My first query about this challenge is “Clock-Face,” a watch, timekeeper, what else?
However, the word “Clock-Face” reminds me of “Time.” Interesting word time. Past-Present-Future, to know which one we look at the face of a clock, calendar, or memory.
“Into Thy Hands, O Lord, I place my past, present, and future.” A little prayer I have been thinking about which brings me much security and or freedom from anxiety.
Since yesterday I turned 82 years old, my time is running out! The world to me looks pretty bleak these days; therefore, my clock-face looks beckoning! No, I am not at all trying for doom and gloom or a cynic; why not? Because my life has been one of fulfillment.
Today… let us pray… The Great, Almighty, Powerful God please give peace to all nations and bring your enemies to naught.
My SIJO poem
GROWING UP or Growing old, too many birthdays, I am told
If you live long enough you can't escape once a year it comes
Cake, ice cream, too many candles all aglow, we call it life
Sunday prompt today is “COLLEAGUE.” My little story can be read below as fiction based on prophesy. Only Time will Tell!
However, most have heard of “make-believe,” now we live in an era of “fake believe.” One day not so long ago, in what is now the world of “fake-believe,” lived an evil man who wanted to play God. He had many colleagues with the same agenda.
He started to believe he was a god when he dabbled with the sun.
The only One and True God allowed this evil person leeway because the culture became reversed. Bad was expected, and good was considered outdated.
God, too, can reverse, and the moon with the sun suddenly stopped giving light. For three days and nights, the earth suffered darkness.
Those on earth who honored God were protected in their homes, while those who cheered the new culture discovered that God would never be mocked.
Speaking of The Christian God… Question: “What is Pascal’s Wager?”
According to Pascal, the wise thing to do is live your life as if God exists because such a life has everything to gain and nothing to lose. If we live as though God exists, we have attained heaven. If He doesn’t exist, we have lost nothing. If, on the other hand, we live as though God does not exist and He does exist, we have gained hell and punishment and have lost heaven and bliss.
Pascal thinks it an intellectual blunder to wager on that there is no God. At least mankind should search for the truth. I know not whence I came or whither I go. I only know that on quitting this world, I shall fall forever either into nothingness or … “into the hands of an angry God.” Heb 10:31.
(A) There is a purpose in life (God made us for life with him), or (B) that there is not.
Under one guise or another, human selfishness always urges man to stake everything on the idea there isn’t God. Pascal tries to show that it is far more reasonable – even from the viewpoint of self-interest – to stake all on there is God. If you bet everything on B and A is the truth, you lose an eternal good. But if you stake all on A and B is the truth, you win.
I couldn’t resist these two prompt words from two different bloggers here on WordPress. CREDENCE and LUMINESCENCE
Not wanting to sound preachy or assertive; if I do, I apologize; I wanted you to know, especially those who embrace Christianity or think about it.
My post today is about a LUMINESCENCE Flower, a Forever Flower. What is this a Forever Flower, you may ask? Speaking now of Jesus arouses another question; belief or CREDENCE of why Catholics honor His Mother? She is the Forever Flower and misunderstood by many. It grieves my heart that so many who consider they are Christians yet, miss the inspiration of her privileged grace.
They seem to mistaken her place as a glory possessed by her, not given by God, Himself. Meaning, she who forever, always in His mind, at the perfect time, He created His Masterpiece. His plan! God, who is all-knowing, KNEW.
Allow me, please to explain.
“And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.” 1John 5;7 The Word is Jesus, who, as prophesized, would become A Man with, along with His Divine nature, would have a human nature. Therefore, He needed a human Mother. Consider a woman who would carry God; had to be perfect because God is perfect. Thinking; of the Ark — “So the priests and the Levites were sanctified, to carry the ark of the Lord the God of Israel.” 1 Paralipoenon 1 Chronicles 15-14
To dishonor, His Mother is to dishonor Jesus along with His Will, His plan.
As Jesus came to us through Mary, we imitate Him and find Jesus through Mary’s Forever Flower of grace growing in souls who understand this mystery.
“Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.” Luke 1;48
I have had ENOUGH of this social nonsense.
Enough of this talk; Denounce A Wall here but praise A Wall there as in Seattle’s Chop or whatever it is today.
Oppose a rally, as not safe yet, defend a protest safe as can be.
Uses Liberty to destroy Liberty.
The killing of free speech; by the squishing conservative address.
What a bunch of cry babies can’t stand to hear the other side, or is it they don’t want people to wake up and think.
The MANIA today is the word RACIST; in other words, color. I notice those who use that term are the real racist, that is their excuse for their own mistakes of life-styles, and now consequences they suffer for their own bad choices. Poor me! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, time to get your act together, stop looking for an excuse to do wrong.
Post Short Fiction inspired by Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Friday!
The station reminded her of some great creature, its constant machine whir breathing around her as she worked herself through the crowded people all around her. This was the first time she visited the train station. Where was everyone going, she wondered? So many people in one place were going this way and that way. The noise from the trains was indeed an enormous creature, its constant machine; the engine was huffing and puffing.
This building is the local train station, and FINALLY I am one of those anxious people strolling around looking for my place to board one of those noisy, enormous machines trusting it to bring me to my destination.
My adventure about to begin, I can only hope I will find the happiness and peace of soul when I reach the end of my journey.
RDP = Ragtag who says —> “Yeah, I went there – the word today is Acquit. I’m looking forward to seeing your interpretations in words, images, poems, videos, and whatever other creations you come up with…have fun!”
Nancy forgot to say, that THEY TRIED to impeach, but the result was ACQUIT, which means cleared, absolved, exonerated, free.
Trump has many faults and failings, but he is not a GLOBALIST, of which you all should be grateful if you value your freedom. Don’t vote Globalism or Socialism — Keep America Great! Pray for our Country! Pray for Venezuela too!