Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine Forth!

The son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;

 

And shall cast them into a furnace of fire:  there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 13:41-42

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient Is All Life

As much as I am a stickler to routine, my entire life has been nothing but change.  I admit to love of travel and thus I loved it when we moved even though it meant changing schools all the time.  I never had many close friends in my life so it was not that hard.  So “transient” were almost all my relationships.  I never knew our family was “less than” in others eyes but we were.  We always managed with help from some family members while others were glaringly absent.  All the while, our mother was hiding a secret.  A secret she only recently starting giving me chosen details on.  A secret that would make it look bad for her and the choices she made in life.  It was very important to my mother to appear perfect so she crafted this false world in her own mind.  A place where she would never have to admit to the carnage her choices brought to many.

I am going to share something to anyone who cares.  I knew my father was not a good man.  That he had actually been a bad man in earlier years but only recently found out that I am actually the child of a “gangsta’.”  A genuine big time gang member captured in a hail bullets with several of his gang many years ago during a crime spree they wreaked on several cities in the area.  I will not go into details but it upset me greatly that his past was hidden and that a relative sent me a newspaper article that she found in the archives looking up the family history.  I thank God I was told some of the dirty details, like the fact that I was in jail before I was born because my mother chose poorly in life.

I don’t get that some folks obsess over certain criminal figures on TV that the mainstream turns into heroes of sort and I have no respect for any woman who would want someone like that in their life or the lives of any intended children.  Orange is The New Bullshit!  My mother has never been close to her children, but finding out these kinds of things, along with other incidents that occurred during the years my father was around or not around, explains so much.  Sometimes your life is not what you think it is.  Imagine you woke up tomorrow and found out you were not who you thought you were.  That your life was an illusion of sorts.  A lie.

Oh, transient is the lie and yet many imagine they will never be found out or they wouldn’t cover the truth up in the first place.

The Lord’s Prayer says it all.

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus In And Out

In Focus

Out of Focus

Daily Prompt: Shine

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Still shining!

Weekly Photo Challenge: I am Nothing, if Not Resilient

In fact as many times as I have been down in life with financial problems,

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physical ailments,

depression,

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the sin of growing old in a vain culture

and various dealings with the fickle finger of fate.

There is a core of strength and protection all around me.  It is called faith.  Faith from the living Word that never fails.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: On Your Path to Righteousness

There is help.  We were sent a comforter, the Holy Spirit, to guide and comfort the children of God after Jesus was crucified.

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Of sin, because they believe not on me;

Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

John 16:9-11

Daily Prompt: “Trust in the Lord With All Thine Heart;

And lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the Lord, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 3:5-7

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