Just Because

HELLO — The Month of June


The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. What an excellent time to begin a novena.
What is a novena some might ask? A novena (from Latin: Novem, “nine”) is an ancient tradition of devotional praying for nine successive days or weeks. During a novena, we implore favors for ourselves or others.
Members of the Roman Catholic Church most often pray novenas.
The prayers often derived from devotional prayer books, or consist of the recitation of the rosary (a “rosary novena”), or of short prayers through the day.

If you have been in need of something, try with confidence to offer prayers during the month of June in honor of His Sacred Heart, below is a suggested prayer, but any prayer to God is acceptable, especially one you might have composed yourself.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
filled with infinite love,
broken by my ingratitude,
pierced by my sins,
yet loving me still;
accept the consecration
that I make to You
of all that I am
and all that I have.
Take every faculty
of my soul and body
and draw me,
day by day,
nearer and nearer
to Your Sacred Heart,
and there,
as I can understand the lesson,
Teach me Your blessed ways. Amen.

O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, ask, and it will
be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be
opened to you.’ Behold, I knock, I seek and ask for the grace (mention your petition)
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you if you ask
anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you.’
Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace of ( ask your petition). Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, heaven and
earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.’
Encouraged by Your infallible words, I now ask for the grace (repeat your petition).
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have
compassion on the afflicted, pity us poor sinners
and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender mother and ours.

Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro


Colleen gave us two very pleasant and sunny words, the synonyms are also enjoyable.

How I wonder did my poem arrive at such a scary warning?  Could it be I wanted to juxtapose the good and the bad?

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Fantasy and Merry”  my choice was “Visions and Joyous”  –

Beware of visions
devil resembles joyous
intellect deceives  zen


dVerse, poetry

Silent SOUNDS Challenge by …

dVerse Haibun Monday

Last Sunday, May 27 was Trinity Sunday, a grand feast day in the Church, to honor the Blessed Trinity. Our priest told a little story which explained a little better how the Church teaches that the Son is begotten by the Father from eternity both are one and equal. That is the teaching of the Church.

The story our priest told was of a typical family a boy and his father. A father mocking his son’s belief in the Blessed Trinity. This father told his son that the father must come first in order to have the son, not equal. The little boy obviously inspired by God said, “no dad, you were never a father until you had me. You became my father the same exact time I became your son.”

Sharing a Silent Sound composed recently in honor of the Blessed Trinity creating my SILENT SOUND.
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost. Three in One, O Holy Ghost Spouse of Mary, of Whom Jesus was made incarnate. Holy Ghost Tongue of Fire enflamed with love bringing light to the world enlighten me, White Dove Paraclete to all, Sanctifier and guide. Intercede to Our Lady for extraordinary graces as we need them when we need them.

A Haiku  would sound like this

Three in One timeless
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Intercede for us


Cee's challenge

Share God’s World

This week from Share Your World – May 28, 2018, I chose to answer question number four, if YOU would like to participate please click  HERE for other questions how you can share your world. My image with words are below:
“What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.” 

I love to feed and care for God’s creatures, as He cares for me.  ♥




What a find, my smile
in my backyard — What a joy
precious birds waiting


Word Prompts

Exorcism Story = Doppelganger

Today’s word prompt “Doppelganger” no doubt means different conclusions to different people.
Immediately when I realized what the word meant, (had to look it up) I was reminded of the time I had the pleasure of entertaining a well-known exorcist for dinner at my home many years ago.
Bishop Robert McKenna born in 1927 – 2015. You will find   McKenna
by searching his name much information about his gift of exorcism. Bishop McKenna using Latin, the official language of the Church begins the ritual of exorcism. Bishop McKenna begs God through prayer to free the demon-haunted person.

Getting back to my story when he was a guest in my home, he told me about one of the times when he was effecting an exorcism the sufferer, a man, actually walked out of his body, in other words, the person was standing while Bishop looked at him and suddenly there were two of them, exactly alike. The second one just walked out of the original person and stepped away about 5 feet from the man, then stepped back into him.
Now that in my mind was what I would call a “DOPPELGANGER.” Also in many real-life stories, a real cliffhanger ending.


Story with Bishop Robert Mckenna


Friday and Flash Fiction …gulp!

Okay, so I have been reading here about Flash Fiction, Sudden, Micro and Quick fiction.

This is my first story with a word count of 318, I pray you will stick it out to the end and be kind, it is a first for me.  Titled:  Who is that Man?


Opening the door to the waiting room at Good Health Hospital was a new experience for me. There was another person there in the room very decked out in a suit, tie, and hair classy blond; his attractive smile was natural and captivating.
“Have you been waiting long?” I asked nervously.
He had a very calm disposition didn’t seem a bit anxious, and his eyes had a placid twinkle. He said, “yes about 2000 years give or take a century or two.”
I laughed at his attempt to be entertaining.
“This is my first child.” I blurted out.
“Mine too, he said … and will be the only one ever.”

I wondered why, the only one.
Suddenly it became hushed and cold, I began to pace back and forth and the minutes seemed like hours, tick tock tick. My buddy, however, was self-assured and I envied him for that.

“Aren’t you excited,” I asked just as the nurse came in.
“Baby is here, and both baby and mother are fine.”
“Whose baby mine or his,” I inquired.
“You sir, are the only one waiting here, of course, it’s your baby.”
Twisting my body around in dismay to see for myself and yes, that perfect person, still sitting there. Happiness was written over his face as if it was his child, I thought. Instantly before I gained my poise, my companion seemed to have read my mind; immediately, and speaking with authority, I heard … “It is my, child I will be with this little soul from this day onward, while you will only love, and guard as assented to as He Wills. I have waited a long time for my obligation to come into the world for we angels only receive one, and yes I am excited.” Pray that we will together bring this child back to Him who He always has known and now.
The Beginning



Word Prompts

Yes, I am GUILTY …

… GUILTY of speaking to my loved ones after they have gone before me, and yesterday May 23 was my mothers birthday, however, she passed away four years ago at age 98.

Just to set the stage for this true story; being a fan of an occasional beautiful rainy day as I am. Especially now that I am getting older, it is hard for me to go outside and move the hose every once in a while, although I welcome the exercise of the task. (not really) Also, it was pretty very much a beautiful sunny day with no mention of rain in the forecast for our area.

When I woke up, I cheerfully started to talk to my mother, who I realize was dead but sometimes people still like to speak to their loved ones who have gone before them.  At least I hope I’m not the only one.  “Happy birthday, mom” then I continued with … “when you passed away you never really said goodbye to me, you just faded away.”
If you can hear me, and if you are in heaven, not purgatory, let me enjoy some rain today.” Yes, that was how I started my day, yesterday.

As the hours were going by, it was 3:00 in the afternoon, my daughter asked me to drive up to the school, which was high on a hilltop above my neighborhood to pick up her daughters.

It as I said was one of the hottest days, so far here in the Pacific Northwest thus far, mid 80’s with the sun at the warmest period of the day and sunny.

As I drove up to the school, I noticed a grey covering in the sky slowly moving over the school and toward the nearby area below, and yes it started to rain.

However, the strange part was it only rained over the school and cemetery where she is buried and just below reaching my home and the nearby properties but barely anywhere else.

It rained for about 20 minutes, and when my daughter came to pick up the girls, she mentioned it was not raining anywhere else as she drove over.

Just had to share this little story here on my blog, it happened to me;  was it just a coincidence, well perhaps but I like to think otherwise.  She finally said her goodbye.

Sometimes the rain speaks
listen closely the message
enjoy rain this day


via Daily Prompt: Guilty

Word Prompts

August 15th, Assumption of the Blessed Mother — Holy Day of Obligation

The Traditional Catholic Faith STILL keep August 15 as a Holy Day of Obligation.

Why because Our Lady said herself in the book of Luke that “for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.”  Luke 1; 48

She also said that she increases your faith in her son.  And Mary said:My soul doth magnify the Lord.”  Luke 1; 46

Therefore it is impossible to love her, Mary, more than Jesus, because the more you love Mary the more you will love her Son.

The spoken word was passed on to the original Christians the story of her Assumption into heaven, not by her own power but the power of God.



via Daily Prompt: Assumption

Assumption the word itself:

Word Origin & History

c.1300, “the reception, uncorrupted, of the Virgin Mary into Heaven,” also the Church festival (Aug. 15) commemorating this, Feast of the Assumption, from Old French assumpcion and directly from Latin assumptionem (nominative assumptio) “a taking, receiving,” noun of action from past participle stem of assumere (see assume). Meaning “minor premise of a syllogism” is late 14c. Meaning “appropriation of a right or possession” is mid-15c. Meaning “action of taking for oneself” is recorded from 1580s; that of “something taken for granted” is from 1620s.

dVerse, Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

ANTS, GO MARCHING — and Catholics

My post here was intended only for Colleen’s Challenge her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Hurry” and “Last” in any form of poetry.   Thinking of those words “Hurry” and “Last” — looking up the synonyms I thought,  “forget it for today, I can’t think of anything.

For a few moments my brain was stuck then quite quickly a Haibun started to develop with many synonyms almost all of them kept flowing from my “P” brain.  Well, really not all of the synonyms.  Lol  ♫

After reading the requirements at dVerse I was inspired to use their Mr. Linky, after all this post is both humorous, sad but true.

Titled:  ANTS

Today, this morning, in fact, I was thinking about my Faith, the Traditional Catholic Faith.  I hate it when I hear speakers refer to it as a “movement.”  A MOVEMENT means to many … a development or evolution.  The humor and sad are commingled, however, neither are present when it comes to those who are serious about staying firm to the teachings they have learned from the beginning as stated in the Bible.

I repeat many call it the Traditional Catholic Movement, but that is so wrong. Wrong because the word “movement” is opposite of what it means to stay, remain steadfast and ignore the progress such as adapting to the world.  2 Thessalonians Chapter 2.
When Vatican II was implemented in the mid 60’s I am reminded of a childhood nursery rhyme about ants. Yes, ants! Those pesky bugs.  AND …  liberals like to think of Catholics as pesky, I don’t agree but accept their right of opinion.  God isn’t finished with them yet!

Back to my point, which is really the humorous part of this entire story.
However, have you ever noticed how when their ANT colonies are invaded, they dash, flurry run with haste and you see nothing but commotion? They seem to spin, turn every which way and whirl around. Then they settle down and reorganize with the remnant that remains. That is the Traditional Catholic Church in allegory, really quite funny when you realize it.  

I close with this poem and nursery song; poem first.  Nursery song guaranteed to make you smile!

Where are we going?
World moving ending with haste
O God, where are you?


Cee's challenge

Cee = See Which Way Photo Challenge

To illustrate with Photos is the gist of this post.  Which way is always  God’s way.

The Traditional Catholic Church is still alive and well, these photographs prove it.  Traditional processions are ongoing with decorated paths well seasoned, dressed up for Him who is honored.

I hope you enjoy the photographs taken a few years ago in Washington State at St. Michaels parish known as @MSMParish on twitter.    


Cee's challenge

Don’t let the Turkeys get you down

Today I was introduced to another challenge via “Cookies and Mo” a blog that I follow  Thanks Wanda!

It inspired me to go through my photograph I captured since the rules on this particular challenge were as follows:  This week the topic is Words that end in “ock” (rock, dock, clock, hollyhock, gridlock, stock, unlock, wedlock, block).  This is a topic you can really have enjoy.   Let’s see how creative you can get.  I’m looking forward to what you all decide to post.  I just want you to have some fun with your photography.

I finally found this photo I took of a FLOCK of Wild Turkeys enjoying the grounds at my Church property, St.Michaels Church in Washington State.    Eh! Not my best photo ever but it has the “OCK” SOUND.  I’ll try to do better next time around.


#CB&W  SEE, even the turkeys are FLOCKING to Church these days.


DeVerse — Basic Life Lesson


She seemed so sad today, her quiet demeanor was not the person I know.
I began to speak, thinking I probably misjudged her disposition.
Hey! Smile it can’t be that bad, I thought!
Her gentle eyes told a different story.
I then realized she needed some alone time, kissed her forehead and
told her I would be back soon.

True love is serving
Most people misunderstand
True love is knowing



Word Prompts


Word prompt today is INFECT

Why I wonder, do those in power the so-called “elite” insist on infecting the youth with immorality? They/We should be afraid of what awaits them.

“But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
[Matthew 18:6]

Great quote here below:
“Kids sometimes have a problem listening but never a problem copying.” David DeNotaris

The times we live in our youth infected with heinous role models convey to them the idea that immorality is normal.
This radical liberalism will soon be stopped, not by anyone here but a higher power above. God will not be mocked much longer. It is written
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked.”
[Galatians 6:7]|

Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

“Life” Tanka Poetry — Challenge

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Dignity and Success” my choice was “Grace and Happiness” –


JourneyStop! Listen His words
happiness yours follow Me
grace-filled life waiting
your Will for me ← I wonder
you have prepared hitherto

Word Prompts

Mysterious — Symbolic Number Three

Nothing within this post is deliberately skewed however, I can understand how some readers might think so.  My writing is according to my perception of years of trying to understand, comments are welcomed.


One day years ago, I noticed on meditating on the life of Christ, especially His passion and death during Lent. The number three was the number singled-out during the narrative. Although the Bible makes use of most numbers, it was apparent the number three was extraordinary. My reasoning was, the Trinity, why else I thought.
The Blessed Trinity defined; “And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.”
[1 John 5:7]

When looking closely at the Ten Commandments, it was pointed out to me as a student in elementary school that the first three rules are directly related to God, while the other relates to life in general. Of course, they all connect to God, but the first three have a severe significant direct association.
Learning about the Sacrament of Baptism. One Baptism one Sacrament but in His Mercy, we see three powers.
“And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three are one.”
[1 John 5:8]
Reading about His life, I noticed even before He was born the
mother of Jesus it is said, visited her cousin St. Elizabeth while He the Divine Child was incarnate in the womb of Mary.
“And Mary abode with her about three months; and she returned to her own house.”
[Luke 1:56]
Has anyone else ever recognized a particular verse in the Bible might have a double meaning, for example, this one when thinking about the three wise men who came to seek Our Lord at His birth; I liken with, (skewed, Hmmm!) … “And as Peter was thinking of the vision, the Spirit said to him: Behold three men seek thee.”
[Acts Of Apostles 10:19] Nevertheless there is that number three again.

Consider the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, three.

Jesus at the age of 12, was thought-out to be lost by Mary His mother and foster-father, Joseph. They sought after Him with sorrow.
“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.”
[Luke 2:46]

Jesus at age 30 began His ministry, teaching those hungry for truth.
“I have compassion on the multitude, for behold they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat.”
[Mark 8:2]

His ministry lasted three years; at age 30.   He would be accused by three Annas, Caiaphas and Pilate.

“And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the ancients and by the high priests, and the scribes, and be killed: and after three days rise again.”
[Mark 8:31]

Matthew 26;34 Jesus says to Peter, “Amen I say to thee, this very night, before a cock crows, thou wilt deny me three times.”

Continuing now into the garden. Book of Mark Chapter 14
The agony in the garden Jesus took three, Peter and the two sons of Zebedee equalling three.
And when he returned, he found them again asleep, (for their eyes were heavy,) and they knew not what to answer Him.
And he cometh the third time, and saith to them: Sleep ye now, and take your rest. It is enough: the hour is come: behold the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go. Behold, he that will betray me is at hand. And while He was yet speaking, cometh Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve

Jesus suffered while three nails pierced His hands and feet, He fell three times on His way to Calvary. Hung on the Cross for three hours, and died at 3:00 according to Mark 15:25.  His age was 33.

I am reminded of the three woes!
“And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth: because of the rest of the voices of the three angels, who are yet to sound the trumpet.”
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Three were crucified together on Calvary.

“And they said: This man said, I can destroy the temple of God, and after three days to rebuild it.”
[Matthew 26:61]
Jesus rises from the dead on the third day.
“For as Jonas was in the whale’s belly three days and three nights: so shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth three days and three nights.”
[Matthew 12:40]

Three people only at the foot of the Cross when He died. I think of these words with multiple meanings as the inspired word seems to have. Could this be a prefigurement?
“And Peter answering said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.”
[Matthew 17:4]

The Church begins! “They, therefore, that received His word, were baptized; and there were added in that day about three thousand souls.”
[Acts Of Apostles 2:41]

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word prompt skewed


dVerse, poetry

Bridge the Gap for dVerse

The fun of having a blog at times are the challenges presented to us authors, this one I just had to take today. Here are the rules:
Select two quotes from two different books could be poetry, prose, technical, non-fiction, anything. Then, construct a poem using one quote as the opening line and the other as the closing line.

Provide the original quotes, authors, and works in a postscript.
I hope I don’t get into any trouble here for instead of looking through my books I picked two fellow bloggers here on dVerse. The first line was from Frank Hubeny’s the second line was from Lillian the Home Poet, both participants of this challenge.

By Frank Hubeny @ Frank Hubeny. copper-silver-and-gold/

Instead of coins, the shiny kind,
Give me trees to calm my mind.

Nature wins every time
the wonder of life;
Jubilation can’t get enough.
seeking wrong places
as time ticks away,
crying wake up!

By Lillian, the Home Poet @ lillianthehomepoet.  Titled “Adage”

I remind myself today
and will tomorrow,
happiness is a choice.

Altogether the poem reads as follows:  

Instead of coins, the shiny kind,

Give me trees to calm my mind.

Nature wins every time

the wonder of life;

Jubilation can’t get enough.

seeking wrong places

as time ticks away,

crying wake up!

I remind myself today

and will tomorrow,

Happiness is a choice.

Word Prompts

TODAY truly a Holy Day


The Ascension of Jesus as told in the Bible.

Today the Church is reminded that God is ascended with jubilee and the Lord with the sound of a trumpet, alleluia. Ps. 46;6

St.John Chapter 16 see verse 7 (forward) about the Ascension of Jesus into heaven leaving His disciples to Go and teach all nations.

It is expedient to you that I go: for if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. [8] And when He comes, He will convict the world of sin, and of justice, and of judgment. [9] Of sin: because they believed not in ME. [10] And of justice: because I go to the Father, and you shall see ME no longer.

[11] And of judgment: because the prince of this world is already judged. [12] I have yet many things to say to you: but you cannot bear them now. [13] But when HE, the Spirit of truth, is come, HE will teach you all truth. For HE shall not speak of Himself; but what things soever HE shall hear, HE shall speak; and the things that are to come, HE shall shew you. [14] HE shall glorify ME; because HE shall receive of mine, and shall shew it to you. [15] All things whatsoever the Father hath, are mine. Therefore I said, that HE shall receive of mine, and shew it to you.

[16] A little while, and now you shall not see ME; and again a little while, and you shall see ME: because I go to the Father.


because they believe not in ME.   (sounds like a rebel)