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Prompt for the Letter “B”

Try this prompt, its fun click here to participate HERE

Backyard—Beehive—Brave—Beautiful—Buzzing—Bees

Years ago I did a series of drawings/paintings of bees, which I put into a story for my grandchildren; which was inspired by these bumblebees living in my garden at that time.

Today the prompt is for the LETTER ‘B’. Please be kind to my creation I humbly show off along with the suggested rules from the prompt; Place, Emotion, Adjective, Verb, and animal/insect as seen below the above image.

Backyard beauties birds 
 and Bees buzzing cheerfully
All brave and busy
All-day long
 doing what they are 
Created to do
Praising God and mankind too!

What can be more lovely than a bumblebee, I submit my image for WhatSoEver is Lovely

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All About the LETTER “E”

An APRIL CHALLENGE

The LETTER E is the theme for today; some of my favorite words begin with the letter E. Eternity for one! Yes, I live in the real world, which is not this world; thank God it’s not since all I see is misery. No wonder God said, my Kingdom is not of this world.

Yes I see the misery, but with God’s grace, I am NO LONGER, part of it! Misery loves company, doesn’t it?

Now that I am coming to the end of my journey, I will say that I have lived the happiest life one could hope to live on this EARTH. Yes, I have regrets, mainly my sins; they were the only misery I experienced. Today the world’s sins are greater (opinion) than Sodom and Gomorrah. Perhaps that is why we are warned today about preparing for worse things to come.


Some other E words I am fond of are my EYES and EARS; thank you, God, I can see your truths and hear them too! How do I know they are His truths? His proof is enough for me. Read my series on why do I believe if interested.


I love this word “EAT” … now they say be prepared for world starvation; I just read “bird flu” is killing billions, or was that millions of chickens in the state of Iowa. Did you know you can freeze eggs, another E word, EGGS?

Click this link if you are looking for a special E word not listed within my post. EASY (another good one) RESEARCH.

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These Dark Days

No Mercy?

God’s Mercy is infinite as our Mercy for our enemies should be, but are they? That is the question!

Showing Mercy to those who injured us is the greatest revenge; I do not know who said it, but it is true. Also, we have this —> “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” ~Jesus Christ

Yet we want to forget there IS, like it or not, Divine Justice from God.

Beyond our last breath, we are taken to His Seat of Justice!

Yet, today we might face His Divine Justice here on earth, a chastisement foretold during the Great Apostasy from His Church. 2Thessalonians 2-3; One such commentary explained in the Haydock Bible as meaning; “According to a third and common exposition, by this revolt or apostasy, others understand a great falling off of great numbers from the Catholic Church and faith, in those nations where it was professed before; not but that, as St. Augustine expressly takes notice, the Church will remain always visible, and Catholic in its belief, till the end of the world. Could it be that Vatican 11 beyond 1960, when the Catholic Church adapted to the world, was this event? Visible, yes, but smaller as it began at its founding by Christ. 

This is when everything started to change, (1960’s) the world, little by little lost all sense of sin; continues today with what was white is now black and what was BLACK IS NOW WHITE.

May God have Mercy on us during these very dark days.     

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ETERNAL AS IN A Prompt word, or try this one, how do you see yourself. Mirror, mirror on the wall!

Today we live in an age of offended, everyone seems to be. Well offended or not this is my belief and I’ll post what I believe not what others want me to say.

Eternal means no beginning, only God. The Trinity had no beginning but always was; All other false artificial gods had a start if only in the mind of a demon or human person,( one of God’s creatures.) God created us with an immortal soul and, therefore, WE are eternal in a sense; since we will have no end. We will live with God or without Him. Depending on our soul when we take our last breath, it is fixed at that time, no more free will after death. Yet, we live, but where?

A movie out these days warned against. Perhaps because today things are very twisted and eternal might mean demonic.

Now for how do I see myself. At my age these days, it is interesting, my life is behind me, where most reading here, your life is ahead of you and so it should be.

I don’t worry about how I see myself anymore since I am reasonably happy in my day, with little regrets. I advise, don’t take it with you! If you have regret, you should work on correcting it now!


Today at least, for myself, no regrets through lots of begging the man upstairs, tears of sorrow, and resignation to His will. It works; try it!


Right now, I am begging for humility since I know for a fact that He, hates pride.

Having a blog on WordPress can be at times humiliating. Especially when one sets their mind to post-truth instead of fiction. Post what you believe.

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All About Windows

I took the CHALLENGES to hunt for WINDOWS! See Here — https://mondaywindow.wordpress.com/2021/09/27/monday-window-september-27-2021/

I found within my images, windows in an old barn, a peeping Tom, to stained glass windows at my parish Church, enjoy my picks!

I Wonder what is inside!
Peek-A-boo!
BEAUTIFUL!

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GOLD

Life in Colour Challenge GOLD

This month we will be looking for Gold. Gold is the colour of wealth, of power, of gods. Gold-leaf applied to paintings, gold crowns and coins. But look also for golds in the natural world, a fish, a sunset or sunrise, flowers and autumn leaves or sunlight on water. Or capture the light in the ‘golden hour’.

One of my favorite Holy Card pictures that depict Christ hidden in the Blessed Sacrament where the Mass of all times is offered.

Vintage Holy Card
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Blogging or working a Crossword Puzzle

How I love the flavor of caramel and salted caramel “the best!”

Salted Carmel asked a question — TODAY’S QUESTION

How do you see yourself primarily as a writer or a blogger, and is there a difference?

My motive for starting a blog in the first place was NOT to become a writer or blogger.  

My story begins while I was taking care of my elderly mother, who passed away at the age of 98, which was eight years ago.

I noticed after she was gone, things she wrote suddenly became a treasure to me.  While going through her things, I found pieces of paper where she scribbled words, sentences, notes, letters even her signature became things I read over and over.  I wondered why, when she was alive, I gathered these words and just tossed them.  Now it was different!

My motive to write; wanting to leave "words" to my adult children, grandchildren, and the greats coming into my little bit of life I may have left.  
However, to my surprise my blog evolved into what it is today; discovering poetry, prompts/challenges, and a way to exercise my brain.  I was born May 18, 1940, so you can do the Math and agree I do need to exercise my mind.
  
Having a blog is much better, in my way of thinking, than just sitting around working crossword puzzles.  




















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The Provocative

A big thank you to Fandango for the provocative questions, I needed something to think about today!

Fandango questions for today are below along with my comeback!

Best sandwich?
Ham with lettuce, tomatoes and ranch dressing!

What’s one thing you own that you really should throw out?
My failed artwork!

What is the scariest animal?
Any animal bigger than I!

Apples or oranges?
Juicy oranges; although grapes are my favorite!

Have you ever asked someone for their autograph?
Not that I remember, except in High School but I know not what happened to the autograph book.

What do you think happens when we die?
Hebrews 9:27: "It is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment."

Favorite action movie?
The Scarlet and the Black, you can watch it here a True Story.

Favorite smell?
Lavender 

Least favorite smell?
Spoiled meat
 
Exercise: worth it?
At my age soon 81, it is worth exercising my brain.

Flat or sparkling?
Whenever I paint walls I like semi-gloss, easier to wash or do you mean (wine?).

Most used app on your phone?
Email check, local news, weather app

You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life: what is it?
I never get tired of the Ave Marie.

What number am I thinking of?
My favorite number is 7 because there are 7 colors in the rainbow, 7 days in the week, 7 sacraments of the Church.

Describe the rest of your life in 5 words?
Watching, praying, waiting getting ready!

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Fandango’s Challenge

Fandango did it again!

What a great idea for a challenge; looking back, I posted this below on January 9, 2019.
I couldn’t pass the opportunity to publish, since it explains why I woke up this morning so happy! (My post for another time)
Happy New Year to all! Here is my flashback inspired by the famous Fandango!

My FLASHBACK FROM January 9, 2019 TWO years ago, from TODAY!

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What is the FUTURE of my BLOG?


History of my Blog

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/01/04/blogging-insights-my-blog-in-2021/TODAY’S QUESTIONS 
How do you see your blog in 2021? What are your hopes and aspirations for your blog this year?

Why has my blog evolved into what it is today? The essence or heart of my blog, when I posted my first time has slightly changed.
I intended to post things like this one published here, one of several first things I published. Click here to read.

AS a beginner blogger and to my surprise, I started to see comments and likes; as I began to read other bloggers, I discovered “prompts & challenges.”

I love a challenge! PLUS Along with the prompts and challenges!

My amateur/newbie poetry was born; Along with my stern opinions on politics; “forget-me-not” my attempt at humor, I tried to interject here and there.

My followers, when they slowly came, was to me a surprise!
Some are atheists but, for the most part, very polite to me; others are therapists of a sort. Few are religious, or I haven’t noticed yet!
Like myself, we are all seeking, “Seek and you shall find.”

Thinking now for 2021 I will carry on, adding once in awhile a story about a Saint I admire. My hope to be helpful to others as so many people here have inspired me of how to blog, write poetry seek out “Found Poetry.” And to just SEEK while learning new things.