Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

An Early Christmas with Haibun Poetry

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “pleasant and read” look for the synonym underlined.
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Mother most amiable; just one of the salutations of Mary, the Mother of God; explained within the Litany of Loreto.
The Bible gathers our understanding contained within the pages of Luke chapter 1; her soul magnifies the Lord, the more we honor her, the more we will be embellished with grace to love her Son, Jesus Christ. She is, after all, God’s gracious Masterpiece of creation because she was created to be A LIVING TABERNACLE, His shelter for nine months. Nothing dishonored can be The Vessel that carries God. EVER!

Litany of Love
understanding of a truth
ponder — why fight it?

 

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true story

Word of the day = Prefigure + Bible Story

My word of the day = PREFIGURE
to represent or suggest in advance to imagine or consider beforehand.

 

 

As a traditional Catholic, it is a practice of mine to pray the daily rosary, as requested at the miracle of Fatima where every person believer or not witnessed the wonder of the sun. The story here:    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_the_Sun

It is always encouraged while praying with a voice we also meditate on the life of Christ. Well, the other day while I was contemplating the story of how Our Lord at the age of 12, was lost for three days.

Luke 2; 41-52)
And His parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch, [42] And when He was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast, [43] And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and His parents knew it not. [44] And thinking that He was in the company, they came a day’s journey, and sought Him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance. [45] And not finding Him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking Him.

[46] And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions. [47] And all that heard Him were astonished at His wisdom and His answers. [48] And seeing Him, they wondered. And His mother said to
Him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father, and I have sought thee sorrowing. [49] And He said to them: How is it that you sought me? did you not know, that I must be about my Father’s business? [50] And they understood not the word that He spoke unto them.

[51] And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And His mother kept all these words in her heart. [52] And Jesus advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God and men.
[Luke 2:1-52]

Is it possible this was a prefigurement of the three days He was in the tomb before He rose from the dead on Easter morning?

Many believed at that time He was also lost to death, but He was found.

SoCS, true story

A “How to” story—Cement to Marble “magic”

My inspiration is having the means to accomplish this idea from Youtube and writing about it for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mean(s), prompt, to join click here for rules.

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Why haven’t I written this week on my blog? Because too busy; my energy was to design my cement in the basement. Yes, you read correctly; CEMENT! Create an area where the pellet stove is sitting on cement. Thinking I would go to Youtube for help on how to paint my cement to look like faux marble.
So many techniques are making me dizzy; I must have watched them all. Do this and then do that, but one thing they all said was to start with an immaculately clean floor.
Therefore; I vacuumed around the pellet stove, washed the floor, taped along the stove with painter tape, vacuumed again, rewashed the floor and started to follow some instructions. As this procedure began, I began to develop my technique taking an idea from one video or another as I went along. Tempted to record my own thoughts of “How to paint a cement floor in your basement looking like faux marble” but didn’t want to take the time to figure out how to upload a video, I just took a picture of my finished product.
Oh, one more point; when finished it was so slippery, like walking on ice with that last coat of sealer, so I had to put a second coat on with this stuff, called Anti-Skid Floor Texture Additive. It worked perfectly when applying you have to keep stirring this additive because it sinks down into the sealer, so stir, stir to keep it well distributed.
Most importantly, before I started I prayed and asked the Holy Ghost to guide my every move, and He did! I am happy with the results below.

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dVerse, poetry, true story

Tradition + Haibun Poetry just for YOU!

My Haibun for dVerse

Once Upon Tradition, we discovered that Truth and Humility are very similar in the fact that humility, among other definitions, is acceptance of Truth. Without humility, we cannot win heaven. Because If humility is missing, PRIDE is present.
Just think, it is very straightforward! God can only create goodness, and the angels when created were untainted. However tradition explains, God who knows all things, foretold to His angels that He would also create a nature with a lower essence than His angels. God continued to educate the angels of His plan, but many of them objected to giving one particular woman her proper place. “I will not serve.” The idea that a mere woman would be so privileged, blessed and recognized as to carry God within her human body.

Luke chapter 1; verse 48 “All generations shall call me BLESSED.”

At that moment in time Pride was born into existence, many angels fell.
Pride originated; deception appeared. The fallen then showing Adam and Eve how pleasant Pride looks, Eve accepted the bait while exercising free will thus; giving a new twist on that phrase, “The right to choose.”

Freewill — right to choose
angels, devils, good, evil
humility, pride