Worship Is More

Worship

What does it mean?

Does it change from time to time?

To pray

To sing

To do everything

Reverent honor

Homage paid to the Most High

Title of respect

To each it is different

Moment to moment

Person to person

Personal

Public

Individual versus the crowd

Is it just a moment?

Is it time well spent?

Does it ever have an end?

A breath of silence

A moment of peace

Found within and without

A chapel made of cement

A temple of marble

A forest full of trees

There are too many ways to do it

Tithes and offerings paid on schedule

Time given and service rendered

Faith

Hope

Charity

The greatest of all

Is the last which is first

For charity never faileth

To have charity is to have faith in another

To give charity is to have hope for the future

To be filled with charity is to be filled with the pure love of Christ

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To me, worship is never just a single moment in time, but the continual choice to do good in the world.

This was inspired by the Dungeon Prompt: Take Me To Church.

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Wait For It…

It didn’t seem to matter how long something took to happen, the point was that it happened. You just had to wait for it.

Of course, that wasn’t all of it. Oh no, that would be too easy.

What you had to do was to prepare and prepare and prepare and be ready to jump at faster than an instant’s notice, but to then spend an eternity waiting for that instant to happen.

The hardest part wasn’t always the waiting, because as long as you were ready then the waiting wasn’t too bad. Plus, there were lots of things to do during the waiting time. You could read or write or draw or play games or even just rest.

No, the hardest part was staying ready while you were waiting. It was difficult, it was annoying and, more than everything else put together, it was just plain exhausting.

It was trying to remain focused while also resting in a way that let your mind wander. It wasn’t something that could stay indefinitely, but it was expected to stay like that while you waited, no matter how long you waited.

Of course, chasing around someone who was on a constant sugar high while you were waiting (especially when they were supposed to be the more ‘mature one’ or whatever) made the waiting even more difficult.

Sometimes, he thought to himself as he watched his female counterpart pounce all over the room at the speed of light (literally), It just isn’t worth getting up in the morning.

And yes, she wasn’t bouncing, she was definitely pouncing. What was she pouncing? The little flecks of dust illuminated in the beams of sunlight.

Why did I think this was a good idea again?


This little snippet was inspired by the Dungeon Prompt: Myth Making and it is supposed to be about Star and Illusion Master who are from my Former Guardian universe. There would have been more to the story, explaining what they were waiting for but my brain is a little dead at the moment and not awake enough to think about this snippet much longer. My apologies.

But yes, most of my life has been ‘hurry up, get ready now wait for it…’

Unplanned Moments of Life

Part of this moment wasn’t supposed to be
Love was further down the road, you see
And really I wasn’t prepared for this
Not going to, though, throw away this bliss.
 

The biggest part of my life that happened that wasn’t part of my Life Plan was the steady boyfriend I had for two and a half years. I used to tell him that he was very much an unplanned part of my life, but that I wouldn’t change that for the world.

And you know what?

I wouldn’t.

This tiny jaunt down memory lane was brought to you by the Dungeon Prompt: Making God Laugh. Even though it’s late…

Dig Deep – Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for the Dungeon Prompts put up by Sreejit. I stumbled across them (somehow) when I first started blogging and I have been grateful for them ever since. they have inspired me and made me stretch and work for things, for ideas, and made me grow. It’s also a fabulous place to read excellent work by others.

So, thank you, Sreejit!

Check out the original Thankful Thursday. ( I will update the link when able.)

EDIT: Link updated as of May 30, 2015

Betrayal – Eclectic Corner #11

Mud between the toes

This room is full of betrayal

Quick clean in the sink

image: Iris, from martha0stout's phone

image: Iris, from martha0stout’s phone

How could this happen to me?
I made my mistakes,
Got nowhere to run.
–from Untitled by Simple Plan
 

I’m throwing in all three parts of this month’s Eclectic Corner #11: Momentarily at the same time due to being so incredibly late in getting it up at all…