Ragtag Daily Prompt: Sleep

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While Maxwell slept, his nemesis, the holy click beetle was on the move. Banging his head on the concrete sidewalk in front of the Snapjaw residence, in Morse code, he tapped out the message, “Satan’s spawn lives here.” While the angelic insect would be the first to admit that it sounded a bit melodramatic, desperate times called for desperate measures. At least that’s what he told himself.

“How dare that son-of-a-bitch sleep, while the world is falling apart, and largely because of his own efforts!” Said click beetle out loud to nobody in particular.

Jez’s WWE Challenge, December 11, 2019

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Devotion, December 11, 2019

Saint Joseph

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

Then Joseph her husband, being a just [man], and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. Then Joseph her husband, being a just [man], and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. Matthew 1:18-25.

Butterfly, December 11, 2019

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Why is it that the peacock butterflies always seem the most worse for ware by the end of summer? The photographs of this poor soul were taken on September 18 of this year.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Vacant

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With the military and the peers behind the King, and the people and the church behind the Queen, together they made an unstoppable force. Should they ever be at odds, or even just cross purposes, chaos would ensue. Shops would not open. Church pews would be vacant. Nobody understood this more than King GarGar and Queen Pirouette themselves. Because of this, from the very first day of their marriage, they promised always to be open and honest with one another, and to share counsel with nobody but each other.

Devotion, December 11, 2019

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Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colors

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I find the purple of Saint Joseph’s garment to be particularly vibrant.

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While the prompt for this challenge is “vibrant colors,” if one accepts the definition of vibrant as “full of energy or enthusiasm, then these people seem fairly vibrant to me. These dancers are members of the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society. They are participating in what is called a “contra dance.” The color of the woman’s dress on the left (with her back to us) seems quite vibrant as well.

Butterfly 7If we are going to showcase vibrant colors, how can we leave out the glorious butterfly? This one is but one example of the vibrancy that the members of the insect order Lepidoptera can evince.

Of all the colors of the rainbow, I find yellow to be the most vibrant. As always, a big thank you to Cee for this opportunity to show off a little!

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