Fandango Flashback, FPQ

C.S. Lewis answers #FPQ Question

Prompts are always fun and inspiring, a challenge for sure, they make you think!

Two, not one of Fandango famous prompts are below:

Fandango’s flashback is always interesting and this one I posted a while ago; hopefully will make you smile if you read it to the end, that is! Here is the link —> Click

Now to his, Fandango Provocative Question from this week his blog; he asks! “Do you think, given everything that is going on in the world, that children born these days will have a worse or better life than their parents? Why do you feel that way?” I will attempt to answer this time through the words of C.S. Lewis and his famous quotes. Read together they result in good advice for all generations!

“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”—C.S. Lewis … “And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”― C.S. Lewis

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” ― C.S. Lewis … (because) “God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.” ― C.S. Lewis

FPQ, Only 6Sentence

Something to think about!

The question today is: “When and where do you do your best thinking? Why is that?”

Mundane

Speaking for myself, it seems I am always thinking, from the time I awaken, my first thoughts are of my dreams; I usually say, where did that come from? The next thought would be, thinking of what I want to accomplish today!
Blogging is an everyday, something to think about, activity. I read, and ideas appear; either the prompts inspire me, or they don’t. When inspired, I say to my friends living in heaven, “please inspire me to write well what you want me to tell.”
I love reading profound things that inspire; mundane reading posts do not inspire me; who cares what you had for breakfast!

FPQ

Someone wants to know

I don’t usually agree with Fandango’s blog, but I love his Provocative question, story starters, and many other of his prompts. Thank you Fandango for the brainstormers!

Today he asks — What’s the best thing you’ve got going on in your life at the moment?

I am delighted that I have had the dreaded virus; my stay in the hospital was indeed an experience. The first question asked was, where did I get the Ivermectin without a prescription?  After my release from the hospital, I still had difficulty recovering; in desperation, I started to retake Ivermectin, although my papers from the hospital said to STOP, taking it! I only took it for three days while at home. Like a miracle, I started to feel like myself again, and now it has been over a month of feeling tip-top.

AllDayChemist, an online pharmacy without a prescription, has been a God sent to me; I am looking forward to Christmas, the birthday of Christ, with a zeal and fervor, that’s fervor, not fevers, praying never again. 

One drawback to this story is that I am starting to regain the weight I lost while being sick because I feel so good now.  

I am looking forward to baking my favorite Christmas cookies, hoping to discipline myself not to indulge too much. A recipe passed down to share below: 

Step 1:

Sift 3 cups of the flour and 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1 tsp of salt together to assure distribution of ingredients.  

Take one stick of buttered flavored  Crisco stick with four Tabl. Spoons of butter and mix with 1/2 cup of soft cream cheese. Combine with the flour and mix well together.

NEXT: Scald 1/2 cup of milk (wait till it cools a little, perhaps to 110degree), making sure it is still hotter than warm. Add two teaspoons of yeast and one teaspoon of sugar into the milk; wait a few minutes until it gets foamy, then mix with two egg yolks mix all together with flour blending together.   

Place your mixture in a warm place until it rises! 

NEXT: Roll with sugar instead of flour and cut into shapes, adding a dap of prune, berry, cherry, or whatever on top.

BAKE @ 350 till slightly browned. Enjoy and Merry Christmas to all!

Tanka Tuesday by Colleen Chesbro

Purpose of Life

Butterfly Cinquain

The Butterfly Cinquain is: ○ 9 line poem. ○ syllabic, 2-4-6-8-2-8-6-4-2 syllables per line. Using synonyms for the words PAST and PRESENT.

Fashioned for Word Craft Prose and Poetry.

Sometime
Pioneering
Remembering ago
Days of happy memory
Submit
Here and now presently — knowing
Daybreak may never come.
Purpose in life
Fulfilled ¿

dVerse, poetry, Word Prompts

I WONDER

Here we are again; time to paint a little, our PAINT CHIPS can be viewed below.

I WONDER

Where is Heaven? Immortal,
As an Aloe Vera plant!
Hidden — a total eclipse.
Where is this place we wonder
Wishful key to happiness!

Visualize the sunset
Looking at the Orion!
We rest near a calm marine.
Dreams of angels rolling out
That red carpet for winners!

Sorrowful tearful eyes seek
Cliff dwellings to hide within —
Lost their key to happiness,
Do they continually
Meditate where Heaven is?

linked to dVerse

dVerse, poetry

Or IS IT? Predetermined!

A little bit of poetry inspired by dVerse 

Each day upon awaking, a mystery
Surprised to see the world survive?
We sit and sip our coffee or tea
Wondering what the day will decide

Our journey begins, our gift of time
Seal that plan; the day still young
Will it end happily and benign
Or just another night unstrung?

We are taught the choice is ours
Or is it?

Politics, Uncategorized

The Big Question IS …

I recently watched a clip of Pelosi asking Trump to defend himself.

Does he even know the charge? I wonder since I have been waiting to hear what it was, and so far, it must be a secret.  

Now this tidbit from.     link

Morrison, who was on the July 25 Trump-Zelensky call testified in Schiff’s secret basement star chamber that nothing illegal was discussed on the Trump-Zelensky phone call.

This is why Schiff held his secret hearings behind closed doors in a basement.

Schiff doesn’t want the American public to know that President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was completely above board.

How dishonest can one be?

No wonder my democratic friends from Chicago, (where I was born and raised) are voting for Trump next time around.

link

#1linerWeds

Maybe the Intelligent are the Stupid

“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that, in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubts.”
Do you concur with Mr. Russell’s perspective? Why or why not?

One particular feature I love about blogging is the learning — example today the question ABOVE of #FPQ ASKED  came up about Bertrand Russell and his ^ quote.

Continue reading “Maybe the Intelligent are the Stupid”

Uncategorized

Objectively Speaking Fact and Intentions

The FPQ question of today is prompting us to answer this…

“Do you believe that anyone can really experience anything objectively? Why or why not?”

Yes, I do believe we can all experience objectively. Stop first and analyze our motive for our actions and even our thoughts.
Understanding our purpose in life; which is the same for all of us, the objective purpose to serve God. Therefore when we act in such a way that the highest motive of our action serving HIM we experience that moment in time objectively.

Simply put ask yourself; what is our Intention of doing, thinking, pursuing!

EXAMPLE

Giving generously as much as we can, if we give freely because we love God; thereby we obey Him when He teaches “Love your neighbor as yourself.” However, if our motive of giving is the secondary motive of PRIDE, by that I mean, God does not enter our action we offer because we want the world to see how generous and beautiful a person or organization we are.
Although a good action that benefits, still it is not done with the most significant motive but the lesser.

dVerse, poetry

Poetry with a question

I intended to add this to Mr.Linky on dVerse, for today’s open link Night. However,  I hesitate to again mistaken rules of the poetry form, at the same time anxious to learn. This one here is my attempt at putting it into the formation of a Nonet, but to fit it, I had to change the wording just a little on Joyce Kilmer’s famous poems titled “Trees” lines in question are 11-12. My question would be, is it permitted to change a quote, just a little?

Nonet poetry: nine lines with the syllable count of
9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

God’s design! His poets find God through
His handiwork; some with just sight
While others are gifted with
The vision as Kilmer
states, “Poems are made
by fools like me
only God
makes a
tree.”

 

Tree

 

Uncategorized

Time to examine our conscience

#FPQ His question of the week and my answer or opinion whatever the reader wants to believe.

“Do you believe that size matters? Please explain your response.”

I have discovered when I do my grocery shopping in the produce section, the smaller the banana, tomato, onion, watermelon or whatsoever, the sweeter the taste. Maybe it’s just my imagination! Having posted that I think size does matter. Consider also: “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.” I am concerned since my son is 6’5″ … ouch!  Love him anyway!

Majority or minority also come to mind, reminding me of a quote I read many years ago, I don’t remember who’s words, but it was profound. “The majority are at times on the wrong side.” It was similar to this quote here from Mark Twain.

Majority

 

Daily Inkling, poetry, Word Prompts

Is Nothing, Something?

 

Best way to get attention, in my opinion, is to ask for advice or ask a question like the title of this post today!  Daily Inkling wants to know.

*******

We find SOLITUDE when we dream, we write, compose and discover our sub-conscience.

Remembering, recollection, hindsight of a dream while traveling through
space and time. My trip began early one morning while still dark, dozed off on my coach and experienced a rare dream; rare because it was one that I remembered every detail upon returning.

While in my fantasy state, trying to explain how God always was and how did He become God anyway; boggled with that thought. I began to imagine if there never was a God there would be NOTHING! That was when the question entered, begging for an answer, only an atheist can answer. Is nothing, something?

Fantasy and back
Question without an answer
Only through our dreams

Word Prompts

HE knows; so do YOU!

FOWC another blogger here on WordPress always has some exciting prompts to excite our way of thinking. Today the word is “Heretic.”

One can ask a zillion people what heresy is; receive definitions from A to Z with numerous various opinions in between. Example: What is the truth?

God knows the heart and soul of each of us; He knows the opportunity we have been given to know the Truth, He knows if we want His Truth or do we want our truth?

This particular verse in the Apocalypse of the Bible sums it up for me, simple and to the point:

“But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth.”
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 3:16]

Word Prompts

Define RACIST … or QUIT!

 

The prompt word today is “forlorn”… in a short wink, the only point of the word might be when I consider the media these forlorn days of reading, hearing their delivery of commentary on what in the past described as”NEWS,” today it is more like FORLORN rumors.

Let us begin by thinking!

Those to the left and right, what is wrong with Making America Great?
Make America Great Again, BY demanding TRUTH from the media.

And MEDIA MAKERS EVERYWHERE the next time you refer to a conservative as a racist… PLEASE define the word RACIST in your narrative, to avoid any misconception.

REMEMBER IT BEGINS WITH YOU!

Journalists are THE FIRST to bring us the TRUTH, remember what Albert Einstein said:

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”

 

true story

Word of the day = Prefigure + Bible Story

My word of the day = PREFIGURE
to represent or suggest in advance to imagine or consider beforehand.

 

 

As a traditional Catholic, it is a practice of mine to pray the daily rosary, as requested at the miracle of Fatima where every person believer or not witnessed the wonder of the sun. The story here:    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_the_Sun

It is always encouraged while praying with a voice we also meditate on the life of Christ. Well, the other day while I was contemplating the story of how Our Lord at the age of 12, was lost for three days.

Luke 2; 41-52)
And His parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch, [42] And when He was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast, [43] And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and His parents knew it not. [44] And thinking that He was in the company, they came a day’s journey, and sought Him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance. [45] And not finding Him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking Him.

[46] And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions. [47] And all that heard Him were astonished at His wisdom and His answers. [48] And seeing Him, they wondered. And His mother said to
Him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father, and I have sought thee sorrowing. [49] And He said to them: How is it that you sought me? did you not know, that I must be about my Father’s business? [50] And they understood not the word that He spoke unto them.

[51] And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And His mother kept all these words in her heart. [52] And Jesus advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God and men.
[Luke 2:1-52]

Is it possible this was a prefigurement of the three days He was in the tomb before He rose from the dead on Easter morning?

Many believed at that time He was also lost to death, but He was found.

Supernatural Reality, true story

Why did the fallen angels fall?

The spoken word explains that God revealed to them, His plan for redemption.  That He, God would take human nature through Mary, suffer and die for us.  The fallen angels through Pride, could not accept Mary’s role with such privileges.

I am tired of hearing Protestants wrongly accuse Catholics of worshipping Mary!  If they only knew what they are missing!

Jesus was delighted with His mother, by keeping the Commandments He so honored her, as we all who call ourselves Christians should accept her. The Bible tells us exactly that! “For behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.” [Luke 1:48]
Mary was created by God the Father to carry Our Lord within her womb; therefore she was created perfect, and freed from original sin in other words brought forth into this world in a state of absolute sanctity. If anyone could imagine that Jesus, who is the Second Person of the Trinity could be part of world contamination (fallen nature) due to the sin of Adam and Eve, does not understand the purity of God.

“My hour has not yet come,”
spoken words at Cana; yet
she knew because she asked
He would yield at her request.

Impossible to worship Mary
The more we love her
love for Him magnified
affirmed — Luke 1; 46