked upon as a lucky star and that the moon is looked upon as a cold globe. This is vanity.

  15. Wow. You are divinely gifted Mia! Your writing is beautiful beyond words. I am so blessed to have been lead here I think God must have known your writing would touch me. I can’t stop scrolling through and reading every one of your passages. There all so beautiful and poetic and somehow make things make sense to me. It’s like you speak my language lol I love how you constantly remind me of Gods unfailing crazy love for each of us and how it’s completely unconditional. I’ve been pondering a lot lately on Lamentations 3:22-23: “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”
    Don’t you just love His love?! I can’t get enough of it. He continually reveals more and more of it to me and makes me more aware of just the greatness, vastness, just unending depths of His great divine love for us. I too have Fibromyalgia and CFS and an array of other health problems and chronic illnesses and have for years now. I’m 19 but was like 16 or 17 when I was diagnosed. It’s been hard and still is trying to learn to live life like this-in constant pain and fatigue. And being young just makes it worse especially cause there all such ‘invisible illnesses’. But I know that God still has a wonderful plan for my life and for all if us who are sick even if I’m not sure what it is yet. He is only good and if getting sick was going to keep us from fulfilling our divine destiny, He would have never allowed it! He has brought me so much closer to Him through my illnesses very similar to what you explained. And continues to reveal himself to me in different ways every day. He is so good! Anyway sorry for the length of this I hope you don’t mind. God bless you Mia and keep up the good work! Your a real blessing πŸ™‚ I pray the apostle Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:16-20 for you: “I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” (:

  16. Always loving the dreamy images you present to us, Mia. Captivating – His love, the photos, your work.

    I hope this is a good weekend for you and that you are feeling strong enough to be up and around a bit, sweet lady!

  17. We’re so blessed to be pursued so diligently by our Father. His perfect love never ceases. Glad to see you’re back and the poetry of your soul and ministry is better than ever.

  18. Wow. Just wow. I felt like I was right there, lost in a dry wasteland with a blind eye turned to the same story of faith that doesn’t see. I’ve been there. And, Mia, your storytelling is absolutely amazing, taking us all on a journey from places we’ve likely frequented before and leading us to where we should be, all with such powerful words. You’ve painted a beautiful picture of who we are as children of The King and, more importantly, who He is.

  19. Mia, you are so right when you equate ignorance with darkness. When the Holy Spirit touches our life and our spiritual eyes open, it is just as dramatic as a blind eye receiving sight.

    Again, you’ve written so poetically and chose great illustrative photos!

  20. Dear Mia,
    It is hard to see God’s ways but he continues to reach out to us. He will guide us through transition–which you so aptly described! Blessings, my friend.

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