#WQWWC, Cee's challenge

Multiple Challenges are fun to do!

Perhaps I will be successful with several challenges today, all in one. Sort of like “one size fits all.”

First the FLOWER OF THE DAY also known as FOTD

Sometimes the things we take for granted are the most beautiful!

NEXT UP IS!

Everyone is climbing a tree this month a square tree in fact, thank you Becky!

A Tree Squared for your viewing below

Found this tree in one of the beautiful camp sites here in Spokane.

I call this The Holy Tree, I like holy things!
Second view

NEXT now that we noticed a Pine blossom climbed a tree, let’s all relax next to the trees.

Hmmmm!
Relax, relax! ♫
#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 !
Ah! Another Challenge

God said, “Let there be light.”

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”
by Desiderius Erasmus


“Let their way become dark and slippery, and let the angel of the Lord pursue them.” Psalms 34:6

God said, “Let there be light.”
Did He create dark as well, or
was darkness always there?
I wonder. Dark the absence of light!

WQWWC

Word Prompts

A few CLASSIC Quotes —

FANDANGO SAYS — Today’s word is “classic.”

 

“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

― Mark Twain

 

 

All the ancient classic fairy tales have always been scary and dark.

Helena Bonham Carter

 

“In a world full of trends I want to remain a classic.” – Iman …

continued, Politics

Interesting quotes

Continued from my previous post here —> Never-ending

Quotes from others below:

Nothing is politically right, which is morally wrong. Daniel O’Connell
When money speaks, the truth is silent. a Russian Proverb
It takes two to speak the truth —one to speak and another to hear. Thoreau
Falsehoods not only disagree with truths but usually quarrel among themselves. Daniel Webster
Truth is immortal; error is mortal. Mary Baker
Thou canst not then be false to any man. Shakespeare
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Legal Oath
Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away. Elvis Presley
Finally —He who fears death are those who lived according to their own will. Annon 

Back to my previous post for interested readers.

 

Supernatural Reality

What is Christian culture?

 John Senior writes:

What is Christian culture? It is essentially the Mass. That is not my or anyone’s opinion or theory or wish but the central fact of 2,000 years of history. Christendom, what secularists call Western Civilization, is the Mass and the paraphernalia which protect and facilitate it. All architecture, art, political and social forms, economics, the way people live and feel and think, music, literature ― all these things, when they are right, are ways of fostering and protecting the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

To enact a sacrifice, there must be an altar, an altar has to have a roof over it in case it rains; to reserve the Blessed Sacrament, we build a little House of Gold and over it a Tower of Ivory with a bell and a garden round it with the roses and lilies of purity, emblems of the Virgin Mary ― Rosa MysticaTurris Davidica, Turris Eburnea, Domus Aurea, who carried His Body and His Blood in her womb, Body of her body, Blood of her blood. And around the church and garden, where we bury the faithful dead, the caretakers live, the priests and religious whose work is prayer, who keep the Mystery of Faith in its tabernacle of music and words in the Office of the Church; and around them, the faithful who gather to worship and divide the other work that must be done in order to make the perpetuation of the Sacrifice possible — to raise the food and make the clothes and build and keep the peace so that generations to come may live for Him, so that the Sacrifice goes on even until the consummation of the world.

Also read this by Peter Kwasniewski

An ugly “church” represents the loss of this fundamental contemplative insight into the beauty of the world and the need to bring all things in sacrifice before the God who is Beauty itself.

Catholics have a sacred right, owing to their baptism into the glorified Jesus Christ, to the full expression of their faith within the liturgy and through all the arts that embellish and support it; they have a right to free access to the glories of Tradition, which have been cherished and handed down for centuries and must be cherished and handed down until the end of time.

Corresponding to this right is, as always, a duty. Catholics have a duty to preserve, cherish, and perpetuate this Tradition; they have a responsibility to come to know it and love it more and more over their lifetimes. We are not to sit back and wait until someone brings us beauty on a platter; we are to work on beautifying our interior life through prayer, our external life through manners, ongoing education, and cultural pursuits; we are to support the Church’s ministers with our prayers, our resources, our petitions, so that the riches of Tradition may flourish again in our times.

What God gives us is not just the “here and now,” but the faith and love of generations who have come before us, embodied in countless treasures of music, painting, sculpture, architecture, and writing, destined for the edification of souls until the end of time.

All of this has been given to us, in proportion to our capacities, positions, opportunities for action. We are the path by which tradition will reach, or not reach, our descendants. Much today depends on lay involvement, as Vatican II predicted. This can go in a good direction, as when Catholics respectfully ask their pastors to provide the traditional Latin Mass; or it can go in a bad direction, as when laity attempt to run the show, taking over responsibilities that belong to the clergy.  Lay people who are humbly, cheerfully, and generously devoted to the spread of Christian culture, centered on the Mass and surrounded on all sides with the beauty that befits it, have been and will continue to be a major factor in the longed-for renewal of the Church.

Every Catholic who enters a church should be able to find figures of Christ and the Saints, as well as an elevated sanctuary, set apart and beautifully furnished, with the altar and the tabernacle in a prominent place and suitably decorated. Catholics have a right to the full, authentic expression of their faith, both in the liturgy and in the arts that embellish it, especially sacred music. And as I never tire of saying, Catholics have a duty to embrace this fullness, to become acquainted with it, and to cherish it.

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My Take on It!

Fandango does it again… with his  #FOWC

 

Who originally said:

“The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing.”

Was It? John F. Kennedy, Edmund Burke, R. Murray Hyslop, Charles F. Aked, or John Stuart Mill? No one seems to know for sure.

My take on the quote is this:

Evil continues because good people condone it!

SoCS

Don’t Take it that Serious —

Linking to SoCS and  FOWC two challenges from popular bloggers here on WordPress.

The theme of today is “Critic”! My written commentary begins with a few quotes I am reminded of;  reminded because these two quotes are a few rules of my life. Number one:

“He has a right to criticize who has the heart to help.” ~Abraham Lincoln

Also this quote

“When criticized, consider the source.”

People, in general, criticized along the lines of their mindset! Which changes from time to time, depending on who their hero for the day is or if they have a properly formed conscience.
Whenever you read a critic or criticism, consider the source and begin thinking for yourself, obey your conscience, your creed and most likely whatever you hear is another theory not based on facts, but according to the narrative of the critic. Above all trust in God!  Your health will improve you might even add years to your life.

Word Prompts

Quotes: Our INSTRUMENT of Wisdom

#FOWC and his famous word prompt today is: …  ta da ♫ …

INSTRUMENTAL

I choose to post quotes from sources you may or may not be familiar with who have used the word “instrument or instrumental” within their speech.  Some you may or may not agree with but that is what makes the world go around.

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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Francis of Assisi

 

You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That’s jazz. Oscar Peterson

 

What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument. C. S. Lewis

 

Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. Mahatma Gandhi

 

You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument, and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well. Bill Gates

 

We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument. Lawrence Welk

 

Power is an instrument of fatal consequence. It is confined no more readily than Quicksilver and escapes good intentions as easily as air flows through the mesh.

Mike Pence

 

While most of the music I write is instrumental, I love to use the human voice as another instrument. Yanni

 

“The sun when he appeareth shewing forth at his rising, an admirable instrument, the work of the most High.”
[Ecclesiasticus 43:2]

 

My quote:  The Blessed Virgin Mary was the most important instrument to mankind in that it was through her that God chooses to bring His Son into the world to redeem us.