“The Discount Song” by Chris August

This is one of the most popular Contemporary Christian Music Artist around. He does beautiful and inspiring songs . . . but he has a hilarious side and no shame to let it show. I will have to share his candy song someday, but we can all relate to this one. You have to listen.


Writing in the Sand


A very good poem for today.
Much Respect

Originally posted on confessionsofamie:

Writing in the Sand

Caught in the act,

I was dragged away,

To be stoned,

For the sins of that day.

They tested You;

But, You wrote in the sand.

You spoke, “Let him who is without sin,

Hurl a stone from his hand.”

You continued to sit,

And write in the dirt.

The crowd went away,

one-by-one–their pride hurt.

I stood naked before you,

Not knowing what to do.

You said, “Woman, where are they?

No one has condemned you.”

I said, “Lord, I am a whore.”

You said, “You are forgiven–sin no more.”

What did you write that grabbed their attention?

Was it my partner’s names, removing all suspicion?

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Wordless #Haiku Rewind #10

Wordless Haiku ChallengeBadge provided by Dazzling Whimsy.


Click the site names to see the Wordless Haiku for each.

The prompts they participants COULD use if they wished to were Passion & Bored. The prompts are only if you cannot come up with an idea.

Jen of Blog It or Lose It! : “Yes! very good!”-Bastet of Bastet’s and Sekhmet’s Library

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Traces of the Soul : “Great Oli … that is a great take on the prompt … brava!”-Bastet of Bastet’s and Sekhmet’s Library


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Meredith of Meredith’s Musings : I may not know what it says, but I get it. (Me-here and now.)

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Bastet of Bastet’s and Sekhmet’s Library : The comments were great on this one and people were creating poems from the images. I now have to get myself back in the game and DO THIS! GAME ON!!!!!





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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku Prompt Challenge Rewind #10


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The prompt words were Create &Destroy.

 Provided by Sian the Prompt Girl and Ronovan.


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Surprising what people came up with. I really had no idea what to expect from this prompt.


It was only fair that Sian the Prompt Girl did a Haiku this week. I asked for uplifting words because my own had been so dark lately. So she gives an evil grin and says Fluffy and Rainbow. There was no changing her mind.

Sian of Prompt Girl: “Excellent!”-Colleen of Silver Threading




Cyril of Cyril Bussiere : “Two offerings bringing a range of thought.”-Me on his site.

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Hugh of Hugh’s Views & News : “I can certainly feel the love shining through this one. And the sparkly heart just adds to it all”-Mabel Kwong of Mabel Kwong.com

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Colleen of Silver Threading: “The picture and your Haiku together are lovely and very sad.”-Vivachange of cronechronicler

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Faith Unlocked :   10.1, 10.2 and 10.3  10.4 “Oh, I love this one. Great job”- Battered Wife Seeking Better Life

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K. S. Fause of KSFause.com : “A very clever haiku. Makes you think to what is going on in some parts of our world at the moment and to thank ourselves that we are at least safe.”-Hugh of Hugh’s Views & News

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Meredith of Meredith’s Musings : “A very true statement.”-Me on her site.

Haiku from Meredith’s sister Martha Dixon Brice : “why, indeed… nice haiku!”-Cyril of Cyril Bussiere

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Florence T of Rambing On : “Nicely done! I like the inversion; the circle/wheel effect your construction evokes is striking.”-Cyril of Cyril Bussiere

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Becca of on On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea : ” “-

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Battered Wife Seeking Better Life-“I am also a late joiner … I believe this afternoon my 3rd week … it never occurred to me to go backwards to catch up. The one you did last week on Twitter was stunning!”-Becca of On Dragonfly Wings and Buttercup Tea

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Ruth of Mad Meandering Me : “Nicely stitched..Ruth..:)”-Madhavi (Also a new participant this week.)

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AC Elliot of File Cabinet Ramblings : ” “-

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Elke of WRITINGINDEVIZES : “Cats have a way of just looking at you like you have no clue about how life is supposed to work.”-Me on her site.



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 Elizabeth of Tea and Paper : “You have a very inspiring blog! I love the haiku, too.”-Destiny of DESTINY IN NYC



Cheryl Lynn of Tournesol~dans unjardin  and Traces of the Soul: “I especially enjoy the first one with that use of the word ‘disguised’.”-Me on her blog.





KiwiBee of Snap Thoughts : “This is exquisite! <3“-Colleen of Silver Threading.



NEW PARTICIPANT-Glad you found us!

Melanie Bishop of Beloved76 : “This is one that I think so many can relate to. That is a sad thing to say but true. “-Me on her blog.



NEW PARTICIPANT-Another wonderful addition!

Madhavi of Life’s Scribblings : “Excellent line and a mesmerising picture.. “-Gowthama of Creatikaa





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Do everything in love. My Sunday thought for today.

My randomly generated Bible verse today was 1 Corinthians 16:14

“Do everything in love.”-Paul to the church in Corinth

It is always my custom to then go and read the surrounding verses to get the context of the message. If you visit the verse today you will see it stands alone and does not rely on an explanation from any surrounding verses. But there is a message from all of those verses.

Paul was telling the church that he wanted to come and that he was sending others until he could but regardless if anyone of them were there or not they should . . . do what?

“Do everything in love.”

That pretty much sums up how we should be and how I TRY to live. I try to live that out here on my blog and to those I encounter through it. Do I fail at times? Oh yeah! But I TRY.

It doesn’t say to do this thing or that thing in love it says ‘everything’. You see if you look throughout the New Testament you’ll see that doing in love is a key. If true love is guiding you then you can’t go wrong. This isn’t the ‘in love’ love. Or the ‘love of power’. This is ‘love of what is right’. For a Christian that ‘right’ is the words of Jesus.

You know we look at the writings in the New Testament and there are so many arguments about it, but just go to the words of Jesus and see if things are backed up by what he said. “Love your neighbor…” remember that one? Not love that neighbor on the left and not the one on the right.

This is a pretty simple thing that if we all thought and lived by would make the world a lot better. It wouldn’t even matter what your beliefs were, just simply love. For those who might be thinking, “But I don’t believe in what the Bible says,” well, I kind of think “Do everything in love” is a pretty good thing. As I’ve said many times before, whether you believe or not, the words of Jesus and those words inspired by him are still useful to everyone’s daily life.


Much Respect & LoveRon_Hoodie_HeartRonovan

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Broken Boot Straps


Meredith gives some very good advice. Is anyone surprised by this?

Originally posted on Meredith's Musings:

Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps means to improve your situation by your own efforts. The origin of this phrase isn’t known. It refers to boots and their straps and to lifting oneself off the ground by pulling on one’s bootstraps. This metaphor shows the effort of getting out of a difficult situation by one’s own efforts. It was known by the early 20th century. James Joyce alluded to it in Ulysses, 1922: “There were others who had forced their way to the top from the lowest rung by the aid of their bootstraps.” http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/290800.html

“None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick up our boots.”Thurgood Marshall

I feel as if I have tugged on my own bootstraps…

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Would you . . .

The night is a brilliant body shimmering to attract the eye to its delights.

It pales compared to your skin, lit and covered only by window revealed moonlight.

Thoughts of gently touching you, and tracing your curves, every last one control my mind.

Would you be surprised as my lips flowed across your body to memorize every last detail I find?


Amber radiates with a warmth to the heart and holds the universes mysteries inside.

But it is like midnight beside your eyes as they hold mine enslaving me to a joy denied.

I see you looking into the distance as the light catches ever facet of every jewel and my breath stops.

Would you hide them if you knew my life revolves around their expression and if hurt my heart drops?


The ocean brings waves of  release at night as the moon glimmers over a never ending flowing life giving peace.

Your strands of silken splendor cause amnesia of all other flowing expanses as I long to feel them against my cheek.

Sensations of gentleness flowing down my skin shiver me to my very bone.

Would you blush at what thoughts you bring to this man who is yours alone?


Heavenly bodies span the skies to guide the world in its travels through time in a divine arrangement.

They are as easy as a child compared to your words flowing from a mind filling me with amazement.

Challenges to thought, perception, and the meanings of life and love are what you bring to me.

Would you be frightened to travel inside my mind for a brief moment to see what you have made me be?


RonovanMan in night surf


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I dream of . . .

I dream of a world of kindness and peace.

That is to say, whenever I have moments of sleep.

My waking thoughts are much the same.

And in each one, I speak your name.







For me that quiet place is not alone.

Some may find it with a  heart of stone.

But if you are searching and still haven’t found,

Perhaps it’s due to the wrong places you’ve looked ’round.


Two hearts looking for love?

Or perhaps looking for something more they dream of.

Forgive me if my words lack in some form of manliness.

There is no specific all encompassing definition of  happiness.



Much Respect


A poem I began sometime in July and never finished.


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An Ode to you

There are moments of peace that spread through space and time as if the finger of destiny were in control.
Sounds swirl around in a chaotic symphony to create a web of melody to nest and harbor ones soul.
For some this eye of the storm may be a calm achieved in a place of choosing and alone.
Me, I, can only attain this much desired anomaly in time and space by looking outside me to a crone.



Alone in a dark room with the sounds echoing from one wall to another and another and yet another,
I find that my only hope for survival is to rely on someone so dear whom I fear I might smother.
My irrational mind asks questions of ruin and brings images of disaster and torment.
There is never a moment, even when in happiness, I do not realize I am a fragment.



Rather a fragment than nothing at all, yet where does this peace come from that I began about?
How can peace be attained when there is a shattering of the very bones that make me cry out?
Because you say you love me.





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