God’s Promise For Today…

From:  365promises.com

Promise #234 – Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Promise #234:
I will comfort you just like a mother would. 

Isaiah 66:13 (WEB)
As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you;
and you will be comforted in Jerusalem.”

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God’s Promise For Today…

From 365promises.com

Promise #223 – Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Promise #233:
I bind up the brokenhearted and I will comfort all who mourn. 

Isaiah 61:1-2 (WEB)
1 The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound; 2 to proclaim the year of Yahweh’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;

An Invitation To Faith – Choka Poem

The Choka (長歌 long poem) is:

  1. a narrative.
  2. syllabic. Composed of any number of couplets made up of alternating 5-7 onji (sound syllables) per line. In English we can only treat the onji as a syllable.
  3. unrhymed.
  4. concluded by a hanka, an envoy in the form of the waka, 31 onji or sound syllables in 5 lines with 5-7-5-7-7. “han” meaning repetition, the hanka is to summarize the Choka. The word tanka is often substituted for hanka or waka (they are all rooted in the same 31 syllable, 5 line form, their root seems to make them interchangeable with only subtle differences to separate them.)  Poetry Magnum Opus.

Written In Response To:

MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt – Train Ticket – For today’s prompt you are going on a train ride. Choose either the journey itself as your focus (a classic mystery/crime drama to solve for example) or the destination. The train need not be of this reality and therefore it can take you anywhere including the after life! As to how you came by the train ticket that too can have mysterious origins. 

train ticket arrives

from whence it came is unknown

intrigued to accept

ride is pre-reserved

date and time already booked

today, time is now

*

anxiously I hesitate

remember to breathe

destination is unknown

note with ticket says

board with faith don’t ask questions

again I pause, breathe

then step aboard waiting train

fear, not an option

train unseen by human eyes

*

unscabbed eyes awake

a new understanding dawns

solid foundation

that grew from a mustard seed

believing without seeing

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Written In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Gesture

BrewNSpew Cafe Weekly Challenge – Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for this week’s prompt.  Prompt word – spiritual.

IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge #33 – How would you interpret this image below?

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poem in motion

dance of the soul and body

spiritual gesture

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That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,

    which yields its fruit in season

and whose leaf does not wither—

    whatever they do prospers.

(Psalm 1:3 NIV)

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