Weekly Photo Challenge Late: Unusual

This photograph reminds me of one of my favorite poems.  It is something to think about anytime you get caught up in the mainstream guilt of never doing quite enough in your life or in this world.  This poem really says it all in the grand scheme of things.  I never realized this as I “accidentally” leaned my homemade trellis against my garage one day when storm clouds came into view, planning to finish it later.  It had a very convenient overhang that kept all these little ones dry in the storm.  I looked out to see them all sitting there and took this shot with my telephoto from my house.  Unusual enough to make me dig out the camera for this shot and I felt happy for them that I did this.  I ended up leaving it here for the summer.

If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

by Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin unto it’s nest again,

I shall not live in vain.

Weekly Photo Challenge: May Day on Earth, 2017

And what a May Day it’s turning out to be.  God only knows anymore what will occur on any given day in our twisted world of selfish Godlessness.  The evil ones take a day and hijack it as another excuse to act childish and violent in the streets calling it a protest, when all they mean to do is act out in violence and hatred to anyone who is not on their side.  I will never be on the side of evil.  Evil has turned me from at one time being “liberal” to despising those with that title.  The evil ones hijacked that term as well as hold it as a shield to trick some into thinking they are selfless and caring when they seem to only care about the rights of someone that takes everyone’s else’s rights away.  They do not stand for justice, fairness or decency so they don’t stand for me.

Protesters pretend to care about various things but their actions prove very different.  They are angry, immature and don’t care who they effect adversely by all the polluting and littering they leave not to mention the actual destruction and harm they cause to others or our earth.  The devil comes to steal and destroy, not Godly people and I definitely judge a man by his actions.  How you treat others, so shall your Father in Heaven treat you.  The same goes for our earth.  The way it’s treated, it will react in kind.

I once won a litter bug contest sponsored by a local program in Detroit by naming the litter bugs when I was about 8 years old.  I can’t remember the names but did win a board game of some sort.  My father who was part Native American gave me a knife when I was young and told me how to use it and how not to use it to respect all the living things on this planet.  My parents were not perfect, but had good values.  They explained about how everything we see growing is alive, the importance of organic gardening and not using herbicides and pesticides as so many do because it’s easier.  By now everyone should know better.  In all my years of gardening as an adult I have never had it harder because I didn’t use chemicals.  I did have to kill some pests by hand as well as do more weeding until more mulch was placed in some areas and I’ve mixed up a batch of spray to place on some plants to deter pests with garlic water and Fels soap.

Discover Challenge: The Things We Leave Behind

Things are left behind for various reasons.heartred

Sometimes it’s part of your heart.

 

Some of us have had to leave our homes in the past and go on to other adventures in our lives.

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Sometimes it’s people we love or used to.  Sometimes it’s the life we used to live.

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Sometimes we are leaving actual “things” behind.  Things we paid for but of no real value.  The false importance we placed on the “thing” due to some great marketing campaign and the idea of keeping our economy viable.  Truth is, the more things we leave behind, the more we can actually start living again.  Many born past 1980 never got to live, they have been “consuming” since birth.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

The love of my life and His message to the world is:

IfYouLoveMeKeepmyCommandmentsTreat others as you wish to be treated.  A very simple concept.

Daily Prompt: Forever Faithful and Grateful

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You can’t be faithful to God and have an ungrateful heart.  Most that don’t believe in God or do believe but choose to hate Him and try to defile Him in all that they do seem to have a childish mindset that God is like a genie that grants wishes.  They don’t get what they want out of their life so blame God or think because they make bad choices and have poor impulse control that God does not exist.

The only people who can think this way are those that were not taught spiritual truth.  The term is “walking in the dark.”  They say ignorance is bliss but in the long run it really is death.  Man will be held accountable for deliberate ignorance.  God knows if you know something is wrong but choose to do it anyway or when you find something out that you know is true but try to pretend that it’s not and try to blame it on our current liberal propaganda that is obviously destroying His world.  I think we were all born with certain inner knowledge, as most creatures, of what to do and what not to do.  It is called instinct.  Since man is very selfish by nature because of that survival instinct, it is important to temper this selfishness with civility or spiritual training or any kind of civilization would be quite impossible.  Sometimes it truly looks like many are completely brainwashed by the low-grade movies churned out by the greedy and depraved.  Just cause you watch it on a screen, does not make it real life or anything worth imitating.  Man is very easily influenced by others, that’s how we learn.  It’s shameful that most of any entertainment that exists in America has so much gratuitous sex and violence instead of instilling values and reinforcing the positive qualities of mankind.

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People seem to forget, that much like our earth is being mindlessly trashed, if we are not mindful of how we are raising human beings and treating one another, there could come a point of no return for everything.  We are not guaranteed tomorrow, we are not guaranteed the use of this earth, especially if we don’t take care of it.  The same goes for others in our lives that are not treated with the love and kindness that Jesus spoke of.  This is exactly why He is the truth, the life and the only way.

So yes, I consider myself faithful.  How could I not be faithful to someone who loved me enough to die for me?

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Christianity is Not a Religion

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity

Boy and his dog.

Boy and his dog.

Brotherly love.

Brotherly love.

Humanity

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