Devotion, December 19, 2019

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But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee. John 11:22-28

Yellow: Photo for the Week 50 (PFTW)

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Two flowers and a butterfly. Not bad, but I’m sure I can do more! I just did a yellow challenge a few days ago, but none of these photos appeared in that one. As you may have guessed, yellow is just about one of my most favorite colors.

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Another butterfly! This one seems to have a bit of green, but I think that may be the result of the light of the leaves bouncing against its yellow wings. This was one of those super fluttery ones, just like those little white ones that never seem to rest. Ever.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Common

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When the delegation from Parliament had finished with their pretty speeches, Queen Pirouette looked at them all from her high place on the throne with barely concealed exasperation. How can they be so stupid! She thought to herself.

Clearing her throat, she immediately commanded silence from the assembly. “Whenever a delegation comes to me from the Lower House of Parliament, I know that they come, speaking for the common people. As I love the Commons as though they were my own children, it should go without saying that I want to know everything concerning their well-being.”

Pausing to deploy a cleverly painted fan, she gave herself a few quick waves, and then snapped it shut again, as if to say, “I’m done now. Go!”

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Chimney

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I suppose that there are several good reasons why our house is unofficially called the “scary house” of the neighborhood. Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt (RDP) is chimney. I’ll ask people, “Do you know the scary house on the corner of C.P. and Locust?” Even the address is a little creepy. The house is surrounded by very tall trees. The ground is covered with every possible variety of poisonous vine and noxious weed. Because I leave birdseed and peanuts in a specific spot everyday, during the sunlight hours the yard teems with all kinds of critters. From birds to squirrels, rabbits, the occasional fox, and once, even a little brown bear! But I forget myself, I was supposed to talk about chimneys.

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: December 19, 2019

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With today’s Flower of the Day challenge from Cee, I tried to emulate the spirit of her post for December 18, 2019. While I don’t have any photographs of fuchsia, but I do have these two that rather match the colors of her entry. I hope that they find favor.