who knew

“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart.
Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter
there Thy cheerful beams.”

St. Augustine

(a wee ghost crab / Julie Cook / 2021)

Firstly–the other day, I spoke of fiats…and no, sorry, not the car.
(Sorry theearthspins.wordpress.com not cars this time)

Rather I spoke of decrees…earthly decrees vs Heavenly decrees.
As in… man vs God

Man’s decrees, proclamations, ultimatums, judgements…


God’s decrees…
as in… Word from on High—Commandments,
end of sentence types… as in… because I said so sorts of decrees.

I wrote about Mary’s decree, her words in response to the messenger of God,
Her decree to Gabriel’s announcement.
Gabriel greeted her by telling her not to fear and that she
was the most blessed amongst all women… for she
had been chosen by God to bear the Savior of all mankind…

Her decree response you ask?…

“May it be so…may Your will, oh Father, be my will, as you would have done
unto me…
May it be so according to thy will.”

So secondly within this tale, there was a person who left me
a comment regarding said post.

This person told me that he often used my posts as part of a devotional.
I was humbled and flattered—however strange as it seems,
I now seem to be a persona non gratis in this person’s book…
simply because I had opted write about man’s selfish and arrogant decrees which
this commentator equated to my stirring the pot against all things leftist.

As in… I had written against Biden’s idea of how to clear out of Afghanistan.
(if it looks like a bafooned duck, it must be a bafooned duck, just saying)

I wrote negatively regarding Obama’s hypocritical birthday bash—elitist
and arrogant when his political party demands that we wee people mask up while they,
the sophisticated, partied hardy into the night with nary a mask in sight.
(I actually wrote about that soirée in length last week but no one said anything
about that post except Oneta who questioned why Martha’s vineyard would
have traffic issues following Obama’s party when churches with more attendees have
no problems whatsoever.)

I wrote about the lunacy of both Madame Pelosi and Mr. Schumer dancing and partying
while it seems the rest of us were /are having multiple humanitarian
crisis across our border as well as around the world—
throw in Tennessee’s flooding tragedies and Haiti’s devastation from the
latest hurricane and is it just me, but dancing and parties just seem /seemed
out of step…no dance puns intended.

And thus I explained that I wanted to showcase the tilted balance found between
man’s decree’s measured against the decrees of God.

Earthly failings of folly vs Heavenly triumphs of Glory.

In my posts, I often compare and contrast.

I do so by exploring whatever latest lunacy is racing through the days
of man versus the steadfast Word of our God.
Man and his superficial fiat debacles…which are the results and repercussions from
earthly commands and the impact they are having on our society which stand in stalk
contrast of the Great I AM

God’s Word vs man’s word.

Which of the two fiats would be everlasting?
Which of the two decrees will fail every time?

And speaking of earthly fiats….

Did you know that a giant rock could be a racist?

This past week, the leadership of The University of Wisconsin caved
to the Woke cries of racism all because of a massive boulder.

It seems that a huge rock, a rock which has graced the campus for well over
100 years and has been deeply rooted as part of the college’s culture
of tradition, was back-hoed up and moved out of the ground…taken far far away.

Back in the early 1920’s students once used a derogatory
term in order to describe the rock. The rock was a black
rock, so I’ll let you figure out the derogatory term.

However, despite no records showing that the term had ever been used after 1925…
it mattered not–man decreed, “off with its head–
or rather, move that rock!

Moving on…

Who knew that Leprechauns were considered offensive and insensitive to certain
groups of folks???
And because Leprechauns are now offensive, the fighting Irish of Notre Dame
need to get rid of their mascot??!!

I am of Irish descent.
I have visited Ireland.
I have traversed those mystical woods and moors where the wee folk
are said to roam.

Ireland is proud of her past– be it mystical, pagan or Christian…it
all melds into making the Emerald Isle a beautiful mystery–

So I dare you to show me one Leprechaun who is opposed to Notre Dame’s mascot
and I’ll share that pot of gold!!!

This is how idiotic we humans have become.

So yes, I compare and contrast.
Man vs God…

I’m going with God every time!!!!

“The strength of the soul consists in its faculties, passions and desires,
all of which are governed by the will.
Now when these faculties, passions and desires are directed by the
will toward God, and turned away from all that is not God,
then the strength of the soul is kept for God, and thus
the soul is able to love God with all its strength.”

St. John of the Cross, p. 259
An Excerpt From
Ascent of Mt. Carmel

43 comments on “who knew

  1. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    If rocks are now racists what’s next?! I guess it’ll be water and air!! 😦

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    I’ll try this again. I was writing a comment on my phone, but it kept bouncing out, so I’ll try again. I have tried to stay away from political issues, but it’s out there and we have to talk about it sometimes. We still have the right to free speech and shouldn’t have to censor our thoughts when we truly believe in them. Unfortunately everyone is so on edge right now that emotions are at a different level. Someone has to speak out about the ridiculousness of what’s going on in the world or it will continue to go on ad infinitum. You have the fire and spunk to do so and I thank you for it.

  3. hatrack4 says:

    Julie, many times I have thought to make comments, but I seem to be rushing to and fro, far too much. This is a good post. The one last week was great. Keep it up. They got rid of Colonel Reb from Ole Miss, which almost kind of, sort of, makes sense, but I have polled a hundred leprechauns, and none are offended by the Notre Dame mascot. They wished he wore more authentic shoes, but…

  4. David says:

    I heard about the rock, but not why it might be offensive. I guess Stonehenge will be next ….!

  5. bcparkison says:

    What a mess we have “allowed” to go forth. It is time “we the people” stand up and shout NO!

  6. oneta hayes says:

    I wish I had said that! Thank, Julie. Keep shooting, oh, I mean shouting. Didn’t really but I don’t want to offend the anti-NRA crowd.

  7. Citizen Tom says:

    Leprechauns are offensive? Only if you are trying to steal their gold. 😆

  8. Citizen Tom says:

    BTW, Neat picture!

  9. pkadams says:

    I’ve been focused on covid so much I forgot the history erasing insanity . This deconstruction is nothing but planned , divisive chaos .

  10. Mel Wild says:

    It just goes to show you that you can never underestimate the absolute stupidity of the woke crowd.

    Speaking of man vs. God, at the head of that list is the high priest and inspiration of all religious wokeness and Socialism, Karl Marx.

    “With distain I will throw off my guantlet full in the face of the world, and see the collapse of this pygmy giant Whose fall will not stifle my ardour. Then I will wander godlike and victorious through the ruins of the world and, giving my words an active force, I will fee equal to the Creator.”

    I wonder what he thinks about his little poem now? 😛

  11. Salvageable says:

    I find your posts inspirational and devotional, even if your examples of skewed realities might come from leftists more often than rightists. And being offended by rocks and leprechauns definitely is pushing silly beyond the brink. I might post about this, or might not, but I just re-read Harry Potter book five (the Order of the Phoenix), and I seem to be spotting oblivious Ministry of Magic officers and Dolores Umbrages all over the place right now. J.

  12. Tricia says:

    Keep speaking the truth my fiery Irish blooded friend. As you say people are just looking for something tp be offended by so you might as well take that as free license to say what you want because someone will always be upset anyway.

    Such a strange world we live in. Truly like a novel at times.

  13. SLIMJIM says:

    Sad you lost a fiend; Biden and the elites are out of control hypocritical

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