Ocean’s Cathedral #water #poetry #photography

On the edge of tomorrow

in the middle of the light

there’s a place of singing

in the day and the night

by the waters edge

no need to be alone

a cathedral of the ocean

a crustacean’s home

where all are welcome

no formality here

wear sand in your shoes

seaweed in your hair

God has created a beautiful world for us to enjoy. The celebration does not have an end date. Not with Christ. The Cross took the expiration date away.

So let us enter into this holiday season with Thanksgiving, grateful hearts and admiration for the love of Jesus.


Xanthic #atozchallenge #Ukraine #fiction


As he walked back to the church with a small bag representing all of our belongings, my husband exhaled. Had he looked up, he would have seen the sickly Xanthic (yellow) hues. No one could look up because of things falling from the sky and who wanted to know that chemicals could be adding to the danger…

Additionallly—He didn’t want to think about the Russian Navy that was once again closing in to the Odessa port. How long? he muttered, a day maybe two?

Exasperated, he set the bag down next to me. He plopped himself down and expressed all the pent- up frustrations of the last several months. He held my hand and I listened as best I could. Occasionally, I squeezed his hand which was as much energy as I could exert.

Olga came over to see if I needed anything and walked out again not wanting to be part of his explosion of feelings.

I don’t know how long it went on but he finally wore himself down and crumpled on my mattress.

“Vlad has taken a trip. You understand.” He said to the men. “Not sure but there was a problem.”

Several of the men were from 1991 and stood up. “We go help!!!”

“No entrance for now.” My husband tried to extinguish their excitement.

“We wait then.” Yevhen said.

“Yes and continue runs to Mariople.” My husband looked in the men’s faces.

“Mariople is like Passage. No entrance.” One of the soldiers spoke up. “Some guys still there.” He waved toward the east.

“They know what to do.” My husband said confidently.

“Yevhen, what do the men do now?” my husband looked at Vlad’s newly appointed leader.

“We rest then go back and find way in.” Yevhen walked to the kitchen to get some food before sleep.

The men followed him.

I laid on my mattress trying not to rattle my brain with all the possible outcomes in Mariople and to add to that on the other side of the Time Portal in 1991.

My husband was reading my mind. “Vlad is a trained warrior and I realized so is Valeria.”

I opened my eyes and mouthed “That sweet girl…”

“Yes, sweet girls are having to exercise great courage as they fight in this war and apparently in the war on the other side of the Portal…”

Impressed with the A to Z challenge and the letter X.


The Basics

Clearly Crazy


E- Eavesdropping

F- Friends and Family

G- Grumbling Titka

Hiding in 1991

I – Intensity

J- My Journal

K- Keep Moving

L- Cold Air Lunch

M- Medical needs

N- What Next

O-Out of Sight


Q – Questions

R- The Russian

S- Shots and Sirens

T- Turned Back

U- Uri

V- Vladimir

W- War Torn

Dragon Mask #raisingadragon #Covid — Dragon Tails and Scales

“Em when are we going to be able to take our masks off?” “Drag I don’t know they are a bother aren’t they?” “YES. There is no opening for pizza and you know how much I love pizza.” “Silly dragon. You can take your mask off when you eat.” “I can?” “Yes and when you […]

Dragon Mask #raisingadragon #Covid — Dragon Tails and Scales

In The Midst of … #9/11 #crisis #suffering — We Go Fish

“I was a child soldier stolen from my tribe and forced to learn to shoot a gun. They played tricks on our minds. My wife was made to be their slave– to do whatever the soldiers wanted. God was miraculous– I was rescued before I ever was made to kill another person.” My jaw wanted […]

In The Midst of … #9/11 #crisis #suffering — We Go Fish

Caught in Your Gaze #memorialday #eagle #haiku

deep in thought

too many lives to count

wings of gratitude

Hazy Stars and Stripes by Moondust designs
Thankful for lives that have made the sacrifice for freedom. 

Please enjoy more of Steven Slack's work here.


What Am I Doing Now? #wordpress #editing

Again WordPress changes to a new form when the original form was the most user friendly. Now we rely on less that says it gives us more. Ha. I’d rather learn code than learn which button I have to press to get to another button to then hit a cursor to then type my name. And code was more dfificult (that was autocorrect)?????? Nope just a learning curve.

WordPress I have been loyal to you for 10 years because let’s face it you have the best offering however you aren’t the only game in town.

To provide for the issuance of emergency monthly payments to every American throughout the duration of the coronavirus crisis to be provided by the Department of Treasury, in consultation with other Federal and State agencies. (H.R. 6496) – GovTrack.us

via To provide for the issuance of emergency monthly payments to every American throughout the duration of the coronavirus crisis to be provided by the Department of Treasury, in consultation with other Federal and State agencies. (H.R. 6496) – GovTrack.us

Faith & Entropy

Gud skaper noko nytt ved sitt Ord og sin Ande, vi kan ta imot det i tru og få oppleve at han gjer sitt verk med oss. Hans skaparkraft verkar konstuktivt i våre liv og skaper noko som er verdifullt for oss. Naturkreftene verkar nedebrytande, i fylgje entropilova, men Gud er Ånd og det som er født av hans Ande består. Jesu frelsesverk er fullbrakt og fullkome. Han er den siste Adam, som er ifrå himmelen og som for oss har vorte ei livgjevande ånd. Han gjev oss den Heilage Ande frå himmelen av berre nåde. Han gjev oss det evige livet.


Looking ahead, without looking back (too often)


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