How blessed are the feet of those who spread Good News! A born-again Christian who loves the Word of God, I endeavor to explore scripture in short posts due to my reduced attention span! I now write (or administrate) FIVE blogs: "Grace Partakers" "obsecrations" "Versatile Blogger Award" "Metal Man Walking" and "DooRFrame Books." Sometimes accused - yes! accused! - of being a Calvinist, I actually admit to believing God is Sovereign and God is Love.
Posted in Uncategorized on March 12, 2014
Lovely photograph with lovelier words…
Originally posted on random acts of writing [+ art]:
After weeks of too cold too snowy too icy, a sunny, blue-sky 45-degree moment arrived yesterday. I wasted no time and went to the woods.
So did the 4,335 thoughts I’ve been carrying around with me since December.
The lot of us followed a well-trod path through the forest on a slow, not-so-quiet, walk around the pond.
“Will you just shut up,” I kept admonishing them, out loud, like a crazy woman muttering under her breath. (No wonder I’ve been feeling like The Shining’s Jack Torrance lately.)
By the end of the walk I almost recognized my self. I almost felt again like that beautiful zen creature who effortlessly finds quiet in the woods. Almost, but not quite.
Photo ©2014, Jen Payne
Posted in Uncategorized on February 22, 2014
The Vagina Monologues… at Columbia University – like yesterday, I think?
Originally posted on Black Millennial Musings:
The noted collection by Eve Ensler brings attention to the plight of women in the world. As a part of the global V-Day Campaigns, the controversial play is an unapologetic pronouncement in femininity and sexuality. It critiques the hardships many self-identified women face, while acknowledging the social rewards and come with carrying emotive female genitalia.
Already a contentious staple in cultural dialogue, the Columbia VagMo run will feature an all women of color cast. The added layer of race, self identity, and ethnic background are sure to arouse suspicion and hesitancy from those people uncomfortable with unabashed diversity.
I will be in the play. I’m The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy. My monologue is challenging; I’m a tax attorney turned lesbian dominatrix. I go into detail about my rise in profession, and how much I love the…
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One of mine.
Originally posted on DooRFrame Books:
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Posted in Uncategorized on February 15, 2014
What has love got to do with anything?
Originally posted on Resting in His Grace:
Some scholarly individuals say that he was a priest executed on February 14 because he would not deny his faith in Christ.
Others say that Valentine was a romantic Christian during Emperor Claudius II reign. When the emperor outlawed all marriages and engagements, Valentine secretly performed the nuptial ceremonies. For this reason he was beheaded on February 14.
And still others claim that Valentine was killed because he helped Christians escape from prison.
There is a legend that the reason we give Valentine cards is because the daughter of Valentine’s jailer fell in love with the saint during his confinement. Valentine wrote a letter to his love and signed it…yes, you can see it coming….”From Your Valentine”.
My ethnic heritage claims Saint Valentine as the patron saint of beekeepers. …
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Posted in Uncategorized on January 5, 2014
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Posted in Uncategorized on December 22, 2013
Originally posted on In The Parlor:
Today, there are 2 news stories that have been circulating all over my Facebook and Twitter news feeds. One you are probably aware of, the other maybe not. The two, though, are closely related. The first news story is the indefinite suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson due to the comments he made during an interview with GQ magazine. The second news story is about the “defrocking” of Pennsylvania UMC pastor Frank Schaefer after he performed the marriage for his gay son and subsequent refusal to submit to church law regarding this action. The link between these two stories is clear. The church’s views (or, in the case of Duck Dynasty, a certain understanding of the Christian faith’s views) regarding homosexuality.
The reaction to both of these stories has been…emphatic, to say the least. The debate over the “rightness or wrongness” of homosexuality has once again…
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Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2013
Originally posted on ∙ tenderheartmusings ∙:
till I am brimming
a little more
till I overflow
with what a lifetime
as you slowly
trickle down my sides
keep flowing in
till all I can feel
has been spoken
more has been heard,
take two steps closer
and revive me
with your touch
without a sound
with your whisper
and remind me
what I have forgotten
remind me of you
with a paint brush then
in your painting
till I am one
with your colours
take me home
art by Pery Burge : http://www.chronoscapes.com
Tornado in November?
Originally posted on Which Way Now 101:
“ . . . high winds . . . 12:00 . . . headed this way . . . possible tornado . . . till 3:00 . . . some heavy rain . . .”
I stared wide eyed at the park ranger on the beach talking to our neighbor. “Did you get all that?” he asked when he turned my way.
A tornado watch! We were aware that the hurricane season is over at the end of November, but a tornado season? Checking a Florida disaster website, I discovered that there are two tornado seasons in Florida. The summer season ends in September and the Deadly Spring Season (yes, folks, that’s what it’s called) starts in February. Where does that leave us in December?
It leaves us on a tiny scrap of land called Long Key, where one could sprint – if one was capable of…
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Advice from a mountain? Yes, and pretty good advice, too.
Originally posted on 300 Word Limit:
Savor life’s peak experiences
There is beauty as far as the eye can see
Stand in the strength of Your True Nature
Follow the trails of the Wise Ones
Protect and preserve timeless beauty,
silence, solitude, serenity,
Rise above it all
Make solid decisions
Climb beyond your limitations
Leave no stone unturned
Never take life for granite
Get to the point
Patience, patience, patience
Life has its ups and downs
Let your troubles vanish into thin air
To summit all up
It’s the journey step by step
Christmas traditions from around the world and yes — gift-wrapped cats!
Originally posted on The top 10 of Anything and Everything!!!:
Lets face it, the internet is cat crazy! Over this first year of my blog we have seen them dressed as Sushi, painted, boxed and generally treated rather badly for our own amusement. Sadly for or feline friends Christmas time is not that much different, because today we are taking a little peek into the crazy trend of cat wrapping…
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