MY CHURCH I WAS RAISED ON A DIET OF CATHOLIC GUILT, / FEAR, SHAME, HYPOCRISY AND LIES! / “ BLESS ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED!! / GIVE ME THREE ̵… Illumination Unlike candles on a birthday cake, ….these shining, brilliant candles continue to burn bright long after their silent longings… Dead and Dreaming “They don’t teach about Cthulhu in church, you idiot. It’s secret knowledge.” My Religion My religion is not limited / To the four walls of a church. / My religion is found in the little things / I’ve discovered as I search. God and Country If there is no God, you have no right to freedom. Read the Declaration of Independence. The Evil spirit The vicar was using a small demonstration :- / Two glasses, a worm, and a bored congregation. An Alternative Route from Bodalla to Cooma We couldn’t go past the beautiful All Saints Church at Bodalla. / Quoted from the Eurobodalla Coast Tourism Website / This historic c… Letter to the Minister of the La Vista Church of … Mr Minister of the La Vista church of christ. At the Church of St Florian The church of St Florian, however, is untouched. It rises up amongst the ruined buildings, not gloating but watching over the devastated ci… Death in the Morning Nature was alive; bright, glorious and exultant. Misplaced Good. Show me a ‘miracle’ story, and I will show you one hundred hungry mouths. ~ Through Reality’s Mist ~ He whispered words of forever / vowing nothing would separate us again / I looked deep into His eyes of passion / and placed my heart into … Sour Fairy Floss She reminds me of sugar sweet fairy floss. It was like looking in a mirror to what I could have become. Losing My Religion In a crowded pub it wouldn’t have merited attention. In that silent church it resounded as though the devil himself had bellowed a c… A Tast of Pomegranate I ate pomegranate for breakfast. My fingers dug through the rind, taring chunks away and leaving my fingers stained blood red whenever I hi… My Grace Is Sufficient For you In His Word God gave me so many passages to affirm to me that once I was His, I was His. There would be bruisings to crush the sin from me… Rejecting the culture He is raising orphans from the dead churches / raising those who were thrown out for loving Jesus / He is dressing the ragged with Robes of… Church Memories Memories of restless Sunday mornings. Crooked Spire Why the spire is twisted Sunday School Drop-out My brother, Peter, thought that Sunday School was even more of an exercise in bollocks than I did candy wrappers are always louder in church Sheepishly I lift my gaze / Her lips curl upwards / But her widening eyes scold / My inability to contain the wiggles chimes my dream has always been / to live in a small rural town / where the church / sits proudly at the top of the hill / built many years before… New Mexico Travelogue: Santuario de Chimayo In 1810, a friar discovered a crucifix in a sand pit. He took it home with him. When he awoke the next day, the crucifix was gone, only t… eInquisitive We strive to provide questions as well as answers to real life questions and conditions. The proposition is that you, the reader, will thin… A Wicked Distraction Do you ever catch yourself thinking inappropriate thoughts, due to your rebellious mind wanting to override your willingness to be decent? … You Can’t ‘Go To Church’. As a word, ‘church’, can mean a great deal of things to many people. To some it is a physical place where they meet, once or … History of My life and experiences, – Home … Once thought I married into a religious family of religious freeks, GSMNP history. Nobody wants to play a rythm guitar behind Jesus. As a child as a child daily You fill me / with Your Presence / Blowing kisses to Heaven / is the child that loves and longs / to Be with her Father. The Devil Wears Khaki Pants At the end of the day, in the words of Billy Joel, “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints…” And God sings and time stops / just for this moment / the world freezes / wind is stilled / silence reigns Atheist am I not They question not their society, / wallowing in mud, / and in almighty Christianity / hide their sins in blood Freedom of speech for church officials? what abou… newsmax , I was ABHORED ,made me sick abuse that certain church people THEIR right speech….these other groups have EQUAL SPEECH AIR T… Church Supper, New England I have not worn my red shoes / to this church supper Death Comes Calling Keep safe in the city … robs a church a mystery parish / bearish in temper / dared to stare / and at me… / so when he did / just because / he could, see / he saw…. /… Holiness is Separation From The World The Holy Spirit cares nothing of the trinkets of this age. When The Holy Spirit prays it is about eternal things. would never ask for a b… A VIKING IN MY DUSTBIN. (17) A Mafia of Angels I expected a long tongue to shoot out of his mouth anytime, sucking back a small choirboy and swallowing the one who’d been singing flat. Beware the White Supremacist. NSFW Agrumiculture in the Free World The trouble with religion in the western world, we reasoned, was that there was too much emphasis on God. ANGELS/ODE TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH And I know angels die / And I know where they lie / Where they’re buried and why Captain Moonlight’s Church Perhaps a mischievous wraith / is giving its joists a jolly good tickle! From Various Church Magazines Have a New Year giggle at the expense of those indomitable ladies, so necessary to the smooth running of every parish in the land, who pain… Quitting I am the friend you cannot lose / I am the one you did not choose / I am the friend who loves you still / I am the one who will always be h… Thank You For Voting Hi Guys, / Just a quick thank you for voting for my picture of Louth church for the challenge / “Lincolnshire Landmarks” The winning entr… Sugary Addicted He danced around the room, singing “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker. “ He surely did know, for only four years later he died from al… Bush church (Vertaling vir Bosbede) “I would joyously dance / my dragonfly shimmer / around your legs / and in myrrh growth / encircle your body / with purple and yello… she walked in a daze she danced in church / under the crucifixes hung / she sang in church / songs that had to be sung / she sat in church / and said many praye… No More Confusion I want to give my thanks to Barak Obama’s preacher/best friend that shed that light for me. ~ dream bride ~ and they shall dance and cheer and make merry / as they ring the news to the world The Church does not practice sin It is deeply disturbing to me when people are attempting to make The Church over in their own image. But they are deceiving themselves beca… Chapel Visit Every now and then, we’re privileged to see genuine love in action . . . Comedious Commentarious :Travaler’s Safety So the other man asked, were did you learn this fascinating bit of historical information ? Weep For the Little Children! Trust only In The Lord Jesus / the brick and mortar of a building / will not cover you." / Only the Precious Blood of Jesus" Really chuffed I have just sold 2 cards to a very kind but unnamed person. / The card was of one of my older works, A Rural church / Thank you to the myst… THE CHURCH OF THE HILARIOUS TRINITY NOTICE: / ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF THE CHURCH OF THE HILARIOUS TRINITY / I’m starting my own religion, damnit. I’m sick and… On Hearing Bach in an Unfamiliar Church In a plain white church / we gathered, waiting for music. Stale Cookie Another man munched on a stale cookie, / “I got this from the shelter.” / But they were full, and I couldn’t sleep ther… The Birds of Religion Beliefs which become, / and hence form the shape of how we hear, fear, and respond; exercise. / Responding to what we defend BIBLICAL HISTORY AS TOLD BY SOME JUNIOR CHURCH ST… * In case you’re a little foggy on your biblical history, let some junior church students help you with this complete overview of the Bible… untitled (for now) Let me not be guilty of / The sin of not smiling enough / Or waste my life / Striving for a “yes” / From someone who hardly knows me / And … why is the sky so silent one of the higher / branches lifts its bony / fingers in benediction or a / curse, A Question? The Church has golden chalices / And money for robes of gold / The Vatican is a palace / While people lay in the cold / Now being a free-th… Why go to Church…. Then my mind started to wander~ to the funerals of: my wife, my Dad, my Mom, my in-laws, my cousin, school friends and co-workers. I sudde… In A Church Garden Holy Trinity Brompton 4/2/13) / skeletal branches / beckon in stream / of flowing breeze / bird song sprinkled / over gathering stillness… Happy Birthday Michael You’ve seen many summers / And just as many springs CHURCH HALL DINNERS …Green clad dinner ladies stand / Dumpling breast, fat legs, sausage hands, / serve and clear like automatons. how deep, how wide. And the most delicate brush of a hand on a thigh felt like all white things. Winter mornings, church bells and the moon rising, always risi… Lo Que Duerme Y Desea Despertar You barely said a word to me, but I felt your stare across the room / Gotta smile when I reminisce, because it’s as if / Looking at me was … Brian & Jackson – Its a question of rel… He swiftly threw the rope over the exposed beam whilst still obscured by shadow and noise…………… Still a light hovers over Still a light hovers over / above the still / silent and dark / abandoned and forsaken / the church without a heart timeless family R.I.P 08-19-2008 No hay riquesas sin trabajo, / No hay placer sin consencia, / No hay comercio sin moralida, / No hay siencia sin humanidad,, / No hay educa… Pilgrim – Hodočasnik – Deo 5 The Virgin Mary & Jesus – Devа Mаrijа sа Isusom / Veče je bilo zа slobodne аktivnosti, а ko je želeo mogаo je uživаti u turskoj … THE NIGHT WATCHMAN He sits there stoic and on the side / So you can see him…yet he hides / Almost as if listening…never saying a word / To the whi… Went to Church 2 Whether suspect, fugitive or refugee… The Hypocrite She’s an intolerant woman / Believes she’s always right / Looks in the mirror / In the morning and at night / It seems everyda… Church Yard Scuffle. At the end of the path what did they find? embrace, part III he waited at the altar / as the organ played / waiting in anticipation / of his beautiful bride / she…dressed in a pure white gown /… My Favorite Doors Thank you so much Mel for photo My Favorite Doors…very inspirational / Please check out Mel’s (Mlgkats) other awesome artwork a… Brick by Brick She wears a stained glass dress. / And shimmers like a rainbow, iridescent. / The light shines in distorted, / Just the way she likes it. /… Christian Nation? the most American idol / a forgery / from gold mined by slaves / bearing the faces / of the men who owned them / whose pale straight faces … SUNDAY BEST Sunday was the day of rest / Time for SUNDAY BEST / Going to Church to pray / For happiness everyday / Visiting friends for a little while … And Then I Smiled They did not falter. They did not give up. They made their presence known. i attach myself to You Jesus You slip me into Your Palms / engraving me / i attach myself to You / Because You First Attached Yourself To me. THERE’S A DEVIL IN THE CHURCH. tell me what do I do with my life now / knowing I mean nothing to you / I guess you have nothing left to prove my diamond heart it was a gift / from a lover / unknown to everyone / but me / he handed me a small / black velvet bag / in it…was a diamond heart / a… THE CHURCH It stood there for many years / There were masses, bingo / And funeral tears / Weddings with flowers / On each of the pews / And the pries… A White Rose – An Oil Painting to go with it If you were red, you are for martyrdom / or Divine Love, a precious gift to behold. / A white rose on a cross, you are The Church Over the hill, / a tower / a spire, / the bell rings / out / to / me. / Over the hill / birds fly / take up their wings, / and swoop / fart… to your grief i feel me reach out / the feel immediately interupted / linked to ordinary sounds / a third since observed motorized machine moving wheels … In A Church Yard In A Church Yard / (for Mum 18/5/11) / i come here / to a space / behind the church… / my feet / calm, slow / among the stones / wearing by… ~ When True Love Calls ~ I’ll follow Her to the end of the earth / I would even lay down My life / for such is the love I possess / for the one I call My Bride Is It Time My Lord? The depression of failures is taking its toll. “ATTENTION CHURCH LEAVERS” All Church Leavers, every year in Australia / thousands of others, still physical sit in the church / seats but mentally not present. So o… absorbed into His Presence i am not separated from Your Heart / there are no breaches, as skin, / has no divisions / Father, Son, and Holy Spirit / You are One. CHURCH IN WINTER LANDSCAPE FEATURED IN ALL NATUR… MY HUMBLE THANKS TO THE HOSTS OF THIS GROUP FOR FEATURING MY PHOTO / MY# NINE FEATURE IN HARDLY TREE WEEKS YEEEEEEEEEEEES I AM HAPPY AND… Madonna Lily-Lilium Candidum – Feature A pure white lily is said to have grown from the tears of Eve as she left paradise.
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