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Two thought that haunts are,
1. When one thinks they can make a deal with God, as in; I will do this for you if You will do this for me. 
If this “trade-off” is something you should be doing anyway, don’t wait for God to act, you should move first and now. 
2. The devil can not deceive you unless you want him to deceive you. Which is why the Bible reads “Watch and Pray.” Matthew 26; 41

Don’t rise and fall, nor go up and down, never play seesaw with God.

Ah! Another Challenge

If a Man Says …

The challenge of the word “Dalliance” is is a topic under discussion because “dalliance” currently suggested to be the word of the day. I love it when the word is something I have to look up because it humbles me and I learn by researching. In short, it is to dilly-dally I love that term “dilly-dally” it reminds me of this funny phrase seen below.

Dalliance

On another note:

Don’t, however, be dalliance with the salvation of your soul, eternity is forever and this life is short compared to forever.  Remember — Just begin with a prayer!

“Take ye heed, watch and pray. For ye know not when the time is.” Mark 13;33

Word Prompts, Just Because

FORGIVENESS is a choice

ForgivingConnects (One word) inspired this little post here, enjoy the read about forgiveness.    If it is God you need forgiveness from remember there isn’t any sin greater than the MERCY OF GOD.

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Consider the prayer known as “The Lord’s Prayer” recorded in the Book of Matthew and the Book of Luke, the Bible. The Bible is the word of God.
About the subject of FORGIVENESS!

“Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”



Meaning —> For if you forgive men their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you your transgressions. But if you will not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive you your offenses. (frightening to think about)

It is therefore when you consider the consequences of not forgiving; easier to forgive, however forgetting takes longer, but with a prayer that to will come sooner than you think. Just relax and let it happen.

 

Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Spiritual Darkness

The Catholic religion has a term called Spiritual Darkness.  NOT depression, in truth, it makes your Faith stronger. The best example I can think of when a mother is teaching her child how to walk she holds the child up for a while, then comes the time she lets go, to guide and strengthen showing how strong he/she is. The mother is there just in case he or she falls.

This is why we experience this feeling of abandonment at times.

My post here is an acceptance of Colleen Chesebro Challenge Tanka Poetry; her challenge is to use the synonyms for the words “Dry and Wet” —

Oh my thirsty soul
petitions grace from above
Spiritual test
sprinkle me end this rupture
pray I flee this harsh desert

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My watercolor painting of years ago

 

Just Because, poetry

Why I love TODAY!

Thank you, God, for this glorious morning in June, I woke up today to another day, with so much to thank you for.  Feeling so happy I sat down and wrote a poem to express my feelings just now about Mondays.

Drowsy on Mondays
Yeah — I survived the weekend
Seven days ahead
Scheming reciting with joy
I’ll do all that tomorrow

 

 

Word Prompts

BOUQUET of devotions — Tradition

Spiritual Bouquet a Traditional Catholic Practice

A card the giver will offer to a special loved one. In the form of a greeting card, the giver will promise to pray devotional prayers, such as one rosary just for the intention of the recipient; or two or three, etc. rosaries. The idea is that you will pray for what you write down.    BouquetOf

The recipient will appreciate the card if hand-made as will the giver having the opportunity of doing so.

When a child in Catholic school, I remember enjoying creating these unique greeting cards. Today you will find many elements for enhancing hand-made greeting cards. My guess is you already have the makings of a greeting card waiting. Remember the essential ingredient is your promise to pray.

Today is Fathers’ Day this idea of a Spiritual Bouquet would be an excellent gift for any father to receive from his child be it the child is 3 or 33 or whatever.

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My apology to Carrot Ranch since this post is not fiction and over 99 words, but thank you so much for the inspiration of the prompt BOUQUET.