Chastised by your ambition and desire my soul is a searing lake of fire your hurt and regret a fading paint scheme bringing me closer more than a picture.
Welcome to October
Vegans do not eat eggs, do not drink milk and do not make exceptions. I have encountered 2 people in the last 2 weeks claiming they know a vegan who eats eggs. They are not vegan, they are vegetarians, or some variety of vegetarian.
Now that is cleared up, I can move onto a brief poem to welcome the full forces of autumn and the upcoming month. Today marks the start of Black History Month in England. As you can see from the painting below, an iconic figure for the rights of minority groups.
Greens to yellows and reds my bed of roses is now dancing in the moonlights shadow neighbourly connections surreptitious directions jewels that hung on the balcony wet days on the way
As we approach the darker months of the year it is so important to connect and be with other people. I think we should be connecting in person but talking online is just as good. Video calls would be better since you are able to gauge the facial expressions of the other person. As mentioned in a previous post going to church can be a good way to connect with likeminded people. Attending any group would be a start. I am of course talking to myself at the same time as typing this; I should be doing this and more often.
- Walking groups
- Coffee groups/ coffee morning meetups etc
- Art groups
- Online groups – online quizzes and presentations or general chit chat
- Religious groups – anything from church to a meditation group (lots online now)
- Courses – like a short course either in person or online
As for solo activities I can think of a few to keep you busy! This is assuming you live alone though
- Walking/dancing/exercise in any form at home and outside
- Healthy eating/cooking/baking/dinner parties hosting or attending
- Going to the cinema or to a show – with people as well!
- Painting and drawing
- Writing and blogging of course!
- Learning something new! online courses at home or even in person!
- Travelling somewhere new
- Home decoration/renovations
- Movies and tv at home
- Creating a routine if you want one
- Connecting with other people – in any form
- Visit historical places
There is a lot of things you could do in the autumn months. I can imagine taking a long walk in the countryside would be nice. Or perhaps going for some high tea in the local teashop. This is something I want to do, and I intend to go to London for some high tea. As for visiting historical places, you can do that with people too. I’d like to get down to the Tower of London and visit Clarkson’s farm at some point.
Welcome to autumn. Welcome to October. Spooky month for most of us! That reminds me, why not turn the entire month into an even for yourself and have a fantastic Halloween! No limits. No restriction on what you can and cannot do.
Morning Visit to – St Thomas’s Church
Since the last few weeks has proved quite challenging for me in terms of my physical health and mental health, I decided to start revisiting church.
I am a believer and to me keeping my faith strong is important for my mental and physical wellbeing. The only issue is that I lacked church visitation, which I am not too happy about. Mostly because I don’t like to attend on my own. Today I made an effort to go out around 10am to visit the St Thomas’s Church which is within an hour of where I live and has been on my radar for a while. I have seen many old churches which are in much better condition, this was still in good condition but inside you can tell it doesn’t have the funding that others do. I spoke to a gentleman who confirmed the funding was poor. I understand time are hard, but it is surely the Church of England that should be taking it upon itself to provide adequate funding and repairs and not the general public who can only give what they can afford most of the time.
You will notice that this is huge, like most churches, and it has an upstairs which I was not expecting. I will be returning in the near future for sure to attend a Holy Communion service. I was granted permission to take photographs.
I was respectful to the altar and not to cross the wrong boundaries, but the public can enter the choir gallery area.
The church is large but apparently has a small congregation of people who attend regularly. I hope that more people will attend services here. It is one of a number of Church of England churches throughout Greater Manchester. I have yet to visit St. Peters church and St. Georges churches. I do intend to visit them but finding them open is very difficult considering that they are only open on Sunday for a brief time. This was not always the case.
Funding has blatantly decreased, and the public seem less interested in church and religions than ever before. The advent of modern belief systems has drawn a substantial part of the populace away from traditions like Christianity toward new age enlightenment beliefs and such. This is of course not deterring from the fact that there are around 2.83 billion Christians in the world making it the largest religion still to this day based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. A whopping 1.9 billion are Islamic and 1.25 billion are Hindu. Around 1.1 billion are non-religious. I hope that puts things in perspective – you should never feel ashamed of your faith. There will be others, so don’t be afraid to connect with them. The writer of Hebrews encourages the gathering together of friends and family as a community for support, love and wellbeing.
I was a little apprehensive about visiting as I haven’t done so in a while. I hope any future visits will provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals. Thank you so much for reading and I hope the pictures are enjoyable too.
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It’s been a hot summer week. Lots has happened and I’ve been writing tons, editing a lot and preparing for an exciting release. It peaked at 30c here today so a far cry from all the heat warnings. Might I add, England could do with a heatwave, but instead the media has instilled more fear upon the masses! Just let us enjoy ourselves!
As you know I’m writing a novella called Dead Reckoning. A completely different kind of horror story than the usual zombocalypse stuff. To aim for a summer release is ambitious but doable at the rate I’m writing it. Of course I need to take account of editing which takes the longest time. Any alpha or beta readers here, then comment below if you’re interested!
I spent a few hours yesterday reading at a cafe in the sun, which was lovely. I went last Saturday too, and might just make my Saturday the day to do that! How did you spend the day?
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Clutching at Straws
maybe you are reaching too high clutching at straws seeing the skies taking on board a little too much feeling everything too often just waiting, somehow, for something or someone to hold your hand and show you the way a reach that is beyond sight hands that held the straw, tight beyond the gazing grasp of wrought palm comes the evening sun for all that befall.
Sin – Is It Real?
I don’t believe you need to have a religion or faith to understand what sin is. Sin is engrained in society so that the majority of people have heard of it. It is a term which means ‘an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.’ I suppose believing in the divine might mean you also believe in sin. There are those who believe in one or the other, but not both. But you cannot believe in God without believing in sin, and you cannot believe in sin without believing in God.
Despite lots of people arguing that God does not exist, let’s ignore that for now and look at what the sins are:
Adultery—Matthew 5:27-28, 32; 19:9, 18; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Mark 7:21; John 8:1-11
Anger—Galatians 5:20; Ephesians 4:26, 31; 6:4; Colossians 3:8; James 1:19-20
Anger with one’s brother—Matthew 5:22
Arrogance—2 Timothy 3:2; 2 Corinthians 12:20; 2 Timothy 3:2; 1 Corinthians 5:2; 8:1; 13:4
Bitterness—Ephesians 4:31; Hebrews 12:15; Romans 2:24; 3:14; Acts 8:23; James 2:7
Blasphemy—Mark 8:38; Acts 18:6
Boasting—Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2; Galatians 5:26
Brutality—2 Timothy 3:3
Brother going to Law against brother—1 Corinthians 6:1-7 Carousing—Romans 13:13; Galatians 5:21; 1 Peter 4:3 Clamor—Ephesians 4:31
Complaining—Ephesians 4:31; Colossians 3:13; 1 Peter 4:9; James 5:9
Conceit—2 Timothy 3:4
Coveting—Mark 7:22; Ephesians 5:5; Acts 20:33; Romans 13:9
Cowardice—Revelation 21:8 Deceit—Mark 7:22; Acts 13:10; Romans 1:29; 1 Peter 3:10
Defrauding—1 Corinthians 6:7
Denying Christ—Matthew 10:33; Luke 12:9; 1 John 2:22-23
Desiring praise of men—John 12:43
Disobedience to parents—Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2; Titus 3:3 Divisions—1 Corinthians 1:10
Divorce—Matthew 5:32; 19:9; Mark 10:11-12; Luke 16:18
Drinking parties—1 Peter 4:3
Drunkenness—Romans 13:13; 15: 13; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 6:10; Colossians 3:13; 1 Peter 4:3
Eating the Bread or drinking the Cup unworthily—1 Corinthians 11:27 Effeminacy—1 Corinthians 6:9 Enmities—Galatians 5:20 Envy—Mark 7:22; Galatians 5:26; Titus 3:3
Evil thoughts—Mark 7:21; Matthew 15:19
False witnessing—Matthew 15:19
Fathers, provoking children to wrath—Colossians 3:21
Fearfulness—Matthew 10:26, 28
Foolishness—Mark 7:22; Titus 3:3
Foolish talking—Ephesians 5:4
Fornication(or sexual immorality)—Mark 7:21; Matthew 15:19; 1 Corinthians 6:9; Galatians 5:19
Greed—Ephesians 4:19; 5:3; 2 Peter 2:14
Lust, lusting—1 Peter 4:3; Titus 3:3 Haters of God—Romans 1:30
Hatred—2 Timothy 3:3; Titus 3:3
Homosexuality—1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:10; Romans 1:26-27
Hypocrisy—Matthew 23:13,23, 25; 23, 27,28, 29; Mark 12:15; Luke 12:1; Romans 12:9
Idolatry—1 Corinthians 6:9; Galatians 5:20; Revelations 21:8; Ephesians 5:5
Immorality(see also Fornication)—Galatians 5:19; Revelation 21:8; Ephesians 5:3
Impurity—Galatians 5:19; Ephesians 5: 3, 5
Jealousy—Galatians 5:20; 1 Corinthians 3:3; 2 Corinthians 12:20; James 3:16
Judging—Matthew 7:1-5; Romans 2:1; 14:13; Luke 6:37 James 4:11
Knowing to do good but not doing it—James 4:17
Laying up treasures on earth—Matthew 6:19-21; 19:21; 1 Timothy 6:9-10; Luke 12:21, 33; 18:22
Living for pleasure—2 Timothy 3:4
Lovers of self—2 Timothy 3:2
Loving another person more than Jesus—Matthew 10:37; Luke 14:26
Lusting after a woman—Matthew 5:27-28; 1 Peter 4:3; Matthew 18:9
Lying—Revelation 21:8, 27; 22:15; Ephesians 4:25; Romans 9:1; 2 Corinthians 11:31; Galatians 1:20; 2 Timothy 2:7 Malice—Romans 1:29; Ephesians 4:31; Colossians 3:8; Titus 3:3; 2 Peter 2:1
Man praying or prophesying with head covered—1 Corinthians 11:4-16 Murder—Revelation 21:8; Mark 7:21; 5:21; 10: 19; 19:18; Luke 18:20; Romans 1:29; 1 Peter 3:15; 4:15; Matthew 15:19
Murmuring, complaining—Colossians 3:13; 1 Peter 4:9; James 5:9 Pride—Mark 7:22; 1 Peter 5:5, 6; James 4:6; Matthew 23:12; Luke 14:11; 18;14
Quarrels—James 4:1-2; 1 Corinthians 1:11; 2 Timothy 2:23
Reviling—1 Corinthians 6:10; 5:11; 2 Timothy 3:2; 1 Peter 2:23; 1 Corinthians 4:17
Sensuality—Galatians 5:19; Mark 7:22; Romans 13:13; 2 Corinthians 12:21; 1 Peter 4:3; Ephesians 4:19; 2 Peter 2:2
Slander—Matthew 15:19; Mark 7:22; Ephesians 4:31; Colossians 3:8; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 Corinthians 4:13; Romans 1:30
Sorcery—Galatians 5:20; Revelation 21:8, 15; 9:21; 18:23
Speaking against the Holy Spirit—Matthew 12:32; Luke 12:10
Stealing—Ephesians 4:28; 13:9; Matthew 19:18; Mark 10:19; Luke 18:20; Romans 2:21; 13:9
Strife, quarreling—Galatians 5:20; Romans 1:29; 13:13; 1 Corinthians 3:3; 2 Corinthians 12:20; 1 Timothy 6:4
Swearing an oath—Matthew 6:34-37; James 5:12
Swindling—1 Corinthians 5:10; 6:10
Thievery, theft—1 Corinthians 6:10; Mark 7:21; John 10:1, 8; 1 Peter 4:15; Matthew 15:19
Treachery—2 Timothy 3:4
Unbelief, lack of faith—James 1:6; Mark 9:24; Hebrews 3:12, 19; 1 Timothy 5:8; 2 Corinthians 6:14-15; 7:13; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Titus 1:15; Revelation 21:8
Unforgiveness—Matthew 6:14-15; Mark 11:25-26
Ungodliness—Romans 1:18; 4:5; 5:6; 1 Timothy 1:9; 2 Timothy 2:16; Titus 2:12; 2 Peter 2:5, 6, 7
Ungratefulness—2 Timothy 3:2; Romans 1:21; Luke 6:35; 2 Timothy 3:2
Unholiness—2 Timothy 3:2; Hebrews 12:14
Unrighteousness—Romans 1:18, 29; 2:8; 6:13; 1 John 1:9; 5:17
Wickedness—Mark 7:22; Luke 11:39; Acts 8:22; Romans 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:8; Ephesians 6:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:10, 12; 2 Timothy 2:19
Woman cutting her hair short—1 Corinthians 1:14-15
Woman with her Head uncovered—1 Corinthians 11:5-16
Woman speaking or teaching in public—1 Timothy 2:11-15; 1 Corinthians 11:33-37 Wrath—Ephesians 4:31; Colossians 3:8; 1 Timothy 2:8
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Power on whisked to the heavens by the hands of angels finding a cassette of reflections of many years into the future sound that echoed through time looking glass has me defined alive
Three Steps To Strength
Reckoning It is the time for life, for love and for freedom hearing you call my name across the still of the lake watching the eagle fly or the head of the snake devoured Breaker My arms are holding onto the ledge my eyes are deflecting the pain and the beast praying to God, 'how can this be?' my lonely existential anguish breaker of the ravishing illusions Isolation Cannot think, cannot heal all I want, is to feel love that you should have given I would not ask for more instead isolated wondering what more can be taken Reflection In the mirrors you are no longer a smiling face no longer content to live in pain acceptance of the truth one escape or way out ... and where were all you living beings ... and the sunlight on my darkest nights oh, 'just too busy, living for eternity' What Happened Next I am the wall that divides heaven and earth the soul who's million year adventure was built, verse by verse alone and content, seeing evil beings, repent I smile again, you see me strong so many people, have now long gone what happened next I was the best, you were the rest undying and no longer simplifying my strength is a rock the silent ticking, of the universal clock.
Have I Been Deceived?
Have I been born into a world of rivers of blood the sea that crashes against the waves a long lost sought fraught ticking clock that rests near your side how painful has it been to continue to look inside amidst the passing of nature the growth and the rise of spring dwindling of winters pale gusts locked away in your safe box waiting for the sound that the bells shall chime at midnight where lost souls gather with the flocking birds that is not what I heard
Love is on my side
Masculine power, upright tower your moans of humiliation are no roadblock on the path of the brave the soldiers and the knowledge seekers you don't spit on my tombstone I see the mirror image of ice translucent memory love is on my side I have seen all that there is to see, on the sinside when the thunder comes raging and bolts of electric shoot through spring air you have the air in the ere grooving night scene mass multitude machine you are the barrier beyond the fold fake Gucci handbags and laced down bottom ups sounds like a load of quarks