Prince of Peace

Purple Majesty reblogged

In royal Purple
His heirs, sharing his heirlooms –
Christ, His Majesty

Day Five of the National/Global Poetry Writing Month challenge for 2016 – to spend some time looking at the names of heirloom plants, and write a poem that takes its inspiration from, or incorporates the name of, one or more of these garden rarities.

Purple Majesty is known as the deepest purple of all purple potato varieties, hence the given name. Purple potatoes are grown for both fresh market potatoes and for chipping potatoes.

Na/GloPoWriMo 2017 begins in 5 days!

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Beyond our Understanding

May the peace of God
Beyond our understanding
Guard your hearts and minds

written in response to today’s daily prompt at The Daily Post, and inspired by Philippians 4:7Philippians 4:7

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016

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Today’s Na/GloPoWriMo2016 challenge – to write a poem with l..o..n..g lines (17 syllables!). Goodbye comfort zone.

In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had troubling dreams;
He summoned magicians and sorcerers, “I want to know what it means”
“Tell me my dream and interpret, or it shall be the worse for you all”
“What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal but the gods!”

The decree was issued: ‘put the wise men to death’, men sent out to obey
The commander found Daniel and his friends, and heard what he had to say;
Pleading for mercy from almighty God concerning this mystery,
During the night, all was revealed so that Daniel was able to see.

The king dreamed an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance,
A head of pure gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze,
Its legs cast in iron, feet a mixture partly of iron and baked clay;
And as the king watched, a rock was cut out, but not by the art of man.

It struck and smashed the statue’s feet, and the iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold
Were broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing room floor.
The wind swept all of the elements away without leaving a trace,
And the hewn rock became a huge mountain which filled all corners of Earth.

“Your Majesty, you are the head of gold, with dominion and power;
After you, other kingdoms will arise, but they shall come and then go
But in that time, God will set up a kingdom never to be destroyed,
It will bring all other kingdoms to an end, and endure forever.”

God showed the king what would be: true dream, trustworthy interpretation.

– Daniel 2

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Purple Majesty #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016

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In royal Purple
His heirs sharing his heirlooms
Christ, His Majesty

Day Five of the National/Global Poetry Writing Month challenge for 2016 – to spend some time looking at the names of heirloom plants, and write a poem that takes its inspiration from, or incorporates the name of, one or more of these garden rarities.

Purple Majesty is known as the deepest purple of all purple potato varieties, hence the given name. Purple potatoes are grown for both fresh market potatoes and for chipping potatoes.

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Strong & Courageous – a Prologue

Originally posted on sister site More Than Dreamt Of

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Strong and Courageous were brothers. Strong was very, very strong; and Courageous was the bravest dwarf in the kingdom.

But the pair had not always been brothers. When they were very young, they had each been captured by slave traders. They were rescued by a Prince, whose name was “Wonderful”. He set them free, but was so deeply wounded in the battle to save them, that by the time he had brought them to the palace of his Father, the King, he had no strength left, and he died.

The Prince’s Father was heartbroken at the loss of his son, but adopted Strong and Courageous, and so they became brothers in a new adoptive royal family.

Three days later an amazing thing happened: Prince Wonderful was miraculously brought back to life by his Father’s love. He became stronger than ever before and took his rightful place, sitting on his own…

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#BeWoW Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

– Isaiah 9:6

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There is Power in His Name

Your ‘power’ is fleeting
Fallen angel, deceiver;
Your ambition was flawed,
Your name is cursed;
The Lord Jesus has crushed you,
Though you struck at His heel:
His blood has bought blood,
His death has brought life,
His victory is securely won.
Get behind me, Satan!
There is no foothold for you here!
For the Lord of Lords,
And the Prince of Peace,
Reigns over me forever;
Though the Earth be yours,
While the sands of time fall,
I am here, but not of it,
My soul is not bound by time,
And the only power holding me
Is the name of Jesus Christ.

My Favourite Christmas Carols #1 – ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’

O come all ye faithful joyful and triumphant
Oh come ye O come ye to Bethlehem;
come and behold him born the King of angels;
O come let us adore him Christ the Lord.

God of God light of light
Lo he not the virgin’s womb;
Very God begotten not created:
O come let us adore him Christ The Lord.

Sing choirs of angels sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above;
Glory to God in the highest:
O come, let us adore him, Christ The Lord

See how the shepherds summoned to his cradle,
leaving their flocks, draw nigh with lowly fear
we too will thither hend our joyful footsteps;
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given;
word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! AND GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE!!!