Friday, August 12, 2022

The Production - A Haiku

 


kittens like to watch
visits from pollinators
butterfly gardens

Writing prompt for you: "increase"

"Earth is abundant with plentiful resources."

I am very thankful for my husband John!

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Spiritual Awakening

I present to you a good Friend's website, which I know will be helpful in these end times I've/We've found ourselves in.  Read it and wake up.  Find Yourself.  See that the end times don't exist.  Wake up to forever in the here and now.  Find your Love and dance!  See that there is nothing to be afraid of.  You'll see you've been living your whole life in fear when you didn't need to be afraid.


https://ourstairwaytoheaven.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

The Gift of the Fairy Folk - A Haiku


the northern lights shine
when the sky is having dreams
fairies sprinkle dust

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Today's writing prompt for you: "improve."

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I apologize to non-religious readers and others who follow a different religion, but I want to share a Bible verse that has brought me some comfort today.  I'm quoting from the World English Bible, as it is one of the few recent translations in the public domain.  The verse is John 16:33.

"I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.”

I haven't read much of the Bible, and I don't even know what is going on in the rest of the chapter or book of John because I haven't read it.  I only know that this particular verse brings me comfort.  It comes at a time when my depression has been more severe than usual.  I needed to hear these words.  It seems as if the world is falling apart.  People everywhere are dying from catastrophes and malicious killers.  Sometimes I feel like the world is coming to an end.  It feels like everyone hates each other.  The country is divided, and the world is at war.  Plus, diseases are going around.  It's a very scary time to be alive.

It occurred to me recently that these things are getting my attention and making me NEED God more.  I never really paid attention to Him, except when I was younger for a brief time.  I haven't prayed very much in my life.  I haven't asked God for help.  It was as if He didn't even exist to me.  In fact, for a while, I was an atheist.  I turned my back on God when I saw how many other Christians behaved.  I'm talking about the ones who pretend to love Jesus but don't care about others.  They just don't follow in Jesus's footsteps.  I turned away from God when it all became too much to witness.

Recently, I talked with God, and He's shown me that I can still be a Christian without paying attention to the bad behavior of the pretenders.  Their behavior is between God and them.  We all face Him in the end.

I promised God that I won't ignore Him anymore and that I will work on my relationship with Him.  I will talk with Him often.  I will ask for help when I need it.  I will thank Him more often.  After all, He's looked out for me all these years, and I've not thanked Him enough.  He gave me a good man for a husband.

So, if you want to call God my "Invisible Friend," go right ahead.

He still seems scary, and I am working on that feeling.  I know God is good, kind, and loving.  He wants to be loved in return.  He wouldn't have created us if He didn't.

Thank you, God.  I love You.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Back In the Day - A Senryu


 good old memories
of mom stitching clothes
while she was sewing

Fractal and senryu ©2022 Stacey Guenther
All Rights Reserved

Today's writing prompt for you: "finish."


Monday, August 1, 2022

Rise and Shine - A Haiku, PLUS a Writing Prompt for You!


 stretching and yawning
the lazy cat is awake
after a long nap

Fractal and haiku ©2022 Stacey Guenther
All Rights Reserved

I'd like to start offering writing prompts on this blog.  They can be used for poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, autobiographies, blog posts, or anything you like.  Today's word prompt is "objective."