FUTURE GOALS AWARD

Thank you my dear friend, Stu, at Something to Stu Over, for nominating me for this cool, new award. Please check out Stu’s blog for inspirational quotes and from the heart posts.

Elisha over at Africa Boy created this cool award entitled The Future Goals Award.

Here are the guidelines:

Pingback to the creator, Elisha at Africa Boy

Use the same Graphic as your nominee did (as seen above).

Share five goals for your blog.

Share five goals for your life.

Nominate at least five people.

Goals are very important in life! Without goals we become complacent and unproductive. And often that leads one to feel unaccomplished in life.

So set goals and strive to meet them with integrity!

My 5 goals for What Words May Come:

  1. Bring a smile, tear or other emotion to the reader in a personal/heartfelt way.
  2. Develop and grow a group of followers to increase the blog’s footprint.
  3. Become a recognizable “brand” with my blog name.
  4. Give inspiration to those who read my blog.
  5. Extend and expand new friendships around the world.

My 5 personal goals:

  1. Continue to develop my writing skills with lots of diversity.
  2. Publish more books.
  3. Find a music collaborator to turn my song lyrics into recorded songs.
  4. Continue to grow in my Christian walk alongside my precious wife.
  5. Not be afraid to make a drastic change in my life and find the happiness God intends for me and my wife.

My Nominees/Tags:

H.R.R. Gorman

Southern Writer

Jerry Brotherton

iScriblr

YBP

As always… I hope you have the time and want to participate, but please know if you cannot or don’t care to it is perfectly fine. Kev

COUNTERACTING KINDNESS… a poem

woman placing duct tape on her mouth

Calibrate this silence in my mind so I can hear

There’s so much in the world distracting me

What of all the plans we made

It always seemed so clear

Now, nothing’s making sense – just rambling

close up photography of rainbow rays on eye

These eyes no longer focus on what’s important in my life

Pollution to my retinas cause me stress

Lessons once were learned

But now elongate in their strife

I wake up every morning – a new mess

silhouette man looking at the sky

To touch the sweet horizon would be heaven on this plane

Kinship in its purest shape and form

But how do we recover

When you won’t even say my name

Counteracting kindness – now the norm

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THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD 2019/SEPT. 5TH NOMINATION

Dear Stu, thank you so much for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger Award. You are truly a man of faith and heart of gold! For those of you who do not follow Stu you should check out his site, Something to Stu Over, to witness love and inspiration.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them. ✔
  • List the rules and display an award logo on your blog post.✔
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.✔
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and notify them by commenting on any of their posts.❌
  • Ask the nominees 11 new questions.✔

Here are Stu’s questions:

1. How do you find beauty amongst the chaos? I look at the children and listen to their laughter. I see the innocence they possess and know that we all still have that inside.  When it is allowed out, and it happens all the time… That gives me more hope!

2. Do you have a special prayer “closet”? I believe every prayer I have is special and has meaning… Whatever God puts on my heart. So, no, I don’t have a special prayer.

3. Why is it that women seem to be more spiritually minded than men? Hmm… Good question! My knee jerk answer is a woman has a more gentle soul, as she is the only one who can bring a new life into the world.

4. Why are the buttons on men’s and women’s shirts so different? Because a duck’s quack doesn’t echo!!! ;-)))

5. Speaking of that…why are women’s jean pockets so small? Is it because you all have purses? Yep!

6. I liked this question Brandy posed so…If you could only have one more meal, what would it be? A great big ole ribeye, rare to medium rare, cooked over fire with a side of mashed potatoes, asparagus and apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert.

7. How do you cope with the everyday stressors? Prayer and as much patience as I can muster. I will also look at my wife’s picture or my kids and grandkid’s picture to get a smile on my face.

8. How do like your coffee? Black and somewhat strong.

9. Looking back, what is the one thing you regret NOT doing? Piano

10. What is your #1 pet peeve? Bad grammar from educated people… I’m not going lie about this one.

11. Who was your first true love? I assume you mean crush outside a parent so, I’m going with Dee Dee Boykin from kindergarten.

My Nominees: If you are not into participating in these don’t feel pressured to do so… I just want to recognize you and your amazing works by offering this award!

Musings

Lydia’s Blog

Sourthern Writer

Tao Talk

Penny Wilson Writes

Laura Venturini

Steve’s Country

My questions:

  1. How important is your blog to you?
  2. Are you a specific theme blogger or do you like to change it up?
  3. How long have you been blogging?
  4. Did you start your blog on your own or were you encouraged to?
  5. What is your favorite color and your second favorite color?
  6. Have you written or plan to write and publish a book?
  7. If you had a day to do anything you would like, without any restrictions, what would you do?
  8. Are you an only child or do you have siblings, and, if so, how many?
  9. Beach, mountain, desert or other?
  10. Who is the first person you lost?
  11. What is the name of your first best friend?

Have fun, and I look forward to reading your answers and learning more about you!

Kev

TELL THE STORY CHALLENGE: The Case of the Missing Castle Guard

First off, thank you so much, Jenna, for including me in this delightful challenge! Tell The Story Challenge is such a fun way to express a variety of talents from our dear friends here on WP …

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Clouds descending upon Castle Bright

As day turns into ominous night

Screeching of creatures hide in the mist

While a fog envelops and the air it crisps

How can chaos arise in here

Where once was day and sunshine clear

Elves and fairies and trolls alike

Borrow and scamper or take to flight

Escaping in panic leaving all behind

Lest the evil that stalks become their brine

Where is the hero who guards the gate

Deterring the enemy that loves to hate

Tis more than lunch or afternoon tea

That keeps the keeper of Castle Bright free

Has he found folly and paid the cost

Leaving us to suffer in a harrowing loss

Upon whose ears will the trumpet sound

Releasing the bonds of our castle and ground

Yet even as sorrow builds its army strong

A light in the distance and above the throng

Is hope that can pierce this deepening fright

As our castle guard returns – as a marvelous knight

Now to play the Tell The Story Challenge is relatively simple, you must tag three people to participate and their role is to create a story or tale or poem or just a verse to support the image offered them as inspiration.

My three choices are:

Tao Talk

In Search of Lost Marbles

Blog of the Wolf Boy

Here is the picture for you should you decide to partake… Cheers!

woman reaching her arms on camera
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GUIDING LIGHT… a poem

Landscape, Fire, Summer, Sommerfest

With flint in hand on this cool Autumn night

I strike a great spark and hope that it’s right

Dried out leaves, twigs and logs for a fire

To keep out the cold in a soul that is dour

And the light of this flame that will burn in the night

Guiding the forgotten and those who took flight

Bringing in all who have lost their way

With blind love and warmth at the end of the day

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Humanity… a poem

 
Little old Fiddlebrock Simpsonstien
Wondered the streets alone
He was a simple and quiet old man
His features like toppling stone
No one could understand him
When words did escape his lips
While some would laugh and tilt their heads
Others laid hands on hips
With head hung low like the setting sun
Fiddlebrock heads for home
An appliance box with newspaper floor
Keeps him warm from the fresh falling snow
Image result for homeless cardboard homes
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