Ah! Another Challenge, dVerse

The Day the Trees Spoke!

Here at WordPress with dVerse we are challenged to write a prose with 144 words only using the phrase “These memories were left here with the trees” — the line from the poem “How to Write a Poem in a Time of War.” dVerse calls it prose from poetry.

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As the story is told, there existed one man, one woman, Adam and Eve. Living in a lush garden, without cares everything perfect; even the fiercest animals were gentle and kind.
God gave them one commandment, not to touch or eat of the tree standing there. Delightful to look at but deadly!
Curiosity lost; with the touching of the tree, fruit eaten; the downfall of the human race.
Not the end! But the beginning!
God in His mercy did not curse the trees; instead wrought our salvation, offering another chance to humanity by the use of a tree.
Listen now to the crackling of the leaves underfoot as they searched for one specific an exceptional tree, fashioned to form the Cross to hold the Divine Body of God. The trees in the forest spoke, and “These memories were left here with the trees” FOREVER!

Ah! Another Challenge, Share your World

Questions with Answers … thoughts

My SYW POST for Share Your World
The questions with answers

Why do we seem to respect the dead more than the living?
I believe it is because after a person has died, we see all that was good in them, whatever deeds in life negative, forgotten.
The goal for all; to save our immortal souls, there is a life beyond this life! We respect the dead because we have hope that they died in God’s grace and have achieved their goal.

Why is beauty associated with morality? Or not?
Having physical beauty is a grave temptation, and especially today, many are weak and fall for the superficial comments they hear from others. A beautiful woman attracts attention, and often it is attention from the wrong person. Mothers train your daughters to be humble, modest, and ladylike.

Have gadgets and apps taken away emotions?
I think the emotions wrought from gadgets are different; they are there but not as genuine as natural emotions.

Is there a perfect life? What’s your version of an ideal experience if you care to share? A perfect life is doing the Will of God for that is the only possibility that will bring you happiness and peace of mind. Many will say; what is the Will of God? Begin with knowing the Ten Commandments and pray daily for the grace of discernment. “Ask, and you shall receive.” Most importantly, when we experience the failures, disappointments we should unite them with the life of Christ, that always helps.
The perfect life is if we save our soul, there is only one tragedy in life, that is when we lose our soul. If you put popularity ahead of God’s Will you are heading in the wrong direction, most of the time the majority is on the wrong side. Human respect is an evil.

“Human respect is excessive regard for the opinions or esteem of other men. … Concern for the opinion of others may lead one to act against moral principles and thus to do evil in order to gain the esteem of others.”

I am grateful always when I look back at my life, (now aged 79) my digresses straying away from God, offending Him, my mortal sins, still He kept me from dying in my sins. I was led out of my Faith, into a conciliar form of religion. Ecumenical in nature, forgetting the First Commandment, everything I learned was put on the back burner.
I am grateful I finally found my home again, the Traditional Faith.

Thank you SYW for the opportunity to share!

Ah! Another Challenge, true story

I CHALLENGE YOU — What is your PHILOSOPHY?

For the Traditional Catholic such as myself, we take Holy Week serious, as should all those who think of themselves as Christians, and everyone concerned about life beyond this one. Because of this being Holy Week I will not be posting very much, perhaps here and there depending on if and when inspirations come my way. Please continue to read this short post for a little story below.

Check this story out don’t CLICK OFF or run away; it is not religious; however, it can be. Last week I was indulging in one of those old classic black and white movies found on Youtube. One of the characters is speaking, while discussing with another mentions his philosophy, and I adopted it for my secular philosophy as well. However, when you think about it long enough, it flows from this world our earthly life to the spiritual where we find everlasting happiness.

Ready?

The character and the entire theme of this comical vintage movie is based on these words;

“I want to be happy, but I can’t be happy unless I make you happy too!”

I like that philosophy; I wonder if anyone would take the challenge and think about what your philosophy is.

Share it if you will here on WordPress.  Sort of a Share your World to borrow the fantastic words of others here on WordPress.

Ah! Another Challenge

Lens-Artist Challenge — SPOOKY!

Just happen to find this LENS-ARTIST Challenge here, where else: but WordPress and it seems they are looking this week for “Something Different.”  The story behind this photo is last week I woke early and noticed a heavy fog just before sunrise.  Didn’t even have my coffee yet, but grabbed my camera and took this image of the house just over the hill, it looked sort of “spooky,” I thought with those “eyes” peering over at me.  I do love spooky!

None of my photos or art or poetry or anything I post is every copyrighted so feel free.  At my age, who cares, if you want to use it.  (79)

spooky

Lens-Artist

 

Ah! Another Challenge

Temper Tantrum

I took the challenge… prompt is IMPERVIOUS in just 99 words.  

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I feel horrible today for the “Never Trump” folks; honestly, I do.   (hee hee)

They are so impervious to Truth, and I wonder why that is?  I don’t quite understand, someone, please enlighten me.  I do relate to their emotions and how disappointed they must be today, I know because I have been there.  Remember Obama who will always be known for his famous words, “If you like your doctor you can keep him/her.”

It will soon pass, and you will feel better, I know been there done that, not the temper tantrum, prayed instead, try it!

 

Ah! Another Challenge

Wolff Poetry Word Prompt #1

  1. Blur as defined a blurred condition; indistinctness:
  2.  A picture with a Tanka Poem

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How to blur backgrounds
Photography can be fun
Captured hummingbird
He will never know the joy
Found forever our delight

Tags:  #Blur – Background – Flight – How to – Hummingbird – Wings

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#FOWC, Ah! Another Challenge, Word Prompts

Life its Treasures Hopes Desires and END.

The story inspired by First Line Friday:   Below

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Millie couldn’t believe her luck, an eighteenth century, hand-carved oak hope chest with original fixtures intact– and all she had to do was convince them to sell it to her.

It all started when she accidentally came upon this old home as she was scouring houses to list for sale; thereby enhancing her real estate career. This property was quite hidden with overgrown shrubs and nonconforming to the surroundings. She was surprised to see how welcomed she was when she approached the door to inquire if there might be an interest in a future sale of said property. That was when she noticed the treasured hope chest.

The senior man, indicated positively, as he was about to enter into a facility for the aged. Hearing his words was the opening she had hoped for, not only was this an opportunity for a commission but, also to gain the hope chest.

Concise, and to the point, as she looked around, she mentioned the room was very crowded with that enormous chest it would be a distraction to potential buyers. Would he be interested in selling it? She asked with tact and thoughtfulness.

Only, he said, if you took all the contents that it held, junk I collected throughout the many years of my life.

Music to her ears, her elation was well contained within her soul as the sale progressed.

The sale of the chest now achieved, with keen anticipation as to what the contents contained; the subject for another future story.

This story; My summarized picture of life. Opportunity/Success, seeking what we desire, hoping to achieve, curious about what it holds. In the end, Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Judgment, Heaven or Hell.