#WQWWC

Old! Who me? Who said that?

WQWWC # 33: Exploration — That is what its all about! LIFE!

First the QUOTE

“And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.” Luke 11:9


Oooops! That does not use the world EXPLORATION.

Try this one below!

“We see what we want to see.”

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dVerse Poetics — One True Sentence

Here at dVerse, Hemingway’s idea sparked the idea for today’s challenge.
While considering if I should or skip this challenge, the decision came quickly while watching a UTube video about a teaching from a particular Orthodox elder. Although I follow the Traditional Catholic teaching before Vatican II, I find the Orthodox elders often are very wise with their words.
Writing the poem quickly after being inspired by the Orthodox elder, choosing the True Sentence from Hemingway came second as per dVerse suggested quotes.

It is very hard to write this way
Beginning things backward...
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Where is my time?
I need more time
It can't be over!

I see something ahead
The next world is before me
Everything is behind me.

I am leaving taking  only
Conscience and my will.
That is all I take!

My freewill I leave behind,
It is fixed; fixed forever with 
That last breath. 

Beginning of eternity! 
Ah! Another Challenge

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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His Will or my will?

Fandango’s Provocative Question Is there really such a thing as a necessary evil, or is it just a way for us to rationalize or justify doing something bad?

My answer:

As defined by the Church, evil is an absence of God.
The absence of God is a result of our free will. In this life, most of us try, fall, get up again, try again, fall, get up! That is life. Some give up totally; despair. Evil is not necessary just a result of expressing our own will above God’s Will. We are all sinners, and yes, we try to make excuses to justify our wrong choices.

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A LIFETIME of WAITING … who needs it?

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Swirling – March 25, 2021

By Eugenia

Stop Swirling Around like a whirlpool

Is life going too fast for you!

Is it any wonder why good stories begin with “Once upon a Time.”

A tip of slowing time if you think it’s going too fast. Watch the clock while anxious for it to reach the top of the hour to start your action. Or stand in the kitchen, not moving, waiting for the water to boil, suddenly it begins to swirl, bubble while swirling into a fury.

Time is life, don’t waste it. Stop the wait stop the fury! Stop allowing your mind to spin and swirl with hopes and desires that may never come your way. Instead, either relax and pray for that peace of soul, accept what blessings you have. In other words, Stop waiting for it to happen either make it happen or move on. Before you know it, life will end, and so will your waiting.

My husband, who passed away eight years ago, would often say. ” If you can do something, do it, or if you can’t do anything about it, don’t worry.”

“Pray and don’t worry,” a motto of Padre Pio. He, through an act of God, Padre Pio being blessed with stigmata, thereby provoking both interest and controversy as most miracles are often questioned. I have adopted his motto, “Pray and don’t worry,” my rule of life because it works!

SoCS

To Be or NOT … Stream of Consciousness

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with cal.” Use a word starting with the letters “cal” as THE prompt word. SoCS

Call me crazy because while thinking of my ancestors as I sometimes do. If so and so didn’t marry and begot so and so, or what if they choose someone different, would my parents be my parents, and would I be at all? Who would I be, I wonder!
Perhaps I would be but would it be me?

#WQWWC, dVerse

My Letter to God

My post today is combining two inspirations from our popular Marsha Always Write and dVerse introduction with Verse Epistle (poetic letter;} my letter can be read near the bottom of this post, you can’t miss!

Quotes on family 

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

with your family in the beautiful land of life!” -Albert Einstein

There are evil people today who want to destroy the family. We must not allow their narrative to rule. You know who and what they are!

Families are gifts from God, a mother, father, and if God blessed you with little ones, take care of their souls and bodies. Perhaps it was God’s blessings and His will that a loving couple adopts.

Four adopted grandchildren are a vital force within my family. I love them, and they, in turn, give love. I often wonder what life would be without them for all of us.  

From the Bible, we read in Mark chapter 10, verse 6:  

“But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife. And they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh.” 

Below I am inspired by dVerse suggestion to write a poetic letter; my attempt at the Verse Epistle

Letter to God,  
Dear Master, did I ever thank you for my family?
Whatever would I do without this gift from you?
It is true they keep me quite busily.

My mother would often say when children are young, they step on your toes; when older, they step on your heart. Isn't that what we all do to you? Did I ever say sorry? Thank you for another day, an opportunity to say just that.  How sorry I am for having offended you.  

Of all the gifts you have blessed me, is my family defined as LOVE, the greatest gift of all.  Thank you, I can't say that enough; I am so grateful.

Continue pouring down your grace on this world, never give up on us, PLEASE!
With returning love,
Just me again!   

My letter above in poetic form below

Mom's words I remember well
Wise in what she wanted to tell
Family steps on toes and hearts

I, too, like a child, offended you
Isn't that what we all do?
Thank you for another day

Did I ever say sorry dear Lord?
Today together in needful accord.
Sorry always for offending you

This greatest gift of Love you gave
Even when I misbehave
My family, my treasure all from you

One more thing before I end
Continue; your grace we depend
Never give up, trusting you !
dVerse, poetry

Alouette Form Titled Our Time

dVerse is calling out its OLN day!  

Here is a poem I posted last October about the theme “Time.”

We all have it; what are we doing with it? The question.

I tried the Alouette form of Poetry.

Before I copy and paste my poem from a past post; I want to share something a wiser person mentioned to me just the other day. I never thought of this; perhaps you have. He said, God, Jesus, had to become a man like us, a man to suffer and die like us, in order to JUDGE our actions justly. I thought that was interesting, just wanted to share.

We live, yet we die
A gift of will; why?
The gift from whom? God our voice
He came — gave us time
Life — our turn to shine
Death He gives again our choice!
Helps us on our way
Expects us to pray
Asking for — claiming Wisdom
Angels there to guide
Always on our side
Calling all to His Kingdom

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