To Lose Is To Gain – WWP Week #1

One day I went from well-liked to outcast
Utterly disregarded and ignored
The only friend I have is loneliness and Jesus.
Cut off from the in-crowd
Alone – will no one wants to be my friend now
Still standing tall, throughout, because
To lose all that I have is to gain all that He is.


This was in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt #1, Outcast. The poetry challenge was to do an acrostic of outcast, so here it is. If you would like to join in the fun, here is a link to the submission guidelines for the anthology. The deadline is August 10th. 🙂

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Two Doors

This is week 124 of Three Line Tales and here is the photo prompt and my response. 🙂 If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the link. 😉

Luis Alfonso Orellana via Unsplash

At 284 Atahualpa, muraled doors lead to magical new lands

Two doors – floating trees, endless azure skies, and fiery sun-baked deserts await

Which door will you choose?

Shining Yellow Lilies

Dutch Goes The Photo’s photo challenge last week was “shine” – though I fear I’m a bit late in posting for the challenge. 😅 My yellow lilies seem to almost glow in the dark in these photos – as if the flowers were made of sunshine. 🙂

And here is a glimpse of the journey that they took to get there:

Plants but the buds are not visible yet.

The plants are bigger but the buds are still too small to see.

Here come the buds!

Fully grown buds – it was only a matter of days. 😀

Hello, yellow Asian Lily! 😍 One of my favorite flowers! God added such detail to the petals.<3 In addition to these, I have orange ones, which are also open now (keep your eyes peeled, that post will probably come later this week), and red ones that are a little further behind and will probably open at the beginning of June. I bought pink ones this year and they already opened and died back. (If you missed them, you can see them here.) I hope to add a new color every year! I really want purple, but I’ve never seen them locally… but I’ve never seen one I didn’t like so I’m sure I’ll find something. 😁


Also, on a different note, I want to thank you all for the support – I got this in my notifications bell a few days ago:

And a special thanks to Keri L, who told me that my posts weren’t showing up in the reader because I was using too many tags and categories. ❤ Looks like it’s working now and people are seeing my posts. 🙂

Read Books 📚

It’s week 70 of 100 Word Wednesday, and here is the photo and my (almost late 😅) response. 🙂 If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the link! 😉

Image by Bikurgurl

Reach upon the shelf
Extract an intriguing title
And find a comfortable place and get a hot
Drink – prepare for an adventure.

Books —
Open to view the pages,
Open a portal to new worlds
Keep traveling from my comfy chair
See the universe from different perspectives.

Learn about interesting places,
Events from the past or present, or places that
Exist in the mind and dream, or
Relive memories,

Live other’s lives
Instead of just your own –
Become a new person.
Realize you can also create
Other worlds, places, times, and perspectives –
Sit down, open a blank journal, and just write.


In addition to this being a free verse poem, it is also an acrostic. If you noticed this but were second-guessing on the last two parts, “Leer Libros” is “(To) Read Books” in Spanish, so that was an attempt to repeat the phrase in Spanish, haha. 😊

The Sonset And The Sonrise

And they shall scourge Him, and put Him to death: and the third day He shall rise again. Luke 18:33

“He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you.” Matthew 28:6-7

Can you imagine what it must have been like when He rose? For three days, He was in the tomb, dead. It appeared that this Man Who was called “The Son” had set. What dark days those must have been. But then, He rose and His Light shone again! What a glorious morning!

This is in response to Rise / Set. The photos were taken on different days. The first is a sunset, the second is the moon (which also rises and sets so I decided to include it in the photo challenge – and it also seemed to go with the theme of the dark days) and the last is a sunrise.

Happy Easter // Resurrection Day, everyone. 🙂