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My Confession

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Nine

This weekend we are asking for a thirty-three word confession.  You’re free to write non-fiction or fiction or to blur the lines in between.  We just encourage you to get creative and give us your best.
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Photo Courtesy of:
http://www.autostraddle.com/playlisRain
By Katie Tegtmeyert-when-youre-feeling-helpless-148190/

Lord, I’ve cheated and I’ve lied
I’ve laughed and then I’ve cried

On my own I am lost
And over the line I crossed

O Lord, please forgive me
Set this sinner free!

GMOs – Diabolical Alchemy?

 TRIFECTA: WEEK SEVENTY-TWO

ALCHEMY (noun)
1: a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
2: a power or process of transforming something common into something special
3: an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting

Please remember:

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
  • Only one entry per writer.
  • If you know your post does not meet the requirements of the challenge, please leave your link in the comments section, not in the linkz.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone.  Please join us.

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Genetically modified organisms (GMO) produce an alchemy of nutritious crops, according to the FDA, and eating foods with GMO are not harmful to humans. Unfortunately, there’s no data to base these claims on. No one in the FDA has monitored the impact of GMO foods on human health. In fact, it could take years or even decades to determine all of the health problems these foods are creating in our country. Continue reading GMOs – Diabolical Alchemy?

God’s Advice To You

Trifextra: Week Sixty-Two

On to the weekend challenge.  We want you to give us thirty-three words of advice. Your advice can be to anyone or about anything.  We only ask that you make it uniquely yours.  If you have time to kill, you can easily get lost in the advice of others here.

I don’t expect to win this challenge, because the advice is from God and the words below are His words from Micah 6:8… But I just couldn’t help but respond to this! 😀
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Trifecta Writing
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God’s advice: He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?

The Tale of the Rock

Trifextra: Week Fifty-Two
Trifecta Challenge

And now on to our quick weekend challenge.  This weekend, we’re sending you back to English 101 to revisit the concept of literary devices.  We want you to give us a 33-word example of personification.
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The rocks longed to break free from their silence and shout, “Hosanna,” as palm branches and coats danced together merrily, before falling to rest on the ground as a carpet for the King…

© 2013
Cheryl A. Showers

Trifecta Challenge: New Beginning

Trifecta Challenge: New Beginning
This weekend we’re asking for 33 words about a new beginning.

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Lost in despair
With nowhere to turn
No one to care
If I live or burn

But then I cried
Lord Jesus, save me!
The past has died
In new life, I’m free!

© 2013
Cheryl A. Showers

Trifecta Challenge: Survive

Trifecta Challenge: Survive
This week we want you to write on the third definition of:
survive
1: to remain alive after the death of <he is survived by his wife>
2: to continue to exist or live after <survived the earthquake>
3: to continue to function or prosper despite : withstand <they survived many hardships>

Please remember:

  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
  • Only one entry per writer.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone!!  Please join us.

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For everyone who has been abused, misused, betrayed, rejected and put down, I want to encourage you, because I too, have experienced the sorrow and  anguish of abuse and rejection, and one thing that I’ve learned in life is that hurting people hurt other people, so the cycle continues.

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http://www.ibtimes.com/could-delhi-gang-rape-victims-death-really-change-india-979932

For everyone who has ever been a victim (and I humbly submit to you that many victimizers were once victims), you need to know that you need not remain a victim. Did you get that? You do not need to remain a victim of your circumstances. You have options.

One of the things that victimizers do, is convince their victims that there is no hope. They do this by wearing their victims down with lies… You’re stupid… a mistake… worthless… unlovable… unwanted… Hear me friends, if you want to be set free, you must know the truth for every lie that has been told to you.

This is my prayer for each one who reads this post… that you would no longer be a victim. To merely survive is not good enough for you either… I pray that you would become an overcomer, a conqueror, one who knows the truth and has been set free from the lies of your abuser(s).

God says that He carefully knit you together in your mother’s womb, fearfully and wonderfully in His imageTherefore, you cannot be stupid, worthless, ugly or any of those things your abusers said you were, because God is perfect.

God says that He chose you long before the foundations of the earth were even laid, and that He loves you with an everlasting loveTherefore, you are not unwanted, or unlovable, because He loves you and desires you.

Beloved, I could go on and on, but my words are limited. Therefore, I encourage you to call upon the Lord, and allow Him to guide you in all truth, so that you are no longer bound by the chains your abuser(s) placed on you.

© 2013
Cheryl A. Showers

Trifecta Challenge: Exorcising Demons

Trifecta Challenge: Exorcising Demons

This weekend we’re asking for 33 of your own words that exorcise a demon.  One of your own, or one from your imagination.  Let it bleed on the page.

Wow — this is a difficult challenge. How do you deal with something so painful and so personal in only 33 words? Growing up in a household of lies and secrets, of pain and distrust, fear and abuse, how do I share what it was like to suffer from the pain inflicted by those demons, and the joy of being set free from them? Then as I look at that number… 33… something truly profound hits me. You see, Jesus is the One who exorcised the demons from me and He is the One who truly exorcises the demons for all of mankind if they will just allow Him to do so… And get this — Jesus walked this earth as the Son of Man for only 33 years. If He could change the course of history, heal the brokenhearted, set the captives free, give sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, a voice to the mute, and conquer death, hell and the grave in only 33 years, surely, He can give me 33 words to express myself. 🙂 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Comforterby: Michael Dudash
The Comforter
by: Michael Dudash

Exorcising Demons

Fear, pain and misery
Lies, death, shame and destruction
Jesus, You have set me free
From the dragon’s prison
Poured Your mercy on me
Sent Your love from heaven
Hallelujah — I am free!

© 2012
Cheryl A. Showers

Trifecta Challenge: Wonder

Trifecta Challenge: Wonder
The Trifecta Word Challenge this week is:

1a : a cause of astonishment or admiration : marvel <it’s a wonder you weren’t killed> <the pyramid is a wonder to behold>
 b : miracle
2: the quality of exciting amazed admiration
The Wonder of His Love

“Arise, My love, you’re free!”
His whispered words awoke

Hope as He said to me
“Rise from the dust — your chains are broke!”

Enslaved for all my life
By chains of fear and doubt.
Oppressed by pain and strife,
To Jesus I cried out

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Cross Background

“Save me, Lord — Redeem me!”
“Fear not, My child, I’m here —
I’ll give you eyes to  see…
And wipe away each tear.”

“Cast your cares on Me, Love
Because I care for you.”
Amazed, I looked above —
It seemed too good to be true.

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http://truthpressure.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/gods-love1.jpg

His words came out like thunder —
“For you I chose to die.”
I gazed on Him with wonder
“You died for me… But why?”

“You are precious in My sight,
My own special treasure.
My love exceeds all heights…
I love you beyond measure.”

As He speaks His love for me,
My heart overflows with love…
I think about His beauty
And the wonder of His love!

© 2012
Cheryl A. Showers