The White House

(c) Louise at Storyteller’s Abode

The White House

The sailboats and yachts were oblivious to the chaos at the white house by the bay. What had started as a quiet Sunday, deteriorated to fear when the house was invaded by two armed men. Sage, the owner, was beaten and tied up in the basement. Ruth, his wife, was being raped and beaten. As she cried and moaned, nobody came to her rescue.

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Becoming Yourself

  This is my first post for #BeWoW Network from ronovanwrites. My inspiration today is: I researched this image that I found on Pinterest and could not find its origination, but it has been used since at least 2012. The quote will remain anonymous and says, “The thing that is really hard and really amazing … Read more

Stressing Out Sets Your Nerves On Edge

Today, I want to talk about how stressing out sets your nerves on edge. When someone says the word “stress” around me, it is like fingernails going down a chalkboard. Eeeeekkkk! Stress not only affects your mind and emotions, but it also can hurt your body physically. Stress And Your Body… Stress is defined as … Read more

Reflections-Day 38-Reflections

Pause and Reflect…

With yesterday’s blog, I wrote that in Psalm 103:13, David says that the Lord is like a father and is compassionate to those who fear him. “Fear” in Hebrew translates to revere or show respect. I will be the first to admit that I did not understand this verse when I first learned it. I didn’t believe this verse because my earthly father was not compassionate, caring, tender toward me even though I respected him. With the second verse, 14, says that He (the Lord) knows our frame (or weakness) and is mindful that we are dust. This verse refers back to Genesis when God created man in his own image from dust. (see Genesis 2:7) God knows our weakness or frame because He created us from dust. 

Today, I want to switch gears and complete this last week of Reflections with some reflections that I wrote in poetry. I write poetry on All Poetry almost daily. I presently am in a Vignette class teaching me how to write vignettes which are poems that tell a focused story. The vignette today is a short paragraph vignette to a prompt-Refections.

Next, let’s look at today’s reflection…

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Reflections

Reflections I Reflections of light and sun peer through my window. Glimmering colors appear as sparkling arrays of diamonds and rubies as sun’s shining rays peek through. Each glimmer reminds me of hope’s last vestments seen. I celebrate this light show a creative sun source of beauty.   II Reflections appear as freeze frames of … Read more

Compassionate Father – Reflections-Day 37

Pause and Reflect…

With yesterday’s blog, I wrote that Psalm 37:7 is “Be still in the presence of the Lordand wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.” but tonight I want to focus on the first part of the verse only. This is another Psalm written by David and he is addressing his people, the Israelites cautioning them to be still in the Lord and wait patiently for God to act, rather than take action into own hands. 

Next, let’s look at today’s verse and reflection about Compassionate Father, Psalm 103:13-14. 

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