Posted in Choka, October 2019

In My Own Backyard

Backyard rock garden

Walking thru this world

Alone, looking for friends?

Searching for joy and love?

I found them unexpectedly

In my backyard.

Getting to know my neighbors

Common interests

Betters our community

And inspires one another

Choka

This summer I was blessed to get to know a few of my neighbor’s better.

It all happened because of a fallen tree in my backyard.

One windy stormy night last Spring a good sized evergreen in my yard was taken down by lightening or wind. Thankfully it fell away from the building and caused no harm.

A few days later a maintenance man cut the tree down and hauled it away leaving a big stump where it had been.

For many days I would gaze out my window at that stump, missing the tree and thinking something needed to take its place to brighten up the yard.

Since I am fond of rock gardens and painting inspirational rocks I decided to put some plants and rocks in around the stump.

My grandson helped me move a potted plant I had to sit on the stump. Then we planted some flowering ground cover perennials and seeds. Since the ground around the stump was so hard and root filled we couldn’t easily dig or plant much but we managed to get some flowers in. Then we put a few rocks around.

A few weeks later my granddaughter came over and we painted a bunch of inspirational rocks to put out.

Through all of this a few of my neighbors who I didn’t really know well were watching the progression and they came out to admire and ask if they could help. They added more unique beautiful items and one of them offered to water the plants daily.

Through all this the project grew and blossomed and we all became friends and now are sharing a common interest of beautifying our backyards to benefit us all.

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Posted in Epulaeryu, September 2019

Pizza Pie

Pizza infographic

A culinary delight!

When I first met you,

It was true love at first sight!

Especially so,

After taking that

Very first

Bite!

EPULAERYU:  (7 lines–33 syllables–7-5-7-5-5-3-1 About a culinary treat or favorite food.  Ends with an exclamation point! = !)

I first saw and tasted Pizza in the late 1950’s in a small Italian restaurant in Kenosha, Wisconsin. My older sister had discovered it through eating out with some of her high school friends and excitedly told our family about this wonderful new food item. So our whole family went to see what it was and we all loved it! It ended up being my dad’s favorite food 😊

Where Did The Word “Pizza” Come From, Anyway?

For more information:https://www.dictionary.com/e/whats-the-origin-of-pizza/

Posted in Acrostic, July 2019

Be Kind

Believe There Is Good In The World—Be The Good

Kill them with kindness

If you can be anything, be kind

No act of kindness, however small, is wasted —Aesop

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can. —John Wesley

Acrostic

ALWAYS BE A LITTLE KINDER THAN NECESSARY” —James M. Barrie

Kindness does wonderful things to a face. —Dixie Doyle

Today is “National Love is Kind Day”

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-love-is-kind-day-july-27/

#LoveIsKindDay #kindness #BeKind

Posted in July 2019, Scripture, Shadorma

Abundance

Lavender plant abundantly blooming

Abundant

Blessings in the Lord

Plethora

Opulence

Of grace, love, mercy,

Faith and hope in Christ

Shadorma

And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:14

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3

Posted in Abecedarian, April 2019, NaPoWriMo 2019, Scripture

My Life from A to Z

Letters A and Z

Alien

Because I was without

Christ, living in

Darkness

Ensnared, a

Foreigner to Israel, without

God and without

Hope, a gentile in

Israel and to all

Jews

Knowing not the

Love of God, believing in

Myths

Not knowing the truth

Of the wonderful

Promises of God

Questioning life’s purpose

Running from truth, a

Stranger to the covenant of Promise

Then, through God’s grace

Understanding the gospel brought me to

Victory in Christ, and I was a

Wanderer no more, a

Xenos no more, I belonged and was

Yoked to Christ forever in

Zion, the New Jerusalem.

Abecedarian

(Based on Ephesians 2)

#NaPoWriMo—Day 14–Off Prompt