Most of us, all of us post our life, beliefs, feelings as I do! Aquatic or Water my first thoughts here. Thanks to Weekly Prompts for the inspiration!
Did you ever wonder why God chose water for the Sacrament of Baptism? Baptism washes away original sin, the sin we all inherited from Adam and Eve. Water is the outward sign necessary in which the Sacrament washes away this deadly sin.
Continue to read a Bible commentary from the book of Romans:
Romans 6:23 according to Haydock's commentary, "For the wages, which the tyrant sin gives to his soldiers and slaves, is eternal death; but the wages, the pay, the reward, which God gives to those that fight under him, is everlasting life; which, though a reward of our past labours, as it is often called in the Scriptures, is still a grace, or free gift; because if our works are good, or deserve a reward in heaven, it is God's grace that makes them deserve it. For, as St. Augustine says, when God crowns our works, he crowns his own gifts." (Witham)
Yes, without water we are dead in more ways than one.
Rules from Carrot Ranch if you want to join, I hope you do, JOIN!
In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the wish I made.” Whose wish is it and how does it fit into the story? What kind of wish? Go where the prompt leads!
"I wish I knew "How To."
"How to what?" said the voice of a friend.
"How to anything; I can't do anything expertly well."
"I can't draw, paint, or even write a little poem."
"I wish I could be a famous author; I will settle for a not famous author."
"I wish I wasn't such a scoffer."
"If only I had a daughter, I would sit her down and draw her."
The friend's voice became very loud; "see, your wish came true, you're making poems just by speaking, you are an author, you just didn't know it."
Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year. ~Fandango
Below was/is my post from January 28, 2018, I was just beginning on WordPress about that time.
dVerse, I haven’t visited dVerse for a while; strolling over to see what they are doing, I almost slipped on the ice. An action that yes, is complete in a minute. Falling on ice that is. Poetry in action! What am I talking about go and see, visit dVerse and join in?
Following their instructions, I came up with what they call “The Minute Poem.”
I wish I had a better last line, if you think of one put it into the comments below. Remember it has to rhyme with the word “Lamp.”
Slippery When Old
Oh no no, it's snowing! Amen
Cold wind again
Pray I don't fall
I'll have to crawl
Winter season is way too long
Your walking wrong
Stay off that ice
I'll say it twice
Dreaming now of a day in May
Ice go away
Or a sun lamp
Equal to camp
P.S. Don't worry about me, I always say a pray before I walk on ice and have my cleats on my boots. Cleats won't help me if I fall from grace but the prayer will help!
Before I write about stress lets define it.
Stress can be defined as "any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress is your body's response to anything that requires attention or action."
My solution, and I mean solution, don't laugh until you try it!
The first step is to say a prayer and trust God. My husband, now deceased, would say, let's do it if there is something we could do. If there is nothing we can do, stop thinking about it and let God do it.
Second, after you do the above, do this:
Calm Down and Get Your Zentangle On | Psychology Today AT this website for instructions
Below are a few of my stress relievers it really works and it is so easy anyone can do it, if you can doodle you can do this: One thought take a child's coloring book and fill it in with doodles.
Much ado was made by the leftists about the events of January 6th of last year. They shuddered for indignation. What a terrible crime that the Right committed!
Let it be said first that it was not at all a good idea that the demonstrators enter the Capitol building. It was far worse that some of them actually stole things that belonged to the members of Congress. Such acts did absolutely no good for the cause of protesting the probable election fraud that took place in November. Indeed, the whole event played into the hands of the Left.
The prompts are so delicious I wish I had the time to address them one by one. However, sometimes I can't think of something worthy, just silly stuff, and yes, I do silly stuff occasionally and enjoy reading it as well.
Today I don't have my "silly" hat on, so I researched the word "Wall." Interesting word (wall) a word that takes you through various paths. During my exploring around I found this interesting quote that reminds me of today's politics, and yet at the same time, it was religious, at least to me!
RDP Tuesday asks today what we save? I like to save exciting quotes; this one below is a saver for me by Haruki Murakami, a Japanese author. He was born in 1949; there is much to read about him on the Internet; and below is one of his quotes I chose to SAVE AND post for the "Weekly Prompts Weekend challenge."************
“If there is a hard, high wall and an egg that breaks against it, no matter how right the wall or how wrong the egg, I will stand on the side of the egg. Why? Because each of us is an egg, a unique soul enclosed in a fragile egg. Each of us is confronting a high wall. The high wall is the system which forces us to do the things we would not ordinarily see fit to do as individuals . . . We are all human beings, individuals, fragile eggs. We have no hope against the wall: it’s too high, too dark, too cold. To fight the wall, we must join our souls together for warmth, strength. We must not let the system control us — create who we are. It is we who created the system. (Jerusalem Prize acceptance speech, JERUSALEM POST, Feb. 15, 2009)” ― Haruki Murakami
I love to see new bloggers coming out with their idea of a new challenge; who doesn’t love a challenge. This one and who could resist with a name like “Whatsoever is Lovely!”
The world might be falling apart but for me, (Living) I must be crazy because everything is always lovely! Although it is cold outside and quite icy on my street, I remember walking through the grounds of my Church property known as Mount St. Michael in Spokane Wa. where we celebrate only the Traditional Catholic Church before — the dreaded epoch of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 occurred. “Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there comes a revolt first,” (Vatican II).
These are some of the pictures you would see walking there on the park-like grounds on a beautiful Spring day.
Whatsoever is lovely!♫
Looking forward to doing this walk again, if God allows me to live to see another Spring Day; next time I will post some images of our rosary walkway that overlooks the city of Spokane.