Who did you say, won? Louder
(Continuation of my series beginning here). Series of why I believe in God.
The story you are about to read now written without exaggeration. For a believer, not a good idea to lie or stretch the truth; it would be equivalent to hammering the nails in the hands of Jesus. I mention this since I hope the following story will always be believed since our family miracle story is one reason I believe in God.
Years ago, my daughter, with her husband, was told they would not conceive, disappointed as they were, they chose to adopt. A miracle itself, it is challenging to adopt babies. However, they successfully adopted not one but two babies, years apart. (Not twins)
When the second child a boy, I will call Denis. Denis was healthy and loving, but after three years, we lost him. He passed away quite suddenly. (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) The couple is devasted and confused as to why God allowed this to happen, why take our child?
The sadness that followed, there are no words to describe it. My daughter grieving, asked me who she could pray to intercede for her to God. All she wanted was consolation! A reason to go on living!
I told her to pray to St. Therese of the Child Jesus because her parents lost all their male children, and St. Therese promised that she would help those still living when in her eternity. Her feast day on the Traditional Catholic calendar is Oct. 3. (Vatican II council while adapting to the world changed much of the Traditions one was the removal of some Saints, changes to the calendar of saints sometime in the ’60s.) BTW, Catholics do not worship the Saints; rather, we look to them as an example of their life. We are not praying to the dead; Catholics believe Saints are alive living their eternity.
Trying to brief this long story into a shorter version, I continue.
The family prayed a novena for a consolation to St. Therese. Shortly after that, the Vatican II religion allowed her relics; relics of St. Therese carried throughout the world in 2000, for veneration. My daughter read in the news that these holy relics were coming to a nearby Church. While there, they pressed their loved one’s picture to the relic and asked only for help to get on with their life.
Now the miracle!
Ten months later, my daughter gave birth to a boy, and to add to the joy; his birthday is on the feast day of St.Therese, Oct.3. Oct.3 on the Tradition Catholic calendar. God in heaven loves the number three. Therefore He graced her with two other children totaling three.
No one will ever take the place of our Saint-Denis, who also has answered many prayers for us. He was only three, but it is a pious belief to imagine the souls who reside in heaven are at the prime age of 33, the period Jesus Christ died for the world.
(Series why I believe in God, to be continued)
Wednesday 1Liner and an opportunity to offer CNN
A Pay Back with my meme. Enjoy!
Thanks to Linda for the opportunity!
What I love about WordPress is fun prompts for inspiration.
Loving Tradition as I do, I chose a
Tanka Haiku Senryu syllable count of 5-7-5; three lines. The prompt word is MAP/MAPS, short and simple my creation below: MAPS
Pondering on a phrase I heard in an old black and white movie I watched on Youtube recently. “The end only means a new beginning.” TRANSITION for lack of a better word.
At birth, the beginning of life created body and soul. Even when the body dies, it is the beginning of new life for our soul. Believe it or not! Time will tell! Eternity?
As we mature, each birthday ends a year but begins a new year.
We as children graduate from school ending, but beginning an adult life.
Let’s look at the little things we do. Our workday ends, relaxation begins.
We fall asleep only to awake to the beginning of a new day.
There is an end to the “temporal” of this world. A movie; ends! Read a book until the end! Music ends! Our pets, plants their life ends! Why?
Because these things only pertain to the present life of this world. They are temporary, not eternal. Their souls are mortal, not immortal, as endless.
… about a child, dogs, a walk, dreams, and Haibun/Haiku poetry.
I PROMISE to make use of the Paint Chip Challenge.
“Yes, mom, I PROMISE to take the dogs on a long walk today.”
And so we started; while walking through the rolling hills of our property with my two dogs, Rusty and Sparkle. We discovered this cave that wasn’t there yesterday; it had a metal door, reminded me of our refrigerator, looked like brushed aluminum; I naturally yelled aloud, “OPEN SESAME.”
Screech — clatter — CLANG! Oh! The sound of the metal scraping against the rocky ground. Peering into the brightly lit cave with walls covered in Lapis lazuli stones and that sweet smell of honey, I thought I died and went to Heaven.
Instead, I suddenly sat up in bed, smelling mom, making honey cakes in the kitchen.
What could be better
Colorful dreams — honey cakes
Gemstones and spooky!
If its Slavery you want, consider this for your children.
A life without FREEDOM.
To quote from The Remnant piece presenting the above video (and remember what is true for the USA is also true for the UK)...
To understand what’s really happening here, [Michael Matt] takes us to Davos, Switzerland—to the World Economic Forum—where the movers and shakers of the world have been meeting on a regular basis, especially since January 2020, to discuss the “opportunity” for a ‘global reset’ at the Davos 2021 Summit.
Using multiple video clips, Michael shows how everyone from Soros, to Gates, to Schwab, to Al Gore and the Secretary-General of the United Nations are only too eager to admit exactly what The Great Reset is all about.
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Look and see up into the sky
That bright ball of light shining down
See if you can jump oh so high —
Try to catch the sunlight; I can
Oh look, see now it’s on the ground
Over here there and everywhere
Funny too how its all around
Catch the sunlight I think you can
At midnight, we begin a new day, although dark as night always is.
Time continues to tick-tock, minutes pass, we sleep. Tossing and turning, we await Twilight— the battle approaches, Twilight — the time that gets in the way of darkness. At last! Sunrise to announce the winner, Dawn!
All this unknown — we sleep! We dream while angels watch!
Peep, peep, sing, sing a little bird, have woken our sleepy eyes, and night has met a new day. Our sleepytime over when it is over said and done it was a time, and there was never enough of it. A new day what will it bring? I wonder!
Happiness is that first cup of coffee!
This challenge wrought an idea of explanation by way of participation in the …
Prompt Words to use are:
aisle – walkway
I’ll – contraction of “I will”
isle – island
alter – to change
altar – raised centre of worship
Why I am a TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC!
Vatican II, a council, ALTERED the ALTAR within the Church building.
I’LL be a fallen away laity when walking down their AISLE, rather live on an ISLE alone with my rosary in hand.
Take out your paintbrush, oops I mean keyboard time to create from, you guessed it, PAINT CHIPS.
From Best to Worst, as the world goes.
If I had a wishbone, wishing for a world filled with the wisdom of the beginning as an heirloom tomato antique in nature!
Enough! Picking politicians from the deep end! Their empty laugh, a voice covered with a greenish patina, always depicting a green with envy gaze.
They go up and down in an organized swim, a lap swim, no wonder they are all wet. Back and forth as fireflies!
As empty ways fade
Replaced by blooms of flowers
Truth! Sweeten the air!
Read a challenge today; although I feel “despondent” the prompt word, my first notion was to pass. Feeling sort of blue, because it is someone’s birthday, Aug.13th! A few hours later I read on dVerse a challenge and thought hmmm! I closed my eyes, with my fingers as my voice I spoke hidden words.
Today, so long ago my husband was born, eighty-one years!
I didn’t know him at that time, I wasn’t even here, there or anywhere.
His life came and went, gone now, but lives somewhere else I know.
Someday I will follow him, as I did when he came to be. I followed him then, and I will follow him again in eternity.
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Part 2 of Why I believe in God; the Christian God; no other. Why not believe in God; are some afraid they can’t live up to His standards? Few do! But, He forgives when we are trying. Trying is the keyword! We all believe in something why not believe in something that will reward you in the end.
Even the atheist believes in something else why glorify anything.
The readers will agree that people living in the world believe all sorts of things, from Aliens, Flat earthers, Pyramid power, the Easter bunny, Santa Clause to the Tooth fairy. Folklore, including pagan religions and so on. Why then only the Christian doctrine that the atheist/nonbelievers will object to so vehemently? The reason, found in several places written within the pages of the Bible, one such area is Luke 6:22. “Blessed shall you be when men hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.”
The atheist/nonbeliever believe in God, but won’t admit it, or they wouldn’t care what Christians think; they don’t care about other ideas, yes they may laugh and scoff but not waste any energy on them.
Why attack something so harmless as a belief unless it is accurate and they know it to be true.
In my previous post, I ended with this, “I believe because God proved what was prophesied beforehand, (Old Testament) and for over 2000 years, no one has proved otherwise.” We journey again to His time on earth and even before His time. What sort of person is this who even before He was born True happenings were recorded and happened.
How could such a man, like Jesus, born in poverty, unknown to the world, have such influence? Influence on the importance of keeping time and dates, as one example!
Anno domini Latin for A.D. (IN THE YEAR OF THE LORD,”) Words that refer to the birth of Jesus Christ. B.C. stands for “before Christ.” A.D. stands for anno domini, Latin for “in the year of the lord,” and refers specifically to the birth of Jesus Christ. “B.C.” stands for “before Christ.”
The idea to count years from the birth of Jesus Christ was first standardized under the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The system spread throughout Europe and the Christian world during the centuries that followed.
Again the nonbelievers couldn’t handle that, so they tried adopting a method known as BCE/CE since it was religious neutrality. They still can’t get away from the Before and After Christ. Since C.E., the abbreviation for “Common Era” is used to mark time in the same way. B.C. means “before Christ,” and B.C.E. stands for “Before the Common Era.” What is that COMMON ERA? It’s SUPERNATURAL! It’s GOD! Its Before Christ.
We can’t hide from Him. You can change the meaning of words or twist them; it always comes back to the beginning. The Truth!
Again we are challenged with Paint Chips as pictured here
When it comes to The Faith, I want the whole enchilada because Jesus founded One Church, and one of those things is not like the other. A brick building with the word Church does not mean it is THEE Church. Christ’s teaching is not as a lipstick fluctuating with vast changes of shades and colors. As you learned back in the day, the marks of the Church are One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. The Church is not like a Sand Dollar crawling on the bottom; instead, it is a coral reef, anchored, and anchored in Truth. Truth is our nectar in life; the sweet taste of Truth is quite peachy for lack of a better word and the only word left in this challenge of words, known as Paint Chips.
Seek to find This Truth
Quote “The Truth will set you free”
Words never to fail
Will add this poem to dVerse OPEN LINK. Very fitting for today although written almost 2 years ago.
My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Cold and Safe” look for the synonym underlined.
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An Etheree Poem, my first composed.
What we call
Distant without sound
Logic — Frozen freedom
Where there was the trustworthy
Now a future lukewarm to truth
Producing emotionless robots
Dead to all contemplative ideals!
Some readers may enjoy this series; some may not, but thank you in advance for your patience. Reading here, the why of it!
Post number one of why I BELIEVE IN GOD.
Most importantly, know that God does not need us; we need Him.
He created us with this inner desire to seek Him. Most of the time, we try to fill that void with material things; we feel fulfilled for a short time until we begin to hunger again.
God wants us to be happy and gave us a rule book to be satisfied, the Ten Commandments. He wrote them in stone; they will NOT CHANGE, with the times.
Atheists like to say, if there is a God, He hates us because we suffer.
God loves order, look at the universe and His creations, if there were no God, how is it possible that nature has order. Evil loves confusion; look at what is going on today in the world. We are in a spiritual battle! God allows it because man desires not to obey Him who created us. Therefore God, like a good parent, sees us.
Parents, too, the ones who CARE. Parents depending on the child’s age will leave them alone to make their own mistakes (to learn), the younger ones a parent might remove some privilege—grounding them, taking away a treasured “whatever,” hoping to get them on the right track again. God does that also when He sees humans going in a harmful direction; He allows them what they pray for even if it leads them to mistakes. We control much of our confusion, and many times the innocent are caught up in it. Like weeding your garden, some of the good gets pulled out with the weeds. That is life!
Let us, however, start from the beginning. God in the Heaven, Father the Creator, Son the Redeemer, and Holy Ghost the guide and giver of Gifts. All Three but One God. A Mystery of our Faith! Be as little children. “And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.“1 John5:7” 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
Notice it is written the word “US,” plural, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Image and likeness refer to our immortal soul. Other creations had a mortal soul, in that when life was absent, the soul no longer existed.
God did not want us to be robots; He wants us to love Him. Heaven was open to us until sin came into the world.
Heaven was shut because of sin, but God the Redeemer was so willing to sacrifice, and God His Father agreed to be appeased by His willingness.
A wink of God’s eyes could have again opened the gates of Heaven, but would you have known His love, seen His example of His life in the name of Jesus, appreciated Him, and what limits your creator was willing to go for you.
Atheism says God hates us because we suffer. Study His life and see suffering, poverty, pain, misunderstanding, death. The Jewish nation, His people, never denied what is written of Him in that regard.
I believe because I prayed.
I believe because God proved what was prophesied beforehand, (Old Testament) and for over 2000 years, no one has proved otherwise.
The prompt today is the word “Character.” I love prompts because they always make me dust off my brain. I only wish I had the time to participate in them all, but I do have a life outside this “box” of electronics. Today I plan to clean out my shed, I better put on my mask to protect me from the dust. LOL!
Here is my take today on the subject of Character click if you want to join.
Today the world is living with so many different characters and trying to get along is a challenge itself. — A confusion wrought by change, black is now white, right is now wrong, but what was wrong is now the new normal.
There is a conspiracy to rid the world of God. Anyone who denies this is either part of it or one with their head in the sand. How do I know this, LOOK AROUND?
In my 80 years of life, I have met many characters most with integrity, others eccentric, or cranks. Lucky me, I get along with all of them, some better than others. They all have something to give.
The world is so filled today with chaos; who are we, or mainly who am I to say who is correct or mistaken to believe in a conspiracy. I have reached to point in my life, to pray for truth, let the world go by, and hope that when it stops for me to get off, I will be ready to face God when He asks me like He will ask all of us. HOW DID YOU KEEP THE FAITH?
Two of my favorite challengers in one post
Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge, AND
ta-da ♫ … Eugi’s Weekly Prompt, this week “AUGUST“
Thank you for viewing my Tanka Poem about the Month of August.
Flowers still blooming
Four more months until Christmas
My daughter’s birthday
August 15 Holy Day
What’s not to like in August
Thanks, Fandango for the word prompt “PRECIOUS”
Thinking of my recent followers, now, for some time, I notice several are atheistic.
I feel compelled to explain why I believe in God since many of my followers are doubters.
Thinking along these lines journeyed deep into my nature as to why I believe in God. I have always accepted, but there was a time when I doubted. It was that time in my life I wanted my will to be done; therefore, I pushed God on the back burner. I notice something was amiss in my life; it was peace, so I began to pray again. With prayer anew, daily activities resulted at the end of unrest. This END forced me to the BEGINNING of peace.
Why do I believe in God? I will write about in subsequent writings beginning with a series of posts.
Today with this post I believe, because I pray!