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