Fly me to the moon
clouds tomorrow’s captives
The WordPress photochallenge is Mirror
Fly me to the moon
clouds tomorrow’s captives
The WordPress photochallenge is Mirror
I look above, you look below
what in the middle find?
the layers of these bricks you see
no more the daily grind
Another Delightful Daily Post Photography Challenge – Angular
What angle do you like to shoot?
fallen the night before
footprints on distant shore
capturing fallen light
red rose smiling bright
hands clasped this day
love needed nothing to say
spoken to the skies
snowflakes in our eyes
petals fall in the breeze
whispers spoken to the trees
strong stood aged oak
song where new life awoke
striving for the sun
new path on which to run
Newness a prompt from Poet’s United.
I am a captive
encapsulated between yesterday and today
I hang suspended
the skeleton of winter
wraps its fingers about me
threatening my existence
and so I watch you go by
bundled up in a flurry of color
you will wave in the New Year
while I wait for spring to catch what remains
They pulled me from my world
where seals and dolphin play
moonlight bore my charms
she’d glisten and she’d sway
I listen for the splash
feel the foam against my hull
just for one lusty moment
in rolling waves I’m lulled
The wordpress photochallange for the coming week is the Sea. I just spent the week at home (by the sea) so I am overjoyed to share a few shots
Photography: “Hull” and “Sea Foam Line” © L. Moon 2013
Some excellent shots to enjoy:
Old Barn true and staid
behind stands aged tradition
The Word press weekly photo challenge for this week is “Focus.” What do you sense right behind the barn door?
Photography: “Old Penn Barn” and “Focus- Barn Door”
images copyrighted property of L. Moon 2013
Other Fantastic Works in Focus:
I see them walking past my window – new shoes, new back packs and I reflecti back…
“Mommy mommy I think I hear it.”
“Oh honey” she ruffled my hair lovingly “you still have another twenty minutes.”
“But shouldnt I be there just in-case” I said with a gap-toothed smile
“Let’s make sure you have everything ” she was trying to stall me I later realized.
“You have your pencils?”
“Hmm” I looked cross-eyed I hadn’t put that in my backpack. I opened the zipper. “Yes” I giggled knowing who put my lunch in my pack.
“Yes” I felt in my pocket.
“How ’bout a kiss?”
“Nope none of those in here.” I teased.
I put my arms around mommy’s neck. I didn’t realize the sacrifice she made in watching me grow up. This was as big a step for her as it was for me.
“Ok then I think they are ready for you smarty pants.”
With that I looked down to check that my shoes were tied.I grabbed my sweater and my backpack and ran out the door.
I didn’t think to wave til I got to the end of the drive. All of a sudden I felt it too. The long invisible cord that connected my mommy and I was stretched as far as it would stretch. A tear reached my eye as I realized she could not go with me on this journey. “Bye bye” I yelled “I love you mommy.”
Today many children will go back to school while others will go for the very first time. This story is for the mothers and fathers who have to let go of their children so many times and so many ways.
Leslie Moon is a published children’s writer who has told stories to young and old the better part of her life. She writes many genres but she will always consider herself a children’s writer. Please check back as there will be stories each week to inspire the child in you.
Photograph “School Days” L. Moon copyright 2012
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The mindset in postmodernism is that objective truth does not exist. But in post-truth, the person believes that objective truth exists, but they subordinate truth to their preferences, or their comfort. In other words, one doesn’t care that truth exists or what the truth is if it doesn’t line up with one’s preferences. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" - George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. Faith in Jesus Christ is our response to God's elective purpose in our life. These two truths--God's initiative and man's response--co-exist throughout the Bible. The gospel is "the message of truth" because truth is its predominant characteristic. Salvation was conceived by the God of truth (Ps. 31:5); purchased by the Son, who is the truth (John 14:6); and is applied by the Spirit of truth (John 16:13). To know it is to know the truth that sets men free (John 8:32). Believers are people of the truth (John 18:37), who worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24), and who obey the Word of truth (John 17:17). People have rejected, neglected, redefined, and opposed God’s truth for centuries. Some cynically deny that truth even exists or that it can be known by men (John 18:38). Others foolishly think that denying truth will somehow make it go away. Truth determines the validity of one's belief. Believing a lie doesn't make it true. Conversely, failing to believe the truth doesn't make it a lie. The gospel is true because Jesus is true, not simply because Christians believe in Him. His resurrection proved the truth of His claims and constitutes the objective basis of our faith (Rom. 1:4; 1 Pet. 1:3). Truth is our protection and strength (Eph. 6:14). Throughout history, people have tried everything imaginable to gain favor with God. Most turn to religion, but religion apart from Christ is merely a satanic counterfeit of the truth. 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Their message is full of gaps, the greatest of which leaves out a biblical worldview of the saving gospel and replaces it with the worldview of postmodernism with its dominant ethical system of relativism. The Bible describes mankind in the end times: “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim. 3:7). Spiritual answers cannot be deduced by human reason alone (1 Cor. 2:14). It’s not that spiritual truth is irrational or illogical, but that human wisdom is defective, because it’s tainted by man’s sinfulness, and unable to perceive the things of God. That is why the Bible is so important. It gives us the answers we can’t find on our own. It is God’s Word to mankind. Scripture is divinely revealed truth that fills the vacuum of spiritual ignorance in all of us. Post-truth is the word of the year for 2016 and also the philosophy of the day, According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. In a “post-truth” world, people make choices based on emotion and experience rather than objective fact. So in a post-truth world, truth is irrelevant. What exactly is a post-truth culture? It’s a culture where truth is no longer an objective reality. It has become subjective. It’s what’s true for me—my beliefs, my opinions, determine my truth. So in our post-truth culture, man determines truth. Man makes himself the ultimate authority. This starting point, which rejects God’s Word and the idea of moral absolutes, makes truth subjective. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Christianity is grounded in objective truth. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Objective truth exists because we have God’s Word. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Thy word is truth” (John 17:17), and Paul and James describe the Bible as “the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:18). The Psalmist says, “The entirety of your word is truth” (Psalm 119:160). Jesus Himself said, “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37). When Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by me” (John 14:6), He wasn’t expressing His personal belief or opinion. He was speaking the truth, a fundamental reality that doesn’t change from person to person. It doesn’t matter if our culture thinks all roads lead to God. 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