Blog Fridays Repost —The Blank Page — Pictures Like Thousands of Words — Mirror Reflections

Wednesday, October 30, 2019. It’s the latter part of dawn a mind scattered in the loneliness of dread. A writer’s worst fear has gripped — speechlessness has succumb. What should be done? Is there a way out? Are you even a writer when the block lasts more than a day; two … three?! The inconsistent […]

The Blank Page — Pictures Like Thousands of Words — Mirror Reflections

Incomprehensible Forgiveness

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Who’d want to believe that there’s only one thing that cannot, and will not, be forgiven? The blaspheme of the Holy Spirit (God’s power in which the [3rd] of the Trinity has facilitated all existence as we understand it) is the ONLY unforgivable sin. Matthew 12:30-32 (AMP) says “(30) He who is not with Me [once and for all on My side] is against Me; and he who does not [unequivocally] gather with Me scatters. (31) Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy [every evil, abusive, injurious speaking, or indignity against sacred things] will be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the [Holy] Spirit will not be forgiven. (32) Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit [by attributing the miracles done by Me to Satan] will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.” How can this be? So, this means everything else is forgivable — including murder?!

Yesterday’s post rendered an even closer look into how we all are one. I was listening to some music on You Tube (preparation for an upcoming rehearsal) and came across Zach Williams. He gives a testimony of how he was drinking and on drugs for 15 years. And, yet, that’s not what struck a chord. His audience was the prisoners of Harding Prison in Buffalo, South Dakota. As I watched the video I thought, “Well, of course, the inmates will have to listen. They don’t have much options being incarcerated.” Gosh! So typical! And then I watched closely …

I recalled over 10 years ago being the Minister of Music Director at a church and, one evening in Thursday night rehearsal, I apologized to the praise team for a judgement I made. God got on me!! And it was quite fair. The judgement call was that those of the audience didn’t feel the presence of God because there was no display of any so that meant we needed to do our jobs to ensure they knew God’s presence was there! HOW DARE I!! God (in alone time) asked why did I assume they didn’t feel His presence just because I didn’t see it? Wow! I don’t know what’s going on in a person’s mind and heart. Who was I to judge when I don’t know a thing. “Showmanship” doesn’t prove presence!

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Are you having a hard time with the word judge? Great! It’s what we do without taking out the time to realize it. True, in this case, I was assessing {evaluate or estimate the nature, ability or quality of}, but my presumption (assessment; judgement) was wrong!

Okay … this purposed paragraph is to let you know calling out our stuff is vital to our well-being. Again and again and again I will tell you that TRUTH makes us free! Truth can be tough and hurtful in so many ways and yet it is the most freeing commodity we have. These types of components (wisdom, truth, love) are the tools to our vitality. Without them — life is depleted in such a way indescribable. Ask those who are trying to live a lie. Their cover-up is strenuous and they are burnt out beyond belief. But will they admit it?!

Incomprehensible Forgiveness is when someone violates your space by breaking into your home to steal a TV or computer; money, jewelry; maybe even some furniture — it’s not the stuff (though valuable in and of itself) but the violation of intruding the mind. You feel their presence even when they’re gone. They leave you vulnerable; open to a fear of being robbed again and again but you still forgive. Maybe a loss of a loved one taken by a murderer. There’s many reasons but no reason at all to why the accused would commit this crime but you find a way to say “I forgive you!”

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Though the list be long, and this thought hard to believe, those prisoners are people too! Yes! They are people too!! Worthy to be forgiven. Is it without reason that God would forgive a person who has taken a life? Or that He would forgive someone who violated your body by rape or molestation? How does He do it? —- But the bigger question …. How can we?

By all accounts Jesus came and died. It’s difficult to fathom an innocent man shedding His blood for us “just because,” but He did it! He died for that violator, murderer, etc. Becoming like Him is learning to do the unthinkable. Find, learn and apply a way toward Incomprehensible Forgiveness!

A Qualified Homeless Writer

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Walgreens Pharmacy

Yesterday, January 21, 2020 @ 6:12 PM. Just left the pharmacy to get a refill on my prescription. This line was long. I left my house a little after 5:20. Yes, that’s how long I was waiting. Something happened on this night’s occasion though … I cried my eyes out. I was listening to some music by David Jackson. A song called “Brand New Family (Connected Through God)” was playing and I was bumpin’ to it but a young man had my attention the whole while I was waiting. I think he’s homeless. He was walking up and down trying to get the attention to those of us in line. I’m unsure what he wanted. A part of me wanted to roll down the window; the other part – leery.

The song! The young man! Tears pouring down like I knew the guy on the street, but I didn’t. Thing was — the lyrics to the song are “I am family. You’re family. We’re family connected through God. I will love and I will pray for you. And together we’ll make it through. We are a brand new family in Him. We’re connected through God. We’re connected through God!” ….

Many upon many blame God for this or that when tragedy strikes, but that wasn’t my first thought. My first thought was “I can’t help the young man! … God, why can’t I help him?! He’s considered family just in the fact that ALL souls are Yours (God).” In the literal sense, this young man looks so much like my nephew. OMG!! The mirror reflected and I saw a real person who, I believe, suffers from some mental dis’ease. Yes! A dis-ease!! It is not easy for them to be this way. Medication is said to help, but as my Auntie stated last year after being classified “unruly” in a home that “I’m tired of taking pills. I’ve been taking pills for over 40 years and I’m just tired!

My plea to God in helping this young man, and now others in his shoes (homeless, mental, etc.) is based on a new understanding … I’m not qualified to help. Money is not enough! Food, clothing, etc., IS NOT ENOUGH! I’m still irritated that my Auntie is not allowed to be institutionalized for her case. A recapped post was my Auntie suffers with Bipolar and Schizophrenia. One of the workers at the facility where she’s located said to my Mom that the only way she can be institutionalized is if she brings harm to someone! What the hell?!!!!!! Then and only then is she declared mentally unstable?!!!

“My God, my God, teach us how to be aware of others and where they are. We see the homeless and, sometimes, we regard them, but Father in heaven we are so limited! Reveal to us those who are qualified. Give them the heart to want to help. There is a dire need around the world and we’re to blind to see it!! Please God, we really need to see!”

Here’s a writing I was going to post some time ago but timing has proven otherwise. The truth of something extremely important …

How should our story end?

Bloggers, Idiom Grammar To the Rescue!

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The idiom “the straw that broke the camel’s back“, alluding to the proverb “it is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back“, describes the seemingly minor or routine action that causes an unpredictably large and sudden reaction, because of the cumulative effect of small actions.

Why did one straw break the camel’s back? The idea is one of piling an extreme burden on a camel, until the weight of one, final piece of straw becomes the tipping point that causes the camel to collapse. References to the proverb of the straw that broke the camel’s back may be found at the turn of the nineteenth century.

What is the meaning of the idiom that was the last straw? The Last Straw. … You can use the idiom ‘The Last Straw‘ when something is deemed to be the last in a line of unacceptable occurrences. Example of Use: “She has been unhappy with him for a long time but when he crashed her car, it was the last straw.” Jan 1, 2013

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Idiom” = It is a phrase that the meaning of separate words is different from whole phrase. “Proverb“=It is a fix sentence. So the differences between proverbs and idioms are: … “Idioms” are phrases/part of a sentence but “proverbs” are full/fixed sentences. Jun 14, 2014

At a lost for words to describe what’s going on and you think a “saying” may help? I recall a past post about sayings. It talked about our ancestors coming up with supposed “proverbs” that were (are) filled with words of wisdom. One such as “ladies, never put your purse on the floor or you won’t ever have any money.” This one is a tad, NO, absolutely and positively RIDICULOUS! Management has everything to do with what’s in your account; not rather you place your purse on the floor! Idioms, on the other hand, can really capture the seriousness (in a funny way) on how we’re feeling. In other words a camel’s back cannot be broken, but it surely fits a type of crime (lol).

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We all have different occurrences that inspire our writing. It’s why we can write on a day to day basis. Take a careful look at this depiction on the left which was found by an idiom research. Because we view ideas in different ways someone decided to put this in the “fed up” pile of research. The depiction bears some truth to it. Although, sometimes when my gender is “tripping” it’s because she’s lost her mind: be it jealousy or she’s just plain’o crazy (lol).

As my journey is coming to a close I’m becoming more aware to other’s way of expression is similar to mine. Meaning, our lives are (in some type of way) idioms at its best. If anything, I needed this blog just to calm down to a recent event. The camel’s back was broken (lol). And guess what happened …. I digressed to write!

Eat The Fruit By ANY Means Necessary (LOL)

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless. - Thomas A. Edison
So, I went to peel a banana but the crazy thing wouldn't open
Something's got to be wrong
A banana supposed to open the same way all the time
Start at the top by bending the tip
Either the sides will split or the entire shell will open
What's going on?
I'm frustrated
I want my banana
Self speaks ....
"Get a knife ya goof
"The goal is to eat the fruit by any means necessary
"Now, remember this the next time you pick up another piece of fruit with a peel"

A Thought by Katherine Matthews