Last week I dusted off my Canon RebelT2i camera and tried again to capture a Hummingbird in flight. Getting bored while waiting for the Hummer to fly by, I decided to try and freeze water drops in flight flowing over my garden plants using my water hose. I was anxious to check the settings on my camera for action shots. Much to my surprise, I captured this image of water flowing over the leaves and enjoyed the result, seen below. Since Cee allows leaves on her FOTD challenge, here it is!
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 Bad was expected, and good was considered outdated.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.
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!
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.
Least favorite smell?
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!
This weekend challenge inspired the memory of looking back through the adventures of my life. The past seems to surface as we age! Yes, and all that junk that slipped through my life, both in my mind and hands. Thinking now of all the yard sales, with all that junk scattered, yet, not all was junk to me, perhaps to the seller, yes; buyer a treasure waiting for discovery. My best experience was finding this work of art, two statues of the Holy Family, about 12″ tall, one of Blessed Mother, the other Saint Joseph holding Baby Jesus, dressed with several paint chips proudly vintage. As I purchased, the seller remarked, “I knew someone would come along and appreciate these.” He did not know how actual his words were. Not the best picture below, but to give you a glimpse of my prize.
Catholic accused of worship of statues how ridiculous and they who accuse know it!
Most of us/all of us have treasures that reminds of this or that! We feel bad if it gets lost, stolen, or broke. Admit it!
Religious pictures, statues are meant only to be an inspiration to a Catholic. Amen!
In the meantime, I enjoyed repairing the few nicks and chips on these statues, knowing they are only made with ceramics of sort.
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 tried two forms with the same theme; first, the butterfly cinquain
a nine-line syllabic form with the pattern two, four, six, eight, two, eight, six, four, two.
The second form is a traditional Haiku with the syllabic structure of 5-7-5
In God we trust
It all depends on you
A vast world today is absent
look around beyond the hidden
See the invisible
Explore you must
Beyond the hidden
Explore the invisible
A world of absence
This picture below I am about to paint using my watercolor palette of soft pastelsPLUS WORDS.
Painting with words in the poetic form of the Double Ennead comprises five lines with a syllable count of 6/5/11/6/5, (33 SYLLABLES per stanza) 3 STANZAS EACH = 99 SYLLABLES, NO MORE, NO LESS! Punctuation and rhyme schemes are optional and up to the poet.
Have you ever had an angel encounter; I have! But SURPRISE, that is not what this blog post is about.
It is about being HAPPY; I am a very happy old lady, going downhill and happy about that, thinking this may be my last Christmas. (or maybe not) lived a happy childhood, a happy marriage, and I know why I was born in the first place. Made a lot of mistakes, more than I can count — told God I was sorry. That was a peaceful, happy feeling!
The best part of this blog is below, please continue to read.
A few days ago, I found this video about an angel story, it’s not very long, under 10 minutes, but the really happy part is the story, yes—but reading the comments. Since watching this video, I have gone back just to finish reading the comments because they wrought so much happiness within my soul. Not only will you feel beyond happy just knowing, but you will also thrive in hope too!