Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A Plea for Church Unity

The Preaching of the Antichrist. Image source: https://fineartamerica.com

I took great comfort in praying the Office of Readings today, Tuesday, April 26, and in knowing that the whole Church was united in reading these same readings.

I thought these words served as a timely reprimand to all the lukewarm and unfaithful clerics and hierarchy of the Church busy doing the Devil's bidding in these difficult times.

"Nevertheless, I have this complaint to make; you have less love now than you used to. Think where you were before you fell; repent, and do as you used to at first, or else, if you will not repent, I shall come to you and take your lamp-stand from its place." - Apocalypse 2:1-11

And the Responsory prayer after the second reading:

℟. I pray for them, that they may all be one, that they too may be one in us, as you, Father, are in me, and I in you. I have given them the glory which you gave to me:* that they should all be one as we are one, alleluia.
℣. You have sent me into the world, and I have sent them into the world,* that they should all be one as we are one, alleluia.

Pastors, priests, Bishops, dissenters and troublemakers in the ranks of the clergy, you have been convicted. It is time to observe your priestly vows. Unite in the love of Jesus Christ, and in doing so you will strengthen the Body of Christ.

Remember that when you disagree with each other (especially in public) you are doing Satan's work, since he is the father of lies and the cause of all disunity and division.

The laity begs you, clean up your act, renew your faith, and lead us back to Christ.

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Frosts and Snows


Book of Daniel (3:67-70)

    67 Bless the Lord, winter cold and summer heat;
sing praise to him and highly exalt him forever.
    68 Bless the Lord, dews and falling snow;
sing praise to him and highly exalt him forever.
    69 Bless the Lord, ice and cold;
sing praise to him and highly exalt him forever.
    70 Bless the Lord, frosts and snows;
sing praise to him and highly exalt him forever.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

New 5 Star Review of Down By Contact

I admit, this is just a filler post, because it just occurred to me that I haven't posted anything for a while. I was going to post yet another instance where Byden sounds like Trump, but why beat a dead horse into the ground at this point?

So, here's Ria F's pithy, yet wonderful, 5 star review of my football-themed novella Down by Contact on Smashwords.

***** "Wow. You hardly ever find respectable men like Dawson Drake in books. This book is worth more than 5 stars."

I have to say, I don't get enough of these! Thank you, Ria F.

Monday, October 25, 2021

The Second Wife

Job - http://www.biblevector.com/2011/03/bible-stories-job.html

The Second Wife (Job's Second Wife)

At the Devil’s doings,
(and with God’s Blessings)
came the annihilation
of Job’s animals, his children perishing in the collapse of a house,
the death and destruction
of all that Job cherished.

Job did not curse God,
as Satan believed he would, and
God rewarded Job’s faith
by restoring his prosperity. 

Yes, He gave him twice as much as he owned before suffering the Devil’s trials!

Fourteen thousand sheep; and
six thousand camels; and
a thousand yoke of oxen; and
a thousand she-asses.

And there was even more:
seven sons and
three beautiful daughters named Jemimah, Keziah and Kerenhappuch.
Presumably, a new wife who bore him these seven sons and three beautiful daughters.

And Job was happy again.
Life was good.
God was Good.

But what did the nameless new wife think, when
a restored Job came a'courtin?
Did she ask: where is your previous family, oh, unlucky one?
Oh, God-fearing, pious one? Oh, cursed one?
Did she wonder why God destroyed Job’s family, his life?

And later, after she accepted Job into her life,

as she lay awake by Job’s side at night, in his new house,
did Job’s new, nameless wife keep her eyes open, wondering:
Will God one day also wipe me out, along with our seven sons and three beautiful daughters?

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Weary Ghost

For Halloween, a rare new poem (and illustration)!

The Weary Ghost

The weary ghost trudges home,
Keds scraping asphalt,
bedsheet dragging, stained and tattered.

Long night: some tricks, and
some treats, enough of both to fill a pillowcase;
Some scares, and
some redemptions.

Once fun, now work:
The drag of decades.

One night a year is all
this little ghost can take anymore.

So much blood...
So much blood... 

Friday, September 03, 2021

Morally Clueless

Texas has now passed a law effectively banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.

That is great Pro Life news, and it gets better when we hear that other states are planning to follow this trend. Thanks be to God.

On the other hand, I was stunned when I heard this woman on the ABC World News broadcast of September 2, 2021 complain about how "cruel it is to make women drive 600 miles for a 5-10 minute medical procedure - in the middle of a pandemic."

ABC World News Report on the New Texas Pro-Life Law 

Advance to the 2:18 minute mark in the video to hear this woman's complaint.

Because, after all, that's the cruel part in getting an abortion, the inconvenience of being forced to drive out of state to commit murder.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Something to Think About

I don't know who actually owns the rights to this video. I do not. It was sent to me by my friend Mobina. If posting it violates the owner's rights, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will take appropriate action. Otherwise, please enjoy.

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