Month: Apr 2021
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26 Shades and 26 Strokes of An Artist. ❤❤
I love experimenting with poetic forms especially when there is a liberty to play with words. Because I find it hard to go with the technicalities of the pattern.
And I have flubbed up Sedoko into tanka. So have I rectified it later. But to go with the structural aspect of poetry is very important.
Today’s Poetry form is Cinquain and I am delighted to share few of the very popular Cinquains which are chosen among the most.
A Cinquain is a nifty five-line poem inspired by Japanese Haiku. It was invented by Adelaide Crapsey. She was an American poet who took inspiration from Japanese Haiku.
Here is my take on Cinquain poetry form. Hope you like it friends.
Thanks for the beautiful read friends. Your views and comments are much appreciated.
Much love and gratitude.
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Turn from Sin
Ezekiel 18 New International Version
The following is the final part of this chapter entitled “The one who sins will die”.
19 ‘Yet you ask, “Why does the son not share the guilt of his father?” Since the son has done what is just and right and has been careful to keep all my decrees, he will surely live. 20 The one who sins is the one who will die. The child will not share the guilt of the parent, nor will the parent share the guilt of the child. The righteousness of the righteous will be credited to them, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against them.
21 ‘But if a wicked person turns away from all the sins they have committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, that person will surely live; they will not die. 22 None of the offences they have committed will be remembered against them. Because of the righteous things they have done, they will live. 23 Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?
24 ‘But if a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness they are guilty of and because of the sins they have committed, they will die.
25 ‘Yet you say, “The way of the Lord is not just.” Hear, you Israelites: is my way unjust? Is it not your ways that are unjust? 26 If a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin, they will die for it; because of the sin they have committed they will die. 27 But if a wicked person turns away from the wickedness they have committed and does what is just and right, they will save their life. 28 Because they consider all the offences they have committed and turn away from them, that person will surely live; they will not die. 29 Yet the Israelites say, “The way of the Lord is not just.” Are my ways unjust, people of Israel? Is it not your ways that are unjust?
30 ‘Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from all your offences; then sin will not be your downfall. 31 Rid yourselves of all the offences you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, people of Israel? 32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!
A Quiet place
2 Corinthians 7; 5
For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within. 6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, 7 and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.
We all need to find a quiet place from time to time to get away from the turmoil’s and conflicts of daily life. This can be easier said than done sometimes (especially if you have a busy life). Some people find it easy first thing in the morning before they go about there daily tasks where as others like myself may find it easier last thing at night when going to bed to have that quiet moment & reflect.
I heard God laugh
I heard God laugh;
And sunshine broke into a thousand pieces
To plunge into the hearts of men,
Earth pored out her singing into mountain’s crystal silences,
Trees pulled their ancient roots and danced for joy
Flowers sang, birds and bees understood
And stopped, in listening wonder:
Shuddered the old, old fears to vanish into living light
And man, set free at last from all the weariness of doubt,
Ran to gaze up into the eyes of heavenly reason,
In the sudden knowledge that in the true centre
Love breathes on life, healing and making whole.
God the begining, God the victorious end.
The Lithurgy of Life
In Scotland we have a saying ” When we are going up to the hill of fortune may we ne’er meet a friend coming down“.
Ideally we, and our friends, would travel up the hill together. But surely times of improved fortune are ideal to meet others whose life has taken a downturn, so we can help them back up.
What is the point in climbing the hill in the first place if not for the opportunity it gives us to help our friends.
It’s a myth that suffering makes you stronger —
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The Gift of Time
Luke 6:37-38 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)
37 ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Joy knowing the Lord
1 We have been made right with God because of our faith. So we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through our faith, Christ has brought us into that blessing of God’s grace that we now enjoy. And we are happy because of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory. 3 And we also have joy with our troubles because we know that these troubles produce patience. 4 And patience produces character, and character produces hope. 5 And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts. God gave us his love through the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to us. 6 Christ died for us while we were still weak. We were living against God, but at the right time, Christ died for us. 7 Very few people will die to save the life of someone else. Although perhaps for a good man someone might possibly die. 8 But Christ died for us while we were still sinners. In this way God shows his great love for us.
I first heard and sang ‘Joy because of you’ about 36 – 37 years ago at The Salvation Army Divisional music camp , unfortunately I am unable to provide the words to the song but I hope you can make them out as you listen. As the song and bible passage suggests they are not just a passage and song of joy but also of testimony and praise.