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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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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.

Ah! Another Challenge, Share your World

Who, Me!

Share your World wants to know; and who doesn’t like to write about oneself every once in a while.

Five questions you can read here:

My answers below:

Didn’t have to think too long on this first question. Honestly can’t remember when I might have been offended personally. I say personally directed at me, myself and I. Having said that I do get annoyed when someone disparages what I believe to be sacred and holy unless they are asking an honest question, all coming down to their motive and comebacks.

It is often said that the morals of society will shape the government. Therefore I mean, the morals must be VERY IMPORTANT! Currently, our culture and its morals are headed for a nosedive. Taking the government with it no matter who the President is. I suppose God, as He always has in the past,  will take us back to the essential Ten Commandments; back to basics sooner or later.

My epitaph might be something like this: Wife, Mother, Grandmother who made her share of mistakes in life; in the end, finally understood why it took a lifetime to figure out her purpose in life.

French toast, pancakes or waffles? All sounds good to me, but am leaning toward the pancakes, Swedish pancakes, thin and sweet are my favorite.

Each day when I awake, I am always grateful for my faith in God, my family that keeps growing and growing each year with grandchildren and now great-grandchildren connecting to the chain.

Grateful too, I haven’t had to use the new editor here on WordPress YET, I hate figuring out all over again new Internet “stuff.”

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Secrecy of Symbolism — Prefigurement

This post today encouraged by Weekly Writing Challenge composed by me, below.

My inspiration wrote in Haibun poetry with Haiku at the end.  The rich symbolism of words, especially when one looks deeply into Biblical teachings and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  The challenge this week by “Weekly Writing” calls for 5 prompt words to be used, prompt words below are underlined.

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Tabern

 

Consider when the Divine King, Jesus was born, and placed in a manger. A spot where food is set to feed animals. This rough trough became His first bed. “And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.” [Luke 2:12] “SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND.”
Now recognize this and grow in grace; the symbolism of this is profound!
Many time the faithful being described as His sheep. Continue to read …
“He said to him the third time: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my sheep.” [John 21:17]

As it has always been stated in the glowing Catechism of the Catholic church, whenever a priest has appropriately been ordained a priest in the old rite of ordination without changes, it has been given to him from God above the power to consecrate the bread and wine into the True Body and True Blood of Jesus Christ. “If any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world.”[John 6:52] Not dead flesh but the Living Flesh of Jesus Christ, also known as the Eucharist.

Laid in a manger
Food for our souls — as promised
God can do all things

Rich symbolism becomes this manger where the newborn Baby Jesus laid on that first Christmas. “And they came with haste, and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.” [Luke 2:16] That first Christmas so long ago, meaning Christ Mass. The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038, and Cristes-messe, in 1131.